STANLEY boss John Coleman felt it was three points dropped after his side failed to see off local rivals Rochdale at the Fraser Eagle Stadium.
Despite going behind in the 20th minute to Chris Dagnall's strike, Accrington had the better chances.
Gary Roberts and Rommy Boco both shot just over while Michael Welch had an effort cleared off the line.
They upped a gear in the second half and got their rewards when John Doolan brought down Ian Craney in the area 14 minutes from time.
The referee pointed to the spot and Gary Roberts struck the ball well to send the keeper the wrong way.
In a grandstand finish, Dale's highly-rated keeper Matthew Gilks denied Rommy Boco with his legs.
"I don't look at it as one point gained but two dropped," said manager John Coleman. "With no disrespect to Rochdale, we should be winning our homes games.
"We should have beaten both Stockport and Rochdale in our last two league games but have only picked up two points.
"Their goal was a joke. We have practised defending set-pieces all week and then we go to sleep and they score from one.
"We had so much possession and didn't take our chances and will have to work on that."