Scarborough slipped to a 3-1 loss at home to City of York on Saturday.
All four goals came in the second half of a game that saw the York side looking dangerous from set-pieces.
After falling behind, Brett Cunningham and Laurence Webb worked hard in midfield by transferring the ball to the wings.
When in possession Nicholas Thompson was causing issues for the away side’s defence with his pace.
Scarborough didn’t allow the goal effect their performance and drew level through captain Aaron Dyson who deflected the ball home on the dive.
As the second half progressed the home side looked to move in front, but Rikki Lawrence and Dyson were unable to take their opportunities.
A match-changing event occurred as a yellow card was awarded to Scarborough’s goalkeeper Tim Allison for kicking the ball outside of the 23-yard box, forcing Michael Waterfield to step in.
The away side made the numerical numbers count as their striker drilled the ball to the right corner of the goal from the penalty spot.
York ensured the three points were safe with a well-worked short corner.
Scarborough will be looking to get back to winning ways when they travel to play Mirfield on Saturday.
The Mens 2nds play Driffield 3rds and the Ladies play Ben Rhydding 5ths, both games are away.