Borrowash Victoria left Langwith Road feeling frustrated as Shirebrook ground out a 1-1 draw on Saturday afternoon.
Shirebrook started the better of the two teams with the in-form Nathan Jessop having the first chance of the game but Callum Clarke's deflected header was superbly tipped over by Borrowash keeper Danny Rigley.
But The Vics soon started to test Michael Ball in the Shirebrook goal with a series of crosses into the box from wide positions.
The early pressure soon paid off in the 14th minute when Connor Roberts gave Borrowash the lead with a clever run in behind the defence and coolly diverted past the keeper into the bottom left-hand corner.
Shirebrook weren’t behind for long as, in the 20th minute, Luke Manlove equalised. A shot glanced in off the post leaving the away keeper no chance as the defender failed to get tight to the attacker.
The hosts started to dominate the half with Nathan Jessop hitting the bar with a header and Jacob France, Will Dodds and Grant Mitchell all going close.
Borrowash came flying out the traps at the start of the second half with them having a number of chances first with an Adam Swain header and then a curling effort by Adam Morley going just wide.
However Shirebrook looked dangerous on the break and Manlove almost doubled his tally when he saw his shot go just wide of the far post.
In the final twenty minutes Shirebrook were under a lot of pressure with Michael Ball coming to the rescue a number of times after a mad scramble in the box that came to no avail as neither Connor Roberts nor Cal Finlow could manage to find a way past the resolute defence.
There was a flurry of chances in the last ten minutes but a combination of both keeper and defence was enough to keep Shirebrook level despite Borrowash throwing everything at them.
Final result: Shirebrook Town 1-1 Borrowash Victoria AFC