Manager Micky Adams insisted that Port Vale's 1-1 draw at Bradford felt like a defeat.
Vale looked destined for all three points courtesy of Louis Dodds' superb 39th-minute volley, until a stoppage-time mistake by goalkeeper Stuart Tomlinson handed the hosts an unlikely point.
Deane Smalley drilled a corner into the goalmouth and Andrew Davies' close-range header slipped through the hands of Tomlinson, through his legs and over the line.
"It feels like a defeat. We played ever so well and fully deserved to win the game," said Adams.
"A mistake at the end has cost us, but I couldn't fault the players for their effort in what was a tough old game. Tackles were flying in during a full-blooded encounter and we stood up to the test.
"Everyone knows our keeper made a mistake, but he kept us in the game in the first half with one great save. That is the life of a keeper I'm afraid. His mistake has cost us three points, but we have to pick ourselves up."