STUNG by a 90th minute Morecambe equaliser, Forest Green boss Mark Cooper gleaned only positives from a rare away point.

Rovers looked odds-on to end their six-game losing away streak after Chris Clements first-half worldie looked to have teed-up a first win on the road since October, but Morecambe’s Gregg Wylde bagged a 90th-minute equaliser.

Cooper said: “The pitch makes it difficult but you’ve got to deal with that.

“The first half, in my opinion, we should have put the game to bed. If you don’t do that and it’s only 1-0 you give the opposition a chance to come back.

“Fair play to Morecambe, in the second half they had a right go. They got the ball forward, got it in our box and made it difficult for us.

“We didn’t have enough quality in and around the box to score the killer goal which you need to do.

“We’ll look at the positives and take the point. It’s a good point for us looking at the other results and it moves us a point up and further away from the bottom.”

Cooper was delighted to see midfielder Clements open his account.

He added: “It’s a great strike from Clements.

“It fell for him nicely and he put his foot through it.

“We had lots of shots. Christian Doidge had one blocked, Farrend Rawson had a header blocked on the line, we had numerous efforts.

“The second half we came under pressure and tried to stem the tide a little bit and made a couple of tactical changes but we just felt it was coming.

“They get one flick on and a speculative shot that we should defend better and they get a point.”

Cooper felt Chelsea loanne Brad Collins should have done better with the goal.

He said: “I think Brad is a little bit frustrated, it was a long way out and it’s on the floor and gone through him but you’ve got to give credit to the attacker.”

Rovers welcome Harry Kewell’s Crawley on Saturday.