Grimsby 1-3 Wrexham

Andy Morrell
Andy Morrell, 35, first joined Wrexham as a player in December 1998

Wrexham responded to the loss of boss Dean Saunders to Doncaster with an emphatic win over Grimsby to go top of the Blue Square Bet Premier.

Caretaker player-manager Andy Morrell's side took the lead through Mathias Pogba's header, before Liam Hearn levelled from outside the box.

Jay Harris scored from long range and Lee Fowler netted with a curling effort to boost Wrexham's on-field morale.

Off it Wrexham's owners revealed fresh interest in buying the club.

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Backer Geoff Moss told BBC Sport Wales a new potential backer has surfaced should the proposed takeover by the Wrexham Supporters' Trust not go ahead.

Morrell brought himself on for the final 13 minutes at Blundell Park.

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Wrexham caretaker manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales:

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"I thoroughly enjoyed my day. The lads showed up and were counted. I'll keep this ball rolling.

"I've got four or five games to see if I like it or not and if it's for me.

"I'm here to keep the results and the ball rolling and then we'll go from there."

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Saturday, 24 September 2011

BSB Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Grimsby 1-3 Wrexham FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Hearn 29
  • Pogba 16
  • Harris 62
  • Fowler 68

Grimsby

  • 13 McKeown
  • 03 Ridley
  • 05 Kempson
  • 15 Pearson
  • 04 Church
  • 08 Disley
  • 18 Makofo (Artus 73)
  • 19 Wood yellow card
  • 29 Eagle (Coulson 69)
  • 10 Hearn
  • 39 Elding (Duffy 83)

Substitutes

  • 26 I'Anson,
  • 11 Artus,
  • 21 Thanoj,
  • 07 Coulson,
  • 12 Duffy

Wrexham

  • 21 Maxwell
  • 03 Ashton
  • 04 Creighton
  • 23 Westwood yellow card
  • 06 Harris
  • 07 Cieslewicz
  • 08 Fowler
  • 12 Keates
  • 20 Knight-Percival
  • 10 Speight (Morrell 77)
  • 24 Pogba

Substitutes

  • 25 Mayebi,
  • 17 Little,
  • 18 Tolley,
  • 26 Clarke,
  • 11 Morrell
Ref: WestAtt: 3,515
GRIMSBY
WREXHAM

