FRUSTRATED Barrow boss Mark Cooper has stressed the need for his side to stop conceding “rubbish” goals.

The Bluebirds were forced to settle for their third draw in four games after twice going behind to George Miller strikes at the Bescot.

George Williams initially levelled for the visitors before Josh Gordon’s dramatic late goal secured a point on the road. 

And after seeing his side go a fifth game unbeaten away from home, Cooper admitted: “I’m disappointed we haven’t won. We are conceding rubbish goals which means we are drawing instead of winning. We’ve got to look at that.

“Their goals were too easy whereas our goals are worked, we have to pass, move and make the pitch big and prise them open.

“We started really sloppy and we keep doing that, we’ve got to stop.

“I think it was the least we deserved for our performance. Walsall started really well and we conceded a poor goal, a free header from a corner again.

“We could have been two down and then we started to play, controlled the rest of the first half, scored a great goal and then second half we want more of the same.

“I thought we took control for large periods then we concede a horrendous goal – we’ve got four players in the box against two Walsall players and the Walsall player scores with a back-flick.

“And until we stop conceding soft goals, we are going to have keep scoring two or three in a game to win. It’s a little bit of care, a little of desire to stop that ball going in our goal.

“But we kept playing the way I want us to play and we refused to be beaten.”

The Cumbrian side have failed to win since the start of the month when they beat struggling Mansfield.

And there’s an air of frustration at the manner in which the club have frequently dropped points recently.

But the travelling contingent went home happy after Gordon’s dramatic equaliser.

“With the way we play eventually they have to give in,” reflected Cooper.

“We got an opportunity just before Josh Gordon scored and then he does right at the end.

“You saw what it meant at the end, the players thought they deserved something out of the game. But it should be three points for me.

“It’s a concentration thing and it’s a players thing, it’s an individual thing. Players have to do their job and stop their man scoring.

“The first goal is a free header from a corner, Paul Farman makes two great saves and someone gets a tap in on the line.

"That’s concentration and desire to stop your man heading it. 

“The second one we let the lad run down the line, skips past Banksy [Ollie Banks], crosses it and it’s back-heeled from seven yards out into the middle of the goal - too easy.

“Our goals are well worked, the ball is passed and moved. We make the pitch big and prise them open and that’s where our goals were.

“It’s a point, but for me personally it should be three.”