A seventh draw in nine games sees Kenny Shiels men remain fourth after last night’s goal-less draw at United Park.
There were chances a plenty in the first half with the Curtis testing Drogheda goalkeeper McGuinness in the opening 10 minutes but nothing came from a weak effort.
The first half drew to a close with both teams cancelling each other out in errors.
The hosts who were searching for their first win in 5 games after beating Finn Harps nearly took the lead with Luke Gallagher with two of his own chances failing to convert from a header and a long range shot.
Drogheda came out the brighter creating two chances in a minute with Brennan setting up Griffin for both only to be denied by McDermott and Ger Doherty in goal.
With points needed, Kenny Shiels made two altercations to his side in the second half, Nathan Boyle and Josh Daniels added spark to the Derry attack.
Mikhail Kennedy and Barry McNamee had chances for the Candystripes but couldn’t convert.
Kenny Sheils felt "our performance lacked passion and wasn’t happy with our players tonight." The Derry City manager added "we need to get up and get on but we can’t paper over the cracks with 7 draws in 9 games, but we’ll be addressing those issues now in preparation for Galway."
Derry now face Galway at Maginn Park before the mid-season break.