Northampton Town and Bury drew 0-0 at Sixfields, in a game that leaves both sides in the League One relegation zone.
The result means Northampton sit one point from safety ahead of the league’s break for the FA Cup 2nd Round. They also fall a place in the table after Rochdale beat Peterborough. The Cobblers sit one place and point above their opponents, who were being managed for the first time by new boss Chris Lucketti.
Northampton had the better opportunities in a tight first half, with Leon Barnett heading over and Marc Richards forcing Leon Fasan into a save. But there were few big opportunities for either side to take a half-time lead.
The second continued to be tight, but more opportunities were carved out. Northampton’s best saw quickfire blocks deny Richards and Matt Grimes, while late on, Matt Ingram made two stops to keep out Rohan Ince and a later third to deny ex-Cobbler Michael Smith.
While the result stops the rot after two straight defeats, Northampton have now failed to score in 4 games in all competitions.