A late converted try denied Dinnington a victory at Guisborough on Saturday, as the North East One game ended 15-15.
But had you offered the Lodge Lane men a draw before they left for the north east venue, with a much changed side, they would probably have taken it.
Dinnington nearly scored in the opening minute but knocked on taking a quick tap penalty.
Three minutes later they thought they had, but the referee deemed there had been a forward pass in the build up.
With eight minutes played the forwards drove over the line for Will Marshall to touch down. Jonny West converted.
Dinnington stretched their lead when they managed to work the ball through several phases close to the home line before Garry Woodcock broke through to score.
Guisborough cut the deficit with a penalty and the half ended with the score 12-3 in the visitors’ favour.
Early in the second half Dinnington had a player sent to the bin, and from this penalty Guisborough took a quick tap and crossed in the corner for an unconverted try.
The pressure from the home side continued for much of the opening twenty minutes of the half but Dinnington battled well to prevent any more scores while a man down. The visitors then enjoyed a mini revival and on a rare attack Going into the final minutes, the game was still finely balanced but a show of dissent resulted in Dinnington having to play the last 10 minutes with only 14 men.
Guisborough then came on the attack but Dinnington came close to intercepting only to knock on. From the resultant scrum Guisborough drove over from close range and the conversion levelled the scores to share the spoils.
Dinnington face Morley at home on 7th November.