CONCORD Rangers’ hopes of breaking into the National League South play-off places suffered a severe blow as they squandered a two-goal lead and were made to settle for a 2-2 draw with Slough Town.

Goals from Lee Minshull and Alex Wall put the Beach Boys in the driving seat at the Aspect Arena.

But Francis Amartey and Lee Togwell scored late on to allow Slough, who played more than half of the encounter with 10 men, to snatch a share of the spoils.

And Concord player-manager Sammy Moore was frustrated with his side at the final whistle.

Moore said: “We were not good enough and the players know that.

“We didn’t deserve to win the game of football.

“We had a lack of quality in the first half and got a lifeline when their player went off, but we fell short of the standards we have set in the last 15 or 16 games.

“When you’re 2-0 up with 15 minutes to go and a man extra, you have got to see the game out.

“We had a weak mentality, no leaders on the pitch and we’ve got to dust ourselves down.

“We’ve got to move on but we have made life incredibly hard because we should be seeing the game out.

“In all honesty, it feels like a loss for us.”

The visitors were reduced to 10 men with just 35 minutes played as Wall was pulled down by Guy Hollis after finding himself in on goal.

And Concord made the numerical advantage count almost immediately as Minshull, who scored the late winner at Gloucester City four days earlier, headed home the opener.

The Beach Boys doubled their lead soon after the break as Wall connected with Jack Midson’s low cross.

But Slough gave themselves hope thanks to Francis Amartey halving the deficit.

And Concord suffered heartbreak late on as Lee Togwell ensured Slough would leave the Aspect Arena with a share of the spoils.

As a result, the Beach Boys are six points adrift of Billericay Town, who currently occupy the final play-off spot.