Match ends, Wrexham 1, Harrogate Town 1.
Wrexham 1-1 Harrogate Town: Fallowfield spoils Keates' Wrexham return
Dean Keates' second spell in charge of Wrexham began with a 1-1 draw at home to Harrogate Town in the National League.
Bobby Grant's sixth goal of the season put Wrexham ahead after six minutes.
But the midfielder missed a second-half penalty, which proved costly as Ryan Fallowfield levelled late on for Harrogate.
Harrogate are now unbeaten in six games and 12th in the table, while Wrexham remain 20th.
Keates has returned to Wrexham as manager after Bryan Hughes left in September following eight games without a win.
The former Dragons midfielder acknowledged he will have to win over some supporters who are unhappy with his departure to Walsall in March 2018.
His side made the perfect start against Harrogate when Grant turned in Jason Oswell's cross to give the hosts an early lead.
Wrexham did not look like a side who started the evening placed just above the bottom four on goal difference.
Luke Young's effort was parried by James Belshaw and Grant saw a shot deflected wide.
Belshaw made a fine save to deny Grant, who minutes later was brought down in the area by George Smith but he blasted his penalty kick over the crossbar.
That gave Harrogate a lifeline and after Christian Dibble had to be at full stretch to deny Jack Muldoon, they levelled with 10 minutes remaining.
Fallowfield fired home from a cross for his first goal of the season to earn a point for Simon Weaver's side, which maintained their unbeaten run and denied Keates a winning start.
Wrexham manager Dean Keates said: "We had chances in the first half and their keeper made a few good saves and we had a good chance in the second half and the keeper's made a good save.
"The penalty's crucial because it gives them a bit of a lift and puts us on the back foot. It was a poor goal to give away. We're disappointed.
"I guess what's happened tonight is the story of the season."
- 2Barnum-BobbBooked at 90mins
- 15BartonSubstituted forTollittat 85'minutes
- 5PearsonBooked at 84mins
- 3SmithBooked at 59mins
- 6BurrellBooked at 31mins
- 22SmithBooked at 51mins
- 14KiernanSubstituted forEmmettat 74'minutes
- 15BradleyBooked at 30minsSubstituted forDiamondat 54'minutes
- 9BeckBooked at 76mins
- Lewis Smith
Second Half ends, Wrexham 1, Harrogate Town 1.
Jazzi Barnum-Bobb (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Wrexham. Ben Tollitt replaces Adam Barton.
Shaun Pearson (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Goal! Wrexham 1, Harrogate Town 1. Ryan Fallowfield (Harrogate Town).
Mark Beck (Harrogate Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Harrogate Town. Jack Emmett replaces Brendan Kiernan.
George Smith (Harrogate Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Harrogate Town. Jack Diamond replaces Alex Bradley.
Will Smith (Harrogate Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Second Half begins Wrexham 1, Harrogate Town 0.
First Half ends, Wrexham 1, Harrogate Town 0.
Warren Burrell (Harrogate Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Alex Bradley (Harrogate Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Goal! Wrexham 1, Harrogate Town 0. Bobby Grant (Wrexham).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.