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Wrexham 3-1 Braintree Town

Wrexham recovered from a horrible run of form in a return to winning ways at the Racecourse with a 3-1 success over already-relegated Braintree.

Wrexham suffered a blow when Jake Lawlor was forced off injured after 10 minutes, but Bobby Grant slotted in to put them ahead in front of 4,221 fans.

Korrey Henry levelled, but the hosts recovered after the interval.

Shaun Pearson restored their lead, heading home from a corner and Akil Wright's header made the result safe.

Wrexham remain fourth in the National League, not yet out of automatic promotion contention.

Wrexham manager Bryan Hughes told BBC Sport Wales:

"We are looking to try and get four wins from the remaining four games, we will try and win every game.

"We might have secured a play-off place today, but we will build confidence with each result.

"It is important the players have clear heads and are focused on what we need to do and they were today.

"If you want to aim towards top spot we need to win all the games remaining now."

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 18Lainton
  • 2Roberts
  • 5Pearson
  • 14Rutherford
  • 10Holroyd
  • 8YoungBooked at 34mins
  • 13Carrington
  • 20Wright
  • 23BeavonSubstituted forOswellat 71'minutes
  • 30LawlorSubstituted forKennedyat 9'minutes
  • 32GrantSubstituted forJenningsat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Dibble
  • 3Jennings
  • 6Kennedy
  • 12Oswell
  • 15McGlashan

Braintree

  • 21Killip
  • 4Eleftheriou
  • 6Karic
  • 16Lyons-Foster
  • 9Henry
  • 8Eyoma
  • 10Richards
  • 25MatsuzakaBooked at 22minsSubstituted forBorgat 45'minutes
  • 27SagafSubstituted forSmithat 90'minutes
  • 29Atkinson
  • 35AllenBooked at 43minsSubstituted forCerulliat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Borg
  • 18Temple
  • 20Smith
  • 30Eze
  • 33Cerulli
Referee:
Simon Mather
Attendance:
4,221

Live Text

Match ends, Wrexham 3, Braintree Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wrexham 3, Braintree Town 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Kieran Smith replaces Mohammed Sagaf.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. James Jennings replaces Bobby Grant.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Jason Oswell replaces Stuart Beavon.

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 3, Braintree Town 1. Akil Wright (Wrexham).

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 2, Braintree Town 1. Shaun Pearson (Wrexham).

Second Half

Second Half begins Wrexham 1, Braintree Town 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Oscar Borg replaces Daniel Matsuzaka.

Half Time

First Half ends, Wrexham 1, Braintree Town 1.

Booking

Iffy Allen (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 1, Braintree Town 1. Korrey Henry (Braintree Town).

Booking

Luke Young (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Daniel Matsuzaka (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 1, Braintree Town 0. Bobby Grant (Wrexham).

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Kieran Kennedy replaces Jake Lawlor.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Salford422310969393079
2Leyton Orient412212766323478
3Solihull Moors422391067402778
4Wrexham422291152351775
5Fylde411915768373172
6Harrogate4220111175522371
7Eastleigh41207145455-167
8Ebbsfleet4218121260402066
9Sutton United421713125252064
10Gateshead41189145142963
11Barrow421512154647-157
12Barnet411511154044-456
13Bromley421510176063-355
14Chesterfield421217134847153
15Halifax421119123738-152
16Hartlepool421313165057-752
17Maidenhead United42155224264-2250
18Dag & Red421310194653-749
19Boreham Wood421115164556-1148
20Dover421212185062-1248
21Havant & Waterlooville42912215774-1739
22Aldershot42910233365-3237
23Braintree4287274277-3531
24Maidstone United4186273271-3930
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