Exeter City still have a chance of making the League Two play-offs, according to manager Paul Tisdale.
Their left them 11th in the table, six points below their opponents, who currently occupy the final play-off spot.
"I'm philosophical about it, I'm certainly not overly disappointed.
"It's all to play for and a lot of it is in our hands. We've got 27 points still to play for, it's certainly not impossible," Tisdale told BBC Devon.
Exeter are bidding to return to the third tier of English football, having been relegated in 2012, but Tisdale decided against taking a risk by putting on extra attacking effort towards the end of the game.
"You can't argue with a clean sheet," he said.
"There was an element with 15 or 20 minutes to go where I could take an opportunity to maybe open it up and change it.
"But we're on a good run and we're doing well and the team's on a rhythm with the way we're playing, so I hoped we could just do the necessary."