Salisbury City responded to their drubbing at Halifax by shoring things up in a dull draw against Alfreton.
City were thumped 5-1 last week, but turned in a much-improved defensive display against an out-of-sorts Reds.
After a first half devoid of action, the Whites had the best of the game's few chances in a dominant second.
Town were blunted pre-game when Shaun Harrad's partner went into labour and had only one shot - John Akinde's one-on-one chance blocked by Will Puddy.
Jamie White had the best effort of the match for Salisbury, but saw his chance shinned off the line by Chris Westwood with the keeper beaten.
The draw left the home side three points off the play-offs, with Alfreton remaining in third place.
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Salisbury City manager Mikey Harris told BBC Wiltshire:
"Very positive that we got a clean sheet on the back of conceding five on Tuesday.
"It was important that we responded and put in a shift defensively.
"We created enough chances to win the game twice over. Their keeper has made a few good saves.
"We've got four key players out and I'll take a lot of positives from that."
Salisbury City 01 Puddy 12 Kamdjo Booked 04 Brett Booked 16 Dutton Booked 23 MacDonald 06 Wilson 11 Frear 07 McPhee (Fitchett - 80' ) 17 Feeney 13 Sinclair (Wellard - 71' ) 09 White Substitutes 20 Fitchett 18 Flint 25 Bittner 08 Wellard Alfreton Town 15 Worsnop 07 Law 16 Fenton 02 Wood (Meadows - 61' ) 10 Bradley 04 Westwood 03 Franklin 05 Wylde 08 Shaw 23 Poku 18 Akinde Booked (Clayton - 79' ) Substitutes 06 Kempson 20 McFadzean 09 Clayton 12 Meadows
Ref: Justin Amey