Reece Price-Placid’s goal ensured that Harlow Town put an end to their three-game losing streak in the Bostik League Premier Division as they picked up a point at mid-table Brightlingsea Regent.

Fabian Simms put through his own net to hand the home side the advantage, but Price-Placid netted the equaliser before the break to earn the Hawks their sixth draw of the season.

Cabhan Clarke started in goal for the away side after Josh Bexon sustained an ankle injury in training, while former Arsenal youngster Arinse Uade came in for his debut after leaving Spanish side Celtiga FC.

The game started well for Harlow with forward Emile Acquah and Matt Foy linking up well, but the final touch seemed to evade them, which prevented the side from creating major goalscoring opportunities.

The first major threat on goal came from the hosts, and it led to the opening goal of the game as in the 24th minute, Michael Brothers’ free-kick into the area was put into his own net by Simms as he retreated towards the goal.

That lead lasted until just before half-time when Tom Hitchcock took down a long ball forward before playing it over the top towards Price-Placid, and he composed himself before slotting past James Bradbrook.

Taylor Hastings made sure that Harlow didn’t fall behind again soon after the restart, getting in front of Aaron Condon’s shot from 15 yards, and Clarke also kept the scores level when he was quick off his line to deny Robert Harvey.

Mayowa Adaje joined the Harlow attack with a quarter of an hour to go, and his turn in the area created an excellent opportunity, but Josh Gould got across well to block the shot.

The Hawks had the final opportunity of the game as a cross from Adaje came to Drew Richardson 15 yards out, but his shot was saved at the near post by Bradbrook before the keeper got up to again deny Richardson from the rebound.

The draw does little to help either side at Brightlingsea continue their outside pursuit of a playoff place while Harlow remain just four points off bottom of the table Burgess Hill Town.

Harlow can, though, climb one place in the table if they pick up a win tonight away at Carshalton Athletic, with kick-off at 7.45pm.