THE Motormen needed two second-half goals to extend their unbeaten record to five matches at the Giant Axe on Monday.
Carl Macauley's men had looked to be heading for their first defeat of the season until strikes from Steve McN-ulty and Karl O'Donnell ensured they left Lancaster with a point.
Boss Macauley was disappointed with his side's defending but paid tribute to their second-half fight-back.
He said: 'I was disappointed with the soft goals we conceded and I was not happy with our first-half performance.
'But at half-time we had a few words and their response in the second period was good and we could maybe have gone on to win the match.
'Overall I'm happy because we have made a solid start but I am keeping my feet firmly on the ground. We've got a much changed team and we are doing well but the main aim is still to avoid a relegation dogfight.'
Motors made a poor start to the first-half and were punished on 34 minutes when Jimmy Kelly's lofted free kick from the touchline eluded everyone and floated straight into the net.
Lancaster doubled their advantage just two minutes later when Lee Spike rose superbly to head home from 12 yards.
In the second period Vauxhall made a vast improvement and on 65 minutes they were given a lifeline when McNulty fired home a penalty after substitute Gary Martindale was felled in the box.
Motors began to pour forward in search of the equal-iser and on 80 minutes they were level when O'Donnell's left-foot shot deflected over the despairing dive of Jon Kennedy into the City goal.
Vauxhall continued to press in the dying minutes of the match but some stubborn defensive work from the Lancaster rearguard kept them at bay.
VAUXHALL: Dittmer, Moogan, Dames, Williams, McNulty, Griffiths (Martindale 60), Garrity, O'Donnell, Wright, Whittaker, Field. Subs: Duffy, Lake, Addo, Spellman.