Worcester City failed to break the deadlock as they were held to a draw by Blue Square Bet North play-off hopefuls Stalybridge Celtic.
Callum Warburton was sent off for Stalybridge after the break for a late challenge on debutant Dwayne Samuels.
But Worcester were unable to capitalise on their numerical advantage.
City boss Carl Heeley told BBC Hereford & Worcester: "There was only one team who looked like they wanted win today and that was obvious from early on.
"They're chuffed to bits with a point and we're slightly frustated that we couldn't break them down."