Aberdeen manager Mark McGhee felt it would have been "an injustice" had his side lost their Active Nation Scottish Cup fifth round tie at Raith Rovers.
The Irn-Bru League Division One team were on the brink of a major shock until midfielder Gary McDonald popped up in the allocated fifth minute of injury-time to level for the Dons at the death.
It was hard luck on Raith, famously League Cup winners over Celtic in 1994, as they looked set to enjoy another notable triumph after Iain Williamson's sweet 18-yard volley in the first half.
However, McGhee felt the last-gasp goal was merited at Stark's Park and said: "Had we lost that game it would have been an injustice. Their goal in the first half came against the run of play.
"I was quite satisfied with the pressure we were building up on them. We kept pressing for the goal. If we had been looking at going out I wouldn't have believed it.
"I would have said there is something wrong with this game if we had gone out. That result was the least we deserved. I was starting to think the curse of the cup for us was happening again, the way things were going, but I still think we deserved the goal we got back."