But Easterby admitted he struggled to take any positives from a result that keeps his side down in seventh in the RaboDirect PRO12 table.
"It was definitely a case of two points lost rather than two points gained," said Easterby.
"That's not to disrespect Zebre, it's just that in the last couple of weeks our performances against top-class opposition have been top-drawer, and it was far from that tonight.
"It's not acceptable to get ourselves up for certain games and then come to places like Zebre and not put a performance in.
"Ultimately we were fortunate that Rhys kicked two very good goals at the end to draw the game which, on the face of it, we didn't deserve."