Newport boss Justin Edinburgh was satisfied with a hard-earned point as his side held League Two leaders Oxford to a 0-0 draw.
The draw stretched Newport's run without conceding a goal to eight hours 51 minutes and leaves them sitting two points outside of the top seven and five behind their opponents.
"To come to the league leaders and have them not really look like scoring is very pleasing," said Edinburgh.
"We just perhaps didn't have that cutting edge up front.
"It wasn't a vintage performance in possession of the ball, but it certainly was when we weren't in possession.
"We looked solid and restricted Oxford to very few chances. And we almost won it at the end with Christian Jolley hitting the top of the bar.
Newport have managed only one away win in the league this season, but Edinburgh is not overly concerned.
He added: "It's our fifth away draw and I don't think we've really been holding on in any of those games.
"We'll take a lot of positives from this night."
Whistle-happy referee Darren Sheldrake dished out eight yellow cards, five to Newport, to draw displeasure from both managers.
"I don't think the game warranted that many cards," Edinburgh said.