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Wrexham3Lincoln City1

Wrexham 3-1 Lincoln City

Connor Jennings (left) in action against Stoke City's Jon Walters
Connor Jennings (left) joined Wrexham in 2014 following his release by Scunthorpe United

Wrexham came from behind to secure their first win in five National League games and extend Lincoln City's winless run to 10 games.

Top scorer Matt Rhead gave Lincoln the lead with a penalty after Jack Muldoon was fouled by keeper Rhys Taylor,

Paul Farman denied James Gray before Wes York equalised with a glancing header from Connor Jennings' cross.

Jennings and Simon Heslop's second half goals secured Wrexham's first win of 2016.

Captain Jennings put the Dragons in front early in the second half after Farman could only parry Dominic Vose's cross.

Man of the match Taylor twice denied Muldoon before Heslop scored his first Wrexham goal with a late 25-yard strike.

Wrexham had lost their previous four league games as well as defeat at Torquay United in the FA Trophy the previous Saturday.

Gary Mills' side are 10th in the table and six points off the play-off places.

Lincoln, who have not won in the National League since a 3-1 victory at Torquay on 21 November, are down to 11th.

Wrexham manager Gary Mills told BBC Radio Wales: "We all needed that and what a difference three points make.

"The lads have gone over that white line to win today. You could see that.

"It's great to get three points and we go into two important away games on the back of a win."

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 30Taylor
  • 12Carrington
  • 4Smith
  • 23Heslop
  • 3Newton
  • 6Fyfield
  • 15Evans
  • 10Jennings
  • 16York
  • 9GraySubstituted forMokeat 90+2'minutes
  • 8VoseSubstituted forJacksonat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Hudson
  • 7Fowler
  • 11Moke
  • 14Jackson
  • 18White

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 18Beevers
  • 5WaterfallBooked at 53mins
  • 8PowerBooked at 57mins
  • 25Brough
  • 26Howe
  • 7Muldoon
  • 2WoodSubstituted forStanleyat 52'minutesBooked at 67mins
  • 21Sparrow
  • 9Rhead
  • 10HearnSubstituted forMcDaidat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Stanley
  • 6Bush
  • 13Grant
  • 14Robinson
  • 19McDaid
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
3,853

Match Stats

Home TeamWrexhamAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home9
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Wrexham 3, Lincoln City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wrexham 3, Lincoln City 1.

Foul by Rob Evans (Wrexham).

Craig Stanley (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Adriano Moke replaces James Gray.

Offside, Wrexham. James Gray tries a through ball, but James Gray is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 3, Lincoln City 1. Simon Heslop (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sean Newton.

Attempt missed. James Gray (Wrexham) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

Connor Jennings (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Attempt saved. Jack Muldoon (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Foul by Wes York (Wrexham).

Paul Farman (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Corner, Wrexham.

Attempt missed. James Gray (Wrexham) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Kayden Jackson (Wrexham).

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Attempt saved. Jack Muldoon (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

Jamal Fyfield (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Callum Howe (Lincoln City).

Simon Heslop (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Booking

Craig Stanley (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Craig Stanley (Lincoln City).

Rob Evans (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Wes York (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Rob Evans (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Sean Newton (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Kayden Jackson from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Kayden Jackson replaces Dominic Vose.

Foul by Matt Sparrow (Lincoln City).

Mark Carrington (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Patrick Brough (Lincoln City).

Wes York (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

Wes York (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Manny Smith (Wrexham).

Robbie McDaid (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

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