DEAN KEATES hailed his side's character as promotion chasing Wrexham came from two-nil down to secure a 2-2 draw against Maidenhead United at York Road.

Sam Barratt, with a spectacular goal from his own half, and James Comley put the mid-table Magpies ahead at the break.

But Wrexham, with the wind advantage in the second half, hit back to earn a point thanks to strikes by Jordan Davies and substitute Dior Angus.

Keates was delighted with the response with the point keeping Wrexham sixth in the National League and now unbeaten in five matches.

"It was great character from the boys," said Keates.

"It is difficult being two-nil down but we have been in that situation before.

"We know if you can get one goal, you get momentum and second half we had the wind behind us.

"We got them penned in, they had one or two breaks but Rob Lainton never really had to make a save."

Keates felt that Wrexham, who have got five games remaining in the quest to seal a play-off spot, made a bright start before Barratt scored his second goal and a poor Tyler French clearance allowed the home side to double their lead.

"We started really well," said Keates.

"We were on the front foot, we got a corner in the first couple of minutes and we had opportunities.

"Take nothing away from Maidenhead, they got some great blocks on shots that one or two looked goal bound.

"It was a positive start and the goal has come from absolute nowhere.

"Give the lad credit, it is a Goal of the Season contender for the National League; he executed it absolutely spot-on.

"After that we had to weather the storm with the wind and how bad the conditions were, and we were disappointed with the second goal. Tyler is in the right slot but he missed his clearance."