Wrexham went top of the Blue Square Bet Premier with a narrow victory over Gateshead in a rearranged match at Hartlepool United's Victoria Park.

The Welsh side went three points clear at the top of the table and are now unbeaten in 13 matches.

Striker Brett Ormerod headed home the vital goal on the 60th minute for the visitors.

Grimsby, who were top of the table, slipped to second with their 2-0 defeat by Braintree.

This was Gateshead's eighth defeat in 10 league matches.

When the two sides met in November, it took a wonder-strike from Ryan Donaldson to salvage a point for the visitors after Nick Rushton's debut goal had put the Dragons in command.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Wrexham player/manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales:

"I thought we deserved to win, we had the better chances. I thought we defended really well today, especially from the set-pieces and they only really had one chance.

"There's going to be massive ups and downs from here on in, but we can only control what we're doing and that's okay at the minute. There's bits to work on obviously, but we look okay.

"We're keeping clean sheets. We're defending well as a unit and we're not easy to score against, which is what I've been striving for all season."

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Conference Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Gateshead 0-1 Wrexham FT
(HT 0-0)
    • Ormerod 60

    Gateshead

    • 01 Bartlett
    • 05 Curtis
    • 22 Galpin yellow card (Boyle 74)
    • 04 Chandler
    • 07 Gillies
    • 08 Turnbull
    • 15 Marwood (Clark 55)
    • 18 Donaldson
    • 34 Bore
    • 09 Hatch
    • 14 Brown

    Substitutes

    • 19 Nixon,
    • 02 Magney,
    • 03 Boyle,
    • 06 Clark,
    • 11 Cummins

    Wrexham

    • 24 Maxwell
    • 02 Wright
    • 03 Ashton
    • 06 Riley
    • 23 Westwood yellow card
    • 08 Harris
    • 12 Keates
    • 14 Clarke
    • 16 Hunt (Cieslewicz 76)
    • 09 Wright
    • 10 Ormerod yellow card (Little 88)

    Substitutes

    • 18 Walker,
    • 07 Cieslewicz,
    • 17 Little,
    • 11 Morrell,
    • 15 Ogleby
    Ref: Seb StockbridgeAtt: 513
    GATESHEAD
    WREXHAM

