Jayden Stockley earned Fleetwood a point in a 1-1 draw at home to fellow strugglers Carlisle.
There was little between Sky Bet League One’s 22nd and 23rd-placed teams and the result does little to help either side’s chances of avoiding a relegation battle in the second half of the season.
The visitors took the lead after 27 minutes through Owen Moxon. When Alfie McAlmont’s shot was blocked by a defender, the ball fell kindly for Moxon and his sweetly-struck shot flew past Jay Lynch in the Fleetwood goal.
The Cod Army drew level 10 minutes before half time. Phoenix Patterson and Josh Earl moved the ball neatly down the left and the former put in a teasing low cross. That gave Stockley the simplest of finishes, forcing the ball over the line at close range.
With both sides struggling for goals it was little surprise that chances were otherwise few and far between.
Carlisle were handed two excellent opportunities early in the second half but failed to capitalise.
Sean Maguire nicked the ball off the toe of defender Harrison Holgate before pulling it back to Ryan Edmondson but the former Fleetwood striker was denied by a save from Lynch.
Moments later, Edmondson robbed Lynch after a heavy touch from the keeper but his lob over the retreating Lynch was inches wide of the near post.
Lynch again rescued his side with a save from substitute Jordan Gibson eight minutes from time and with neither side able to muster a winner it ended all square.