GORHAM — The matchup of two unbeaten teams ended with both teams still unbeaten as Gorham and Scarborough played to a 0-0 boys’ soccer tie Tuesday night.

In a sparkling defensive game from both teams, Gorham (2-0-1) and Scarborough (2-0-1) played physical and fundamental soccer throughout. While both teams had their opportunities to score, it was always the defense that prevailed.

“We played really hard,” Gorham Coach Tim King said. “Anytime we play Scarborough it’s a battle. We created some chances and missed, but I’m really happy with our effort tonight.”

Scarborough possessed the ball the majority of the first half, but wasn’t able to get around the tight Gorham midfield, led by seniors Jackson Taylor and Cody Elliot.

“It was just one of those scrappy, hard fought games,” Scarborough Coach Mark Diaz said.

The first real scoring opportunity came with 16:05 to play in the second half when Gorham goalkeeper Trenton Bassingthwaite made a great diving save on a strike by Noah Stracqualursi.

Gorham had a scoring chance with 9:35 to play when senior midfielder Erik Andreasen narrowly missed a header from 5 yards out – one of the few real scoring chances Gorham had in the game.

“On defense, we communicated a lot better tonight,” Diaz said. “That was the key for them. They covered for each other and rotated really well.”

With less than seconds left to play in regulation, Scarborough nearly ended the match. Junior Matt Blaisdell broke away from the defense and missed with a strike from 15 yards out, sending the game into sudden-death overtime.

The lone overtime scoring opportunity came in the 94th minute when senior Scarborough striker Matthew Caron missed a windmill shot attempt from 5 yards out.

“It’s only game three, so we’re going to build from this and try to improve on moving the ball better,” Coach Diaz said. “We’re going to have to be a little more patient and play with a little more composure, and I think we’ll do that.”