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Scarborough Athletic Draw 1-1 At Brighouse Town

SAFC NEWS Scarborough Athletic

Published at 8:45am 22nd January 2017.

A late Devonte Morton strike forced Scarborough Athletic to settle for a point as Steve Kittrick's side drew 1-1 with Brighouse Town.

Buoyed by the new signings of Billy Logan and Jacob Norburn earlier in the week, Boro started brightly and were awarded an early penalty in just the second minute as Jamie Price was brought down in the box. Midfielder Adam Bolder stepped up confidently but saw his spot kick well saved low down to his left by Brighouse 'keeper Tom Taylor.

On ten minutes the home side had a goal chalked off as Ben Wharton was adjudged offside after finding the back of the net from close range.

Boro were attacking from deep, with Cameron Murray causing real problems for the Brighouse defence with his pace as he raced through the middle of midfield on numerous occasions. The pressure eventually paid off on 27 minutes when a ball in from the right was shielded by Benny Igiehon then laid back to the edge of the penalty area for the returning Billy Logan to fire a low shot into the bottom corner to give Athletic a 1-0 lead.

Brighouse looked to respond quickly, Scarborough keeper Tom Morgan alert to save at the feet on a home attacker as he looked to pull the trigger after a neat turn in the area.

In the second half Morgan was again on hand to save a low shot from Ben Wharton, before home striker Morton shot wide when well placed then failed to apply the finishing touch after a cross from the left.

Jacob Hazel tried to add a second goal after skipping down the left, cutting into the box and forcing a save from Taylor. The pressure was building and Morgan kept his side in it with a superb reaction save from another Wharton effort. The visiting defence was gradually dropping deeper and deeper, so it was no real surprise when the equaliser arrived.

With just two minutes remaining, former Warrington forward Ben Wharton flicked into the path of Morton to stab in and bring Brighouse back on level terms. Both sides pushed for a winner, with Morton coming close to getting his head on a drilled cross and Adam Bolder crashing over at the back post, as the game finished with honours even.

Listen to Scarborough Athletic manager Steve Kittrick's thoughts after the game...

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