National League
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Wrexham 2-1 Woking

John Rooney
John Rooney joined Wrexham from Chester ahead of the 2016-17 season

John Rooney helped Wrexham beat Woking in the National League on the day his brother Wayne equalled Manchester United's goal record.

Hours after Wayne celebrated his 249th United goal in their 4-0 FA Cup win over Reading, John fired home Wrexham's opening goal after the break.

Fabio Saraiva levelled for the visitors with a low-level header four minutes later but Wrexham came back to win it.

Robbie Evans struck on the hour to seal three points for the hosts.

Wrexham climbed a place to 15th while Woking went down a spot to third from bottom as their battle against relegation suffered another blow.

Winning manager Dean Keates told BBC Radio Wales Sport: "We made a few changes, freshened things up this week and we definitely deserved the three points today.

"I didn't ask for a performance before the game. I just said to them today it was ultimately about three points.

"If the performance comes on top of it, that's a bonus."

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 24Dunn
  • 13Carrington
  • 6Tilt
  • 7Barry
  • 3Jennings
  • 21SmithSubstituted forPowellat 61'minutes
  • 5Riley
  • 10Rooney
  • 9White
  • 11McLeod
  • 15Evans

Substitutes

  • 1Jalal
  • 4Bencherif
  • 17Powell
  • 19Davies
  • 28Harry

Woking

  • 1Poke
  • 3Thomas
  • 8Murtagh
  • 9Ugwu
  • 4Jones
  • 11Ralph
  • 5SaahSubstituted forSutherlandat 89'minutes
  • 14Saraiva
  • 25HallSubstituted forKandiat 71'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 22FerdinandSubstituted forCarterat 80'minutes
  • 16Lewis

Substitutes

  • 2Caprice
  • 12Carter
  • 18Hall
  • 21Kandi
  • 23Sutherland
Referee:
Peter Wright
Attendance:
3,575

Live Text

Match ends, Wrexham 2, Woking 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wrexham 2, Woking 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Frankie Sutherland replaces Brian Saah.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Charlie Carter replaces Kane Ferdinand.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Luke Chike Kandi replaces Connor Hall.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Callum Powell replaces Leo Smith.

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 2, Woking 1. Rob Evans (Wrexham).

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 1, Woking 1. Fabio Saraiva (Woking).

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 1, Woking 0. John Rooney (Wrexham).

Second Half

Second Half begins Wrexham 0, Woking 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Wrexham 0, Woking 0.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City26174555262955
2Tranmere27165638221653
3Forest Green27157556322452
4Dag & Red28164847311652
5Dover27154857411649
6Barrow251210341241746
7Aldershot2813693628845
8Gateshead28119845291642
9Chester28119844341042
10Boreham Wood2811893025541
11Macclesfield25124936261040
12Eastleigh2610974033739
13Bromley28115123541-638
14Sutton United26105113034-435
15Wrexham2898112636-1035
16Solihull Moors2796123845-733
17Torquay2786133038-830
18Braintree2776143048-1827
19Southport2776143356-2327
20Maidstone United2875163153-2226
21Guiseley2867153245-1325
22Woking2766153852-1424
23North Ferriby United2873181442-2824
24York28410142546-2122
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