Notts County extended their unbeaten run to seven games, but their goalless draw at Crawley did little to boost either team's slim play-off hopes.
The result left County seven points adrift of the top six in League One.
Crawley created more clear-cut chances, with Bartosz Bialkowski saving well from Jamie Proctor and twice denying Jake Taylor, while also smothering Matt Sparrow's close-range effort.
Nicky Adams also had a low shot saved after a surging run from Mike Jones.
The Red Devils have only won once in their last 11 home league games.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Crawley Town manager Richie Barker told BBC Radio Sussex:
"Again we should have won the game. We did by far enough to do it.
"It's another performance where we didn't get what we deserved.
"We will keep doing the right thing, by playing the right way. I think sometimes you have to say we did everything we can.
"The team can't keep expecting him (Jamie Proctor) to do everything. As an all-round player however, I think he is as good as anyone."
Crawley Town 01 P Jones 02 Dumbuya 03 Sadler 06 Essam 12 Walsh 10 Sparrow 15 Bulman (Torres - 77' ) 16 Adams (Elford-Alliyu - 83' ) 17 Taylor 21 M Jones (O'Brien - 67' ) 14 Proctor Substitutes 25 Maddison 04 Connolly 13 Hunt 08 Torres 19 O'Brien 20 Elford-Alliyu 23 Smith Notts County 01 Bialkowski 03 Sheehan 05 Smith 26 Hollis 04 Bishop 08 Liddle Booked 11 Hughes 18 Bencherif (Zoko - 68' ) 20 Campbell-Ryce (Cofie - 79' ) 28 Boucaud Booked 29 Blyth (Showunmi - 73' ) Substitutes 23 Speiss 21 Thompson 25 Tempest 09 Showunmi 13 Zoko 15 Arquin 19 Cofie