“ONLY time will tell” whether Evesham United will rue missing the chances to win Saturday’s 1-1 draw at play-off rivals Street.

Will Tunnicliff fired the Robins ahead after 32 minutes from a scrappy corner only for Oscar Latas to level matters with a cheeky backheel just before the hour mark.

But Street’s strike might have been rendered meaningless had one-on-one chances for top scorer Kane Simpson and wide man Adam Page not gone begging.

Simpson then struck the post followed by Carl Brown side-footing wide when well placed in the second half before parity was restored, leaving Evesham manager Paul Collicutt with mixed emotions.

“Over the 90 minutes we probably edged it in terms of the better chances. At 1-0 up we really wanted that second goal and had chances to get it,” said Collicutt.

“Kane Simpson and Adam Page had one-on-one chances and there were others that went begging as well.

“They went close to equalising just before half-time so we went in knowing we were not comfortable and unfortunately, the second never came.

“Is it a point gained or two lost? It is difficult to judge but then you get to hear about some of the results from around the league and you think it is not that bad.

“Street came up as champions of the Western League and deservedly so, the one thing they had coming into this league was the benefit of that winning mentality.

“They have a well-organised team that is difficult to break down, especially on their patch. They are in that pocket of teams below us but have a lot of tough games still to play, like we have.

“All we can do now is look at getting every point we can on the board and see where it takes us – if we get to where we want to be then this won’t look like a bad point at all.

“Of course we wanted the three points but it was not meant to be and we still find ourselves in the play-off positions.

“Only time will tell. Unfortunately it has happened too many times this season where we could have turned draws into wins or defeats into draws.

“We have created quite a few chances this season, especially since Kane has been on board, and we must start taking them to nail down those results in the final eight games.”

Goalscorer Tunnicliff had not been expected to return so quickly from ankle ligament damage and Collicutt was quick to hail his comeback.

“Will surprised us all to be involved and did well considering he has been out for so long,” added Collicutt.

"He took the goal very well and as usual he put in a good performance."