St Mirren boss Danny Lennon was happy with his side's possession play despite drawing a blank at home for the third consecutive league match.
The Paisley hosts dominated the contest against St Johnstone but had to settle for a goalless draw.
"I'm delighted with passages and phases of the play in the defensive and middle areas of the pitch," said Lennon.
"We know where we let ourselves down and that was in the final third - the most difficult part of the game."
St Johnstone extended their unbeaten run against St Mirren to 14 games as they survived several scares.
Nigel Hasselbaink shot wide when through on goal before the break and Paul McGowan was denied by a goal-line clearance from Frazer Wright in the second period.
"I don't know if we did enough to win it," added Lennon. "I certainly thought we had the best chances.
"And I can't recall (goalkeeper Craig) Samson having to do anything other than save a drive midway through the first half.
"I'm delighted in the belief that the players have in themselves and the bravery to get on the ball in situations, particularly with the way St Johnstone came and pressed the game high.
"We will work very hard come Monday morning to get the finishing right and hopefully we will do that in the next game.
"Although I'm very disappointed not to pick up maximum points, I'm delighted with the first two parts of our play and it's another clean sheet so there are definitely positives."