BOSS Paul Collicutt called on Evesham United to “learn quickly” from Sunday’s bitter late blow against Larkhall.

The Robins missed a host of chances to wrap up the points after Will Tunnicliff’s deflected opener at the Jubilee Stadium and got hit by a sucker punch two minutes from time.

Collicutt acknowledged that had knocked the wind out of United’s sails but admitted his troops would have to dig deep to find an answer to recent ills.

“Their keeper pulled off a few good saves and we played some decent football,” said Collicutt.

“We created good chances to go 2-0 up, especially in the second half and cannot keep missing them.

“In the changing room afterwards it felt like a loss. It hurts when it happens, especially when you see the lads put them away in training.

“We didn’t work the keeper enough from some good openings earned through some good football.

“The lads played some good stuff to have the chances and the performance was decent, you just cannot keep missing the target and it gets very frustrating watching it.

“The longer you go missing those chances, the more psyched up the other side gets. If we had scored two we would probably have gone on to get three or four.

“We have a young side that has to learn quickly from the experience. It wasn’t to be and we have a hard game coming up at the weekend against Cirencester Town.

“They have a good side and we will need our shooting boots on, that’s for sure.”

One key chance was when Jacob Davidge bludgeoned his way through to round the keeper only to fire into the side netting.

“Jacob was unlucky, I felt for the lad,” Collicutt added.

“He read the pass, got around the keeper but put it in the side netting which was unfortunate. It would have been good for him to break his duck for us having worked so hard.

“He was disappointed but it wasn’t just him, other chances went begging.

“We were without Steve Davies and Kye Simpson and those lads have goals in the them, we just have to keep plugging away because we know have a useful side at the minute.

“The one thing we are perhaps missing is one or two experienced players.”

That lack of experience was not helped by Linden Dovey’s withdrawal due to a foot injury which is likely to keep him out of action at the weekend.

“He blocked a shot and jarred his ankle right back and had to be carried off, he definitely a doubt for Cirencester,” said Collicutt.

Midfield general Ashley Williams remains “two or three weeks away from full fitness” but defender Shayne Anson played for Tuffley Rovers on Saturday in his bid to return to action in the near future.

Striker Steve Davies should be back from injury with Archie Haskayne back after suspension but Kye Simpson is still banned with Liam Harding not available.