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Wrexham 3-0 Nuneaton Town

Nuneaton Town's slim Conference Premier play-off hopes were all but ended after defeat at Wrexham.

The Dragons took the lead when Johnny Hunt crashed home a rebound after Nuneaton goalkeeper James Belshaw had saved Mark Carrington's initial shot.

Wrexham doubled their lead when Andy Bishop clipped Neil Ashton's accurate cross into the top corner.

Ashton added a late third, poking in the rebound when his penalty was saved after Gareth Dean fouled Bradley Reid.

Nuneaton are now eight points off fifth place with three games remaining.

Wrexham manager Kevin Wilkin told BBC Radio Wales:

"I was delighted with that today. I know it's my old club and everything else, but I just thought the purpose and manner we set about the job in the first half was excellent.

"We didn't turn the ball over in the wrong areas and we looked comfortable on it.

"We need a bit more pace and legs in the side to stretch teams... [but] we had a better shape and organisation about us."

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 1Mayebi
  • 5Livesey
  • 28Artell
  • 3Ashton
  • 25Bailey-Jones
  • 6Clarke
  • 12KeatesSubstituted forEvansat 87'minutes
  • 16Hunt
  • 29Carrington
  • 15OglebySubstituted forReidat 71'minutes
  • 9BishopSubstituted forWilliamsat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Tomassen
  • 11Williams
  • 21Evans
  • 2Wright
  • 22Reid

Nuneaton

  • 19Belshaw
  • 4Cowan
  • 21CranstonSubstituted forMagriat 46'minutes
  • 5Dean
  • 7Armson
  • 11Streete
  • 13SleathBooked at 49mins
  • 20TrainerBooked at 39minsSubstituted forAdamsat 64'minutes
  • 26Hibbert
  • 16YorkSubstituted forMoultat 64'minutes
  • 10Brown

Substitutes

  • 15Gordon
  • 6Walker
  • 28Magri
  • 8Adams
  • 9Moult
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
2,706

Match Stats

Home TeamWrexhamAway TeamNuneaton
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Wrexham 3, Nuneaton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wrexham 3, Nuneaton Town 0.

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Joe Williams replaces Andy Bishop.

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 3, Nuneaton Town 0. Neil Ashton (Wrexham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bradley Reid.

Penalty saved! Neil Ashton (Wrexham) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Gareth Dean (Nuneaton Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Wrexham. Bradley Reid draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Rob Evans replaces Dean Keates.

Offside, Wrexham. Bradley Reid tries a through ball, but Bradley Reid is caught offside.

Hand ball by Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town).

Offside, Wrexham. Theo Bailey-Jones tries a through ball, but Theo Bailey-Jones is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Gavin Cowan (Nuneaton Town) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Danny Sleath.

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

Foul by Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town).

Dean Keates (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Corner, Wrexham.

Hand ball by Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Bradley Reid replaces Robert Ogleby.

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 2, Nuneaton Town 0. Andy Bishop (Wrexham) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Neil Ashton with a cross.

Offside, Nuneaton Town. Andy Brown tries a through ball, but Andy Brown is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Jon Adams replaces Phil Trainer.

Substitution

Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Louis Moult replaces Wes York.

Foul by Gavin Cowan (Nuneaton Town).

David Artell (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Robert Ogleby (Wrexham).

Danny Sleath (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Wrexham. Johnny Hunt tries a through ball, but Johnny Hunt is caught offside.

Foul by Sam Magri (Nuneaton Town).

Andy Bishop (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Mark Carrington (Wrexham).

Wes York (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Theo Bailey-Jones (Wrexham).

Danny Sleath (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Danny Sleath (Nuneaton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 1, Nuneaton Town 0. Johnny Hunt (Wrexham) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mark Carrington.

Attempt saved. Mark Carrington (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

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