Partick Thistle frustrated Arbroath in their attempts to escape the cinch Championship basement as they forced a goalless draw at Gayfield Park.
Toyosi Olusanya shone throughout the first half and his jinking run to beat four defenders in the 27th minute almost produced a goal, but Jamie Sneddon palmed his shot away.
Six minutes before the break Yasin Ben El-Mhanni took aim from distance only for Sneddon to frustrate Arbroath once again.
Ben El-Mhanni headed over following a fast Smokies raid around the hour mark, with Joao Balde and Bobby Linn going close as the game opened up.
Thistle managed to avoid a late sucker punch as a rogue ball span just under Sneddon and ended up on the wrong side of a post.