DESPITE enjoying the bulk of possession and territorial advantage, Vauxhall had to come from behind to salvage a point at Watnall Road on Saturday.
The Motormen took the game to their Nottinghamshire hosts in the early stages and Matt Haddrell headed just over from Carl Nesbitt's free kick.
Peter Cumiskey also went close when he dragged a shot wide after home keeper Dave McCarthy had dropped Neil Rigby's free kick under pressure from Jon Stanhope.
But it was Hucknall who struck first on 16 minutes when Danny Mayman's left wing corner was headed powerfully into the net by big central defender Simon Brown.
At the other end, Stanhope then brought the best out of McCarthy as he dribbled past both Mark Place and Brown before seeing his shot smartly saved.
Vauxhall's pressure paid off in the 59th minute when they drew level with a goal that was almost identical to the one they had conceded.
Nesbitt's corner kick from the right was met by Stanhope on the near post and he directed his header across goal and into the bottom corner.
With their tails up, the Motormen continued to push forward but again found McCarthy in top form as he tipped Terry Fearns' wicked drive over the bar.
Chris Holmes also performed well and produced a fine diving save to his right to block Paul Miller's powerful strike.
The majority of play remained in Hucknall's half but Vauxhall were unable to produce a telling final ball and were almost caught on the break in the last minute.
Leroy Chambers outpaced both Phil Brazier and Haddrell in a chase for a long ball upfield but he dragged his shot wide.
Manager Alvin McDonald said: 'I didn't think we deserved to be 1-0 down at half-time but it was an awkward pitch to play on and the officials could have been better. They saw fouls that didn't exist and missed fouls that we saw.'
Vauxhall: Holmes, Rigby, Thompson, Brazier, Haddrell, Lynch, Nesbitt, Lawton, Cumiskey, Fearns, Stanhope.