Promotion challengers Cheltenham and Port Vale had to settle for a point as well as both retaining their top-three places in League Two.
Cheltenham midfielder Darren Carter gave the Robins the lead after the break when he struck the ball past Vale keeper Chris Neal from 12 yards.
Vale levelled soon after when Louis Dodds fired in from inside the area.
Cheltenham went close to scoring a late winner when Darryl Duffy had a shot cleared off the line.
The draw leaves Vale in second place and Cheltenham third.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Cheltenham Town Manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:
"I thought we were excellent. I'm delighted with the performance and the number of chances we created. We're all a bit shell-shocked we didn't win.
"We're disappointed with the goal. The ball should never go from their corner flag to the back of our net, but they're a good team and their keeper made a couple of great saves.
"We can't just have 11, 12, 13 players, we've got to have a real squad of 18-19 and we've got that and are looking to get better and better.
"Everyone had a really good game and we will focus now on going to Rochdale and getting three points."
Cheltenham Town 01 Brown 03 Jones 06 Elliott 15 Bennett 22 Jombati 04 Carter 07 Pack 16 Penn (McGlashan - 75' ) 18 Taylor (Goulding - 88' ) 14 Harrad (Duffy - 74' ) 26 Zebroski Substitutes 12 Roberts 02 Lowe 08 Deering 11 McGlashan 20 D'Ath 09 Duffy 10 Goulding Port Vale 01 Neal 05 McCombe 24 Duffy 25 Chilvers 03 Taylor (Shuker - 87' ) 07 Loft 18 Morsy Booked 23 Burge Booked 08 Dodds (Andrew - 90' ) 10 Vincent (Williamson - 82' ) 11 Pope Substitutes 12 Johnson 02 Yates 14 McDonald 15 Shuker 21 James 16 Andrew 19 Williamson