Micky Adams insists it was a point gained and not two dropped for Tranmere as they drew 2-2 at Stevenage.
Rovers were ahead for a large part of the second half, but Charlie Lee’s leveler means they are still in the relegation zone.
And although Adams criticised the defending from corners, he had few complaints about the overall performance.
“They gave us everything,” he said.
“We were unlucky. In the final third we caused problems.
“We didn’t defend two set pieces well and ultimately that’s cost us but we showed a lot of spirit and determination there today and we’re going to need that.
“We won’t know how good that point is. That will unravel itself at the end of the season.
“But it’s a good point. You’d be delighted with that normally, a side pushing for the play-offs.
“It’s a Graham Westley side, and that’s not being disrespectful to him, that’s just telling it how it is.
“You never get an easy ride here.
“I’m trying to look at things as positively as I can, so I’ll take that as a point gained.
“We’re disappointed, of course we are.
“We’ve put a lot of effort into that game.
“Not too many people gave us a prayer here today, but we did.
“We think that if we turn up and show the sort of effort and commitment that we did today, we can give anybody top or bottom of the league a game.”
One thing that delighted Adams was the way his side reacted to going behind early on.
It took just three minutes for Stevenage to take the lead as Bira Dembele nodded home.
But the boss praised his team for “rolling their sleeves up” and fighting back.
“We didn’t feel sorry for ourselves and got on with it,” he continued.
“We came in at half time 2-1 to the good and I thought we were worthy of it because we limited them to few chances.
“The first goal, Jennison Myrie-Williams came off the wide area and cut across the pitch which he needs to do if we’re playing Kayode Odejayi up there on his own.
“But it was a terrific ball by George Green. Inch perfect.”
For all the good work Green did in helping Rovers equalise though, he could so easily have nicked the win.
Played through on goal late on, he had only the ‘keeper to beat but stabbed wide.
“That’s youthful exuberance,” Adams added.
“He wants to put the gloss on a fantastic performance.
“But he’s still learning the game. I don’t want to take anything away from him.”