Mark Cooper stressed it was a good point after Barrow AFC drew 0-0 with free-scoring Harrogate Town.

The battling Bluebirds had the better of the chances and twice were frustrated by the post at a windswept Dunes Hotel Stadium.

Harrogate had scored nine goals in their last three outings, but were reduced to counter attacks. 

“I’m a little bit frustrated after the second-half performance,” admitted Cooper. 

“I thought we were dominant in the second half.

“We had the best chances, I don’t think they had a chance in the second half.

“We’ve had three or four great chances and another day we score one of those and win. But we didn’t and we’ve got a point.

“The players are a bit down because they think they deserved to win.

“It’s about picking them back up. It’s a good point and we’ll move on.”

Barrow are just two points above the dreaded non-league trapdoor.

But Cooper’s side have lost just once in their last five and he knows just how important every point is as his side desperately fight relegation. 

And the Barrow boss is pleased with the way his side have become tough to beat. 

“Like we’ve said before if you can’t win it, don’t lose it,” added Cooper. 

“We looked solid and we’ve got a point. We’ve got to keep going, it’s a point and we have to move on for Tuesday.

“I thought we were comfortable in the game after the first 20 minutes.

“I think as a whole we always look like we can get something out of a game.

“We look as though we can get points and that’s important at this stage of the season. 

“We’re not losing games out of sight or losing loads in a row. We’re always in games and that’s important.”

Cooper was left to bemoan his side’s missed chances with all three points there for the taking. 

The hosts withstood a battering from the wind in the first half and saw both Robbie Gotts and the returning Josh Gordon squander great chances to win the game, as well as two efforts hit the post. 

“It was a game of two halves the weather again; the wind was deceivingly strong,” said Cooper.

“The pitch was bobbly so it was a difficult game.“Second half I thought our performance merited three points when you look at the chances we had; we hit the post twice.

“Gottsy’s [Robbie Gotts] is clean through and he hits it over the bar and Josh misses from three yards out.

“We should really be taking one of those chances and be talking about three points.

“You’re giving Robbie too much credit saying it bounced awkwardly. He knows he should do better there.

“But he was phenomenal again in the second half wasn’t he?

“It’s a good point and we move on.”

Barrow travel to Joey Barton’s in-form Bristol Rovers, who are unbeaten in their last five, tomorrow night before hosting resurgent Walsall who have won three of their last four.