Terry Brown was full of praise for AFC Wimbledon's character following their stunning comeback to earn a 3-3 draw at Crewe.
First-half goals from Byron Moore, Nick Powell and Greg Pearson had cancelled out Bill Knott's early opener and put the Railwaymen in the driving seat.
But Ashley Westwood missed a penalty for the hosts, keeper Seb Brown making the save, before Sammy Moore gave the Dons hope with nine minutes to go and Christian Jolley nodded in an unlikely equaliser in injury time as Alex were denied a fifth successive home win.
"That game sums up our season - most of our games have been exciting rollercoasters," Brown said. "We continue to show amazing character when many people felt we were dead and buried.
"We had a horrendous first half. Some of defending was shocking. But we knew they were a young side and if we put some pressure on them they might crack.
"The penalty changed the game and if it went in the game was over. But when Seb saved it you could hear their fans groan and you could feel the fear sweep around the place."