Bristol Rovers boss John Ward had no complaints with his players after seeing his side lose 3-1 at home to Fleetwood.
Fleetwood rode their luck at times and in one five-minute period in the second half John-Joe O'Toole had a header cleared off the line via goalkeeper Scott Davies' face and Ryan Brunt headed against a post.
Jamille Matt put Fleetwood in front with a near post flick after 64 minutes and netted again three minutes from time with a right-footed finish from Antoni Sarcevic's square pass.
Veteran substitute Jon Parkin set the seal on Fleetwood's day with a perfectly-struck injury-time volley from a narrow angle, a goal of genuine quality. Another substitute, Gareth Evans, provided the cross.
Rovers had stepped up their game in an exciting second half, equalising after 66 minutes when O'Toole headed home at the far post from Andy Bond's left-wing cross.
Ward said: "People can say what they like about my team, but they cannot accuse the players of lacking commitment.
"We bounced back from conceding a goal and with a bit of luck might have taken the lead, which would have been a real lift.
"But all credit to Fleetwood. Their finishing was clinical and in the end that was the difference."