Nigel Worthington was pleased with York's display as they held high-flying Rochdale to a goalless draw at Bootham Crescent.
Chances were limited for both teams throughout the 90 minutes, although Ryan Jarvis did go close in the final stages, with Josh Lillis blocking his effort with his feet.
The Minstermen were dealt a blow before kick-off with striker Wes Fletcher withdrawing through injury, but despite the setback Worthington believes the team didn't let it distract them from their job.
He said: "I can't have asked much more from the players over the past fortnight. Games come thick and fast but the players' fitness and their character has shone through.
"We've got another clean sheet and we've managed to pick up a point against a good side, which is important. We've just got to keep going and with some good football and hard work we'll be fine.
"It was a good game of football, with two honest teams trying to win. There's no sympathy in this game and you've just got to get on with it and get ready for the next one.
"We lost Wes Fletcher before the game, which was a challenge, but it didn't distract the team and they performed. I've got to give credit to Ashley Chambers, who came in with five minutes' notice and he did a shift for us."