GEORGE Woodward’s late equaliser secured Canvey Island a 2-2 draw against AFC Sudbury but the Gulls were still left feeling disappointed, according to boss Mark Bentley.

Woodward netted a screaming shot from 25 yards to secure a share of the spoils at Park Lane.

But Bentley knows Canvey cannot afford to keep dropping points.

“The boys are disappointed in there because we know we need to win games,” said Bentley.

“Draws aren’t good enough for us at this stage of the season with 13 games to go.

“We probably need 10 wins and it’s a massive challenge for the chaps but I don’t just want our season to filter out.

“It’s down to us what we want to do and what we want to achieve.

Canvey are eighth in the Isthmian North standings but Bentley is keen for them to get back into the race for the play-offs.

However, for that to happen he knows the Gulls must improve.

“Their goalkeeper wasn’t busy enough for my liking,” said Bentley.

“There are things to work on and we will have two big training sessions this week, weather permitting.

“We have two home games now where we’ve scored late goals but we need to turn them into wins.”

And Bentley also feels Canvey should be doing better at home.

“We expect to win our home games and we need to win them too,” said Bentley.

“We need a lot of wins if we’re going to get anywhere and put pressure on the teams above us.

“But we commanded this game up until half-time.

“After that there was a lapse in concentration for their first goal and the lad’s got a tap in.

“The second goal actually comes from our corner as well.

“We’re in their box and 10 seconds later it’s a penalty to them but a great piece of quality from Woody has got us a draw at the end.”

Elsewhere on Saturday. Bowers & Pitsea enjoyed another fine win at home as they beat Leatherhead 3-0 in the Isthmian Premier.

But it was a less successful afternoon for East Thurrock United who were beaten 1-0 at home by Cray Wanderers.

In the Isthmian North, there was a fine win for seventh placed Great Wakering Rovers as they triumphed 3-0 at Bury Town who are third in the standings.

Hullbridge Sports were beaten 3-0 at Coggeshall Town while Basildon United’s clash with Cambridge City was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.