Tommy Wright was content with a point after Corby Town were held to a 1-1 draw by Hungerford Town at Steel Park.
The Steelmen were on course for a seventh win in a row in all competitions when Wilson Carvalho headed home a Greg Mills free-kick in the second half.
But Mark Draycott levelled for the visitors and neither side were able to conjure up a winner.
The point enabled Corby to move a bit closer to Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division leaders Weymouth and second-placed Poole Town and Wright’s men could go top of the table if they are successful by two goals or more at Hitchin Town tomorrow (Monday) night.
But Wright had no complaints about the final outcome as Corby made up for the 3-0 beating they took at the hands of play-off chasing Hungerford back in September.
The Steelmen boss said: “Hungerford are a good side, they are organised, they are experienced and they have got a very good way of playing. They are hard to break down.
“We kept knocking on the door in the first half but nothing seemed to drop for us. There were times when I thought we could pull the trigger and have a shot but we didn’t and we chose to try to walk it in too much.
“Overall, I am delighted with the way we played. It was a good performance from the lads.
“We have played a very tricky team, they smashed us at their place. That game was 3-0 and it should have been five or six.
“They are probably my favourite team in our league because I believe in what they want to do.
“They are solid and organised and they have a goalscorer. He wasn’t really in the game but he popped up with one chance and one goal.
“The fact that results have gone for us, I don’t this as two points dropped. I see it as a point gained.”
Wright, meanwhile, praised his players for the way they dealt with the physical moments in the game.
“The fight and commitment they have got the minute is music to our ears really,” he added.
“We have been beating the drum for a while now about getting them to stand up to these teams.
“They really are but they are playing good football as well.”