MOTORS held on for a hard-fought point at The Glass World Stadium, however they should have left with all three after being 3-0 up at half-time.

Vauxhall manager Anthony Wright made several changes, which included debuts for new signings Mattie Burke, John Lawless and on-loan Dean Overson.

But it was the same old story for Motors as they failed to hold onto a comfortable lead in the final 45 minutes.

With just seven minutes on the clock, Leighton McGivern gave Motors the lead when the ball dropped kindly to him on the edge of the area and he smashed the ball home with a smart finish for his sixth goal of the season.

Motors' lead was extended on 31 minutes when man-of-the-match Craig Mahon cut inside from the right wing and beating Histon keeper Jorg Stadelmann with a clever chip into the corner of the net.

Five minutes before the interval, Stadelmann hauled down Josh Wilson in the area giving the referee no option but to award a penalty.

Wilson stepped up and blasted straight down the middle for his eighth goal of the current campaign.

Histon came out with guns blazing for the second-half and pulled a goal back on 52 minutes via a fine 30-yard strike from Histon’s top goalscorer Dan Holman.

Seven minutes later Lewis Taaffe curled in a clever shot from right near the touchline to make it 3-2.

The Motormen looked rattled and vulnerable at this stage therefore it was no surprise when Matt Breeze's long range effort was deflected in for the equaliser on 69 minutes.

Histon nearly won it towards the end but Lewis Taaffe was denied by Vauxhall keeper Scott Tynan and then by the crossbar late on.

After the game, Vauxhall manager Anthony Wright said: "We should have had it won but it’s a mad game. To be fair to Histon, they could have won the game as we were hanging on at the end.

"I've got to take the positives following last Tuesday’s defeat, so I'm happy with an away point but we need to start learning how to protect a lead."

Wright has made changes to his squad following last week's shock defeat in the FA Cup by Ashington.

Ex-Vauxhall captain Mattie Burke returns to the club after signing from Salford City. The 25-year-old enjoyed a successful season at Vauxhall in 2008/09 and was voted player's player of the year before joining Alfreton Town.

Former winger John Lawless has also returned to the Motormen after spells with Colwyn Bay, Marine, Leigh Genesis, Burscough, Prescot Cables and a number of other local clubs.

In his first spell with Vauxhall, 29-year-old Lawless made 38 appearances, scoring seven goals.

Also joining is 18-year-old defender Dean Overson, who has signed on loan from Bradford City.

He joined the Bantams in August on a two-year deal following his departure from Burnley.

He was offered a professional contract with City after impressing in a trial game.

Heading for the exit door at Rivacre Park are Liam Nethercote, Sean Williams and Kevin Grocott.

Vauxhall :Tynan, Overson, Dames, Hannigan, Jones, Fearnehough (Lawless 83), Mahon, Mannix, McGivern, Wilson, Burke.

Subs not used: Taylor, Spotswood, Bennett, Wright.

Motors are on their travels again the Saturday, October 15, when they make the short trip to Cheshire neighbours Altrincham. Kick-off for this rearranged fixture at Moss Lane is at 3pm.