Port Vale caretaker boss Mark Grew feels his side deserve more luck following the goalless draw with Torquay.
Both sides hit the woodwork in a frenetic final five minutes as Chris Zebroski cracked an angled drive off the Vale post in the 85th minute. On the counter attack, Vale substitute Sean Rigg smashed a long-range effort off the face of the Gulls' bar.
Grew said: "I can't ask anymore than they gave. They have worked hard this week and we have focused on the job in hand and with a bit of luck we could have won the game. All that we are missing at the moment is that little bit of luck.
"I have said to them there are 12 points to play for if you think your season is finished then think again because we put a shift and a half in there this week and there will be a shift and a half going in again next week. We haven't given up on making the play offs yet.All this week we worked on closing down, not giving players time on the ball.
"We had Torquay watched at Bradford last week and they passed Bradford off the park. They didn't pass us off the park, they didn't have enough time to pass us off the park. I thought it was a good entertaining game.
"They had a few half chances and we hit the bar and John McCombe's header cleared off the line. You can tell by the fans' they have gone home and know the team have put a good shift in. I am not giving up on the play offs."