And although the Gills are still looking for their first win of 2010, Stimson believes his team are not far from turning the corner.
He said: "There are a lot of positives to take from the performance. It's a good base to work from and there are encouraging signs there.
"If we keep going like that we will be where we want to be at the end of the season.
"I'm very happy with the point. We had to defend for our lives against a big and disciplined Colchester but we matched them and we deserved the point."