Peterhead increased their lead at the top of League Two – but Jim McInally felt they threw away two points against Clyde.
The Blue Toon led 2-0 and 3-1 against the Bully Wee at Broadwood but could only draw 3-3.
Edinburgh City’s 4-1 loss to Cowdenbeath means the Buchan team are now six points ahead of the capital side and Clyde at the summit with just four games left.
Willie Gibson’s free-kick put Peterhead in front on four minutes before Paul Willis finished off a good team move on the half hour for 2-0. Two minutes after half-time former Don David Goodwillie struck for the hosts but Scott Brown quickly re-established the Blue Toon’s two-goal cushion.
But a Goodwillie penalty following Jason Brown’s handball and Scott Banks’ long-range strike meant the game finished all square.
McInally is pleased with the position Peterhead are in, but was annoyed to draw after being in a winning position.
The Balmoor boss said: “We conceded a lot of possession in the game but it never really looked like they were going to score.
“I can only recall Greg Fleming having one save to make in the second half.
“They put a lot of high balls into the box and had a lot of corners, they also had a player who could take long throw-ins into the box so they became like corners as well.
“Generally we defended OK but the first goal, which we lost just after half-time, was disappointing because it was a throw-in we should have defended better.
“At 3-1 up we were really comfortable and Jason Brown inexplicabably punched the ball from a corner when it was going over his head. That gave them the lift they needed to keep going and for their third goal we gave possession away and Banks struck it into the top corner from 25 yards.
“The goals all could have been avoided, they were individual mistakes.
“After that they never had a chance, but we shouldn’t have been in a position where we were hanging on after being 3-1 up.
“It hurts a bit because of how it happened. If we’d been given this scenario before the game it was the second best scenario I would have wanted because Edinburgh lost.
“It would have been strange if we’d drawn and Edinburgh had won but because they lost it’s turned out a really good point.”
McInally believes it’s important to remember that the Blue Toon are still in control of their own destiny with four games left, despite the dropped points on Saturday.
He added: “We need two wins really from four games and Clyde and Edinburgh play next week when they are neck and neck.
“We need to look after ourselves now and make sure we cut out silly mistakes.
“It’s important to remember though we have still left ourselves in a brilliant position.”
Captain and striker Rory McAllister, midfielder Simon Ferry and full-back Jamie Stevenson didn’t start due to injury concerns, but all came off the bench.
McInally said: “Jamie got 30 minutes and came through fine and Simon and Rory both got 15 minutes and they were also fine so that is good news for us.”