VAUXHALL Motors picked up a valuable point away at league leaders Leek Town after securing a 2-2 draw. 

The hosts edged themselves in front in the opening minute before an own goal from Lucas Weir levelled the tie.

Weir redeemed himself, putting Leek in front just before half time.

Yet, Vauxhall’s persistent battling resulted in substitute Bobbie McDonnell ensuring that the Motormen took a point away from Staffordshire.

With recently signed keeper Jack Atkinson serving his suspension, after being sent off in Motors last outing, it was Tranmere youngster Alex Brown that played between the sticks.

Defender Ben Dufton-Kelly returned to the backline.

Danny Holmes’ side faced the worst possible start as a goal from Thomas Carr placed Leek in front, in the opening minute.

Leek continued to press the visitors but Vauxhall were managing to get the ball into promising areas as a header from striker Connor Rankin was deflected and claimed by Leek’s Dino Vasser.

The equaliser came just after the half hour mark as Weir fired into his own net as Leek’s keeper came off his line but failed to collect the ball.

However, Weir redeemed himself as he struck past Brown just before the whistle blew for the break.

A good save from Brown kept the hosts lead to one when play resumed.

In an attempt to freshen legs at the top end of the pitch, Holmes replaced George Nugent and Jordan Deer with Bisensio Kamilo and Joe Brandon on the hour mark.

Forward McDonnell was soon brought on for Jay Harvey.

Rankin had a perfect opportunity to level the tie up with ten minutes left on the clock but his header failed to threaten the Leek shot stopper before McDonnell hit a wonderfully sweet shot on the half volley to take a point back to The Port.

Vauxhall will look to claim their first win in eight games as they play host to 1874 Northwich next Saturday afternoon. Leek travel to Chasetown on Tuesday night.