Altrincham extended their unbeaten start to the season to four games, but Phil Parkinson admitted he still felt ‘disappointed and frustrated’ after a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Boreham Wood at The J.Davidson Stadium on Saturday.

Alty had last season’s play-off semi-finalists on the ropes in the first half but were only able to convert one of several clear-cut chances they created, Regan Linney rifling home his third goal of the campaign after half an hour.

Luke Garrard’s side bounced back after half time and deservedly equalised, to leave Alty boss Parkinson reflecting on three draws and a win so far.

He admitted: “I feel conflicted because, well though we’ve played, we have dropped six points, and I can’t be happy with that. I’m not exaggerating when I say we should be top of the league on maximum points, but we’re not because we’re not quite there yet.

“We were superb in the first half, and I don’t think we’ve ever created that many chances against one of Luke’s teams before.

“We could have been three up by half time, but we just weren’t clinical enough in front of goal.

“The game should have been put to bed in the first half, and when I look back on the four games so far, I’m disappointed and frustrated we haven’t taken maximum points.”

Alty face a challenging weekend, with Saturday’s home game against title favourites Chesterfield followed by a Bank Holiday Monday trip to AFC Fylde, both games kicking off at 3pm.

“I saw Fylde in a pre-season game against Salford City, and it’s clear they are a very good team,” said Parkinson.

“Chesterfield are doing what it says on the tin, beating just about everyone they come up against, so it’s going to be a really tough weekend.

“It’s a quick turnaround, which is going to add to the challenge. But we’ve shown we can be a match for anyone, so, much as I’m saying it will be tough for us, I’m sure our opponents won’t be relishing facing us either.”