Bury boss Kevin Blackwell was a relieved man after seeing his side held by League Two side Southend 1-1 in the FA Cup.
Both sides go into the third-round draw after Gavin Tomlin's sublime solo goal for Paul Sturrock's promotion-chasers four minutes before the break cancelled out Matt Doherty's 32nd-minute penalty for Bury at Gigg Lane on Saturday.
But after seeing Michael Timlin and then Barry Corr hit the woodwork in second-half stoppage time, Blackwell was grateful to still be in the competition.
"Overall, we had enough chances to win three or four games and then could have paid the price for not doing that at the end," said Blackwell.
"We've always got to say that we are lucky to still be in the cup because of what they did in the last minute."
Blackwell added: "I thought we weren't good here if I'm honest. I thought four or five of our players weren't at it. But anyway, we are in the hat for the third round."