Tranmere manager Les Parry felt his side had done enough to secure a point after their 2-1 defeat at Brentford.
Joss Labadie fired Rovers level in the 65th minute with a stunning shot from 35 yards after Charlie McDonald had opened the scoring for the Bees in the second minute, but Leon Legge headed a stoppage-time winner for Brentford.
Parry said: "We started with a 1-0 deficit when they scored from the off and we then had 89 minutes to get ourselves back into it.
"We got the equaliser through a fantastic goal and I don't think anyone in the ground would have begrudged us a draw.
"But their lad has got up well and got away from his man and you can't give players time like that or you'll be punished.
"I was about to take Joss Labadie off when he popped up and scored from 35 yards, but at the end of the day we needed to close the game off at one-all and accept the point."