Tom Wood lamented his team's inability to turn their dominance in possession and position into the victory that would have all but secured Worcester's place in the Guinness Premiership.
The Warriors flanker was one of the few standout performers in Worcester's 10-10 draw with Leeds Carnegie on an afternoon where a strong wind and tacky underfoot conditions made it difficult for the hosts to give full rein to their attacking ambitions.
But they did create a number of good chances, notably a sequence of five-metres scrums in the first half and a couple of breaks by Sam Tuitupou in the second, and had three potential scoring situations referred to the television match official.
Each one was turned down, however and despite feeling comfortable throughout Worcester could not manufacture the score that would have given them a third consecutive win and put them 17 points clear of the bottom.
"I felt we had the game in the bag," Wood said. "We were all over them, but they defended well and we just didn't finish. We had the possession and made the breaks, but it was a lack of finishing.
"Our backs have been really sharp in the last few weeks, but the conditions held us back a little bit - that was the same for both teams, though.
"They were defending for their lives and did well to keep their discipline. We've been there in the past too - the underdogs at the bottom of the table - and it does bring the best out in you.
"Getting the draw - and the last couple of weeks' results - has taken the pressure off us a bit, but there's still a lot to play for. We've been counted down and out before, but managed to fight our way back. We just need to keep our own house in order and make sure we fight for every point and don't rely on what other teams are doing."
While director of rugby Mike Ruddock gave his side ten out of ten for effort he gave them just half marks for execution and Wood admits that it was probably a fair assessment.
"Our target was to match their enthusiasm and I felt we did that - it wasn't a lack of commitment, but the guys are all pretty frustrated.
"There was always a danger of being complacent after the great wins against Sale and Leicester, but I don't think that was the case. We knew what they were going to do and they delivered on it.
"We've got more home games than away ones left and we love to play at Sixways in front of our great crowds, but we will put our best foot forward in every game and fight for everything."