Scott Boden acknowledged it felt more like two points dropped than one gained following the draw with FC Halifax Town on Saturday, but insists Wrexham can’t get too low about being knocked off the top of the National League standings.

Boden headed Wrexham into the lead inside the opening 20 minutes, only for his effort to be cancelled out by Scott Garner on the stroke of the interval, albeit under heavy suspicion of offside.

Wrexham dominated possession and territory throughout the encounter, but it was the Shaymen who had the best two chances to seal all three points, giant striker Tom Denton twice missing gilt edged chances from close range.

The stalemate saw Wrexham’s lead at the top of the table last only a week as wins for Macclesfield and Aldershot saw the Dragons overhauled, while both of their rivals also have a game in hand on Dean Keates’ side.

But Boden was not allowing himself to get too down following the draw, and insists the title is never going to be won in February.

Wrexham AFC's Manny Smith in action against Halifax Town
Wrexham AFC’s Manny Smith in action against Halifax Town
(Image: David Powell)

“You can’t get too high and you can’t get too low, that’s what I’ve learned in football over the years,” said the striker.

“It is like I say, it is not a loss, it is a point gained if you like, and you can’t get too high or too low. You’ve got to keep going each week and we’ve got to go about our business.

“I’ll have a little nosey (at the table), but it goes week to week. I believe Macc have gone top again, so week by week it is changing, but hopefully come the 46th week it is our name at the top.”

Wrexham, who finished with 10-men following a second yellow card for Paul Rutherford, started superbly against the relegation threatened Shaymen on Saturday, but after opening the scoring through Boden seemed to retreat within their shell and were guilty of dropping deeper and deeper, allowing the visitors the chance to gain an advantage in midfield.

Attention now turns to Saturday’s massive encounter at Gander Green Lane against fifth placed Sutton United.

Boden says Wrexham must match the intensity shown in the opening quarter of the visit of Halifax for the full 90-minutes on their trip to Surrey this weekend.

“It was a bright start and probably just petered away to be honest,” said the 28-year-old. “After the first 20-25 minutes I thought, especially when we scored, we had to go on again and get the second and third, but it didn’t materialise that way, but we go again next week.

“You can hear the crowds’ frustration but at times you’ve got to slow it down, which I think we did the first 20 to 25 minutes, tried to suck them out and we went for them. We go again next week and we just need three points next week.

“It is however you want to look at it, if you want to look at it as a point gained or two dropped. At home we want to take all three, so from that point of view we want to win every game at home, so it is probably two dropped.

“But it makes next week at Sutton massive now, we have to go down there and come back with something.”

Goalmouth action in the Wrexham AFC vs Halifax Town game
Goalmouth action in the Wrexham AFC vs Halifax Town game
(Image: David Powell)

Boden’s effort was his third of the season on Saturday, and the striker is confident he is starting to find his top form.

“I can’t really remember the build up to it (his goal) to be honest,” he added. “I remember Kev (Roberts) had the ball out wide and he has crossed it and I have seen it all the way in. It is one of them where you have to keep your eye on it and get a good contact.

“I had to bide my time to get my chance again and I have been working hard behind the scenes, so when your chance comes you have got to grab it, hopefully I have and hopefully it carries on the same way it has been going.”

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