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.


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