National League
WrexhamWrexham3Lincoln CityLincoln City1
By Aled WilliamsBBC Wales Sport
Connor Jennings (left) in action against Stoke City's Jon Walters
Connor Jennings (left) joined Wrexham in 2014 following his release by Scunthorpe United

Wrexham came from behind to secure their first win in five National League games and extend Lincoln City's winless run to 10 games.

Top scorer Matt Rhead gave Lincoln the lead with a penalty after Jack Muldoon was fouled by keeper Rhys Taylor,

Paul Farman denied James Gray before Wes York equalised with a glancing header from Connor Jennings' cross.

Jennings and Simon Heslop's second half goals secured Wrexham's first win of 2016.

Captain Jennings put the Dragons in front early in the second half after Farman could only parry Dominic Vose's cross.

Man of the match Taylor twice denied Muldoon before Heslop scored his first Wrexham goal with a late 25-yard strike.

Wrexham had lost their previous four league games as well as defeat at Torquay United in the FA Trophy the previous Saturday.

Gary Mills' side are 10th in the table and six points off the play-off places.

Lincoln, who have not won in the National League since a 3-1 victory at Torquay on 21 November, are down to 11th.

Wrexham manager Gary Mills told BBC Radio Wales: "We all needed that and what a difference three points make.

"The lads have gone over that white line to win today. You could see that.

"It's great to get three points and we go into two important away games on the back of a win."

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 30Taylor
  • 12Carrington
  • 4Smith
  • 23Heslop
  • 3Newton
  • 6Fyfield
  • 15Evans
  • 10Jennings
  • 16York
  • 9GraySubstituted forMokeat 90+2'minutes
  • 8VoseSubstituted forJacksonat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Hudson
  • 7Fowler
  • 11Moke
  • 14Jackson
  • 18White

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 18Beevers
  • 5WaterfallBooked at 53mins
  • 8PowerBooked at 57mins
  • 25Brough
  • 26Howe
  • 7Muldoon
  • 2WoodSubstituted forStanleyat 52'minutesBooked at 67mins
  • 21Sparrow
  • 9Rhead
  • 10HearnSubstituted forMcDaidat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Stanley
  • 6Bush
  • 13Grant
  • 14Robinson
  • 19McDaid
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
3,853

Match Stats

Home TeamWrexhamAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home9
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wrexham 3, Lincoln City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wrexham 3, Lincoln City 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Rob Evans (Wrexham).

  4. Post update

    Craig Stanley (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Adriano Moke replaces James Gray.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Wrexham. James Gray tries a through ball, but James Gray is caught offside.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Wrexham 3, Lincoln City 1. Simon Heslop (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sean Newton.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Gray (Wrexham) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

  10. Post update

    Connor Jennings (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jack Muldoon (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Wes York (Wrexham).

  14. Post update

    Paul Farman (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Wrexham.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Kayden Jackson (Wrexham).

  18. Post update

    Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jack Muldoon (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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