Darren Moore says his side’s inability to secure an “all-important” second goal proved costly in Albion’s Hawthorns draw with Ipswich Town.
Keepers Bartosz Bialkowski and Sam Johnstone pulled off saves at either end to frustrate their opponents as the Baggies played out a 1-1 stalemate with the Sky Bet Championship strugglers.
“It was a game that we wanted to win, we took an early goal and it was the perfect start that we wanted,” said Moore.
“We tried to get that all-important second goal and their keeper pulled off some wonderful saves and kept them in the game.
“Obviously we came out for the second half and we get pegged back by their equaliser.
“It was end-to-end but looking at the game, our final pass or touch to get that second goal eluded us a little bit.
“Even though we wanted to win the game it was important to stop the rot after two defeats back-to-back.
“We wanted to win the game but I’m a firm believer that, if you don’t win the game, you make sure you don’t lose it.
“While the game was at 1-0 they feel they’ve got a chance and they pushed bodies forward. They had nothing to lose.”