Hereford United played out their second goalless draw in a row after Braintree produced a spirited performance.
Braintree went close to breaking the deadlock, but James Bittner in the Hereford goal was equal to Matthew Paine's header from 12 yards out.
Hereford made several attacking changes after the break, including the introduction of their latest loan signing, Nuneaton striker Kyle Perry.
But they could not force a goal, their winless run stretching to five games.
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Bulls boss Martin Foyle told BBC Hereford & Worcester:
"At times we defended well, but it looked like two tired teams who had played midweek and nothing really clicked.
"We need to be better on the ball. The confidence seems to be a little bit low and it is going to take somebody brave to take a decision and score a goal.
"I feel sorry for the players that have come in because they have not played a lot of football. The likes of Joe Heath, James McQuilkin. It is hard for them.
"People expect them to be flying around for the time they're on, but it's hard."
Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire told BBC Essex:
"I don't think it was the best of games. Two teams really battled each other out. There weren't many chances.
"A draw was probably a fair result. But Sean Marks should have scored and that would have won us the game.
"First half I thought we were the better side. But the last 20 minutes we got a bit tired and we had to change a few things around.
"You always look at what you could have done, but we had to get something and we've got a clean sheet and a point. Another one towards the target."
Hereford United 01 Bittner 02 Gallinagh 03 Heath 14 Stam 23 Todd 04 Pell 11 Clist (Perry - 56' ) 17 Evans (McQuilkin - 69' ) 18 Clucas 15 Marsh (Smikle - 56' ) 19 Bowman Substitutes 12 Hanford 16 McQuilkin 22 Smikle 39 Feeley 26 Perry Braintree Town 22 Naisbitt 03 Habergham (Sparkes - 74' ) 05 Paine 15 Massey 16 O'Connor 06 Quinton 07 Symons Booked 08 Davis 17 Mulley 09 Marks 20 Holman (Sheppard - 85' ) Substitutes 01 McDonald 11 Sparkes 12 Daley 10 Dawkin 14 Sheppard