Former Marine striker Keilen Adams popped up two minutes from time to rescue a point for visitors Ashton United in front of a bumper crowd of 1,403 at the Marine Travel Arena.
Chris Conn-Clarke scored twice and played a pivotal role for Altrincham who defeated Maidenhead United at the J Davidson Stadium to climb into the National League’s top 10.
The new era at Ashton United under Steve Cunningham kicked off with an impressive win as they completed a double at play-off contenders Warrington Rylands where they also kept a clean sheet against the league’s highest scorers.
Ashton United’s new manager is Steve Cunningham who now has the distinction of having been boss of both the town’s football teams.
Hyde United hit Ashton United for six, a result which cost Robins’ manager Michael Clegg his job.