RUNCORN overcame a penalty miss and then falling behind in contentious fashion to pick up a deserved Uni-Bond League Premier Division point at their adopted Prescot home.
The opening-day fightback will have encouraged new manager Steve Carragher, who has almost completely rebuilt his young side since the club's relegation from Nationwide North.
Linnets' fans have probably seen Frickley's Leroy Chambers play more times than anyone in their own team and it was the vastlyexperienced campaigner who put the visitors ahead in the 59th minute.
Runcorn, with nine start-ers making their debuts, pulled level within 10 minutes.
Former Burscough striker Lee Furlong announced his return to the senior non-league scene by lashing home a strike at the second attempt following a long free-kick by central defender Jimmy Potter.
Runcorn's first-half show, which could have seen them ahead, had been marred when Tommy Taylor saw his poorly-directed spot-kick easily saved.
RUNCORN: Holcroft, Phillips, Van Blerk, Robertson, Potter, Allen, Hunter (Locke 64), Scott, Taylor, Roscoe (Furlong 50), Whalley. Sub: McInerney. FRICKLEY: Ingham, Robinson, Butler, Selby, Kennedy, Daly, Callery, Pugh, Chambers, Scothern (Tracey 86), Woolford. Subs: Collins, Evans.