STRIKER Lee Furlong made a welcome return from suspension on Saturday - and netted for the Motormen as they claimed a point in their relegation battle with the Seadogs.
Furling had been sorely missed last Tuesday as he sat out the 1-0 home defeat to Barrow, but he was back with a bang at the weekend.
The 27-year-old broke the deadlock on the hour mark, bursting through the Scarborough defence before firing a shot beyond the reach of visiting keeper Mark Wilberforce.
Motors' lead lasted just four minutes, however.
Scarborough drew level when Jamie Vermiglio won a midfield battle against Anthony Wright and passed to Chris Thompson, who beat Motors keeper Sean Lake at his near post.
Next up for the Motormen is a visit to relegation rivals Leigh RMI on Friday night - and boss Carl Macauley has moved quickly to try to solve his midfield crisis.
With Tom Field and Mike Garrity both suspended for the visit to Hilton Park, Macauley has drafted in Keith Smith, a 19-year-old straight from Liverpool College, and is also working on bringing in another midfielder.
Leigh are just one point behind the Motormen and are the only team between them and the relegation zone.
Macauley said: 'A win on Friday would be a massive result.
'We have Lee back but we have problems now in mid-field. We lost a lot of goals at the turn of the year when we lost John Lawless, but Tom Rooney and Anthony Wright need to step up to the plate and start putting away their chances.
'We are still creating chances but we need to finish them.'
Macauley admits he could shake up his squad in the close season if results fail to improve.
He said: 'This summer we need to take another look at the squad. I will need to ship some players out who are not doing the business and bring in some new faces to improve the depth of the squad so it is less noticeable when someone is missing.
'That is what I have to worry about now, but for the team the main thing is getting results. Draws are better than defeats but really in our position they are useless. We have to get wins on the board if we want to survive.' n Rivacre Park welcomed its biggest crowd of the season on Saturday as 301 fans passed through the turnstiles to see the Motormen's draw.
* Vauxhall Motors' excellent youth section is on the lookout for the next crop of enthusiastic coaches to help their youngsters reach their full potential. Anyone interested in joining the club's FA Community Charter set-up, whether already qualified as a coach or not, can contact youth development officer Linda Edmunds on 0151 339 5447 for further details.