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Wrexham 2-1 Cheltenham Town

Javan Vidal
Javan Vidal gave Wrexham the advantage

Leaders Cheltenham's National League title hopes suffered a blow after Wes York's last-gasp winner for Wrexham.

James Dayton's superb freekick had seemed likely to earn Gary Johnson's men a valuable point.

The hosts took the lead when Javan Vidal touched home Simon Heslop's drive from distance in his first start after recovering from stomach surgery.

York scored in the final minute of added-time as the Wrexham substitute turned in Blaine Hudson's header.

Cheltenham remain two points clear of second-placed Forest Green at the top of the National League with Wrexham up to eighth, three points behind Dover, who occupy the final play-off spot.

Wrexham manager Gary Mills told BBC Radio Wales: "I thought from the first minute to the last, we showed the fans we still believe.

"I thought we were awesome today. We were the better side, when we could play, we played.

"It took a good goal for them to score, but we kept going.

"We have still got a chance of the play-offs."

Cheltenham Town boss Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire: "I thought we were unlucky because we were part of a decent football match - we didn't quite have the quality on the day to get enough chances.

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Johnson on Wrexham v Cheltenham

"You always feel hard done by when you've lost a game but they're not competing with us up there. It would have been nice to have got the points but it makes it still interesting. You're not going to win every game, certainly not against the top teams.

"I've got to make sure we pick the lads up. I'll slap their wrists now but we'll pick them up and we've got to be ready for another big game against Grimsby."

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 30Taylor
  • 15Evans
  • 4Smith
  • 6Fyfield
  • 2VidalBooked at 45minsSubstituted forYorkat 67'minutes
  • 10Jennings
  • 3NewtonBooked at 40mins
  • 23Heslop
  • 12Carrington
  • 14Jackson
  • 5Hudson

Substitutes

  • 7Fowler
  • 9Gray
  • 11Moke
  • 16York
  • 25Beck

Cheltenham

  • 31Flatt
  • 24DickieBooked at 28mins
  • 6Parslow
  • 4Storer
  • 21CranstonBooked at 81mins
  • 15Burgess
  • 27DaytonSubstituted forMorgan-Smithat 73'minutes
  • 14HallSubstituted forRoweat 24'minutesBooked at 56mins
  • 7PellBooked at 84mins
  • 9WrightSubstituted forBarthramat 88'minutes
  • 30Holman

Substitutes

  • 2Barthram
  • 3McLennan
  • 10Morgan-Smith
  • 18Rowe
  • 25Lovett
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
4,463

Match Stats

Home TeamWrexhamAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away8
Fouls
Home14
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Wrexham 2, Cheltenham Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wrexham 2, Cheltenham Town 1.

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 2, Cheltenham Town 1. Wes York (Wrexham) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Blaine Hudson with a cross.

Foul by Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town).

Rob Evans (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Rob Evans (Wrexham).

Dan Holman (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Dan Holman (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jack Barthram replaces Daniel Wright.

Attempt missed. Jamal Fyfield (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town).

Manny Smith (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

Blaine Hudson (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Booking

Jordan Cranston (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordan Cranston (Cheltenham Town).

Wes York (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Offside, Wrexham. Kayden Jackson tries a through ball, but Kayden Jackson is caught offside.

Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

Blaine Hudson (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Kayden Jackson (Wrexham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Foul by Kayden Jackson (Wrexham).

Cameron Burgess (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Wes York (Wrexham).

Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Cheltenham Town.

Attempt missed. Cameron Burgess (Cheltenham Town) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by James Rowe.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Amari Morgan-Smith replaces James Dayton.

Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Wrexham) header from the right side of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. James Dayton (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Wes York replaces Javan Vidal.

Corner, Cheltenham Town.

Corner, Wrexham.

Offside, Wrexham. Connor Jennings tries a through ball, but Connor Jennings is caught offside.

Corner, Wrexham.

Booking

James Rowe (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Rowe (Cheltenham Town).

Javan Vidal (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham412511576284886
2Forest Green41259766382884
3Grimsby382012672333972
4Tranmere4119121056401669
5Dover392081169492068
6Braintree391911944281668
7Eastleigh39199115748966
8Wrexham401981366462065
9Gateshead41189145059-963
10Macclesfield401761754441057
11Lincoln City411512146257557
12Bromley41168176364-156
13Barrow391411145565-1053
14Woking40148186058250
15Aldershot40148184462-1850
16Southport411211184156-1547
17Chester401111185462-844
18Guiseley40915163961-2242
19Boreham Wood40913183441-740
20Halifax381010185073-2340
21Altrincham39912184163-2239
22Torquay39911194168-2738
23Welling41711233258-2632
24Kidderminster40610244065-2528
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