A Michael Townsend own goal brought the home side level after a stunning long-range strike from Frankie Artus had given the visitors an early lead.
"We were a bit inept in the first half and a goal down after about two minutes when we switched off completely," said Hutchings. "That was about the only shot that Cheltenham had.
"In the second half we took the game to them but their goalkeeper did well with crosses.
"It was bumpy and windy which didn't make for good football, and Cheltenham are fighting for their lives and unbeaten in five games now.
"We seemed to huff and puff rather than showing any real quality. In the remaining games we are facing teams above us in the league which will be a good test for us to see how far we have come. And we can assess at the end of the season where we might be next year."