Steve Davis felt his Crewe side were robbed of at least a point as the wait for their first win of the season continued following a 1-0 defeat at MK Dons.
Dons striker Patrick Bamford netted the only goal of the game in the 20th minute, applying the finish after Jason Banton had left Alex defender Kelvin Mellor for dead.
"I thought we deserved something out of the game for our second-half performance. They were the better team in the first half - I accept that," Davis said.
"But the majority of shots they had were speculative efforts from distance, the only time they actually got in behind was for the goal.
"We were desperately unlucky not to get at least a point. We just pushed people on; we had nothing to lose as we were 1-0 down at half-time."
While agreeing with Davis that Crewe were far better after the break, Dons boss Karl Robinson admitted he would take his two wins this week.
"I thought first half we were sensational, it was a wonderful performance and we could have been two or three in front without any arguments," he said.
"But second half we had a 30-minute spell where I thought we were poor - diabolical to an extent. We were lethargic, which is not like us, and that allowed them into it.
"But it has been a good week - two wins and a draw including a local derby win and winning our first home game of the season.
"I don't think as a manager I can ask for too much more than that. I thought the energy in the first half was sensational."