It was a frustrating two points dropped for Banbury United who rounded off an unbeaten February with a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Kings Langley on Saturday.
The Puritans took the lead via a 79th minute Elliot Sandy spot-kick but sat back and, according to boss Mike Ford, ‘got what they deserved’ when they conceded a 94th minute leveller.
It is now five games unbeaten for United, but Ford cut an irritated figure after a poor defensive display caused the third draw of the month.
He said: “We couldn’t cope with going into the lead. We just hacked at it, panicked and showed no composure.
“We lost all the composure that we’d shown in the previous two weeks – that’s ultimately what cost us.”
Sandy was felled in the box and the midfielder dusted himself off to score the opener from the spot.
Kings Langley refused to give up though and grabbed an 94th minute equaliser when Jorrell Johnson headed home from six yards.
Ford added: “If we want to be a team that are going to be challenging in and around the top boys then when you’re not your best you need to win the game 1-0.
“We got so deep, defensive and negative. You get what you deserve and I think the last 10 minutes we got what we deserved.”
Banbury (8th), six points off the play-offs, travel to St Neots Town (11th) on Saturday.