Exeter boss Paul Tisdale was delighted with his side's performance as they claimed a 1-1 draw at promotion-chasing Burton.
Albion found themselves behind in the 56th minute when keeper Dean Lyness parried a John O'Flynn shot, only to see the ball bounce into the net after hitting skipper Ian Sharps.
It took the hosts only two minutes to get back on level terms, though, when Adam McGurk swept home his ninth of the season from Zeli Ismail's cross.
Tisdale said: "I was very pleased with the way we played - it was a fully committed performance.
"We shared the energy out and everybody contributed to a team performance. We thoroughly deserved a draw out of the game.
"We've had two or three games lately where we think we've shaded it in terms of the flow of the game.
"We're having to work very hard for our points, but things will start to fall for us and we'll get out of this run.
"This was a game that either team could have one. At 1-1 it's never a great position to be in as a manager.
"Do you twist or do you stick? They made a few changes, but I stuck with the 11 who started the game because they were doing the business even though they were tired."