KARL Robinson admitted individual errors cost Oxford United as they conceded late to draw with Bristol Rovers in the Emirates FA Cup.

The U’s were 2-1 up and seemingly on course for the second round when Jamie Hanson brought down Aaron Collins in the penalty area with three minutes left.

Antony Evans scored from the spot to set up a replay at the Memorial Stadium on Tuesday, November 16 (7.45pm).

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United should have been out of sight by that stage, with Matty Taylor hitting the post twice and Mark Sykes striking the bar when they were already ahead.

They had 17 shots in total, but could not kill the game against the Sky Bet League Two side.

U’s head coach Robinson said: “It was just one human error that led to the penalty and maybe three or four human errors that led to our missed chances.

“We’re playing some great stuff, we’re full of confidence, we created chances at will.

“There was so much flow to the game, I felt incredibly comfortable.

“I don’t think anyone in the stadium felt nervous at any stage today, it’s just a complete and utter lapse in concentration.

“We’re still in the competition, it’s much better than being out.

“I thought we were very good, that game could have been four or 5-1 if we’d taken guilt-edged chances.

“I’m not just talking little tiny opportunities.”

Taylor had opened the scoring against his old club after 11 minutes, before Sam Finley equalised in first-half stoppage-time.

Marcus McGuane’s first U’s goal restored the advantage early in the second period, but Rovers hit back again.

Hanson had only been on the pitch eight minutes when he hesitated as he went to clear a loose ball, allowing Collins to get there first and draw the foul.

Robinson said: “Jay’s a really nice young man, he works his socks off and has been incredibly unlucky (with injuries).

“But it’s not acceptable, he knows that, he’s been told in no uncertain terms.

“If he knew he was there, he wouldn’t have made the challenge.

“You need to have a greater awareness around you.

"When the ball’s dropping you know you don’t get that time, but he waited and become reactive rather than proactive.”

Robinson also praised referee Paul Howard, who let the game flow even when tempers flared and the tackles started flying in.

He said: “I thought it was the best refereeing performance I’ve seen here.

“He let it go for Oxford, he let it go for Bristol, he stayed consistent in his decision-making.

“To only book two or three players for petulance, I thought that was a good old-fashioned FA Cup tie with very good refereeing.”