Rochdale boss Keith Hill suggested his side deserved all three points despite Scunthorpe snatching a last gasp 2-1 win at Glanford Park.
Matt Crooks scored the all important winner for the Iron, a strike which stretched Rochdale’s run without a win to ten games.
“I don’t believe in luck, per se, but we’re going through some bad luck,” Hill told the press.
“I thought the performance merited a victory, never mind a draw, so I’m trying to make sense of what’s happened tonight after coming away with a loss.
“I thought we were excellent but the players are dejected at the minute because they know they played well tonight.
“You could argue it was a superb strike, but I do believe the opposition rode their luck a little bit. We were the better side in every department.
“It’s one of those games where I don’t think we can do much more. I’m pretty pleased with the players’ performance, their attitude and their application, and it gives me great encouragement, like I’ve been saying for quite a while now.”