East Fife player-manager Gary Naysmith hailed his side for bringing to a halt a run of three consecutive defeats.
The Fifers went into their clash with Queen’s Park knowing that they needed to take something to remain in the hunt for a play-off spot.
The visitors arrived in Methil still very much in the race for the title.
Naysmith was content with the resistance shown by his side as they held out for a 0-0 draw.
He said: “All the players gave 100% and they had to because, for me, Queen’s Park are the best footballing team in the league.
“We changed our formation a wee bit as a compliment to them and I think we got it right,” he said.
“The back five looked very solid.
“Whenever we’ve played against them they’ve played really well so it was important that we worked a lot on our shape during the week.
“I think you could see that we had done that.”
Both sides struggled to create any clear cut chances in what was a pretty scrappy start to the game.
East Fife’s Alan Cook cleared the wall behind the goal with a long range drive before Stevie Campbell’s header failed to test Willie Muir.
The best Queen’s could muster up during what was a dire opening half was a Vinny Berry strike which he sliced well wide of Jordan Millar’s post.