Worcester City 0, Vauxhall Motors 0: VAUXHALL halted a run of three straight defeats to claim a morale-boosting point at St George's Lane on Saturday.
The Motormen produced a dogged display to secure their first clean sheet since the two sides met at Rivacre Park at the start of January.
The fixture marked Macauley's first official away match in charge and provided an uninspiring spectacle for both sets of supporters.
After conceding nine goals in their last three matches Vauxhall began the match intent on denying their hosts space, with Macauley reverting to a five-man defence.
City started the match well and Tom Warmer fired an effort just wide before Tim Dittmer made a superb save to keep out Des Lyttle's point-blank header at the far post.
The visitors struggled to create an opportunity of any note until the 38th minute when Karl O'Donnell's fierce drive was well saved by Danny McDonnell.
But on the stroke of half time Dittmer came to his side's rescue once again with a full-length diving save to thwart Mark Danks.
The second half continued to be frustrating for the home side as Justin Thompson, Nick Colley and Adam Webster all flashed efforts wide of the target.
As their attempts to unsettle a resolute defence repeatedly failed, the Motormen were similarly wayward on the counter-attack, with Brian Moogan and Wayne McDermott wasting good opportunities.
The draw still leaves Macauley's side a point adrift at the foot of the table at the beginning of a very important week of matches.
Vauxhall: Dittmer, Moogan, McDermott, Brazier, McNulty, Glendenning, Garrity, O;Donnell, Smyth, Lawton, Lawless. Subs not used: Duffy, Rooney, Martindale.