However, Tisdale's men dominated play in the second half and were rewarded with 10 minutes to go when Sam Parkin headed an equaliser.
"I was really pleased with the response from the players after half-time," said Tisdale. "It had been an under-par effort in the first half but the second-half saw a much-improved performance.
"In the end we got the goal after a lot of the players exceeded what I asked them to do to be honest.
"I thought at half-time maybe we needed to try something a little more simple, maybe be a bit more direct, as sometimes that is the best option in certain situations.
"There was more of an ebb and flow about the game in that second half and at the end of it we did thoroughly deserved to come away with a point.
"The substitutes (David Wheeler and Jimmy Keohane) also made a real difference. We needed a bit more thrust and more of a threat and I thought David and Jimmy gave us that.
"I suppose I have to be happy with a point away from home."