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Wrexham 3-1 Gateshead

Wrexham moved to the top of the National League with a 3-1 win over Gateshead at the Racecourse Ground.

The hosts took the lead on 18 minutes when Paul Rutherford slalomed his way into the penalty area and kept his cool to slide the ball under the goalkeeper.

The Dragons doubled their lead when Brad Walker fired home his second goal of the season on 68 minutes.

Luke Armstrong pulled one back for Gateshead, but Rekeil Pyke's third for the hosts ensured no grandstand finish.

Wrexham manager Sam Ricketts told BBC Sport Wales:

"We are delighted with being top of the table, it is a nice reward for the players for the effort they have put in this season.

"But for me, the performance today was the most pleasing thing. It really shows what this team can potentially do.

"The performance level today was excellent... it is a massive step in the right direction.

"We are improving as a side and will continue to try and improve all the time and see where that takes us."

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 18Lainton
  • 2Roberts
  • 30Lawlor
  • 16WalkerSubstituted forWrightat 86'minutes
  • 3Jennings
  • 5Pearson
  • 7Summerfield
  • 8Young
  • 14Rutherford
  • 10HolroydSubstituted forPykeat 70'minutes
  • 23BeavonSubstituted forDeverdicsat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Dibble
  • 9Fondop-Talom
  • 11Pyke
  • 17Deverdics
  • 20Wright

Gateshead

  • 23PearsBooked at 35mins
  • 3Barrow
  • 6Williamson
  • 8Olley
  • 2Tinkler
  • 5Kerr
  • 4HunterSubstituted forMellishat 46'minutes
  • 15White
  • 19Boden
  • 9Armstrong
  • 10RiggSubstituted forMolyneuxat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Foden
  • 7Thomson
  • 12Mellish
  • 14O'Donnell
  • 21Molyneux
Referee:
Gary Parsons
Attendance:
4,421

Live Text

Match ends, Wrexham 3, Gateshead 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wrexham 3, Gateshead 1.

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 3, Gateshead 1. Rekeil Pyke (Wrexham).

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 2, Gateshead 1. Luke Armstrong (Gateshead).

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Akil Wright replaces Brad Walker.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Nicky Deverdics replaces Stuart Beavon.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Rekeil Pyke replaces Chris Holroyd.

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 2, Gateshead 0. Brad Walker (Wrexham).

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Luke Molyneux replaces Steven Rigg.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Jon Mellish replaces Jack Hunter.

Second Half

Second Half begins Wrexham 1, Gateshead 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Wrexham 1, Gateshead 0.

Booking

Aynsley Pears (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Own Goal by Fraser Kerr, Gateshead. Wrexham 1, Gateshead 0.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wrexham19125227111641
2Leyton Orient19117137122540
3Salford19116237172039
4Harrogate19107238221637
5Solihull Moors1911352618836
6Fylde1998230102035
7Sutton United189632520533
8Gateshead1910272517832
9Hartlepool197752022-228
10Eastleigh198471721-428
11Boreham Wood197662222027
12Barnet187471822-425
13Aldershot197391927-824
14Bromley196582931-223
15Ebbsfleet196582123-223
16Halifax195771921-222
17Barrow1963102226-421
18Maidstone United1953111525-1018
19Chesterfield193881622-617
20Havant & Waterlooville1945102735-817
21Maidenhead United1952122041-2117
22Dag & Red1943121626-1015
23Braintree1934121732-1513
24Dover1925121838-2011
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