EVESHAM United may have rescued a last-ditch draw against Bristol Manor Farm but manager Paul Collicutt was still left wondering what might have been.

Kane Simpson’s 90th-minute penalty salvaged a 2-2 draw but the Robins had led with their top scorer having a golden chance to double the advantage moments before the visitors levelled.

Manor Farm had hit the post before United drew first blood with defender Shayne Anson turning in an inviting corner from Adam Page after 32 minutes.

Simpson raced through to try to make it two seconds after the restart but got thwarted one-on-one and Evesham immediately go punished when Owen Howe converted a penalty.

Howe then notched with a close-range tap in to put Farm in front with 15 minutes to go but United salvaged a share of the spoils when Joe Turley was brought down by Jamie Turner for Simpson to level from 12 yards.

“There were decisions you would consider questionable both ways,” said Collicutt.

“I expect they were hurting about the penalty we got with the very last kick of the game as well and it was certainly a feisty affair.

“Their first goal was a penalty and a decision I felt was dubious. They would say the same about ours.

“I could see why ours was give but I would be honest enough to say I would understand if it had not been given, it was one of those borderline calls.

“I was asked whether I thought he (the referee) had evened it up, you never know that but I did feel their penalty was a weak one. Even then, Andy (Hannah, goalkeeper) was very unlucky not to save it having got down to it.

“The performance level was decent, their keeper pulled of numerous good saves and we missed chances.

“The turning point was Kane having that one-on-one within a minute of the second half starting, their keeper pulled off a really good save and they went up the other end and equalised.

“If we had gone two up I think the match would have panned out differently. Football has a way of hurting you when you don’t take your chances to kill the game.

“Will Tunnicliff had to come off and is very doubtful for Saturday. Linden Dovey also picked up a problem with about 25 minutes to go so that saw two of our good performers of late come out of the back four.

“That may have unsettled us a bit but I could not fault the lads. They kept going and I thought we deserved the point we got, if not three.”

Evesham look to regain a place in the Southern League Division One South play-offs when they travel to fellow contenders Cirencester Town on Saturday (3pm).

Robins: Hannah, Dovey (Harding, 68), Tunnicliff (Williams, 44), Turley, Anson, Wellon, Sidibe (Thomas, 55), Hancock, Kane Simpson, Davies, Page. Unused subs: Brown, Kye Simpson.

Attendance: 214.