STUART BEAVON has challenged Wrexham to be the team that emerges from the leading pack and becomes the dominant force in the race for the National League title.

Graham Barrow's side ended a run of five successive defeats without scoring by beating Maidenhead 1-0 on Saturday to remain four points behind leaders Leyton Orient with 15 games to go.

The fifth placed Reds trail Salford and Solihull Moors by just one point, and are on the same tally as AFC Fylde, with Sutton United and Harrogate still in touch in the final play-off spots.

With the top four on FA Trophy duty this weekend, Beavon is targeting victory at Boreham Wood to reinforce Wrexham's ambitions of clinching automatic promotion.

"I suppose we go a game ahead but if we can win, that closes the gap to one point," said Beavon.

"Every team at the top will say it is in their own hands; six teams, every single one us.

"Whoever wants to take it by the scruff of the neck and just go on that run, it is the right time to do it."

Although Wrexham secured a first win of 2019, Beavon insists the Reds have to back it up with more victories.

"The run is over but it is only over if we continue," said Beavon.

"It is another huge game for us and the gap at the top is only four points, it is nothing for anyone.

"We are in the mix anyway but if we can put a few wins together, we could go top.

"We are confident and everyone buzzing to kick-on."

Beavon, on a season long loan from Coventry City, was optimistic Wrexham's winless run and drought in front of goal wouldn't last too long.

"It was a bit of a bad patch that we went through but we always had the confidence that we were going to come out of it very soon," said Beavon.

"It was nice to get the win and probably should have won by more.

"I know it was made fully aware by everyone that we hadn't scored for a little while so it was a bit of a relief but there wasn't really major concerns amongst ourselves that we weren't going to put it right.

"We all fully believe in our ability and how good the team is."

But Beavon doesn't need telling that Wrexham would be in an even better position if they had not started the year with four straight league losses.

"The disappointing thing is that we didn't end the bad run earlier, we would probably be top of the league," said Beavon.

"Teams have bad runs, they lose one and draw five, it was just a shame that we ended losing five so it was a bad run. Hopefully we are over that."

Beavon has operated as the loan striker in the last two games but Barrow has lots of attacking options and the 34-year-old knows he can't rest on his laurels amid fierce competition for starting places.

"We are all on our toes," said Beavon. "The boys that have come in are great as well.

"We want to get promoted and we all want to help the team.

"If you are in a team and know you can't be dropped as such, you get comfortable. You don't want to.

"But when you are being pushed, you have never got time to rest as such.

"The squad we have got now, and everyone from back to front pushing, it is a very good thing to have."