Rochdale boss Keith Hill believes his side are now right back in the hunt to claim a League One play-off place.
The Dale beat Port Vale at weekend thanks to a stoppage-time winner from striker Calvin Andrew.
Hill told the official Rochdale site “That feeling – wow. You wait footballing careers for that type of feeling. As a Manager, that’s probably the best feeling I’ve tasted.”
“The game was meandering and going nowhere and it wasn’t a great spectacle. We’re down on numbers and we’re trying to come up with a plan to win games.”
“I thought it was nil-nil all over, so it was just absolutely brilliant. The emotion at the end – wow! You can’t bottle it and it drives you forward because you’re always searching for a better moment than that. It is a drug, there’s no question about that. Football is a drug because of the emotion – the highs and the lows and the in-betweens that you get.”
“We were looking and staring at the rest of the season as an in-between six games but we’re right back in it within the space of Calvin Andrew scoring that goal and wow, it’s superb!”
Calvin Andrew sparked wild celebrations at Spotland, celebrating with fans in the main stand along with players and coaching staff, which ultimately lead to Calvin Andrew being shown a yellow card.
Hill added: “Careers are made on moments and that moment of Calvin Andrew scoring that goal will stay with me for the rest of my career, no matter what happens for the remainder of the season.”
Rochdale now face a trip Doncaster Rovers at the weekend, looking to close the four-point gap on sixth-placed Chesterfield.
Keith Hill’s side currently occupy seventh position in Sky Bet League One, so the remaining games of the season are simply pivotal to their successes.