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Dartford 1-2 Wrexham

Football

Winger Wes York scored both goals as Wrexham started their Conference season with a win over Dartford.

York, a summer signing, headed home in the opening period.

Tom Broadbrook struck back for Dartford, who were reinstated into non-league's top-tier after Hereford and Salisbury City were demoted for financial reasons.

But former Nuneaton man York's left-footed shot ensured victory for the visitors.

Wrexham manager Kevin Wilkin told BBC Radio Wales: "Delighted with the result, but I don't think the performance was fantastic by any stretch.

"Dartford have pushed us all the way one or two players have come up short today but overall we've done enough to get through it.

"I talk to people around here about last season and generally played okay and ended up on the wrong end of results too many times.

"Sometimes you need to win a little bit nasty and a little bit scruffily and perhaps that's what we did today."

Line-ups

Dartford

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Brown
  • 20Burns
  • 4McAuley
  • 14Mitchell-King
  • 3Green
  • 8Noble
  • 15Collier
  • 5Bradbrook
  • 9DaleySubstituted forSweeneyat 83'minutes
  • 10PughSubstituted forHarrisat 73'minutes
  • 23BradbrookSubstituted forCrawfordat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Cornhill
  • 7Hayes
  • 11Harris
  • 16Sweeney
  • 17Crawford

Wrexham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 14Bachmann
  • 2Carrington
  • 4Smith
  • 5Hudson
  • 3Ashton
  • 8HarrisBooked at 67mins
  • 6Clarke
  • 7DurrellSubstituted forBailey-Jonesat 69'minutes
  • 24Jennings
  • 9Moult
  • 16York

Substitutes

  • 1Coughlin
  • 11Bailey-Jones
  • 15Evans
  • 19Rushton
  • 25Stephens
Referee:
David Rock
Attendance:
1,561

Match Stats

Home TeamDartfordAway TeamWrexham
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dartford 1, Wrexham 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dartford 1, Wrexham 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Louis Moult (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Wrexham) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Adam Green (Dartford).

  6. Post update

    Connor Jennings (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Rory McAuley (Dartford).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Blaine Hudson (Wrexham) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Louis Moult.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Wrexham.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Green (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lee Noble.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Dartford.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Connor Jennings (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Dartford. Peter Sweeney replaces Luke Daley.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Dartford 1, Wrexham 2. Wes York (Wrexham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Neil Harris.

  16. Post update

    Offside, Dartford. Harry Crawford tries a through ball, but Harry Crawford is caught offside.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Dartford. Danny Harris replaces Andy Pugh.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Neil Harris (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Harry Crawford (Dartford).

  20. Post update

    Blaine Hudson (Wrexham) wins a free kick.