Torquay registered their first point since January after a goalless draw in their relegation clash with Accrington.
The Gulls avoided a club-record equalling eighth straight defeat thanks to goalkeeper Michael Poke, who pulled off two vital saves from Lee Molyneux.
Billy Bodin was unlucky not to open Torquay's account after the break when his 25-yard effort skimmed the bar.
Will Hatfield had the ball in the net for the hosts in the final minutes but it was ruled out for offside.
Accrington remain precariously close to the bottom of the Football League standings in 22nd, with Torquay sitting two places above and two points from danger.
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Accrington Stanley manager Leam Richardson told BBC Radio Lancashire:
"The first half was very lacklustre but we came out in the second half and were miles better.
"To have a penalty claim turned down and a goal disallowed - it's embarrassing.
"I didn't think the goal was offside. It takes the wind out of your sails and those decisions are adding up. They could be very costly."