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A second half comeback from Evo-Stik Northern Premier side Scarborough Athletic denied Moors a second pre-season victory.
Moors, who previously defeated Guisborough Town 1-5 before falling to a brave 0-2 loss at home to Championship side Middlesbrough, fielded a strong starting eleven.
After a cagey opening twenty minutes, which saw both sides take a water break in relentless heat, a delightful Rob Ramshaw goal broke the deadlock.
Shane Henry’s perfectly weighted through ball found the midfielder, and once he spotted Tommy Taylor rushing from his goal, he expertly lofted the ball over his head to give Moors the advantage.
The goal injected a shot of urgency and confidence into Jason Ainsley’s team, and ten minutes later, they doubled their lead.
Stephen Brogan’s dash to the bye line ended with a cross which fell to Ryan Hall. The winger caressed the ball into the path of Glen Taylor, who rocketed a sweet strike into the top corner past his namesake in the Scarborough goal.
The home side rarely threatened as Moors began to take control of the game, but Matthew Gould was forced to make two smart saves from Will Annan and Josh Lacey.
The game began to turn as the second half begun, with Scarborough’s aggressive second half approach rewarding them a goal back a minute after the restart.
A deep cross to the back post was met by Annan, who, despite being under severe pressure from Jake Hibbs, managed to bundle the ball in.
With the pattern of the game now swinging in favour of the home side, they capitalised on their pressure to equalise.
After James Curtis was adjudged to have handled, Michael Coulson, a set-piece specialist, stepped up and curled a superb effort past Gould.
The remaining 30 minutes were played at a pedestrian pace as both sides settled for the draw. Both managers saw this as the ideal time to introduce substitutes as the game petered out after a bright opening hour.
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