Possession

  • Grimsby 43%
  • Wrexham 57%

Attempts on target

  • Grimsby 6
  • Wrexham 7

Attempts off target

  • Grimsby 8
  • Wrexham 2

Corners

  • Grimsby 6
  • Wrexham 5

Fouls

  • Grimsby 16
  • Wrexham 15
  • Final Result
  • 94:30 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:20 Frankie Artus produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
  • 90:00+2:14 Effort on goal by Liam Hearn from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
  • 90:00+1:42 Outswinging corner taken by Craig Disley from the left by-line, clearance by Mark Creighton.
  • 89:23 Free kick awarded for a foul by Darran Kempson on Chris Maxwell. Direct free kick taken by Chris Maxwell.
  • 88:21 Anthony Church takes a shot. Chris Maxwell gets a block in.
  • Correction - 86:45 Unfair challenge on Rob Duffy by Mark Creighton results in a free kick. Craig Disley takes the direct free kick.
  • 86:45 Mark Creighton challenges Rob Duffy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Disley takes the free kick.
  • 83:43 Foul by Shaun Pearson on Nathaniel Knight-Percival, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Chris Maxwell.
  • 82:35 Substitution Rob Duffy comes on in place of Anthony Elding.
  • 80:17 Booking Bradley Wood booked.
  • 80:12 Neil Ashton fouled by Bradley Wood, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Maxwell.
  • 79:17 Michael Coulson takes a shot. Blocked by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.
  • 77:25 Nathaniel Knight-Percival has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
  • 76:05 Substitution (Wrexham) makes a substitution, with Andrew Morrell coming on for Jake Speight.
  • 76:05 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Dean Keates.
  • 72:35 Substitution Frankie Artus is brought on as a substitute for Serge Makofo.
  • 71:32 Corner from left by-line taken by Lee Fowler.
  • 70:13 Anthony Church concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay Harris. Jay Harris shoots direct from the free kick, Darran Kempson gets a block in.
  • 68:37 Substitution Michael Coulson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Robert Eagle.
  • 67:23 Assist on the goal came from Jake Speight.
  • 67:23 GOAL - Lee FowlerGrimsby 1 - 3 Wrexham Lee Fowler fires in a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Grimsby 1-3 Wrexham.
  • 65:40 Corner taken right-footed by Craig Disley from the right by-line, clearance by Mark Creighton.
  • 63:50 Effort on goal by Craig Disley from just inside the area clears the bar.
  • 63:18 Lee Fowler gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Eagle. Robert Eagle takes the free kick.
  • 61:55 Assist on the goal came from Jake Speight.
  • 61:55 GOAL - Jay HarrisGrimsby 1 - 2 Wrexham Jay Harris finds the net with a goal from a long way out to the bottom right corner of the goal. Grimsby 1-2 Wrexham.
  • 60:35 The referee blows for offside against Jake Speight. Direct free kick taken by James McKeown.
  • 60:20 Craig Disley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Harris. Lee Fowler takes the free kick.
  • 59:39 Serge Makofo is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Chris Maxwell.
  • 58:49 Adrian Cieslewicz challenges Craig Disley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James McKeown.
  • 56:46 Mark Creighton crosses the ball.
  • 56:17 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Dean Keates from the right by-line.
  • 56:01 Mathias Pogba takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Disley.
  • Correction - 55:15 The assistant referee signals for offside against Adrian Cieslewicz. James McKeown takes the direct free kick.
  • 55:15 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by James McKeown,
  • 54:47 Lee Fowler takes a shot. Shaun Pearson gets a block in.
  • 51:57 Anthony Church takes a shot. Mark Creighton gets a block in.
  • 51:27 The ball is delivered by Neil Ashton, clearance by James McKeown.
  • 50:34 Shot from close range by Anthony Church misses to the left of the goal.
  • 49:46 Centre by Liam Hearn, clearance made by Dean Keates.
  • 49:10 Serge Makofo takes a shot. Save made by Chris Maxwell.
  • 48:32 Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Keates on Serge Makofo. Robert Eagle takes the direct free kick.
  • 47:43 Adrian Cieslewicz takes a shot. Save by James McKeown.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:09 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
  • 45:00+0:18 Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Disley on Chris Westwood. Free kick taken by Chris Maxwell.
  • 42:05 Effort from the edge of the box by Liam Hearn goes wide of the left-hand upright. Inswinging corner taken by Craig Disley from the right by-line. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Keates by Darran Kempson. Free kick taken by Chris Maxwell.
  • 41:19 Liam Hearn challenges Dean Keates unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Fowler.
  • 40:16 Inswinging corner taken by Craig Disley.
  • 39:27 Anthony Elding fouled by Chris Westwood, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Disley shoots direct from the free kick.
  • 38:24 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Fowler on Craig Disley. Robert Eagle takes the free kick.
  • 36:51 Unfair challenge on Mark Creighton by Darran Kempson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Maxwell.
  • 36:12 Robert Eagle takes a outswinging corner.
  • 35:38 Jay Harris concedes a free kick for a foul on Serge Makofo. Direct free kick taken by James McKeown.
  • 34:14 Liam Hearn challenges Chris Westwood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Maxwell takes the direct free kick.
  • 31:38 Anthony Elding is caught offside. Chris Maxwell restarts play with the free kick.
  • 30:50 Foul by Shaun Pearson on Chris Maxwell, free kick awarded. Chris Maxwell takes the direct free kick.
  • 30:13 Neil Ashton challenges Anthony Church unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Robert Eagle.
  • 29:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Disley by Dean Keates. Darran Kempson takes the free kick.
  • 28:17 The assist for the goal came from Craig Disley.
  • 28:17 GOAL - Liam HearnGrimsby 1 - 1 Wrexham Goal scored by Liam Hearn from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Grimsby 1-1 Wrexham.
  • 26:59 The assistant referee signals for offside against Anthony Elding. Chris Maxwell restarts play with the free kick.
  • 26:26 A cross is delivered by Adrian Cieslewicz, Shaun Pearson makes a clearance.
  • 23:58 Free kick awarded for a foul by Serge Makofo on Dean Keates. Direct free kick taken by Chris Maxwell.
  • 21:22 The assistant referee flags for offside against Shaun Pearson. Chris Maxwell takes the free kick.
  • 20:50 Neil Ashton concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Church. Direct free kick taken by Robert Eagle.
  • 20:17 Unfair challenge on Chris Westwood by Anthony Church results in a free kick. Chris Maxwell restarts play with the free kick.
  • 19:59 Liam Hearn takes a shot. Nathaniel Knight-Percival manages to make a clearance.
  • 18:43 Chris Westwood fouled by Serge Makofo, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Maxwell takes the free kick.
  • 15:26 Dean Keates provided the assist for the goal.
  • 15:26 GOAL - Mathias PogbaGrimsby 0 - 1 Wrexham Mathias Pogba grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Grimsby 0-1 Wrexham.
  • 15:00 Dean Keates takes the inswinging corner,
  • 14:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Keates by Darran Kempson. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Keates.
  • 13:52 Unfair challenge on Serge Makofo by Jay Harris results in a free kick. James McKeown takes the free kick.
  • 13:11 Corner taken by Dean Keates from the right by-line, clearance by Lee Ridley.
  • 11:43 Booking Booking for Chris Westwood.
  • 11:23 Shot from outside the penalty box by Anthony Elding goes wide right of the goal.
  • 10:49 The referee blows for offside. Chris Maxwell takes the free kick.
  • Correction - 9:50 Shot by Lee Ridley from a long way out goes over the net.
  • 9:50 Long range shot by Lee Ridley goes over the target.
  • 9:12 Foul by Chris Westwood on Serge Makofo, free kick awarded. Craig Disley takes the free kick.
  • 8:53 Adrian Cieslewicz takes a shot. Clearance by Bradley Wood.
  • 7:52 Lee Ridley produces a cross, clearance made by Chris Westwood.
  • 5:42 Robert Eagle delivers the ball in from the corner.
  • 5:04 Neil Ashton concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Eagle. Robert Eagle restarts play with the free kick.
  • 4:36 Unfair challenge on Darran Kempson by Jake Speight results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James McKeown.
  • 2:18 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mathias Pogba by Darran Kempson. Dean Keates takes the direct free kick.
  • 1:39 Serge Makofo fouled by Chris Westwood, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Ridley takes the free kick.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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