Poland came right out the traps and won a first minute corner taken by Mikolaj Kwietniewski. The Scottish defence had a few chances to get it clear but it took the referee to award a free kick for handball for the danger to pass.
Poland deservedly scored in the second minute. Przemyslaw Macierzynski done extremely well to win the ball in the centre circle before he surged forward 30 yards without a challenge then slipping Bartosz Wiktoruk in on the right hand side who takes a touch before rifling a shot beyond Cameron Yates in goal.
As the first half continued both sides looked to a hold of the game in midfield although neither team was successful enough in their passing to take real control.
Both sides had early claims for a penalty but referee David Munro waved both away without a second glance.
A lovely ball by Scotland’s Liam Burt almost created a crossing opportunity wide on the right for Shaun Bowers but Tomasz Makowski cleared the danger for a throw in.
Kilmarnock’s Lewis Morrison almost found himself through on Kacper Chorazka in the Polish goal after 15 minutes when some neat interplay between Charlie Gilmour, Burt and Morrison was bravely headed clear by Batliomiej Gajda.
Jakub Obloj almost doubled Poland’s lead in the 18th minute when he found half a yard to fire a shot at Yates although fortunately for Scot Gemmill’s side it went harmlessly wide of the right hand post.
Kwietniewski delivered an inch perfect corner which Adam Chrzanowski couldn’t get to when all it needed was a touch to steer it home with Yates helpless.
Arsenal starlet Charlie Gilmour went close to equalising with an ambitious shot from 25 yards which dipped just over Choraska’s crossbar after moving considerably in flight.
Kwietniewski was booked after 23 minutes after going doing easily under a challenge from Lewis Bell.
Scotland continued to look for an opening in the Polish lines but they were well drilled in their tactical roles with Maximilian Funk and Damian Pawlowski in particular impressing.
Funk had the goal at his mercy in 35 minutes when he found himself free in the 18 yard box. Unfortunately for the Fortuna Düsseldorf midfielder he lifted his shot over the bar.
Scotland finally drew level after Owen Gallagher found himself in virtually an identical position to Funk a minute or so earlier although this time the Scot made sure of it and fired beyond Chorazka. It put the Scots on terms as the interval soon followed.