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Wrexham 1-0 Hartlepool United

By Aled WilliamsBBC Sport Wales at the Racecourse Ground
Midfielder Luke Young joined Wrexham from Torquay United in May 2018
Midfielder Luke Young joined Wrexham from Torquay United in May 2018

Luke Young's goal was enough to see Wrexham move up to second in the National League with victory over 10-man Hartlepool at the Racecourse.

Young scored the only goal in the first half, finishing off a strong solo run with a powerful low shot which beat Scott Loach.

Hartlepool were reduced to 10 men five minutes before the interval.

Captain Andrew Davies was shown a straight red card after lashing out at Stuart Beavon.

Despite being a man short, Hartlepool made it far from easy for Wrexham in the second half with Conor Newton denied by Rob Lainton and Ryan Donaldson firing over the crossbar in stoppage time.

But Wrexham maintained their unbeaten home record at the Racecourse and have lost only once in the last 11 league games.

Sam Ricketts' side are level on points with leaders Salford City, who have a better goal difference.

Hartlepool remain ninth in the table.

Wrexham manager Sam Ricketts told BBC Sport Wales:

"I am far from happy with the performance, but delighted with the win.

"It is the worst we have played all season, but we got the three points.

"The fans were agitated tonight which I completely understand, but hopefully if they look at the table tomorrow it will put a little smile on their face."

Line-ups

Wrexham

Formation 4-3-3

  • 18Lainton
  • 2Roberts
  • 3JenningsBooked at 71mins
  • 20Wright
  • 30Lawlor
  • 16WalkerSubstituted forRutherfordat 81'minutes
  • 5Pearson
  • 8Young
  • 11Pyke
  • 15Maguire-DrewSubstituted forDeverdicsat 85'minutes
  • 23BeavonBooked at 40minsSubstituted forFondop-Talomat 58'minutesBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 1Dibble
  • 9Fondop-Talom
  • 10Holroyd
  • 14Rutherford
  • 17Deverdics

Hartlepool

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Loach
  • 2KiosoBooked at 90mins
  • 7DonaldsonBooked at 90mins
  • 10MuirSubstituted forNewtonat 70'minutes
  • 5MagnayBooked at 90mins
  • 15DaviesBooked at 40mins
  • 6Noble
  • 16FeatherstoneSubstituted forJamesat 70'minutes
  • 31Dinanga
  • 26McLaughlinBooked at 8minsSubstituted forHawkesat 85'minutes
  • 17AndersonBooked at 84mins

Substitutes

  • 3Kitching
  • 8Hawkins
  • 11Hawkes
  • 24Newton
  • 33James
Referee:
Martin Woods
Attendance:
4,665

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wrexham 1, Hartlepool United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wrexham 1, Hartlepool United 0.

  3. Booking

    Rekeil Pyke (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Booking

    Carl Magnay (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Booking

    Ryan Donaldson (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Booking

    Mike Fondop-Talom (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Josh Hawkes replaces Patrick McLaughlin.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Nicky Deverdics replaces Jordan Maguire-Drew.

  9. Booking

    Conor Newton (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Paul Rutherford replaces Brad Walker.

  11. Booking

    James Jennings (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Luke James replaces Nicky Featherstone.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Conor Newton replaces Niko Muir.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Mike Fondop-Talom replaces Stuart Beavon.

  15. Second Half

    Second Half begins Wrexham 1, Hartlepool United 0.

  16. Half Time

    First Half ends, Wrexham 1, Hartlepool United 0.

  17. Booking

    Stuart Beavon (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Dismissal

    Andrew Davies (Hartlepool United) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Wrexham 1, Hartlepool United 0. Luke Young (Wrexham).

  20. Booking

    Patrick McLaughlin (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Salford18115236162038
2Wrexham18115224101438
3Leyton Orient18107134112337
4Harrogate18106237211636
5Fylde189812972235
6Solihull Moors1811252618835
7Gateshead18102624141032
8Sutton United178632420430
9Hartlepool187742018228
10Eastleigh188371620-427
11Boreham Wood187562222026
12Barnet177461820-225
13Halifax185761819-122
14Barrow186392225-321
15Aldershot186391827-921
16Ebbsfleet185582023-320
17Bromley185582531-620
18Maidenhead United1852112039-1917
19Chesterfield183781521-616
20Dag & Red1843111625-915
21Maidstone United1843111325-1215
22Havant & Waterlooville1835102534-914
23Braintree1834111731-1413
24Dover1815121638-228
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