James pulled off some important saves for the Heed in testing conditions as they moved back into the Play-Off places in National League North with the draw against the Harriers. 

Fellow Gateshead loanee Mitch Curry was left on the bench at the Gateshead International Stadium. 

“I’d take a point due to the conditions we were in,” James told Gateshead's website. 

“Even though we had the best chances in the game, a point is a point. I wouldn’t say I’m disappointed with not getting all three, although that’s what we would’ve liked.

“Anyone who watched the game could see how much the weather affected the game though, I could barely even take goal-kicks!

“We can take another game unbeaten and another clean sheet away from today, so that is a positive for us."

Elsewhere in National League North, Zach Hemming and Blyth Spartans were beaten 3-0 at the hands of Altrincham. 

In League One, Marc Bola was an unused substitute for Blackpool in their 2-1 loss to his former club Bristol Rovers, while Marcus Browne came off the bench for Oxford United, but they were edged out by Sunderland. 

Stephen Walker played 72 minutes for Crewe Alexandra, who saw Plymouth move to within a point of them in the battle for promotion from League Two. 

Storm Dennis caused havoc over the course of the weekend, leaving a couple of Boro loanees without a game. 

Connor Malley and Ayr United's home game against Greenock Morton was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, as was Ben Liddle and Scunthorpe United's visit to Swindon Town. 

Across the continent, Enes Mahmutovic helped MMV Maastricht defeat Go Ahead Eagles 3-0, while Sam Stubbs and ADO Den Haag lost 3-0 to PSV Eindhoven.