Marcus Law was frustrated with “two points dropped” as Kettering Town were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw at struggling Bedworth United.
It might have been worse for the Poppies after they fell behind on 53 minutes when Luke Rowe scored from the penalty spot after goalkeeper Paul Walker had brought down former Kettering man Justin Marsden.
But Liam Canavan celebrated a new long-term deal with the Poppies when he grabbed the equaliser with just five minutes remaining.
The draw leaves Kettering still in ninth place and two points off the play-off positions in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division.
And while the result means the Poppies have now lost just once in their last eight matches, Law was a frustrated man, although his team were not helped by losing defenders Brett Solkhon and Chris Carruthers to injury inside the first 23 minutes.
“Losing the two centre-backs early on certainly didn’t help our cause,” Law said.
“But we didn’t take the chances we created and we didn’t make their goalkeeper work hard enough with the opportunities we had.
“I am pleased that we persevered towards the and got the goal because that’s something we might not have seen earlier in the season.
“But we are disappointed to have only come away with four points from the past two matches.
“We have to look at this as two points dropped because it was a game against a team in the bottom area of the table.
“We needed the three points and didn’t get them so, even though the good run goes on, we are disappointed because these are the games you need to be winning if you are going to be up there.”
The Poppies return to action next Saturday when they head to Slough Town, who play at Beaconsfield SYCOB’s Holloways Park ground.