A late effort Matej Vydra earned the Baggies a point.
With Albion a point above the relegation zone, Spaniard Mel knows wins are becoming more crucial as time passes.
"It was another spirited fightback, but before the game in my head all I was thinking about was the three points," said Mel.
"We now face three long months to ensure we don't get relegated, to work hard on the pitch for 90 minutes every game.
"And we just need to win, for the players to smile, to feel good in the head, for good work every week, and for the fans too.
"I am sure with the way we played in the second half this is the way for us to win. For me the most important player on the pitch was the Fulham goalkeeper.
"Despite the draw, this is still an important point for us."
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