Frustration was the overwhelming emotion after Barnet conceded in injury-time equaliser to draw 2-2 at home to Havant & Waterlooville last night.

Following Saturday’s 1-1 draw against AFC Fylde at the Hive, the Bees looked set to return to winning ways after Shaq Coulthirst had followed up his 13th-minute penalty with a second goal with nine minutes of normal time remaining.

But the concession of a late free-kick was to prove costly as Andreas Robinson curled in his second goal of the game to earn the Hawks a point.

“It was very frustrating,” Bees boss John Still told the club website. “I thought we started great, I thought we should have scored a couple before we scored. But when we scored I thought we were doing all right, but we took a step back rather than a step forward.

“But every time we play a game we’re getting injuries, we’ve got to reshuffle and that part of it is actually more frustrating if I’m being honest.”

Reflecting on what happened at the death, Still continued: “We’re 2-1 up. Did we deserve to be 2-1 up? Probably not. I thought equal was about right and we give away the most ridiculous free-kick.

“We had near enough everybody behind the ball and we’ve given away the most ridiculous free-kick by somebody flying in and we’ve given them the opportunity to score, so that’s the frustration.”

While the manner in which Barnet dropped two points was cause for irritation, Still stressed the injury situation was of greater frustration after losing Dan Sweeney at half-time and then seeing his replacement, Andre Boucaud, last just seven minutes of the second half.

The Bees boss lamented: “In the end we had to change our system as well and change back because we haven’t got the right people in the right areas.

“It was our intention to bring on Jack Barham with half-an-hour to go but he’s not a winger and we had to go with that because it’s the only thing we could, so it is frustrating.

After a strong opening which had seen Jack Taylor, Coulthirst and Josh Walker go close, Coulthirst netted from the spot following a push on Sweeney.

The Bees took their one-goal advantage into the break but despite the injury disruption, the hosts continued to create chances with Coulthirst heading over before Wes Fonguck wasn’t far away from marking his England C call-up with a goal when he forced Ben Dudzinski into a fine save.

Robinson was to equalise with a fine curling effort from the edge of the area, but the game was to be level for only 10 minutes as Coulthirst netted his second with a strike into the bottom corner.

Cheye Alexander and Ephron Mason-Clark had opportunities to add to Barnet’s lead, but the home side’s inability to add a third goal was to cost them when Robinson beat Mark Cousins for a second time at the death.