Dagenham manager John Still encouraged fans to be patient after a second scoreless game of the season, this time with Plymouth Argyle.
Both Dagenham and Plymouth lost their opening games 2-0, so this leaves both with one point and no goals.
"It's a new team," said Still, "It will take just that little bit of time because we've slightly changed our style of play. We've got one or two more players that can move the ball quite quickly. We can have an extra pass now, and tonight we've played some good stuff and made some good opportunities."
Plymouth goalkeeper Jake Cole made a string of excellent saves to keep the Essex men at bay, including a brace of stops from lively forward Dwayne Gayle within five first-half minutes.
Still said: "I felt for Dwight Gayle because on another day he would have come off with the match ball. He's a natural goalscorer, and in the weeks to come I think we'll see plenty of goals."
Visiting boss Carl Fletcher admitted he was a relieved man after watching his team come under pressure for lengthy periods but escape without conceding.
"It was an off night for us tonight. We've nicked a point," said Fletcher.
"We've had to defend and they missed some chances. It was an off night, we'll learn from it and move on. The lads kept going and working hard. Things didn't come off but sometimes you get that in football.
"The positives are that we kept a clean sheet and got a point away from home. We played ten times better on Saturday and didn't get anything. Tonight we were worse and got a point. It's the way football is."