Dagenham missed the chance to go top of the Conference as they were held by bottom-of-the-table Southport.
Both keepers were in action early, with Southport's Ryan Robinson holding onto Sam Sloma's effort after nine minutes and Tony Roberts denied Liam Blakeman.
Glen Southam tested Robinson from the edge of the area, and Carl Barker skewed a shot wide and also fired over the bar for the visitors.
But neither side really looked like scoring in a game of few chances.
Dag & Red: Roberts, Foster , Uddin (Leberl 7), Blackett, Griffiths, Sloma (Bruce 34), Southam, Saunders, Rainford, Mackail-Smith, Benson (Akurang 69).
Subs Not Used: Overland, Batt.
Southport: Robinson, Lane, Lee, Rowland, Olsen, Donnelly, Blakeman (Boyd 90), Powell, Doherty, Baker (Hoolickin 84), Maamria (Tait 75).Subs Not Used: Harrison, Gray.
Booked: Maamria, Powell.
Ref: J Hopkins (Wickford).