Chesterfield boss Gary Caldwell was delighted his side escaped Gillingham with a point.
The Spireites were indebted to Tom Anderson’s late, late equaliser as they salvaged a point out of nothing at Priestfield.
The Gills should have been out of sight, but the resolute defensive display from the visitors will give them renewed hope that they can miraculously starve off relegation come May.
If they are to do so then they will have to turn their form around sooner rather than later, especially away from home where they have not picked up three points since November.
“I’m absolutely thrilled with a point,” admitted Caldwell.
“You see it so many times in football; a team dominates and they concede late on.
“It’s part and parcel of the game, and thankfully we were on the right end of it.
“We’ve got a long way to go, there’s no denying that, but a point is better than none.”
After ending a two-match losing run, the Spireites will welcome fellow strugglers Bury on Saturday.
Just like Chesterfield, Bury have won just twice in their last ten league meetings.
It is a real six-pointer down the bottom of the Sky Bet League One table, which Caldwell’s men will see as the perfect opportunity to close the six-point gap between themselves at Port Vale in 20th.
The Spireites will have to find a way to keep prolific frontman James Vaughan - who has bagged 18 goals already this term, and eight in his last five - quiet.
But the Shakers have conceded the most goals in the league and there will be no better place than the Proact on Saturday to begin their search for survival.