Lincoln City have been held by relegation-threatened Dartford following a forgettable Skrill Premier clash at Sincil Bank.
The Imps were second best in the first half and could have fallen behind on more than one occasion.
However, to their credit, Gary Simpson’s side improved after the break. Luke Foster, Alan Power, Sean Newton and substitute Koby Arthur all went close to breaking the deadlock, but a goal-less draw was probably the right result.
The Darts carved out the only clear-cut chances in the first half. Jim Stevenson had the first opportunity inside the first 10 minutes, but his stinging volley from close range was met by a wonderful reflex save from City keeper Nick Townsend.
Former Boston United Mikel Suarez was a handful to the City defence. He saw a long-range effort fly well over while a header was comfortably held by Townsend.
The best chance of the half fell to Stevenson on 37 minutes, but he put his close-range header over when he should have at least hit the target.
Lincoln failed to get going as an attacking force, with strikers Kris Bright and Jake Sheridan forced to feed off scraps.
The Imps’ only effort of note came from midfielder Jon Nolan, but his long-range drive cleared the bar by some distance.
But City improved drastically in the second half and within a couple of minutes of the restart, Luke Foster almost turned home a dangerous free-kick from Sean Newton.
From another set-piece, Newton went for goal, but his curling effort flashed inches wide.
Alan Power then set up Jake Sheridan, who had just Alan Julian to beat, but his drive was beaten away by the Dartford keeper.
The introduction of Koby Arthur gave Lincoln another threat going forward. One mazy run by the Birmingham loanee set up Power in space on the edge of the box, but the City skipper rushed his effort and sliced well wide.
Power was in the thick of the game and saw a first-time volley beaten out by the increasingly-busy Julian.
Then, with the final kick of the game, Arthur curled an effort just wide from the edge of the box.