Colchester manager John Ward admitted his side had not been at their best during a goalless home draw with lowly Yeovil and was grateful for the point.
The struggling Glovers produced a battling performance at the Weston Homes Community Stadium and were only denied three points in stoppage time by Colchester goalkeeper Ben Williams, who kept out Glovers substitute Adam Phillip's header.
Ward said: "It was very important that we didn't lose the game and it was very important that we got a point.
"We know we can play a bit better than that and there will be times when we have played well and not won a game.
"It balances itself out over the course of the season. I've told the boys that if we get to 46 games and our losses column is still in single figures then we'll be in a good position.
"This is a performance to forget in a way because we haven't done as well as we have, but don't forget that we were playing a team that was trying to stop us and have every right to do that. It was a good performance from Yeovil."