Keith Hill could not hide his delight after Rochdale pulled off a dramatic late fightback to draw 2-2 with Chesterfield.
Paul Cook's team were cruising at 2-0 going into the last minute but Marc Richards was sent off for the handball that gave Rochdale a penalty and then Peter Vincenti headed home in stoppage time.
There appeared no way back for the visitors after goals from Gary Roberts and Richards had put Chesterfield in control of a game that was played for the most part in driving rain.
But everything changed when referee Andy D'Urso ruled Richards had handled on the line and Ian Henderson smashed in the penalty before Vincenti headed in a corner.
Hill said: "I'm happy, happy, happy, I'm off the Richter Scale in the happiness!
"I thought it was quite an even game, we couldn't do much about the first goal but I thought the second could have been avoided but maybe that gave us the impetus and spirit to mount a challenge to get something out of the game.
"The effort and endeavour was always there and we do say winners never waver and I believe we have a winning mentality. I'm really pleased we got something out of the game because this fixture was brought forward against my wishes.
"I do believe we should have had more help off the Football League in our preparation of representing the Football League in the FA Cup so I'm pleased we got something going into the FA Cup."