Burton boss Gary Rowett was content to take a point from a dour goalless draw at Mansfield on New Year's Day.
The clash had survived two pitch inspections and chances were at a premium in a dire game spoiled by heavy rain, swirling wind and a sodden pitch - although promotion-chasing Burton extended their unbeaten run to 10 matches.
It was actually Albion's first goalless stalemate for 59 games, and Rowett quipped: "I said at half-time one thing for sure was that it wouldn't be a 0-0 draw as we've not had one for a long time.
"Clean sheets are almost becoming a bore now aren't they? I want a bit more now.
"On the whole I think we dominated the game but we were just that bit of quality short of winning it.
"With the weather it wasn't easy for both sides to create anything obvious in that.
"Due to the way we've been going, some may see this as a negative. But away from home it's not a bad result in those conditions.
"In the second half I thought there was only one team who were going to win it.
"With them defending with five across the box, it makes it difficult to find any space in and around the box.
"But we have got to be happy with the Christmas period with two home wins and two away draws and only conceding once."