Andy Bishop scored twice as Wrexham avenged last season's FA Cup defeat by Alfreton to advance to the second round.

Bishop gave his side the lead with a header from Neil Ashton's cross before adding a second after good play by Brett Ormerod.

Ex-Wrexham striker Jake Speight scored from the spot after Stephen Wright's foul on John Akinde.

Jay Harris settled nerves with a volley after Ross Atkins saved Ormerod's shot.

Kick-off at the Racecourse was delayed for 20 minutes after the Alfreton team bus was held up in traffic.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Wrexham player-manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales:

"I thought we were good today - it's been the best we've been for quite a while and it starts from the start.

"We start the game right, keep the ball right, nullify their threats and when we keep the ball and pass and move we're a half decent team.

"I thought we thoroughly deserved it today."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Wrexham

  • 13 Coughlin
  • 29 Carrington
  • 03 Ashton
  • 06 Clarke
  • 02 Wright
  • 28 Artell
  • 08 Harris (Hunt - 89' )
  • 12 Keates
  • 09 Bishop
  • 15 Ogleby (Bailey-Jones - 76' )
  • 10 Ormerod (Cieslewicz - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Mayebi
  • 05 Creighton
  • 07 Cieslewicz
  • 14 Tomassen
  • 16 Hunt
  • 18 Colbeck
  • 25 Bailey-Jones

Alfreton Town

  • 01 Atkins
  • 02 Wood (Akinde - 92' )
  • 21 Rowe-Turner
  • 08 Shaw (Meadows - 58' )
  • 04 Westwood
  • 16 Fenton
  • 10 Bradley
  • 17 McGrath
  • 11 Speight
  • 18 Akinde (Franklin - 88' )
  • 07 Law

Substitutes

  • 03 Franklin
  • 05 Wylde
  • 06 Kempson
  • 12 Meadows
  • 22 Akinde
Ref: Darren England
Att: 2,415

Match Stats

Shots

17 12

On target

9 3

Corners

7 5

Fouls

6 6

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Wrexham 3, Alfreton Town 1.

90:00 +4:46 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Wrexham 3, Alfreton Town 1.

90:00 +4:17

Attempt missed. Chris Westwood (Alfreton Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

90:00 +3:47

Corner, Alfreton Town. Conceded by Neil Ashton.

90:00 +3:05

Attempt missed. Adrian Cieslewicz (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

90:00 +2:03

Andy Bishop (Wrexham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:03

Foul by Chris Westwood (Alfreton Town).

90:00 +1:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alfreton Town. Sam Akinde replaces Bradley Wood.

90:00 +0:42

Attempt missed. Connor Franklin (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

89:27

Attempt saved. Adrian Cieslewicz (Wrexham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

88:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wrexham. Johnny Hunt replaces Jay Harris.

87:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alfreton Town. Connor Franklin replaces John Akinde.

85:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wrexham. Adrian Cieslewicz replaces Brett Ormerod.

84:44

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

83:07

Attempt saved. Jake Speight (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

80:07

Corner, Wrexham. Conceded by Ross Atkins.

79:59

Attempt saved. Brett Ormerod (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

79:13

Attempt missed. Danny Meadows (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

75:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wrexham. Theo Bailey-Jones replaces Robert Ogleby.

73:26

Attempt saved. Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

72:51

Attempt missed. Joe Clarke (Wrexham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

71:27 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wrexham 3, Alfreton Town 1. Jay Harris (Wrexham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Brett Ormerod.

68:34

Foul by Andy Bishop (Wrexham).

68:34

John Akinde (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:57

Attempt missed. Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

66:41

Attempt saved. Andy Bishop (Wrexham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

64:06

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

62:42

Dean Keates (Wrexham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:42

Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).

60:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wrexham 2, Alfreton Town 1. Jake Speight (Alfreton Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

60:13

Penalty conceded by Stephen Wright (Wrexham) after a foul in the penalty area.

60:13

Penalty Alfreton Town. Josh Law draws a foul in the penalty area.

57:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alfreton Town. Danny Meadows replaces Tom Shaw.

57:30

Foul by Dean Keates (Wrexham).

57:30

John McGrath (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

56:55

Corner, Wrexham. Conceded by Bradley Wood.

54:35

Attempt missed. Neil Ashton (Wrexham) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

53:04

Corner, Wrexham. Conceded by Ross Atkins.

52:50

Attempt saved. Brett Ormerod (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

51:48

Attempt saved. Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

50:19

Corner, Alfreton Town. Conceded by David Artell.

49:47

Corner, Alfreton Town. Conceded by Dean Keates.

48:15 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wrexham 2, Alfreton Town 0. Andy Bishop (Wrexham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

45:00

Second Half begins Wrexham 1, Alfreton Town 0.

45:00 +1:13 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Wrexham 1, Alfreton Town 0.

45:00 +0:49

Attempt missed. Chris Westwood (Alfreton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

45:00 +0:28

Corner, Alfreton Town. Conceded by Andy Coughlin.

45:00 +0:19

Attempt saved. Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

41:06

Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

39:52

Stephen Wright (Wrexham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:52

Foul by Nick Fenton (Alfreton Town).

36:26

Foul by Joe Clarke (Wrexham).

36:26

Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:00

Andy Bishop (Wrexham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:59

Foul by Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town).

32:06

Foul by Andy Bishop (Wrexham).

32:06

Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

30:33

Attempt missed. Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

29:35

Attempt missed. Andy Bishop (Wrexham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

26:00

Corner, Alfreton Town. Conceded by David Artell.

24:44

David Artell (Wrexham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:44

Foul by John McGrath (Alfreton Town).

23:30 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wrexham 1, Alfreton Town 0. Andy Bishop (Wrexham) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Neil Ashton.

17:19

Mark Carrington (Wrexham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:19

Foul by Josh Law (Alfreton Town).

16:37

Attempt missed. Joe Clarke (Wrexham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

14:46

Attempt missed. Joe Clarke (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

12:51

Corner, Wrexham. Conceded by John Akinde.

12:25

Corner, Wrexham. Conceded by Chris Westwood.

9:41

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

9:02

John McGrath (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:02

Foul by Jay Harris (Wrexham).

8:19

Attempt missed. Jay Harris (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

1:37

Corner, Wrexham. Conceded by Nick Fenton.

1:08

Corner, Wrexham. Conceded by Nick Fenton.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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