Barrow 1 Wrexham 1
JEFFERSON Louis struck with virtually the last kick of the game to earn the high-flying Dragons a dramatic Boxing Day point at the struggling Bluebirds.
But boss Dean Saunders viewed it as two dropped on an afternoon when Burton Albion extended their advantage at the top of the Blue Square Premier with their ninth straight success.
Saunders said: “We created enough chances to have won three or four games and, with no disrespect to Barrow, if we want to be winning promotion we have got to beat teams like them.
“We’ve dominated the game from start to finish and we’ve created lots and lots of chances, but they have got to go in.”
The one that did came in the third and final minute of injury-time as Louis produced a moment of magic.
An equaliser was no less than Wrexham deserved, but they could have had no one else to blame but themselves had they returned home empty handed as they created enough chances to rack up a repeat of their hammering of Eastbourne Borough six days earlier.
Marc Williams, fresh from scoring the first hat-trick of his senior career in that 5-0 Racecourse romp, strike partner Louis, captain Ashley Westwood and Andy Fleming all went close before the break, but it was Barrow who led at half-time thanks to Jason Walker’s 30th-minute breakaway effort.
The one-way traffic continued after the restart and, after opportunities came and went for Williams and Westwood, only Ryan Flynn will know how he didn’t cap his Dragons debut with a goal as he screwed wide from close range.
But the on-loan Liverpool midfielder had his blushes spared by Louis, who brilliantly curled in his 13th of the season to bring Saunders his first league draw after eight wins and a defeat.