RARELY do goalless draws provide so much entertainment, as determined Doncaster were left to wonder how they did not claim all three points against high-flying Cardiff.
Rovers produced a performance full of spirit and desire that had the Keepmoat Stadium crowd on its feet at the end of the game.
But a winning goal - which Dean Saunders' men fully deserved - eluded Rovers as they had to settle for a point.
Billy Sharp, the subject of intense and ongoing transfer speculation, could and perhaps should have scored the goal that the scriptwriters had drafted.
He went clean through on goal in the second half, latching onto James Hayter's pass, but his touch let him down and Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall was able to block his shot.
El Hadji Diouf drifted inside and hit the outside of the post from close range just after the restart, while Hayter failed to direct two headed chances on target before the break.
Cardiff, who boast an impressive record on the road, were mainly limited to efforts from distance as Kenny Miller fired over from 20 yards during an absorbing first half.
But the more the game went on, the more the Bluebirds' feathers were rustled by relentless Rovers.
Sadly Sharp failed to take the best chance of the game, but whether he stays or ultimately goes, this was a Rovers performance that make a mockery of their position in the Championship table.