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Wrexham 3-1 Forest Green Rovers

Shaun Harrad
Wrexham's Shaun Harrad (right) scored his second league goal for the club as he put them ahead at The Racecourse against Forest Green Rovers

National League leaders Forest Green Rovers lost out as Wrexham boss Dean Keates earned his first win since taking charge last month.

Goals from Shaun Harrad and a brace from Gerry McDonagh proved enough for the home side.

Darren Carter had pulled one back for the visitors on 68 minutes, but despite pressure Rovers could not find another.

Early on Carter had seen his penalty saved by impressive Wrexham goalkeeper Luke Coddington.

Wrexham manager Dean Keates told BBC Radio Wales: "It's been long overdue. They were outstanding first-half, magnificent. In the second-half we were put under a lot of pressure, but they were brave.

"They did everything we asked of them and I am very proud of the lads."

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 26Coddington
  • 12Edwards
  • 10Rooney
  • 13Carrington
  • 16Evans
  • 14RutherfordSubstituted forSmithat 77'minutes
  • 6Tilt
  • 15EvansBooked at 78mins
  • 20McDonaghBooked at 76mins
  • 18HarradSubstituted forPowellat 66'minutes
  • 4Bencherif

Substitutes

  • 1Jalal
  • 5Riley
  • 7Barry
  • 17Powell
  • 21Smith

Forest Green

  • 23Russell
  • 16Pinnock
  • 7Marsh-Brown
  • 12Carter
  • 5Clough
  • 15Noble
  • 6Bennett
  • 4TraoreBooked at 76mins
  • 9DoidgeSubstituted forRobertat 73'minutes
  • 17WishartSubstituted forMontheat 57'minutes
  • 19Sinclair

Substitutes

  • 3Monthe
  • 10Kelly
  • 11Frear
  • 20Tubbs
  • 26Robert
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
3,472

Live Text

Match ends, Wrexham 3, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wrexham 3, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 3, Forest Green Rovers 1. Gerry McDonagh (Wrexham).

Booking

Rob Evans (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Leo Smith replaces Paul Rutherford.

Booking

Drissa Traoré (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Gerry McDonagh (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Fabien Robert replaces Christian Doidge.

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 2, Forest Green Rovers 1. Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Callum Powell replaces Shaun Harrad.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Emmanuel Monthe replaces Daniel Wishart.

Second Half

Second Half begins Wrexham 2, Forest Green Rovers 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Wrexham 2, Forest Green Rovers 0.

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 2, Forest Green Rovers 0. Gerry McDonagh (Wrexham).

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 1, Forest Green Rovers 0. Shaun Harrad (Wrexham).

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by (Forest Green Rovers). should be disappointed.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forest Green23145442212147
2Lincoln City22144448222646
3Barrow22128239192044
4Tranmere22135432161644
5Dag & Red22133632221042
6Dover2113174234840
7Boreham Wood2210662618836
8Eastleigh229853325835
9Gateshead2297638251334
10Macclesfield2110472821734
11Aldershot239682624233
12Chester228863426832
13Sutton United228592727029
14Bromley228592831-329
15Wrexham227872127-629
16Solihull Moors2274112837-925
17Torquay2264122029-922
18Maidstone United2264122541-1622
19Woking2255123443-920
20Braintree2255122440-1620
21Southport2255122548-2320
22Guiseley2244142538-1316
23York2237122141-2016
24North Ferriby United2243151033-2315
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