We will draw plenty of positives – Yates
MARK Yates said Cheltenham Town were agonisingly close to a "complete performance" before one lapse in concentration cost them dearly at Fleetwood Town.
They took a fully-deserved lead through Marlon Pack's first half volley, but poor marking from a corner allowed substitute Junior Brown to nod in a leveller in the 69th minute as Cheltenham's run of draws continued.
Yates said when he overcame the disappointment of such a sloppy goal he would take the many positives from a much-improved display at Highbury Stadium on Tuesday.
"That was my team and how I know they can play and we saw almost a complete performance, but we've come away with a point and it's bitterly frustrating," said Yates (inset).
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"We have good players and we showed that because Fleetwood have hardly had a shot on target, but someone has not done their job from a corner and I know who it is.
"It's a shame as the lad came into the side and did well, but he's more than a good marker for us and he has cost us two points from a game we should have won because we were outstanding.
"There was lots of good stuff, but I am not the happiest man in the world at the moment.
"We needed a win because we didn't win on Saturday at Accrington and we've let ourselves down."
Yates called for his players to stand up and be counted before the long trip to the Fylde Coast and he felt they did that, apart from one lapse.
He said: "They couldn't get near us in the first half and in the second half we were still in control, but we switched off and it cost us dear.
"We have to go again on Saturday against Wimbledon at home now.
"I am not going to publicly slate anybody, but we spoke about standing up and being counted and unfortunately one split second has cost us and you have to do it for 95 minutes.
"It's just the way our luck is at the minute. We are drawing too many games, but this one we deserved to win so will take the positives from it.
"I thought Darren Carter and Russ Penn were good, the lads in the middle (Pack and Jason Taylor) were outstanding, as were the back four and we made Fleetwood look very ordinary.
"The supporters were great and really backed us and we have shown signs of promise.
"We have 11 games to go and if play like that we will win a lot more than we have done of late.
"It was our best performance for a while and one of the best of the whole season."