    Possession

    • Gateshead 44%
    • Wrexham 56%

    Attempts on target

    • Gateshead 3
    • Wrexham 5

    Attempts off target

    • Gateshead 5
    • Wrexham 7

    Corners

    • Gateshead 6
    • Wrexham 10

    Fouls

    • Gateshead 9
    • Wrexham 13
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:24 The referee brings the game to a close.
    • 90:00+3:42 Foul by James Brown on Stephen Wright, free kick awarded. Chris Maxwell takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+3:12 Dean Keates sends in a cross, Joe Clarke takes a shot. Clearance made by Ben Clark.
    • 90:00+2:39 Corner taken short by Dean Keates.
    • 90:00+0:50 Free kick awarded for a foul by Josh Gillies on Neil Ashton. Chris Maxwell restarts play with the free kick.
    • 89:47 Liam Hatch is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Maxwell.
    • 86:49 Chris Maxwell takes the direct free kick.
    • 86:49 Substitution Glen Little on for Brett Ormerod.
    • 86:49 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Josh Gillies, Phil Turnbull gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Maxwell.
    • 86:34 James Brown has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Blocked by Stephen Wright.
    • 85:22 Danny Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Clark. Direct free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.
    • 82:59 The ball is swung over by Jay Harris.
    • 82:13 James Brown is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Neil Ashton.
    • 80:02 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Turnbull by Stephen Wright. Free kick taken by Jamie Chandler.
    • 78:52 Effort on goal by Ryan Donaldson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
    • 78:12 Ryan Donaldson sends in a cross, Liam Hatch takes a shot. Chris Maxwell makes a save.
    • 75:57 Substitution (Wrexham) makes a substitution, with Adrian Cieslewicz coming on for Johnny Hunt.
    • 75:38 Jay Harris produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
    • 72:17 Chris Maxwell takes the free kick.
    • 72:17 Substitution Patrick Boyle on for Lewis Galpin.
    • 72:17 Liam Hatch challenges Dean Keates unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 70:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Ashton by James Brown. Free kick taken by Neil Ashton.
    • 69:22 Unfair challenge on James Brown by Martin Riley results in a free kick. Josh Gillies delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Danny Wright.
    • 68:05 Jamie Chandler is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Centre by Joe Clarke, Shot from deep inside the area by Dean Keates goes over the bar.
    • 63:54 Dean Keates takes the inswinging corner, Close range headed effort by Chris Westwood goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 62:26 Shot by Dean Keates. Jamie Chandler gets a block in.
    • 61:57 Corner taken right-footed by Joe Clarke, clearance by James Curtis.
    • 61:43 The ball is swung over by Johnny Hunt, Lewis Galpin makes a clearance.
    • 59:13 Joe Clarke provided the assist for the goal.
    • 59:13 GOAL - Brett OrmerodGateshead 0 - 1 Wrexham A goal is scored by Brett Ormerod from inside the six-yard box to the top left corner of the goal. Gateshead 0-1 Wrexham.
    • 58:47 Inswinging corner taken by Joe Clarke from the left by-line,
    • 56:26 Josh Gillies takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Danny Wright.
    • 55:27 Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Keates on James Brown. Ryan Donaldson fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Jay Harris gets a block in.
    • 54:23 Substitution Ben Clark on for James Marwood.
    • 53:02 Joe Clarke takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, James Brown manages to make a clearance.
    • 52:41 Inswinging corner taken by Joe Clarke from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Ryan Donaldson.
    • 51:05 Dean Keates delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Peter Bore.
    • 51:05 Booking Lewis Galpin is given a yellow card.
    • 50:50 Foul by Lewis Galpin on Danny Wright, free kick awarded.
    • 46:07 Inswinging corner taken by Josh Gillies from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Joe Clarke.
    • 45:48 James Marwood takes a shot. Save made by Chris Maxwell.
    • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:05 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
    • 45:00+1:06 The assistant referee flags for offside against Danny Wright. Adam Bartlett restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:00+0:10 Unfair challenge on Neil Ashton by Ryan Donaldson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Maxwell.
    • 42:55 Outswinging corner taken by Josh Gillies, clearance made by Chris Westwood.
    • 41:55 The official flags James Brown offside. Chris Maxwell takes the indirect free kick.
    • 41:25 Direct free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.
    • 41:25 Booking Booking for Brett Ormerod.
    • 40:58 Brett Ormerod concedes a free kick for a foul on Josh Gillies.
    • 39:28 Joe Clarke has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.
    • 36:54 James Marwood fouled by Joe Clarke, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Josh Gillies from right wing.
    • 36:17 Corner taken right-footed by Josh Gillies from the left by-line, Chris Westwood makes a clearance.
    • 35:24 Chris Westwood challenges Josh Gillies unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Josh Gillies from right channel, clearance by Danny Wright.
    • 33:43 James Marwood fouled by Dean Keates, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lewis Galpin.
    • 32:05 Shot from just outside the box by Jay Harris misses to the right of the goal.
    • 31:28 The ball is sent over by James Brown, clearance made by Neil Ashton.
    • 28:50 Brett Ormerod is penalised for a handball. Adam Bartlett takes the direct free kick.
    • 28:07 Corner from left by-line taken by Joe Clarke.
    • 27:46 Shot from 12 yards from Johnny Hunt. Clearance made by Jamie Chandler.
    • 26:10 Joe Clarke takes the inswinging corner, free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Riley on Peter Bore. Adam Bartlett takes the free kick.
    • 25:59 Johnny Hunt sends in a cross, blocked by James Curtis.
    • 24:16 James Curtis takes the free kick.
    • 24:16 Booking Booking for Chris Westwood for unsporting behaviour.
    • 23:45 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Westwood on Ryan Donaldson.
    • 21:31 James Curtis challenges Danny Wright unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Neil Ashton.
    • 20:51 The ball is delivered by Neil Ashton, James Curtis manages to make a clearance.
    • 19:40 Josh Gillies crosses the ball, Effort from close range by James Brown goes wide left of the target.
    • 14:30 Peter Bore produces a cross, clearance made by Chris Westwood.
    • 12:58 Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Wright on James Marwood. Adam Bartlett restarts play with the free kick.
    • 12:29 Unfair challenge on Neil Ashton by Ryan Donaldson results in a free kick. Chris Maxwell takes the direct free kick.
    • 11:53 Brett Ormerod takes a shot. Save by Adam Bartlett.
    • 11:20 Johnny Hunt takes the inswinging corner, clearance by James Curtis.
    • 10:56 Jay Harris takes a shot. Jamie Chandler gets a block in.
    • 9:11 Handball decision goes against Stephen Wright. Adam Bartlett takes the direct free kick.
    • 6:47 Corner taken right-footed by Dean Keates from the right by-line to the near post, James Brown manages to make a clearance.
    • 6:24 Shot from outside the penalty area by Joe Clarke hits the post.
    • 5:13 Dean Keates gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Brown. Phil Turnbull takes the direct free kick.
    • 3:00 Shot by Ryan Donaldson from just outside the area goes over the net.
    • 1:39 Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Wright on Liam Hatch. Direct free kick taken by Liam Hatch.
    • 1:07 James Brown produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.
    • 0:32 Corner taken right-footed by Josh Gillies from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Martin Riley.
    • 0:19 Peter Bore produces a cross, blocked by Neil Ashton.
    • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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