EVESHAM United manager Mike Ford says his side's 'luck is out' after a frustrating 0-0 draw at Cribbs on Tuesday night, in which Michael O'Regan was sent-off for the second league game running.

Cribbs' Ross McErlain was shown a red card just before half-time but O'Regan received a second yellow mid-way through the second-half to make it 10 vs 10.

O'Regan was controversially sent off on Saturday following a collision with a Bideford AFC player in the 2-1 defeat and Tuesday's second yellow card was another potentially harsh call.

Neither side could break the deadlock and after the game, boss Ford said: "We have appealed the one on Saturday as it was a straight red.

"As for the one on Tuesday night, I showed the referee the video and he tried to dig himself out of a hole but ultimately he acknowledged he got it wrong. 

"It's very disappointing because two yellow cards you cannot appeal so Mike (O'Regan) will be redundant for a couple of games if not more."

Evesham have now had four red cards this season and that has played a part in them finding it difficult to win games.

They have been victorious in just two matches in the league campaign so far, but Ford suggests his side have not had the rub of the green too often.

"When your luck is out, your luck is out," admitted Ford. "Sometimes you have difficulties in football matches.

"You have periods in games where it doesn't go your way and at the moment that is us, we aren't getting it to go the way we want it to.

"But you either down tools or you roll your sleeves up, work harder, persevere and you show great resilience and you turn it around.

"I think we were very worthy of a point on the night and a clean sheet. Their keeper at the end had to make a few saves but in the end, a draw was a fair result."

And Evesham may have to make do without star striker Levi Steele this weekend as he was taken off in the first-half at Cribbs with a dead-leg he has been suffering with for a couple of weeks. 

The Robins have a big game with fellow strugglers Yate Town on Saturday and three points would see them climb up away from the relegation zone.