BRAINTREE TOWN were left reeling after being pegged back from three-up before drawing 3-3 in their National League contest at Solihull Moors.
The Iron made a perfect start with three goals in the opening 24 minutes, scored by Reece Hall-Johnson and a brace from Michael Cheek.
However, Simeon Maye soon pulled one back before the hosts added two more late on, to secure a dramatic share of the spoils.
Oladapo Afolayan gave his side hope in the 77th minute and then, six minutes from time, George Carline pounced to salvage a point at Damson Park.
It was a bitter pill to swallow for Hakan Hayrettin’s side, who stayed 18th in the table but are now only four points above fourth-from-bottom Woking.
Four of the sides below them in the table also have the benefit of a game in hand.
Braintree were hoping to get back to winning ways, having lost their previous two matches – a 2-1 defeat against Wrexham and a 4-0 reverse at the hand of FA Cup heroes Lincoln City on Tuesday night.
However, their away form had been very encouraging, with just two defeats in their previous ten matches away from the Ironmongery Direct Stadium.
That sequence had culminated with a 5-0 romp at Bromley on February 28.
Things got off to a perfect start thanks to a stunning attacking display in the first half.
But mid-table Solihull Moors showed their character to mount a comeback, although they dropped from 14th to 15th.
Braintree return to action next Saturday, with a home match against Southport.