Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Ferguson felt his side lost all its discipline after throwing away a two-goal lead to eventually scrape a draw against already relegated Bury.
Doncaster looked to be cruising towards three points after leading 2-0 just after the half-hour mark. Andy Butler gave Doncaster the perfect start in the second minute and John Marquis added a second on 35 minutes.
Bury, who came into the game without a point in seven games, then turned the game around and they led 3-2 on the hour.
A Niall Mason own goal gave Bury hope before half-time and second-half goals from Jay O’Shea and George Miller fired the visitors ahead.
Andy Boyle earned Doncaster a point with 25 minutes remaining and Ferguson was critical of his players following the draw.
“You are never going to get a better opportunity as a player to enjoy a game of football when it goes to 2-0, if you are professional enough and disciplined enough and do the right things, like how we have been doing, and then we would have won the game comfortably,” Ferguson told BBC Radio Sheffield.
“The moment Bury scored we lost all our discipline and in the end, it is a good point.”
The draw does stretch Doncaster’s unbeaten run to six games and they are in action at the Keepmoat Stadium again this weekend when Oxford United are the visitors.