MANAGER Paul Collicutt expressed his frustration after seeing his wasteful Evesham United side draw 2-2 with Shortwood United in the Southern League Division One West.

The Robins dominated the New Year’s Day clash at the Jubilee Stadium and had numerous chances to add to first-half strikes from Adam Mann and Matt Liddiard.

But Collicutt’s men failed to finish Shortwood off and paid the price as Chris Earle netted the equaliser in the 75th minute.

“It was a very frustrating afternoon,” said Collicutt whose team fell behind to a fifth-minute own goal by Nick Rhodes.

“We dominated the game but didn’t take our chances.

“We probably had 85 per cent of the play and they’ve got into our half two or three times during the 90 minutes and scored two goals.

“We came back after the own goal and went in at half-time 2-0 up.

“You are then looking to go on a win but we didn’t.

“In fairness to Shortwood they kept going.

“They have had some good results this season as they beat Swindon Supermarine the other day at home and you can see they are just dogged.

“They got 11 men behind the ball and said: ‘Break us down’.

“We did twice but unfortunately we didn’t keep a clean sheet.

“When you look at how many chances we have created over the 90 minutes, we hit the post and crossbar but we have not put them away and that’s come back to haunt us.”

Evesham had not won at their Cheltenham Road base since late September before beating Larkhall Athletic 2-0 on Saturday, December 23.

But United do not appear to have shaken off their home hoodoo and Collicutt believed it just came down to finding the back of the net.

“It is difficult one to your finger on,” said Collicutt on his side’s struggles to win on their own patch.

“But we have not been scoring enough goals as we are creating the chances.

“We have just come off the back of two good results and Shortwood probably caused us less trouble than perhaps the other teams did.

“And we have conceded two goals which was a bit sloppy on our part.

“I thought at times we played some good football, but it wasn’t enough on Monday.”

Evesham visit fourth-placed Wimborne Town on Saturday (3pm).