ROB Small admitted he was disappointed to see Bowers & Pitsea relinquish top spot in the Isthmian North as they threw away a two-goal lead against Bury Town.

Bowers were in a strong position after Brad Warner’s free-kick and a David Knight penalty had handed the hosts a two-goal lead at the Len Salmon Stadium.

But Bury scored two goals in the space of four second half minutes to snatch a share of the spoils and a 2-2 draw.

Bowers boss Small said: “I was really disappointed to draw the game because we have a good record of closing games out.

“At 2-0 up, you would expect us to close out the game, but maybe the feeling of the game was won crept in.

“Both of their goals were very well taken and, having conceded only four goals in our first 12 games, we have conceded five in our last two games.

“But we have been a little unlucky because the goals we have been conceding have been flukes or wonder goals.”

Warner, who had already hit the post early on, marked his return to Bowers by finding the back of the net with a 43rd minute free-kick.

Knight doubled Bowers advantage from the penalty spot just before the hour mark, but goals from Jake Kerins and Jake Chambers Shaw resulted in the clash finishing honours even.

Bowers & Pitsea: Wilton, Sammons (Cornhill 73), Stephen, Stokes, Clark, Leahy, Monville, Sartain, Manor, Knight, Warner