PHIL PARKINSON was disappointed his side had nothing to show for their efforts after slipping to a 3-1 defeat at promotion rivals Notts County.

Reece Hall-Johnson gave Wrexham an early lead but the Reds played with 10 men for 80 minutes after Harry Lennon was shown a red card for handball, and the Magpies equalised from the resulting penalty before going 2-1 up before

Wrexham missed an excellent opportunity to level early in the second period when Paul Mullin's penalty was saved, and County scored a controversial third goal to secure victory with Parkinson questioning whether the ball had cross the line.

It was one of many decisions that Parkinson felt went against his side as Wrexham's superb run came to an end at Meadow Lane.

"I don't think it tells the true story of the game - 3-1" said Parkinson. "I thought we were the better team.

"Even with 10 men, at times we had some good spells.

"I'm not sure how many legs-up a team needs against us on the day, we've got to take the defeat on the chin because it hurts.

"There were a lot of good aspects of our play and some not so good; even with 10 men we can do better at stopping the cross for the third goal - well, the goal which was given.

"The lads have given us a lot today and I am disappointed not to come away with a point."

Parkinson added: "Notts County have had so many leg-ups throughout the 90 minutes.

"How many more opportunities do they want? The missed penalty, the sending off, their player not getting sent off, the goal disallowed - all those things.

"A lot of things have gone their way."