ANDOVER New Street’s away fixture last Saturday ended in frustration as they drew 1-1 with Cowes Sports, writes TIM BATES.

The Street went 1-0 down just before the half hour mark as Cowes’ player/manager John Mckie fired home.

His sweet strike went sailing into the top left hand corner beating George Baxter with ease.

New Street’s Callum Sweeney did his utmost to equalise. His shot at the near post was saved by Cowes’ goalkeeper Ed Hatt.

Shane Lock then blasted a chance straight at the goalkeeper and Zac Hine put the ball over the bar from just 10 yards away.

Hine tried to redeem himself with a 30-yard strike but this was tipped over the bar by Hatt.

Four minutes into the second half saw Shane Lock equalise.

The attacking midfielder cut inside from the left and thundered his shot past Hatt.

The Street could have put the game to bed as a blistering pass from Kylen Lewis put Shane Lock through.

Unfortunately, Lock’s effort was wide of the mark which made for a frustrating afternoon for New Street.

Manager John Smith said after the game: "Today was really frustrating for us. We could have and should have won that game.

"After they scored in the first half we were all over them. We missed so many chances to put the game to bed. However, I can’t fault the boys’ effort. We still believe in ourselves and go into the next game positive."

New Street entertain Alton in the North Hants Senior Cup on Wednesday night and then top of table Sholing in the Wessex Premier Division are the visitors on Saturday.