National League

Wrexham 2-0 Woking

Dean Keates

Dean Keates scored his second goal in two games as Wrexham beat struggling Woking in the Conference Premier.

Keates received the ball from Jay Harris's short corner and his cross into the area deceived everyone to beat Sam Beasant.

Woking rallied in the second half with Mike Cestor's header striking the crossbar and Andy Coughlin denying Scott Rendell.

Joe Clarke sealed the win in the final minute with a composed finish.

Victory extended Wrexham's unbeaten run to three games but Woking remain in the Conference Premier's bottom four.


Wrexham player-manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales:

"With all the problems we've had with centre-backs and the week we've had, to have a clean-sheet and win the game is really pleasing.

"[In the] first half we were good, deserved our lead and I think in the game we probably had the better chances. But in the second half we stopped doing what we were doing in the first half.

"A win's a win. That's what we said before [the game] - by hook or by crook we need to get three points to get us up this league."

Woking manager Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

"We look at today's defeat as self-inflicted. I felt in the first twenty minutes we were in control and they were very low confidence.

"I was fully aware that they were struggling but their goalkeeper made some very important saves.

"I was probably more disappointed from the time that they scored the goal, which seemed to give them a lift and I felt that we never did enough today.

"We didn't contribute enough and there were some choice words at half-time.

"I think we looked more with it in the second-half. And I ask my players why didn't we hurt them enough."



  • 13Coughlin
  • 17Clowes
  • 3Ashton
  • 14Tomassen
  • 12Keates
  • 6Clarke
  • 29Carrington
  • 8Harris
  • 26AnyinsahSubstituted forBailey-Jonesat 77'minutes
  • 9BishopBooked at 81mins
  • 10OrmerodSubstituted forOglebyat 46'minutesBooked at 63mins


  • 20Stephens
  • 25Bailey-Jones
  • 1Mayebi
  • 21Evans
  • 15Ogleby


  • 18Beasant
  • 15CestorBooked at 87mins
  • 5McNerney
  • 3NutterSubstituted forMcNameeat 72'minutes
  • 8Parkinson
  • 2Newton
  • 9Williams
  • 11Betsy
  • 22GoddardSubstituted forSoleat 72'minutes
  • 4RickettsBooked at 43mins
  • 21Rendell


  • 24Salmon
  • 10Sole
  • 14McNamee
  • 1Howe
  • 17Wright
Richard Wigglesworth

Match Stats

Home TeamWrexhamAway TeamWoking
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wrexham 2, Woking 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wrexham 2, Woking 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mark Ricketts (Woking) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved. Assisted by Giuseppe Sole.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Wrexham. Andy Bishop tries a through ball, but Andy Bishop is caught offside.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Wrexham 2, Woking 0. Joe Clarke (Wrexham).

  7. Post update

    Offside, Woking. Giuseppe Sole tries a through ball, but Giuseppe Sole is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  10. Booking

    Mike Cestor (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Mike Cestor (Woking).

  12. Post update

    Theo Bailey-Jones (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Offside, Wrexham. Robert Ogleby tries a through ball, but Robert Ogleby is caught offside.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  17. Booking

    Andy Bishop (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Andy Bishop (Wrexham).

  19. Post update

    Kevin Betsy (Woking) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

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