Even with the extension of our unbeaten run in the league and a point against third placed Woking, the result on Tuesday night was bittersweet for Wrexham fans.
Wrexham now trail Notts County by five points, but if the Red Dragons win their two games in-hand, they go top of the pile by one point; a favourable position for Phil Parkinson’s men.
However, the unrelenting form of Notts County can seem exasperating when coupled with record-breaking runs for Wrexham and so the pressure to continue winning mounts.
In spite of the ability to go top with an equal amount of games played to County, the pressure of almost knowing they must be won is a challenge in of itself.
The 2-2 draw to the Cards was a game filled with emotions, due to the coinciding game in Nottingham.
The Cardinals opened the scoring against the Red Dragons seven minutes into the affair, as Padraig Amond tapped home a free header at the back-post from a corner. Support poured out of the Racecourse Ground following this, with the blow softened by the fact that Notts County had conceded a minute prior against Barnet.
After two Wrexham goals, Woking’s 72nd minute equaliser from the spot sealed a point for the Cardinals, with feelings being further dampened by the Magpies’ 4-1 comeback win over fourth placed Barnet.
Unfortunately, mood in this title run-in will always be dependent on the results of Notts County in comparison to Wrexham’s, but there is no need to be disheartened by the performance or result to Woking.
Even for a lacklustre game, Parkinson’s men were able to score two goals, with one being an excellent free-kick from Anthony Forde. Jacob Mendy almost made it two screamers in two games were it not to be for the post, while Paul Mullin was able to convert a penalty and continue his goalscoring form. The spot-kick was won by Ollie Palmer too and so productivity from our forwards and other areas of the pitch continues.
The title race this year will inevitably mirror last year’s with Stockport County, and multiple races between Liverpool and Man City in recent years gone by, but the mentality of this Wrexham side is something to be confident in.
The Racecourse Ground is a fortress and we still have to welcome the Magpies to it, while our away form is currently thriving.
Despite a number of injuries, our starting eleven and bench remains ever strong and so failing to win on this occasion should not tarnish the atmosphere surrounding Wrexham in any capacity.
Although one eye will always be on Notts County’s games, the players will be focused on whatever immediate game is at hand, including our upcoming trip to Aldershot Town on Saturday.