GRAYS Athletic were pegged back twice as they were made to settle for a share of the spoils at Norwich United.

Kieran Bishop and Joao Carlos – who were also on the scoresheet in the win over Bury Town last week – were on target in the 2-2 draw.

But the goals were not enough to secure all three points at Plantation Park.

Grays got off to a quick start against Bury last time out as they moved into a three-goal lead inside the opening 20 minutes.

But Jamie Stuart’s side were made to wait until the 34th minute to break the deadlock this time around.

Bishop grabbed the opener as he fired home from the penalty spot.

Norwich were awarded a spot kick of their own 10 minutes after the break, but Grays goalkeeper Lamar Johnson pulled off a superb save to deny Liam Jackson.

However, Norwich were given a second opportunity from the spot less than 10 minutes later.

Adam Hipperson stepped up this time and Johnson was unable to keep out a second penalty as the hosts drew level.

That goal kicked off a six minute spell that garnered three goals.

Carlos found a way past home goalkeeper Andy Wilton to restore Grays’ lead.

But substitute Nathan Stewart equalised for Norwich once again and neither side could force a winner.

Grays are now seven points off the Isthmian North play-off places.

Grays Athletic: Johnson, Mahal, Folkes, Finneran, Muguo, Halle, Oli (Cogan 60’), Cole, Bishop, Carlos, Wade