For the second Saturday in a row Lossiemouth rallied from a two goal deficit to claim a point.
It was a revival and a result which delighted Coasters’ manager Charlie Charlesworth who said: “I had to sort things out and we came back well to draw.
“We’re in a state of recovery right now after not being great and toiling for results for the past couple of months.
“I was really pleased with the display of the players, they showed a bit of belief. We had a couple of really good chances in the first half, their young goalkeeper pulled off fine saves but Scott Miller got his due reward when he pulled the goal back. It was a really good finish for our equaliser from my son Martin who came on after a six-week injury absence.”
The home side took the lead in the fourth minute with veteran forward Martin Bavidge controlling a pass from Dean Donaldson and sending a low left foot effort past goalkeeper Cameron Farquhar and into the right corner of the goal.
Farquhar then made an acrobatic save on to his crossbar to keep out Jordan Leyden’s thunderbolt to foil the in form midfielder.
At the other end an eight-man passing move ended with Scott Miller shooting against the outside of the post while on loan goalkeeper Ryan Booth made a great diving save from Miller.
The game looked all over when substitute Greg Mitchell scored with a great first time volley from Martin Laing’s deep cross, but there was to be a double twist to follow.
Substitute Ross Duncan played a ball back into the Locos penalty are for Lossiemouth’s Scott Miller to net with a looping header. Six minutes later another substitute, Martin Charlesworth, swivelled in the box and scored a superb equaliser for the visitors. Both sides were going for the win, Farquhar and Booth making great saves from Laing and Ryan Farquhar but there was to be no winner.
A disappointed Locos manager Scott Buchan admitted his side did not merit a win and said: “Lossiemouth deserved the point, they played quite well. We defended poorly, particularly for their second goal. It’s disappointing after being in a good winning position.
“We only woke up when they levelled, there was something missing from our play the whole match.
“We created plenty, but were too open when we didn’t have the ball.”