Wealdstone maintained their seven-point lead at the top of the National League South despite giving up a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at Dorking Wanderers.

Stones’ striker Dejon Noel-Williams continued his hot vein of form with a first-half brace, but second-half goals from Jack Barnham and James McShane grabbed a share of the spoils for Wanderers.

Unbeaten on the road since early August, Wealdstone dominated the opening exchanges and took the lead within the first 10 minutes. Midfielder Danny Green whipped in a teasing free-kick which found an unmarked Noel-Williams who nodded in from close-range past goalkeeper Slavomir Huk.

The Stones kept up the pressure and came close to doubling their lead four minutes later. Sanchez Watt played in Dennon Lewis but Huk was equal to his strike on goal. Green then curled in another tantalising free-kick which again found Noel-Williams, however his near-post effort was well saved by Huk.

Wealdstone’s relentless first-half pressure finally yielded their second goal on the stroke of half-time as Lewis drove down the right wing and his drilled cross found Noel-Williams who couldn’t miss from a yard out.

After the break, Noel-Williams was inches away from a hat-trick when Green’s cross found him yet again free in the box, but the forward’s strike rolled agonisingly wide of the far post.

Minutes later, and against the run of play, the hosts halved the deficit as Barnham produced a superb chip over Stones keeper Ashton Oxborough and Dorking were back in it.

Wealdstone had their captain Jerome Okimo to thank when his outstanding block stopped a certain Dorking equaliser on the hour mark.

They held firm until the 73rd minute after a low ball in from the right was swept into the top corner by McShane, leaving Oxborough with absolutely no chance.

Both sides continued to search for a winner, but the points were eventually shared in the proverbial game of two halves.

Wealdstone are next in league action at home to 19th-placed Eastbourne Borough on Saturday.