National League
Wrexham1Sutton United0

Wrexham 1-0 Sutton United

Wrexham kept up the pressure on their promotion rivals by finding a late winner to break Sutton United's resistance and secure a vital 1-0 win.

Kieran Kennedy finally broke the deadlock with 12 minutes remaining.

Wrexham knew they needed to win to maintain their hopes of finishing at least in the top three of the National League and pressured the visitors before making the late breakthrough.

A crowd of over 5,000 were in attendance at the Racecourse Ground.

Sutton United, who won 3-0 in the reverse fixture, saw their remote play-off hopes ended.

Wrexham manager Bryan Hughes said:

"It was a solid performance through a tough game. We knew set pieces would be important today in both boxes and we defended them very well today.

"When we got a quality ball into the box, we kept things alive and then it was a brilliant finish from Kieran to win the game,"

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 18Lainton
  • 2Roberts
  • 5Pearson
  • 13Carrington
  • 8YoungBooked at 71mins
  • 6Kennedy
  • 10Holroyd
  • 14RutherfordSubstituted forSummerfieldat 59'minutes
  • 20Wright
  • 23BeavonSubstituted forOswellat 72'minutes
  • 32GrantSubstituted forMcGlashanat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Dibble
  • 3Jennings
  • 7Summerfield
  • 12Oswell
  • 15McGlashan

Sutton United

  • 1Worner
  • 2Bennett
  • 7Bolarinwa
  • 21Deacon
  • 19Beautyman
  • 15EastmondBooked at 10mins
  • 33DobsonSubstituted forThomasat 66'minutes
  • 25BardenSubstituted forBellikliat 85'minutes
  • 9Toure
  • 10AyungaSubstituted forKearneyat 78'minutes
  • 28Williams

Substitutes

  • 3Thomas
  • 11Kearney
  • 12Lema
  • 30Mason
  • 34Bellikli
Referee:
Peter Gibbons
Attendance:
5,264

Live Text

Match ends, Wrexham 1, Sutton United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wrexham 1, Sutton United 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Neset Bellikli replaces Jonathan Barden.

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Dylan Kearney replaces Jonah Ayunga.

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 1, Sutton United 0. Kieran Kennedy (Wrexham).

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Bobby Grant.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Jason Oswell replaces Stuart Beavon.

Booking

Luke Young (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Aswad Thomas replaces James Dobson.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Luke Summerfield replaces Paul Rutherford.

Second Half

Second Half begins Wrexham 0, Sutton United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Wrexham 0, Sutton United 0.

Booking

Craig Eastmond (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient442512773353887
2Salford442510975413485
3Solihull Moors442591072423084
4Wrexham442491155361981
5Fylde442115871393278
6Harrogate4420111375552071
7Eastleigh44217165760-370
8Ebbsfleet4418131363441967
9Gateshead44199165244866
10Sutton United441713145355-264
11Barrow441513164951-258
12Chesterfield441317145249356
13Bromley441511186267-556
14Hartlepool441414165359-656
15Barnet441511184249-756
16Dag & Red441510194953-455
17Dover441412185464-1054
18Halifax441120134042-253
19Boreham Wood441215174859-1151
20Maidenhead United44156234368-2551
21Havant & Waterlooville44913226280-1840
22Aldershot44911243467-3338
23Braintree44107274678-3237
24Maidstone United4496293578-4333
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