Northwich clawed back a two-goal deficit to earn a draw with Carlisle.
Carlisle took a deserved lead one minute before the break through summer signing Karl Hawley, who side-footed home Carlos Roca's pass.
Centre-back Kevin Gray extended their lead, heading in midfielder Chris Lumsdon's inswinging corner.
But the home side rallied as Roy Hunter supplied the pass for Mark Devlin to score before John Allan equalised with a brilliant long-range strike.
Northwich: Connett, Royle, Foran, Handyside,
Forsyth (Hadland 85), Hunter (Brayson 62), Burke, Devlin, Garvey, Allan (Norris 67), Quayle. Subs Not Used: O'Neill, Ralph.
Goals: Devlin 57, Allan 64.
Carlisle: Glennon, Cowan, Murphy, Gray, Shelley, McGill, Billy, Lumsdon, Roca, Preece (Farrell 68), Hawley. Subs Not Used: Arnison, Andrews, McDonagh, Westwood.
Goals: Hawley 44, Gray 56.
Ref: C Harwood (Manchester).