HALEBANK were more than a match for last season's Liverpool Junior Cup runners-up and I Zingari League champions South Liverpool reserves.
The two sides served up a feast of football helped by referee Dave Ellis allowing a friendly, which was drawn 1-1, to flow.
Bank had taken a 20th-minute lead when striker Andy White was bundled over inside the box - White proved a handful for South's all afternoon.
Steven Lewis converted the penalty and Gary Bates would soon have increased the lead but for a fingertip save.
Roll on, roll off substitutions made the second half more disjointed and the Liverpudlians exploited a rare defensive lapse to equalise on the hour.
Halebank's first friendly was played at a good pace, despite the heat, and always in good spirit.
This Saturday, Halebank take on Avon Athletic in the Widnes Cup while on Sunday, a four-figure crowd is expected at Blackburne Avenue for a charity match against Mersey TV's Hollyoaks (ko 4pm).