Danny Cowley believes what his Braintree Town team have achieved this season is “nothing short of a miracle” as they stand on the verge of securing a place in the Vanarana National League play-offs.

A 3-2 victory at Wrexham was sealed with a brace of first-half goals from Michael Cheek and a winner from Mitch Brundle after the break.

And the three points they earned mean the Iron need just one point from their final game of the season – against Altrincham at home next Saturday - to seal a top-five finish and a place in the play-offs for promotion to the Football League.

It is a phenomenal achievement by Cowley’s part-time team amidst big-spending full-time opponents and the Braintree boss was delighted as they secured their tenth away win of the campaign.

He said: “It was a great win for us – an unbelievable win.

“It was a tough game (at Wrexham) and a bit of a rollercoaster of a football match but it was nice to get on the right side of it.

“We had a fantastic start, which was really beyond our wildest dreams.

“It was a great goal from Michael (Cheek) and I thought we did really well early on, but we conceded a poor goal.

“It looked a soft free-kick to me, but we have to defend our box better than we did.

“There were a couple of individual errors with people marking and not taking up the right starting positions, but Wrexham are a terrific side.

“They pose so many questions of you defensively and they make the pitch so big.

“They caused us a lot of problems and hurt us by getting in behind us in the first half.

“We had to be resilient and durable to stay in the game.

“We were pleased with the equaliser just before half-time, but we were pleased to hear the half-time whistle.

“We managed to re-organise at half-time and I thought we were much better in the second half – we were much more in control of it.

“To a man, I thought we were magnificent.

“We said before that we couldn’t be nervous going to Wrexham.

“You only had to look at the surroundings and see what we were competing against and we should be mightily proud that we are sitting nine points ahead of Wrexham.

“That’s an unbelievable achievement for our football club.

“I don’t care what people have done in the past in our dressing room, what people are going to go on and do – what we have done this season has been nothing short of a miracle.”