Gorleston gained another point towards safety when they drew 0-0 away to Basildon United last weekend.

The Greens made a lively start.

Jacek Zielonka's free kick from 20 yards after five minutes was off target then Connor Ingram hit a drive from just inside the box that defender Kye Jude got in the way of.

The closest anybody came to scoring was after ten minutes when Ingram reacted quickly to a knock down from a Zielonka corner but his turn and shot from five yards smashed against the bar.

A minute later Callum Burkey lifted a header over Jake Jessup but also just over the bar.

Craig Parker's attempted clearance fell nicely for Michael Salako but he was denied by Jessup's legs.

Midway through the half, Ingram outpaced the defender but his drilled shot was parried away by the home keeper.

Eleven minutes into the second half Zielonka hit a shot from twenty yards but was denied by an excellent save down to his left by Jude, which would have been fine had Jude not been a defender.

However, the officials must have been the only people in the ground who didn't see the handball and Gorleston had to settle for a corner.

Parker volleyed a Ross Gilfedder flick on over the bar before he played a one-two with Connor Ingram to send Ingram into the box.

Ingram cut inside a defender before hitting a low shot which clipped the outside of the post.

Again Basildon began to have the majority of possession with a plethora of crosses, corners and long throws into the Gorleston penalty area. 

Gorleston could have won it late on when Joao Rangel hit a cross from the byline towards Ingram three yards from goal but his effort was blocked by two covering defenders.

On Saturday, eighth place East Thurrock Utd visit Crown Meadow to play the Greens.