PHIL Parkinson admits his side paid for not taking their chances as their Craven Cottage hoodoo continued.

Tom Cairney’s late header snatched a point after Sammy Ameobi had put the Whites within a whisker of their first league win at Fulham in 25 years.

Adam Armstrong and Adam Le Fondre both had good chances to double the lead in the second half but the home side – who attacked incessantly late on – will feel they were worthy of a share of the spoils.

“We’re disappointed, obviously,” Parkinson told The Bolton News. “We said to the lads at half time that we needed to look for the second goal and we had a lot of chances to do that.

“We knew we were up against a team who would throw caution to the wind and throw players forward. They’d scored late goals recently.

“We needed that second goal but all in all the performance level was top class and we’ll have to take heart from that, even though it hurts.”

Ameobi gave Wanderers the lead with a neat finish after Fulham’s defence had frozen.

Fulham enjoyed plenty of possession but with Mark Beevers and David Wheater outstanding once again at the back, they were continually frustrated.

Armstrong had one effort saved well by David Button, and then nearly capitalised on a poor clearance from the Fulham keeper – firing his first-time shot from 40 yards narrowly wide of the post.

Sub Le Fondre also put a lobbed effort on to the roof of the net, which might have made the game safe.

“We are definitely getting better,” Parkinson said. “That’s three games unbeaten and the game before that was Aston Villa, where anyone who saw it would say we deserved something from it.

“We matched a very, very good team. We didn’t just sit back and soak up pressure, we created chances, and when we attacked in the final third we looked like we’d get chances.”