Scotland dug deep to claim a priceless point in Poland this evening after coming from behind to earn a draw in a pulsating 2016 European championship qualifier.
Goals from Shaun Maloney and Steven Naismith earned Gordon Strachan’s side a draw to keep Scotland in contention for automatic qualification for the finals, which will be held in France.
Gordon Strachan made two changes from the team that defeated Georgia with Gordon Greer replacing the injured Grant Hanley and Strachan opting for the more experienced Steven Whittaker rather than Andy Robertson at left back.
Scotland started brightly, passing the ball about well, however it was Poland who made the breakthrough as Alan Hutton failed to properly defend a Poland attack and could only clear it as far as Krzysztof Maczynski who fired low into the net via the right post from 20 yards.
However, Scotland were not perturbed by the goal and equalised just seven minutes later with a fantastically worked goal.
Steven Fletcher picked out Ikechi Anya who squared the ball for Maloney who slotted home from 12 yards to draw the scores level.
Scotland continued to push forward for the remainder of the second half but were unable to find a second goal while at the other end Russell Martin and Greer did enough to keep Polish dangerman Robert Lewandoswki quiet.
Poland started the second half well but the visitors took the lead in the 57th minute as James Morrison fizzed in a dangerous free kick which Naismith slid in and poked home at the back post.
Strachan introduced Darren Fletcher for Steven Naismith as he tried to hold onto the lead while Chris Martin replaced the tiring Steven Fletcher.
Unfortunately for Strachan and the Tartan Army, the substitutes did not have the desired effect, with Arkadiusz Milik firing an unstoppable drive beyond Marshall in the 75th minute to earn his country a draw.
The equaliser was a sickening blow for Scotland, however, things could have been worse for Scotland when Kamil Grosicki raced through on goal, Marshall raced out to meet him and the Pole saw his effort crash back off the post and Sebastian Mila blazed the rebound off target to ensure the match finished Poland 2-2 Scotland.