Higginbotham scored a stunning strike in injury time after Chris Dagnall charged down Dean Bouzanis' clearance and the winger found the empty net from the halfway line.
Hill told the Manchester Evening News: "Kallum Higginbotham's goal was a remarkable thing to witness, a ridiculous strike.
"I don't want to bring him down a peg or two, but he has all the ability in the world, he just needs to make sure he becomes the ultimate professional. He isn't that yet, but if he was, with the talent he's got, he has the football world at his feet."
Both sides were reduced to 10 men with Rochdale's Jason Taylor dismissed following an off-the-ball clash with Michael Symes and Hill added: "We can't afford to lose players for three games, especially as we only have a squad of 17 outfield players, and to be honest I don't really want to recruit anybody else."