Summer signing Nathan Jarman's late penalty snatched Alfreton a draw at Darlington.
James Walshaw opened the scoring for Darlo when he fired home Marc Bridge-Wilkinson's pass from 12 yards.
Alfreton levelled seven minutes from time, Jarman making no mistake from the spot after Graeme Lee had fouled Theo Streete.
The Quakers could have won it in injury time but Bridge-Wilkinson shot wide from six yards.
Darlington: Russell, Purkiss, Greg Taylor, Miller, Lee, Atkinson (McReady 46), Chandler (Campbell 83), Kris Taylor, Bridge-Wilkinson, Hatch (Bowman 76), Walshaw. Subs Not Used: Pocklington, Arnison.
Booked: Walshaw, Hatch.
Alfreton Town: Lowson, Law, Franklin, Streete, Franks, Matt Wilson, Brown, Mackin, Arnold (Hall 53), Senior (Jarman 58), Clayton. Subs Not Used: Mullan, Hawes, Moult.
Booked: Franks, Jarman, Mackin.
Referee: Richard Clark (Northumberland).