Bideford manager Sean Joyce was left to rue missed chances after Saturday’s Southern League clash with Totton, and he’s asking his side to put things right this evening (Tuesday)

Bideford manager Sean Joyce likened his team’s woes in front of goal to a disease after watching them fail to find the net against AFC Totton.

The Robins dominated for much of Saturday’s Evo-Stik Southern League fixture, but were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw and one point rather than three.

The result leaves Bideford ninth in Division One South and West at the mid-point of the season, and despite a series of impressive performances, they’ve collected just two points from their last four games.

Speaking after the final whistle, Joyce said: “The last four games, to pick two points out of them is embarrassing and I’m getting bored of it.

“After the last game I was bored, we did that to North Leigh and penned them in in the second half.

“We’re just contriving to miss chances – we’ve done it from the first game of the season and we’re doing it now.

“Are we near the play-offs? No, we’re nowhere near the play-offs, but we should be.

“If we had back the points that we deserve to have we’d be second. I know we should.

“We’ve dominated almost every game we’ve played but we just don’t hurt people, we let teams off.

“We missed chances all the way through the game, they had a 10 minute spell in the second half where Josh [Colwill] has made two or three great saves.

“We’re frustrated because we should be up. We’ve walked in there and it feels like a loss.

“I don’t know what to say, as a manager I do not know what to do. That’s four games where we’ve dominated the four teams and we’ve got two points out of it. “It’s baffling me. It’s got to drop. “

The Robins will be looking to make amends this evening, with bottom-of-the-league Bridgwater visiting the Sports Ground.

Joyce said: “We’ve got Bridgwater and they’re going to be the same as them, they’re going to work their socks off to try and get something, and we’ve got to be good enough to hurt them.”

A third home game in a row takes place on Saturday against Winchester City.