ROYAL Wootton Bassett Town manager Paul Braithwaite was left ruing individual mistakes again as his side had to settle for a 2-2 draw away to Milton United.

The visitors fell behind after seven minutes when Curtis Meare could only parry a shot and the Bassett defenders did not track Adam Bruce for the rebound.

Bassett were back on level terms within eight minutes when the ball was played into Dan Comer on the right of midfield and he took it past a player before crossing to Steve Robertson, who hit it first time from the edge of the box to find the bottom corner.

Milton regained the lead when a shot was not dealt with and Will Norton pounced to score from the edge of the box.

However, Adam Corcoran played a diagonal ball from his right-back positon on the halfway line and Robertson met it with his head from 12 yards out to regain parity once more.

In the second half, Bassett had chances to win the game but failed to take them to leave Braithwaite cutting a frustrated figure on the sidelines.

“It is another frustrating day where we have come away having played better than the opposition, created more than the opposition, but only come away with a point,” he said.

“Two mistakes cost us in the week against Highmoor Ibis and then today we have let Milton take the lead twice.

“It is just frustrating that we keep putting ourselves in the same situations and I am bored of talking about it and telling people off.

“We just cannot keep being naïve doing the same things and lacking in concentration.”

Bassett now have nine days before their next game but Braithwaite says the players need to look at themselves rather than do extra work on the training ground.

“It is something that needs to be looked at. Either player-wise in pre-season for next season, I don’t know what it is,” he added.

“Players who are there at the moment, if they are playing on for next season, need to concentrate more at pivotal points in the games because I can’t keep defending them.

“We have got a bit of a break now and I don’t know if that is a good thing or a bad thing. I would rather be playing Saturday-Wednesday-Saturday and I think the players would as well.

“We will come in on Saturday and do a bit or see if we can get a friendly but, unfortunately, nothing that will work on individual errors.”

Meanwhile, despite John Fisher throwing in the towel on Highworth Town’s title challenge last week, a second-half Levi Cox goal secured them a 1-0 away win at second-placed Flackwell Heath.