CHESHAM United failed to score for the first time in 12 games but left high-flying Cambridge with a creditable point.
League form has deserted the Generals in recent weeks and the club were hurting after throwing away a two-goal lead at Salisbury days before the trip to City.
But they bounced back well and could have come away from third-placed Cambridge with all three points.
A tight game saw United's centre-back partnership of Mark Lambert and Rob Bartley gobbling up Cambridge's long ball approach and had the first effort of the game when Dave Fotheringham had a shot blocked.
But the home side forced Generals stopper Shane Gore into two fine saves before half-time as he denied headers Craig Hammond and Dave Theobald.
The second-half was even tighter than the first but it was Chesham who threatened as James Potton cut inside but skied a shot over the bar.
A frantic finale still could not force a winner as Chris Elsegood saw a lob tipped over the bar for the visitors before Gore was alert at the death to parry away an Ashley Fuller effort as honours ended even.
GENERALS: Gore, Kyriacou, Lambert, Bartley, Elsegood, Talbot, Fotheringham, Wales, Potton, Gayle, Archer (Maxwell 77).
Subs (not used): Ledger, Obeng, Gudgeon, Sharp.
Booked: Elsegood (45 mins), Wales (69 mins).