AN 88th-minute equaliser from Andy Holt gave Wrexham the reward their second-half performance deserved against Peterborough United last night.
The defender met a Darren Ferguson corner with a powerful header that keeper Mark Tyler could only help into the net on an evening when chances went begging at both ends of a blustery London Road.
The Dragons endured a nervy night at the back and were fortunate not to have been well behind before Holt's late point-saver, although manager Denis Smith will also point to missed opportunities from his own strikers.
The visitors' line-up showed two changes from the side beaten at Bristol Rovers on Saturday, Paul Warhurst replacing Simon Spender at right wing-back and Lee McEvilly taking over up front from the injured Juan Ugarte.
Former Chester City boss Mark Wright, whose Posh side have won their last three matches and scored nine goals in the process, changed his system to match up Wrexham's 3-5-2, giving Jamie Hand a start in place of the injured Peter Gain.
With a gusting wind at their backs, the Dragons survived an early scare when Dean Holden outstripped Warhurst on the left flank only to see his inviting cross headed away by Dave Bayliss in the fourth minute.
But they produced the first classy movement of the game five minutes later, McEvilly switching play with a 40-yard crossfield ball to Alex Smith, who found Ferguson with a first-time ball for the captain to pick out Jon Walters, whose header looped just over the bar.
The home side, though, also had their chances as the Dragons' defence was twice found wanting down the flanks, although Lee Thorpe greedily went for glory from 35 yards before Adam Newton drove his shot straight at goalkeeper Mike Ingham.
Yet more nerves at the back produced another chance for the home side, Danny Crow's cross-cum-shot drifting wide of the goal, but when they got the ball down Wrexham looked dangerous when pushing themselves forward.
McEvilly almost got on the end of a Dennis Lawrence knock-down, but was falling backwards when he struck a shot high over the bar and when Mark Jones and Danny Williams combined to give Walters some room, the striker's effort was also just too high.
And United went ahead on the half-hour when McEvilly needlessly lost possession and Thorpe motored down the right before pulling the ball back into the path of David Farrell, who made no mistake from 15 yards.
Two minutes later, only a finger-tip save by Ingham denied Paul Carden from adding a second with a fine shot from 30 yards and Wrexham's defensive woes were summed up by the ease with which they were very nearly undone a minute before the break.
Crow rushed in ahead of Lawrence to meet Thorpe's low cross but his close-range shot rebounded from the bar.
While the Dragons defenders stood rooted to the spot, Ingham recovered quickly to parry the ball as Hand tried to force it home.
The visitors squandered a great opportunity to get back on terms seven minutes into the restart when defender Sean St Ledger hopelessly miscued a back-pass and McEvilly won the race with keeper Mark Tyler but drove the ball into the side-netting.
Almost immediately, Mark Jones made some space for a shot, driving it too close to the United keeper and when McEvilly won a penalty area tussle, the Wales under-21 international then mis-kicked as Wrexham enjoyed their first spell of pressure.
But they were unable to sustain it and keeper Ingham came to the rescue again, reacting smartly to hold Crow's 65th-minute volley before Wrexham's first change, Robbie Foy replacing Smith.
And another chance went begging for the visitors when Ferguson's free kick eventually fell to Walters, who sliced the ball horribly wide from eight yards.
In danger of being stretched at the back, Wrexham were living dangerously and only a fine interception by Lawrence kept them in the hunt with Ingham well out of position before Tyler denied Ferguson, flying to his right to palm the ball away.
But the last chance of the game before Holt swooped fell to Crow, who beat the offside trap only to drive his shot against the bar.
MAN OF THE MATCH: Lee McEvilly Lively throughout and a constant menace to the home defence.
PETERBOROUGH UNITED: Tyler; Burton, Arber, St Ledger; Newton, Carden, Farrell, Hand, Holden, Thorpe, Crow (Willock 90). Subs: Kennedy, Benjamin, Logan, Semple. BOOKED: Hand.
WREXHAM: Ingham; Bayliss, Lawrence, Holt; Warhurst, D Williams (Mackin 84), Ferguson, Mark Jones, Smith (Foy 66); McEvilly, Walters. Subs: Michael Jones, Spender, M Williams.
REFEREE: Mick Russell (Herts)