Match ends, Wrexham 3, Gateshead 1.
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."
- 16WalkerSubstituted forWrightat 86'minutes
- 10HolroydSubstituted forPykeat 70'minutes
- 23BeavonSubstituted forDeverdicsat 84'minutes
- 23PearsBooked at 35mins
- 4HunterSubstituted forMellishat 46'minutes
- 10RiggSubstituted forMolyneuxat 58'minutes
- Gary Parsons
Second Half ends, Wrexham 3, Gateshead 1.
Goal! Wrexham 3, Gateshead 1. Rekeil Pyke (Wrexham).
Goal! Wrexham 2, Gateshead 1. Luke Armstrong (Gateshead).
Substitution, Wrexham. Akil Wright replaces Brad Walker.
Substitution, Wrexham. Nicky Deverdics replaces Stuart Beavon.
Substitution, Wrexham. Rekeil Pyke replaces Chris Holroyd.
Goal! Wrexham 2, Gateshead 0. Brad Walker (Wrexham).
Substitution, Gateshead. Luke Molyneux replaces Steven Rigg.
Substitution, Gateshead. Jon Mellish replaces Jack Hunter.
Second Half begins Wrexham 1, Gateshead 0.
First Half ends, Wrexham 1, Gateshead 0.
Aynsley Pears (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.
Own Goal by Fraser Kerr, Gateshead. Wrexham 1, Gateshead 0.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.