PHIL PARKINSON was frustrated not to leave Wetherby Road with victory and says it was two points dropped after Wrexham threw away a two-goal lead against Harrogate Town.

The Reds were quick out of the blocks in the League Two contest and had chances before Andy Cannon broke the deadlock with his first goal for the club and leading scorer Elliot Lee struck for the 11th time this season in the 41st minute.

But Harrogate reduced the deficit just before the break and levelled 90 seconds into the second half.

That galvanised the home side who were on top and Parkinson was unhappy with the way Wrexham responded to being pegged back as it finished 2-2.

"The first goal was absolutely out of nothing and we never got going again following the goal just after the break," said Parkinson.

"Harrogate won first-balls and second-balls, the goal lifted them and they responded really well.

"They anticipated things all over the pitch but we didn't get going in the way we would have liked.

"It was a shame because at 2-2 I was thinking 'lads, just relax. Be physical when you are challenging but relax and play, and we will go and win this game 4-2'.

"I am very frustrated we haven't won, especially being two-nil up, but goals change the momentum of games and the crowd came alive after the second goal, and felt they would at least get a draw.

"Hugely disappointed because I feel it is two points dropped.

"Second half, we just didn't perform to the level we did in the first period."

Wrexham were in complete control in the first half and good value for their two-goal advantage, and that made not winning even more tough to take for Parkinson.

"I am very disappointed," said the Reds' boss.

"I thought we did everything right in the first-half, we were excellent.

"We knew it would be a second-ball game against these and we contended with it brilliantly.

"We had shots, we looked dangerous and some of the football we played was really good.

"We were two-nil up, had other opportunities and it was a game we were in absolute complete control, I never felt threatened at all."

Parkinson was looking for his side to replicate the first half display after the break but the equaliser boosted Harrogate who sensed they could go on and win.

"When you lose a lot of first balls and second balls all over the pitch like we did, momentum starts swinging with the opposition," he added.

"We never really got into our stride.

"The way we played first half, I was very confident; we got a lot of things right in terms of what we needed to do in this game, they just got their tails up and we didn't respond how I would like to have done.

"We will take the point, it is better than zero."