IN this most open of Division Two play-off races, you have to wonder if any side has produced as many wildly inconsistent performances as Denis Smith's Dragons.
Woeful one day - as fans who made the long trips to watch six-goal drubbings at Bournemouth and Peterborough will testify - wonderful the next.
Thankfully for the Racecourse faithful, the Dragons' promotion prospects took an upswing on Saturday as high-flying Swindon were impressively put to the sword.
The Robins rolled into town boasting arguably the most potent strike force in the division. But the usually deadly Sam Parkin and Tommy Mooney hardly got a look-in as Wrexham's back three - marshalled by the superb Brian Carey - turned in an assured display.
The never-say-die defending of the home side was epitomised in the last minute by Dennis Lawrence, who threw himself into the path of Mooney's goalbound drive. Only time will tell how important the giant Trinidadian's intervention was.
With the region battered by strong winds at the weekend, the prospect of an afternoon of quality football looked remote.
But the conditions did little to spoil the entertainment, even though the sound of the Pryce Griffiths Stand's roof being rattled by the elements sometimes got a little too loud for comfort.
Wrexham got into their stride quickly, with Chris Armstrong's neat turn and shot after two minutes deflected wide.
At the opposite end, Mooney saw his 20-yard volley saved by on-loan keeper Michael Ingham, making his home debut.
The deadlock was broken on 24 minutes following some typically cunning work from Darren Ferguson. The Wrexham captain took hold of a loose ball in midfield and threaded a precise pass through the Swindon defence to Chris Llewellyn, whose arching run and side-footed finish proved too hot for Rhys Evans to handle.
Andy King's visitors caught Wrexham sleeping three minutes into the second half, with Sammy Igoe lashing home the equal-iser off the inside of Ingham's near post after the hosts failed to clear a corner.
But the Dragons' response was swift. Less than five minutes after conceding, Carlos Edwards made it 2-1 by finishing off a flowing move down the left flank that saw Paul Edwards link up with Llewellyn.
The Welshman's wicked cross left Edwards a simple task.
Wrexham then gave themselves some breathing space by scoring a third through Steve Thomas on 67 minutes.
The little midfielder gleefully drove home a low, left-footed shot from the edge of the box after Armstrong had done well to shield the ball from the Swindon defence.
But this is Wrexham - and they very rarely do things the easy way.
They put their fans through a nail-biting finale after conceding 13 minutes from time when Andy Gurney took advantage of hesitancy from Ingham at an Igoe corner to head home for 3-2.
What fans will be asking now is: 'Would the real Wrexham AFC please stand up?' WREXHAM: Ingham, Roberts, Carey, Lawrence, C Edwards, Whitley (Crowell 63), Ferguson, Thomas, P Edwards, Llewellyn, Armstrong. Subs (not used): Whitfield, Holmes, L Jones, Morgan. REFEREE: Mike Pike. ATTENDANCE: 3,384.