Bryan Hughes lambasted referee Gary Parsons and his assistants after Wrexham went down to a second successive National League defeat, insisting the officials had denied the Dragons a clear goal and failed to award them a penalty.

Wrexham lost for the first time at home this season, Stockport County claiming a 2-1 win at the Racecourse after being ‘gifted’ their opener following an error by goalkeeper Christian Dibble while the Dragons will also feel Sam Minihan’s second was avoidable as they failed to deal with a set piece delivered into their box.

Leighton McIntosh pulled one back for the Dragons inside the final 10 minutes with his first of the season, firing home from a tight angle after beating County keeper Ben Hinchliffe to Luke Summerfield’s pass.

However, Hughes pointed towards two crucial moments in the match which he felt cost his side the chance of three points.

With the score locked at 0-0 Hughes felt his side had been denied a penalty as Ash Palmer seemed to block a cross in the County area with his arm, while the Dragons’ chief also slammed the decision not to award the Dragons a goal, insisting that Bobby Grant’s effort eight minutes after the interval was “a foot over the line”.

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