Raiders goalkeeper James Hodari preserved a clean sheet with a superb save, pulling off a point-blank save at the end of the game.
NLR boss Sam Rose told JC Sport: "It was a game where all three results were possible right until the end, in what became a bad-tempered match.
"I felt the referee got the key decisions right and on another day we could and should have won the game, had we controlled the midfield slightly better.
"The squad have been challenged to show they deserve a place in next season's squad and I certainly felt some of my players performed with that in mind.”
Catford player-manager Jeff Gotch told JC Sport: "We bossed the game from start to finish and considering our keeper pulled out on Saturday and had a different midfielder in goal each half, neither of whom had to make a save.
"We hit the post the bar and I couldn’t hit a barn door right now – we move on toe Bayern next week with 16 already confirmed and it will be different to out 5-0 loss to them last time out.
"With Bayern, FC Team and Mill Hill Dons to play, I'm sure Fairlop will be happy about that cos we always do well against the higher teams."