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Wrexham 2-1 Aldershot Town

Wrexham's Jay Harris

Wrexham recorded their first win of 2014 in the Conference Premier thanks to a spectacular late goal from Jay Harris against Aldershot.

Joe Clarke had given Wrexham a 16th-minute lead, heading a corner into the roof of the Aldershot net.

Five minutes later Shots striker Brett Williams beat the offside trap to slot home his 16th goal of the season.

The game looked to be heading for a draw before Harris struck a 30-yard shot into the top corner.

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Wrexham player-manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales:

"I thought it looked like it was going to be a draw and it took a little bit of quality from Jay (Harris) to be the difference.

"He was brilliant today. He's got that bit of quality for us which can help us massively.

"I'm made up for the lads because they left every ounce of energy they had out on the pitch."

Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

Andy Scott

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Andy Scott: Aldershot manager after Wrexham defeat

"It was one of those games that you throw your hands up and say 'the better team lost'. We were totally dominant and to come to Wrexham and do it is a fantastic performance."

"We've been beaten by a shot from 25 yards and has gone in the top corner and that's the way it goes. Sometimes you have to throw your hands up and say, 'we were very unlucky'."

"I think if Wrexham had got a point today, they would have known they would have been happy with that, but to get three, it's like they've come on their horses and in masks and ridden away with the three points."

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 13Coughlin
  • 28Artell
  • 14Tomassen
  • 17ClowesSubstituted forParleat 46'minutes
  • 25Bailey-JonesBooked at 30minsSubstituted forBishopat 74'minutes
  • 8Harris
  • 16Hunt
  • 29Carrington
  • 6Clarke
  • 26Anyinsah
  • 15OglebyBooked at 55minsSubstituted forCieslewiczat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mayebi
  • 10Ormerod
  • 9Bishop
  • 24Parle
  • 7Cieslewicz

Aldershot

  • 1Morris
  • 2OastlerSubstituted forMekkiat 79'minutes
  • 15Barker
  • 5Goodman
  • 22Gibbs
  • 4Stanley
  • 17Partington
  • 14RobertsSubstituted forPatersonat 90'minutes
  • 8Rowlands
  • 9Williams
  • 29O'Brien

Substitutes

  • 21Williams
  • 3Tonkin
  • 7Mekki
  • 24Young
  • 10Paterson
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
2,819

Match Stats

Home TeamWrexhamAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Wrexham 2, Aldershot Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wrexham 2, Aldershot Town 1.

Foul by Jake Goodman (Aldershot Town).

Mark Carrington (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Matthew Paterson (Aldershot Town).

Joe Clarke (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Joe Partington (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high. Assisted by Adam Mekki.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Matthew Paterson replaces Jordan Roberts.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 2, Aldershot Town 1. Jay Harris (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Joe Clarke.

Offside, Wrexham. Andy Bishop tries a through ball, but Andy Bishop is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Adam Mekki replaces Joe Oastler.

Attempt saved. Martin Rowlands (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Andy Bishop (Wrexham).

Joe Partington (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Andy Bishop replaces Theo Bailey-Jones.

Attempt missed. Jay Harris (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Wrexham.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Adrian Cieslewicz replaces Robert Ogleby.

Attempt saved. Jaydon Gibbs (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Steve Tomassen (Wrexham) header from the left side of the box is too high.

Foul by Joe Clarke (Wrexham).

Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Robert Ogleby (Wrexham).

Chris Barker (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Wrexham.

Foul by Chris Barker (Aldershot Town).

Jay Harris (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham).

Jake Goodman (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Kyle Parle replaces Leon Clowes.

Second Half

Second Half begins Wrexham 1, Aldershot Town 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Wrexham 1, Aldershot Town 1.

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

Steve Tomassen (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by David Artell.

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