RUNCORN were in danger of losing a game they should have won in Uni-Bond League Premier Division.
But at least a draw kept them in touch with the teams immediately above them.
The Linnets were good value for a two-goal interval lead - with Colin Flood getting both goals to maintain his excellent strike rate from midfield.
Flood scored direct from a free-kick on the right edge of the box after nine minutes before following in on a loose ball for his second three minutes from the break.
But Runcorn failed to maintain this form against a Bradford side who were sparked into life by a double substitution at the interval.
Tom Greaves pulled one back for Bradford within four minutes of the restart. With adjustments for injuries not helping the home side's cause, Avenue were on top at this stage and it was no surprise that they equalised with six minutes left.
Dean Calcutt got on the end of a left-wing cross by Brook Newton at the far post.
Both sides had chances to win the game in the time remaining.
Runcorn and FC Halton: Holcroft, Potter, Ness, Robertson, Siadankay, McInerney (Furlong 69), Hunter (Taylor 66), Scott, Lamb, Whalley, Flood (Carragher 69).