Abbey Hey 1 St Helens Town 1
St Helens Town secured a point at the Abbey Stadium to break their losing streak but left Manchester believing they could and should have taken all three points.
In a bright opening five minutes, Town carved out three golden opportunities.
First Ste Milne drew a good save from Ross Heywood in the home goal before skipper Shaun Judge and Connor Sanderson both got into good positions but missed the target.
The hosts then took advantage when John Hardy intercepted a square pass and fired an effort past Ciaran Gibson in the Town goal.
Town were rocked and spent most of the remainder of the half trying to regain their composure.
With the half time words of manager Ian Granite ringing in their ears Town levelled quickly after the restart when an incisive through ball released Milne who rounded the goalkeeper to finish from an acute angle.
Buoyed by the leveller, the visitors then took the game to Abbey Hey and Milne had a brace of chances to net but fired wide of the right hand post and squared towards a team mate when he should have tried his luck.
Sanderson scuffed an effort wide of the target when well placed and late on Judge thundered an effort inches wide of the upright.
Abbey Hey had two chances to steal the points late on.
Justin Pickering had an effort from the edge of the box tipped onto the post by Gibson and his next effort beat Gibson but not the woodwork and a much improved performance saw Town take a share of the spoils.
Town host Bacup & Rossendale Borough at 3pm this Saturday (September 28).