Birmingham and Solihull were denied victory in the final moments at Stockport despite coming from behind against the basement side.
A late Aquile Smith try looked to have saved his side’s blushes after coach Henno Venter said the Bees had suffered from the Christmas break. He said: “We know when we play away, it is always hard to pick up a win but we should have won that today.
“We will take that draw after the break as we have had a lot of players coming back from injuries and have had a few players who haven’t been able to make training over the festive period.”
The Bees were behind in the opening minutes when Ashley Platt-Hughes made a break for the opening try which was converted by Mark Edwards.
Adam Canning responded with a penalty before the Manchester-based side went 14-3 up at the break when Paul Millea went over from short range for a converted try.
The second half was a different story for the Bees who found a way back on 44 minutes when Guy Evans broke before playing in Steve Jones for a converted try.
However, Stockport bounced back and looked set for victory when Millea flew over for his second try before Edwards kicked a penalty.
Coach Venter came off the bench for his first appearance in over a year since his meningitis scare and within minutes charged over to make it 24-17. Minutes later, the Bees looked to have secured victory when Rod Petty kicked through Smith to put the Bees 27-24 ahead with minutes left.
However, Stockport had other ideas and in the last second an Edwards penalty rescued a draw.