Forfar Athletic and Brechin City each claimed a point in a scoreless Second Division encounter at Station Park.
James Lister's header from Neil Janczyk's cross forced an excellent save from Forfar goalkeeper Greg Paterson on 26 minutes.
Greg Ross had a headed chance for the hosts soon after but it was well saved by Craig Nelson.
Paterson was called into action again on 58 minutes to block a long-range effort from Paul McManus.
And there was to be no breakthrough, meaning fifth-place Brechin and Forfar three places below are still separated by two points.
Forfar: Paterson, Hegarty, Iain Campbell, Bishop, Shaughnessy, Byers (Wilson 78), Fotheringham, Ross, Low (Motion 73), Templeman, Ross Campbell (Gibson 66). Subs Not Used: McHugh, Bolocheweckyj.
Brechin: Nelson, McLean, Smith, Buist, Dunlop, Janczyk, Molloy (Brady 90), Fusco, King (McClune 60), McManus (Weir 84), Lister. Subs Not Used: Scott, McKenna.
Ref: John McKendrick