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Wrexham 0-1 Tranmere Rovers

Connor Jennings
Connor Jennings (left) went close for Tranmere Rovers on his return to Wrexham

Tranmere Rovers briefly went top of the National League with victory in the early kick-off at Wrexham.

Mickey Mellon's side secured their fourth consecutive league win courtesy of young defender Olly Marx's first half own goal.

Rovers' win saw them replace Lincoln as leaders, although the Imps beat Bromley later in the day to return to the top.

Dean Keates' Wrexham have gone five successive league games without a win.

Jeff Hughes had gone close with a free-kick for Rovers before the visitors went ahead when 18-year-old Marx turned Lee Vaughan's shot into his own net on his home debut.

Tranmere were in control and home keeper Chris Dunn denied Vaughan and former Wrexham midfielder Jay Harris.

Ex-Dragon Connor Jennings' header was cleared off the line by Marx in between Rob Evans and Jordan White both firing over the crossbar for the hosts.

Heavy rain made conditions difficult in the second half, but Cole Stockton and James Norwood had chances to extend Tranmere's lead while Dunn saved from Liam Ridehalgh.

Wrexham pushed for an equaliser, but substitute Izale McLeod's scuffed close range effort and Ollie Shenton's shot over the bar summed up the home side's afternoon.

Wrexham manager Dean Keates told BBC Radio Wales: "On another day I think we could have nicked a draw.

"In the last 20 minutes we grew into it and obviously the same in the second half when in the last 20 minutes e pushed them right back and had a good go at them.

"But in the first 25 minutes of both halves we didn't ask enough questions."

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 24Dunn
  • 13Carrington
  • 5Riley
  • 7BarrySubstituted forSmithat 87'minutes
  • 23Shenton
  • 27Marx
  • 14RutherfordSubstituted forAllenat 64'minutes
  • 15Evans
  • 16Penn
  • 18Massanka
  • 9WhiteSubstituted forMcLeodat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Jalal
  • 2Allen
  • 11McLeod
  • 21Smith
  • 28Harry

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 2Buxton
  • 5McNulty
  • 24J Hughes
  • 2Vaughan
  • 6Ihiekwe
  • 8HarrisBooked at 70mins
  • 11JenningsSubstituted forMekkiat 55'minutes
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 23StocktonSubstituted forCookat 86'minutes
  • 10NorwoodSubstituted forManganat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Mekki
  • 9Cook
  • 13Turner
  • 19Mangan
  • 39Collins
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
4,630

Live Text

Match ends, Wrexham 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wrexham 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Leo Smith replaces Antony Barry.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Andy Cook replaces Cole Stockton.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Andy Mangan replaces James Norwood.

Booking

Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Izale McLeod replaces Jordan White.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Iffy Allen replaces Paul Rutherford.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Adam Mekki replaces Connor Jennings.

Second Half

Second Half begins Wrexham 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Wrexham 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Goal!

Own Goal by Oliver Marx, Wrexham. Wrexham 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City38247772363679
2Tranmere39247858322679
3Forest Green40229980503075
4Dag & Red402341368462273
5Aldershot4120111057342371
6Dover402161374551969
7Barrow411814962431968
8Gateshead4118131066422467
9Macclesfield381861454441060
10Wrexham411412153951-1254
11Eastleigh411314145256-453
12Boreham Wood411313154238452
13Chester401410165956352
14Sutton United401310174754-749
15Guiseley411310184760-1349
16Bromley40147194559-1449
17Solihull Moors41139195562-748
18Maidstone United39138185167-1647
19Braintree41129204767-2045
20Woking41128215874-1644
21Torquay411110204556-1143
22York40915164761-1442
23North Ferriby United41113272769-4236
24Southport4097244585-4034
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