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Wrexham 4-0 Torquay United

Wrexham manager Dean Keates
Manager Dean Keates has now led Wrexham to 13 league victories this season

Chris Holroyd revitalised Wrexham's promotion push with a hat-trick as they brushed aside bottom club Torquay.

The forward opened the scoring by heading home Marcus Kelly's in-swinging corner and claimed his second following a dazzling Paul Rutherford run.

In between those goals Manny Smith had added Wrexham's second, connecting with a powerful header after a free-kick.

Holroyd added his third goal late on with a penalty after referee Karl Evans spotted a Torquay handball.

Sean McGinty came closest for Torquay but saw his shot saved brilliantly by Chris Dunn.

Wrexham manager Dean Keates told BBC Radio Wales: "It was our biggest win of the season... it was nice to get the four goals but it was about getting the three points.

"Chrissie (Holroyd) is a delight, he's a great pro. I brought him in and I knew he was going to score goals.

"He's very intelligent, he's adapted a little bit as we've asked him to play in a bit of a different position and he's gone about his business.

"It just shows what kind of a pro he is and he's not moaned, he's played on the left and ended up in good areas and today he's got his reward."

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 1Dunn
  • 18RobertsSubstituted forCarringtonat 45'minutes
  • 4Smith
  • 16Kelly
  • 3JenningsBooked at 52minsSubstituted forHurstat 87'minutes
  • 5Pearson
  • 14RutherfordBooked at 24minsSubstituted forMackrethat 81'minutes
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 11Miller
  • 19Boden
  • 10Holroyd

Substitutes

  • 2Hurst
  • 7Mackreth
  • 13Carrington
  • 17Dibble
  • 20Wright

Torquay

  • 30Dorel
  • 17O'Sullivan
  • 2Efete
  • 4LathropeSubstituted forGoslingat 77'minutes
  • 8Young
  • 28FletcherSubstituted forKeatingat 59'minutes
  • 24Dowling
  • 19Reid
  • 5McGinty
  • 26Andresson
  • 3Davis

Substitutes

  • 1Clarke
  • 9Pittman
  • 10Keating
  • 11Gosling
  • 27Myrie-Williams
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
4,242

Live Text

Match ends, Wrexham 4, Torquay United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wrexham 4, Torquay United 0.

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 4, Torquay United 0. Chris Holroyd (Wrexham).

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. James Hurst replaces James Jennings.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Jack Mackreth replaces Paul Rutherford.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Jake Gosling replaces Damon Lathrope.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Ruairi Keating replaces Alex Fletcher.

Booking

James Jennings (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Second Half

Second Half begins Wrexham 3, Torquay United 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Mark Carrington replaces Kevin Roberts.

Half Time

First Half ends, Wrexham 3, Torquay United 0.

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 3, Torquay United 0. Chris Holroyd (Wrexham).

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 2, Torquay United 0. Manny Smith (Wrexham).

Booking

Paul Rutherford (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 1, Torquay United 0. Chris Holroyd (Wrexham).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Macclesfield29167638261255
2Aldershot29149646301651
3Sutton United2914784234849
4Wrexham2813963122948
5Dover291112638231545
6Dag & Red28129744321245
7Tranmere28128842261644
8Boreham Wood281111637271044
9Bromley2912894637944
10Ebbsfleet2891273932739
11Fylde2610884236638
12Maidenhead United2991193740-338
13Maidstone United2791173438-438
14Woking27105123843-535
15Eastleigh2871384042-234
16Halifax29810113138-734
17Hartlepool2889113138-733
18Gateshead2671183228432
19Leyton Orient2988133542-732
20Barrow29710123640-431
21Chester27510122443-1925
22Solihull Moors2966172645-1924
23Guiseley27410132550-2522
24Torquay2848162345-2220
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