The FA Cup - First Round
WrexhamWrexham3AlfretonAlfreton Town1

Wrexham 3-1 Alfreton Town

Andy Bishop

Andy Bishop scored twice as Wrexham avenged last season's FA Cup defeat by Alfreton to advance to the second round.

Bishop gave his side the lead with a header from Neil Ashton's cross before adding a second after good play by Brett Ormerod.

Ex-Wrexham striker Jake Speight scored from the spot after Stephen Wright's foul on John Akinde.

Jay Harris settled nerves with a volley after Ross Atkins saved Ormerod's shot.

Kick-off at the Racecourse was delayed for 20 minutes after the Alfreton team bus was held up in traffic.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Wrexham player-manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales:

"I thought we were good today - it's been the best we've been for quite a while and it starts from the start.

"We start the game right, keep the ball right, nullify their threats and when we keep the ball and pass and move we're a half decent team.

"I thought we thoroughly deserved it today."

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 13Coughlin
  • 29Carrington
  • 3Ashton
  • 6Clarke
  • 2Wright
  • 28Artell
  • 8HarrisSubstituted forHuntat 89'minutes
  • 12Keates
  • 9Bishop
  • 15OglebySubstituted forBailey-Jonesat 76'minutes
  • 10OrmerodSubstituted forCieslewiczat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mayebi
  • 5Creighton
  • 7Cieslewicz
  • 14Tomassen
  • 16Hunt
  • 18Colbeck
  • 25Bailey-Jones

Alfreton

  • 1Atkins
  • 2WoodSubstituted forAkindeat 90+2'minutes
  • 21Rowe-Turner
  • 8ShawSubstituted forMeadowsat 58'minutes
  • 4Westwood
  • 16Fenton
  • 10Bradley
  • 17McGrath
  • 11Speight
  • 18AkindeSubstituted forFranklinat 88'minutes
  • 7Law

Substitutes

  • 3Franklin
  • 5Wylde
  • 6Kempson
  • 12Meadows
  • 22Akinde
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
2,415

Match Stats

Home TeamWrexhamAway TeamAlfreton
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home17
Away12
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home6
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wrexham 3, Alfreton Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wrexham 3, Alfreton Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Westwood (Alfreton Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Alfreton Town. Conceded by Neil Ashton.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adrian Cieslewicz (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  6. Post update

    Andy Bishop (Wrexham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Chris Westwood (Alfreton Town).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Alfreton Town. Sam Akinde replaces Bradley Wood.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Connor Franklin (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adrian Cieslewicz (Wrexham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Johnny Hunt replaces Jay Harris.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Alfreton Town. Connor Franklin replaces John Akinde.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Adrian Cieslewicz replaces Brett Ormerod.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jake Speight (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Wrexham. Conceded by Ross Atkins.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Brett Ormerod (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Meadows (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Theo Bailey-Jones replaces Robert Ogleby.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.