Notts County extended their unbeaten run to seven games, but their goalless draw at Crawley did little to boost either team's slim play-off hopes.
The result left County seven points adrift of the top six in League One.
Crawley created more clear-cut chances, with Bartosz Bialkowski saving well from Jamie Proctor and twice denying Jake Taylor, while also smothering Matt Sparrow's close-range effort.
Nicky Adams also had a low shot saved after a surging run from Mike Jones.
The Red Devils have only won once in their last 11 home league games.
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Crawley Town manager Richie Barker told BBC Radio Sussex:
"Again we should have won the game. We did by far enough to do it.
"It's another performance where we didn't get what we deserved.
"We will keep doing the right thing, by playing the right way. I think sometimes you have to say we did everything we can.
"The team can't keep expecting him (Jamie Proctor) to do everything. As an all-round player however, I think he is as good as anyone."