CAYTON and fellow strugglers Weaponness Park Rangers shared the honours after an eight-goal thriller.
Cayton started the game with only eight players, and Rangers took advantage to surge into a 3-0 lead.
The first was a Dan Mollon free-kick deflected in by Adam Hartmann.
The second goal came from a superb through ball from Hartmann which released Arran Curry, who then went on an excellent solo run before firing home.
Rangers made it 3-0 through Carl Grayson after fine approach play from Lee Walker.
A Jake McAleese double, and a Tom Venner strike brought Cayton back on level terms by half-time, with the visitors also gaining their ninth player.
John Stockell’s penalty put nine-man Cayton ahead in the second half, but a stunning 20-yard free-kick from Dan Vasey earned Rangers a share of the spoils.
The game was overshadowed by a serious knee injury suffered by McAleese in the closing moments of the game, which saw the match brought to an early finish.
Fylingdales kept up their title bid with a 5-0 victory at Heslerton.
The home side made a strong start, and only a couple of cracking saves from Fylingdales keeper Neil Brearley kept the scores level.
Gary Tuby opened the scoring for Fylingdales with a lobbed shot from just inside the penalty area.
At half-time, the visitors made several tactical changes with the major switch seeing ex-Whitby Town ace Andy Raw coming on as sub to play in midfield.
Jake Faichney made it 2-0 with a neat finish, then Raw blasted in a 30-yard free-kick to seal the win.
Tuby and Faichney added a goal apiece to pull the visitors well clear of Heslerton.
Raw, brother of ex-Scarborough FC forward Tom, earned the man-of-the-match award for an excellent display in midfield.
A Jon Cairns hat-trick failed to stop a depleted Pirates team suffering a 7-4 defeat at home to FC Filey Reserves.
Midfielder Colin Jenkinson was also on target for title-chasers Pirates.