Peterhead made it three games unbeaten with this point but it was far from a classic at Balmoor with the Blue Toon and Montrose cancelling each other out.
But after wins against Raith Rovers and Clyde, keeping another clean sheet and putting another point on the board maintains momentum – according to Jamie Stevenson.
The veteran Blue Toon right-back said: “We’ve been on a good run of form and they have been on a great run of form and we just cancelled each other out.
“They didn’t have a shot on target and a point keeps our wee run going, it’s three unbeaten now.
“It wasn’t the best performance, but a point’s not a bad result.
“The positive for us was that we kept a clean sheet and the whole team from Greg Fleming in goal right through to Rory McAllister up front defended well.”
Peterhead have conceded just once in their last three games and Stevenson believes that is allied to a settled back four of himself, Jason Brown, Scott Hooper and Paddy Boyle.
He added: “Myself and Jason Brown have a good partnership on the right side of defence.
“Paddy Boyle has played most games at left-back and Scott Hooper has come in and impressed. He wins a lot of headers, which is impressive for somebody that isn’t particularly tall.
“He also wins a lot of tackles and Scott only came in after Cammy Eadie got injured and Cammy started the season really well so there’s plenty of competition for places.”
In the opening quarter, most of the play was towards the Montrose goal but the Blue Toon struggled to carve out clear openings.
The closest effort was Rory McAllister’s snapshot which was deflected over and Stevenson’s free-kick from 30 yards which was held by former Aberdeen goalkeeper Aaron Lennox.
The Gable Endies’ best effort of the first period was Liam Callaghan’s long-range strike which whistled wide. Right on the stroke of half-time, Stevenson’s free-kick was spilled by Lennox and Jack Leitch fired the rebound into the side-netting from an acute angle.
Peterhead started the second period on the front foot with Ryan Conroy and Leitch having efforts saved by Lennox in the first five minutes.
Shortly after the hour, the Buchan outfit lost midfielder Scott Brown to a hamstring injury and they missed his driving runs from the centre of the pitch.
After that, neither side managed to create a decent opportunity. The nature of the contest was perhaps best summed up a couple of minutes from time when Peterhead loaded up the box for a free-kick, but Stevenson’s delivery drifted harmlessly out for a goal kick.
Blue Toon manager Jim McInally said: “The teams cancelled each other out. Without the ball, I was really pleased.
“Defensively we were solid and it’s another good shut-out.”
McInally was less impressed by the Blue Toon in possession
He added: “With the ball, it wasn’t good enough. I thought we were better in the first half without looking like scoring. For half of the second half they controlled it until we changed the shape. They had an extra man in the middle of the park.
“It needed a bit of magic or a mistake to win the game, but it didn’t come.”