OSSETT Town missed out on a valuable three points after being held to a 2-2 draw by Burscough in the Evo-Stik First Division North.
Ossett, with home advantage, struggled in the opening exchanges, going behind to a 17th-minute Michael Monaghan strike.
And the situation soon got worse for the hosts before half time after Burscough’s Liam Caddick doubled the away side’s advantage before half time.
But in the second period Ossett came out fighting and were handed a lifeline in the 54th minute when Nathan Curtis scored from the spot.
This was followed by an equaliser for the home side with 15 minutes to go.
Sam Akeroyd was the scorer to earn a point for Ossett which sees them lie 16th in the table, level on points with Burscough.