Fleetwood Town have yet to gain a point after conceding first in a game this term and boss Joey Barton was left frustrated after a 1-0 loss to Scunthorpe United.
Ash Eastham scored an own goal in the 74th minute as Town fell to a narrow defeat.
And Barton was left frustrated by his side's inconsistency as they failed to build on a 3-0 midweek win at AFC Wimbledon.
He said: "We take two steps forward at times and one step back.
"That is what it feels like.
"We have a good honest bunch in there.
"But we cannot lose that game.
"The opposition do not have a shot on target.
"We score an own goal and (our keeper) Alex Cairns makes a great save from one of our defenders heading one of their free-kicks in a game that we have to take maximum points.
"It is very frustrating."
Stuart McCall was delighted to keep 16-goal Paddy Madden and 12-goal Ched Evans quiet with their fifth win in a six game unbeaten spell.
He said: "I was pleased with the resilience of the lads.
"I thought we started well first half and I think they started better than us in the second half.
"Jack Alnwick has made a really good save and likewise their keeper.
"Delighted to keep the run going.
"They were eighth before the game and have some good goalscorers so to keep a clean sheet is really impressive.
"It is a really good win."