Plymouth manager Peter Reid was disappointed not to leave Spotland with all three points after seeing his side draw 1-1 with Rochdale.
Plymouth were the stronger team during the opening period and took the lead after 18 minutes in when a mix up between goalkeeper Josh Lillis and Josh Thompson led to Bradley Wright-Phillips scoring.
Reid's team wasted several chances to double their lead before the break and paid the price when Craig Dawson swept home Jason Kennedy's cross after 65 minutes to level.
Reid said: "I watched Rochdale recently when they beat Southampton and they are a very good side - but I felt we handled them well and we were the better side on the day and so I'm disappointed not to win the game.
"That's what happens though when you don't take your chances. We could have had the game won by half-time if we'd made the most of two or three opportunities in the first half.
"They came back into it in the second half, but we still had chances. They did too, but I still thought we were the better side and deserved the victory."