Guernsey FC extended their unbeaten league run to three matches after a 1-1 draw away at Herne Bay.
Ross Allen hit his 11th goal of the season to give the Green Lions a first-half lead, but Frannie Collin equalised after the break.
Guernsey stay 17th in Isthmian League Division One South after the draw.
"About a month ago we would have lost that game, so I'm a little bit relieved, but also disappointed," manager Tony Vance told BBC Guernsey.
"It was a good first half and we deserved to be ahead, but a draw is probably a fair result."
Vance once again had a squad of just 13 players to pick from, and the Guernsey boss says the squad that travelled to Kent are in pole position to keep their places for Saturday's home game with Chipstead.
"What I told the lads tonight is that there is a player-power situation in that they're the players and they've got the power as they have the shirt," he said.
"I want to give them opportunities and I want them to keep looking after their shirts and earning them.
"Assuming they all can make training then they've got every right to be in the squad on Saturday. That's the position we need to be in - we need to be competitive and we need the group to be challenging. If we haven't got that we'll end up struggling where we have been."