Abbott said: "There was some determination and players threw themselves into tackles and blocks showing spirit and endeavour.
"It was a typical League One game in horrible conditions. We didn't play crystal football but we matched them toe to toe.
"For the first time in a while, we had a bit of luck in front of goal and at the other end. We'll take that because we have had enough bad luck.
"We are a point further away from the bottom and the quicker we get those points the quicker we can relax."