Adkins: Quality was superb
Rovers built up a run of steam, and ultimately the Iron, who had been the dominant side in the first 45 minutes, had to battle hard just to secure a point - which kept them top of League One.
"When they came back at us like that they were on fire and could've gone on to score two or three more," said Adkins.
"But it just shows the strength of character and resilience of my players that they managed to keep them out.
"Make no mistake about it, Doncaster are a top-drawer side in this division.
"Although we were disappointed to draw after being in front, to come here and take a point with the injury and suspension problems we have is a great result.
"I was just pleased for the fans because some of the football was a joy to watch."
Doncaster manager Sean O'Driscoll paid tribute to the Iron for holidng his side, who had won seven of their last eight games before Saturday.
"We're a bit disappointed we didn't go on to win the game but you have to give credit to Scunthorpe for the way they started and the way they defended when we got on top," he said.
"It's not a fluke that they are on the top of the table and I don't expect them to be far off at the end of the season.
"I was pleased with the response from my players after going behind and in the end they got their just reward.
"There were two good teams out there and it was an excellent game for the supporters, but I am just a little disappointed we didn't win."