Injury-time penalty sees Scarborough earn 23-23 draw in dramatic finish At Percy Park.

2 Dec

Tom Ratcliffe lines up his injury time equaliser at Percy Park

In a game played in driving rain, a late Scarborough fight-back saw the Seasiders come from 23-13 down to snatch a share of the spoils with a Tom Ratcliffe penalty deep in injury-time at Percy Park this afternoon.

Having taken an early lead with a Ratcliffe penalty goal, the Seasiders slipped 3-5 behind when ‘Park’ crossed in the corner in the 12th minute.

A Euan Govier try converted by Ratcliffe nudged the visitors 10-5 ahead in the 17th minute but a second quarter penalty followed by a converted try saw the home side lead 15-10 at the break.

A second Ratcliffe penalty cut the Percy Park lead to 15-13 in the 49th minute.

A breakaway unconverted try in the 65th minute followed by a penalty in the 72nd minute saw ‘Park’ seem to clinch the matter at 23-13; however a try from Scarborough No8 Aaron Wilson in the 75th minute converted by Ratcliffe gave the visitors a lifeline at 23-20.

And when the the home side infringed in front of their own posts deep in injury time, Ratcliffe made no mistake with the kick to break Geordie hearts.

READ MY FULL REPORT IN THE SCARBOROUGH NEWS OUT ON THURSDAY

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