Paul Dickov insisted his Doncaster side should have beaten 10-man Watford by a bigger margin than the eventual 2-1 result.
But the Rovers manager also admitted his team got lucky with a decision that saw goalkeeper Sam Johnstone go unpunished after hauling down Troy Deeney late in the first half as he was poised to tap home an equaliser, after Chris Brown had headed Rovers in front.
Brown's opener was matched by Ikechi Anya's equaliser, before Billy Sharp grabbed a stoppage-time winner for Doncaster.
Dickov reserved praise for new father James Coppinger, whose wife gave birth to a baby girl on Saturday. Coppinger, usually an attacking midfielder, slotted into an unfamiliar right-back slot against Watford.
Gabriel Tamas will be out injured for four to six weeks with a fractured cheekbone, and Dickov also claimed Paul Quinn, a right-back by preference, was "fantastic" for playing in a centre-back role alongside Abdoulaye Meite.