Doncaster Rovers boss Sean O'Driscoll admitted that only James O'Connor's late intervention stopped his side crashing to an embarrassing home defeat to Leyton Orient on Saturday.
The goalless draw leaves Rovers 17th in the League One table but O'Driscoll expected more against a side that had taken only one point from their previous eight games away from Brisbane Road.
However, it could have been even worse as O's substitute Paul Connor raced clean through in the closing stages only to hesitate before shooting as O'Connor got back to nick the ball off his toes.
"It wasn't a classic, although I thought we kept plugging away," said the former Bournemouth boss.
"Everyone wants to play well and score goals but sometimes it doesn't happen.
"If things had gone our way we might have nicked a goal, but in the end we had to be grateful for O'Connor's last-ditch tackle earning us a point."