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Wrexham 2-2 Barrow

John Rooney
John Rooney joined Wrexham from cross-border rivals Chester in June 2016

Ryan Yates scored a late equaliser for Barrow to deny Wrexham victory in Dean Keates' first game in permanent charge.

Byron Harrison gave the visitors the lead after nine minutes with a free header from Jordan Williams' corner.

Curtis Tilt headed home John Rooney's cross to bring Wrexham level 16 minutes later.

Rooney's stunning strike put Wrexham ahead but Yates levelled for Barrow with two minutes remaining as he capitalised on poor defending.

The late goal denied Wrexham a second successive league win under Keates.

The draw saw Barrow extend their unbeaten league record to 12 games and Paul Cox's side remain in the play-off places in fifth spot while Wrexham stay in 14th.

Keates had earlier in the day been confirmed as Gary Mills' successor after three games in caretaker charge of the Dragons.

Wrexham manager Dean Keates told BBC Radio Wales Sport: "It should have been three points, when we look back at the game, it is disappointing.

"The positive is, the lads were outstanding and fully deserved the three points.

"We will take it on the chin, they have given us something to work with and something to think about."

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 1Jalal
  • 12Edwards
  • 4Bencherif
  • 21SmithSubstituted forNorteyat 83'minutes
  • 16J Evans
  • 6Tilt
  • 13Carrington
  • 10Rooney
  • 20McDonagh
  • 18Harrad
  • 17PowellBooked at 58mins

Substitutes

  • 5Riley
  • 8Bailey-Nichols
  • 23Nortey
  • 24Dunn
  • 28Harry

Barrow

  • 1Dixon
  • 2BeeleyBooked at 21mins
  • 3Wilmer-Anderton
  • 17TurnbullSubstituted forHarveyat 57'minutes
  • 6Diarra
  • 5Livesey
  • 18HughesSubstituted forWrightat 64'minutes
  • 22Yates
  • 9BennettSubstituted forHannahat 74'minutes
  • 20Harrison
  • 11Williams

Substitutes

  • 7Haworth
  • 8Harvey
  • 10Hannah
  • 16Meikle
  • 23Wright
Referee:
Andrew Miller
Attendance:
3,616

Live Text

Match ends, Wrexham 2, Barrow 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wrexham 2, Barrow 2.

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 2, Barrow 2. Ryan Yates (Barrow).

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Nortei Nortey replaces Leo Smith.

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 2, Barrow 1. John Rooney (Wrexham).

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Ross Hannah replaces Richard Bennett.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Akil Wright replaces Liam Hughes.

Booking

Callum Powell (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Alex-Ray Harvey replaces Paul Turnbull.

Second Half

Second Half begins Wrexham 1, Barrow 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Wrexham 1, Barrow 1.

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 1, Barrow 1. Curtis Tilt (Wrexham).

Booking

Shaun Beeley (Barrow) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 0, Barrow 1. Byron Harrison (Barrow).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forest Green17123233112239
2Dag & Red17112427121535
3Lincoln City17103431141733
4Tranmere17103421101133
5Barrow178722617931
6Dover1710163327631
7Eastleigh1786329151430
8Macclesfield179352416830
9Aldershot178542014629
10Gateshead1784528171128
11Boreham Wood177642013727
12Chester177552416826
13Sutton United177372222024
14Wrexham176561522-723
15Solihull Moors175482229-719
16Maidstone United175482131-1019
17Bromley175391927-818
18Torquay175391422-818
19York173591729-1214
20Woking1734102537-1213
21Braintree1734101632-1613
22Southport1734101436-2213
23Guiseley1724112031-1110
24North Ferriby United173113627-2110
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