ALTRINCHAM extended their unbeaten league run to three games with a hard-earned 1-1 draw against the full-timers of Wrexham who are pushing for a play-off place in the National League.

Although the game only got the go ahead at 2pm on Tuesday after a pitch inspection, the surface held up well and it was Altrincham who made the brighter start.

They might have taken a fifth-minute lead had midfielder Simon Richman's shot from the edge of the box not hit the bar.

But Alty did take the lead just seven minutes later when Ryan Crowther, returning after illness, jinked his way into the box on the right.

His cross was put into the net at the back post by Burnley loan winger, Josh Ginnelly.

The goal led to an impressive spell from Altrincham but before they could add to their tally Wrexham equalised against the run of play.

The leveller arrived on the half-hour mark as Jackson did well on the left wing.

His excellent cross was met by a well-judged looping header from midfielder Simon Heslop which dropped into the Alty net behind keeper Tim Deasy.

Parity encouraged the Welshmen and they had the better of the remainder of the first half and the start of the second period. Altrincham did raise their game midway through the half but they were grateful for some poor finishing from Wrexham to keep the scores level.

Just after the hour mark Alty's Scott Leather stretched impressively to head off the line and, 10 minutes later, Hudson miss-kicked from close range.

Then a Fyfield run set up a Wrexham team-mate who again missed the target.

The point gained edges Alty closer to survival. They now sit 19th of the 24 teams.

With an imbalance of home games to come and, having played home and away against the top four already, their future remains firmly in their own hands.

ALTRINCHAM: Deasy, Sinnott, Leather, Holness, Griffin, Moult, Richman, Ginnelly, Crowther (Mottley-Henry), Margetts, Rankine. Unused subs: Heathcote, Reeves, Lawrie, O'Keefe.