COLNE'S recent inability to finish teams off when dominating games was apparent again on Saturday when they bossed a first half that should have produced far greater reward.

Early chances fell to Carl Haworth, who was unlucky to see his shot deflected over the bar, and Scott Gizon, who spurned good opportunity at the far post before Haworth struck on 15 minutes, driving home from inside the box.

The visitors continued to dominate play but, as they have of late, gave away a sloppy goal on 31 minutes when Gizon and Jason Heffernan got in a tangle and gifted the home side an equaliser.

The Reds created countless chances, with Steve Cunningham and James Webster linking to create an opening for Ian Simpson but his effort was cleared off the line.

Right on half-time, Haworth crashed home a rebound for his and Colne's second.

Haworth was thwarted on more than one occasion in the second half and Cunningham had a goal ruled out for offside.

Craig Whittaker conceded a free kick on the edge of the area in a rare Curzon attack and the delivery resulted in Ross Baxter saving from point blank range, only for an equaliser to be scrambled over the line.

Haworth set up Gizon to regain the lead, but the Reds skipper somehow shot just wide from two yards.

Kieran Roberts and Haworth again went close but gradually the home side came more into the game and Baxter had to rush from goal to make a brave save.