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Wrexham 5-3 King's Lynn Town

By Aled WilliamsBBC Sport Wales at the Racecourse Stadium
Jordan Davies
Jordan Davies returned to Wrexham ahead of the 2020-21 season after being released by Brighton

Wrexham's play-off hopes received a timely boost with victory over lowly Kings Lynn in their final home game of the regular season.

Luke Young put Wrexham ahead with a penalty Sonny Carey equalised with a free-kick.

Jordan Davies' free-kick and Gold Omotayo put Wrexham in control at the break.

Simeon Jackson scored twice for The Linnets in between a Jordan Ponticelli header before Omotayo sealed the win.

Wrexham remain sixth, with their play-off destiny in their own hands ahead of their final game at Dagenham & Redbridge next Saturday.

Having suffered a setback to their play-off hopes in the midweek defeat by Notts County, The Dragons made a determined start.

Theo Richardson made a double save to deny Davies and Ponticelli in quick succession.

The visitors, having been spared relegation, had early chances of their own with Michael Gash heading over from a corner and Michael Gyasi forcing Rob Lainton to palm the ball away following a good run.

Wrexham were awarded a penalty after a handball offence in the area and although Richardson got a hand to Young's effort he could not keep out the powerful shot.

Within three minutes King's Lynn were level through Carey's curling free-kick from the edge of the area

But Wrexham responded with a fine free-kick of their own and Davies' eighth goal of the season restored their advantage.

Dean Keates' side went further ahead three minutes before the break when Omotayo ran onto a through ball and coolly slotted past Richardson.

Substitute Jackson had already gone close for King's Lynn early in the second half before he pulled a goal back after Gash's effort had been parried by Lainton.

Ponticelli's header restored Wrexham's two goal advantage although it last for all of five minutes as Jackson scored his second and King's Lynn third.

A goalmouth scramble led to Ponticelli netting again but the goal was not allowed to stand before Omotayo's second of the game sealed a vital win.

Line-ups

Wrexham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Lainton
  • 29DaviesBooked at 90mins
  • 4Vassell
  • 2Hall-JohnsonSubstituted forFrenchat 69'minutes
  • 22Kelleher
  • 5Pearson
  • 16Green
  • 6HarrisSubstituted forJarvisat 69'minutes
  • 8Young
  • 11Omotayo
  • 9PonticelliSubstituted forAngusat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Jarvis
  • 19Marsh-Brown
  • 20Angus
  • 21Dibble
  • 26French

King's Lynn

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Richardson
  • 25Denton
  • 39Howard
  • 7Clunan
  • 22BarrowsBooked at 41mins
  • 15FlemingBooked at 66mins
  • 4Callan-McFaddenSubstituted forJacksonat 27'minutes
  • 24Carey
  • 29BabosSubstituted forPayneat 90+2'minutes
  • 12GyasiSubstituted forKiwomyaat 59'minutes
  • 9GashBooked at 74mins

Substitutes

  • 23Kiwomya
  • 28Payne
  • 30Bastock
  • 31Jackson
Referee:
Daniel Middleton

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wrexham 5, Kings Lynn Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wrexham 5, Kings Lynn Town 3.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Kings Lynn Town. Alfie Payne replaces Alex Babos.

  4. Booking

    Jordan Davies (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Wrexham 5, Kings Lynn Town 3. Gold Omotayo (Wrexham).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Dior Angus replaces Jordan Ponticelli.

  7. Booking

    Michael Gash (Kings Lynn Town) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Tyler French replaces Reece Hall-Johnson.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Daniel Jarvis replaces Jay Harris.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Wrexham 4, Kings Lynn Town 3. Simeon Jackson (Kings Lynn Town).

  11. Booking

    Tai Fleming (Kings Lynn Town) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Wrexham 4, Kings Lynn Town 2. Jordan Ponticelli (Wrexham).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Kings Lynn Town. Alex Kiwomya replaces Michael Gyasi.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Wrexham 3, Kings Lynn Town 2. Simeon Jackson (Kings Lynn Town).

  15. Second Half

    Second Half begins Wrexham 3, Kings Lynn Town 1.

  16. Half Time

    First Half ends, Wrexham 3, Kings Lynn Town 1.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Wrexham 3, Kings Lynn Town 1. Gold Omotayo (Wrexham).

  18. Booking

    Ross Barrows (Kings Lynn Town) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Wrexham 2, Kings Lynn Town 1. Jordan Davies (Wrexham).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Kings Lynn Town. Simeon Jackson replaces Kyle Callan-McFadden.

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7Chesterfield412061558421666
8Bromley411812116253966
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10Halifax411981462521065
11Solihull Moors40186165547860
12Dag & Red41178165247559
13Boreham Wood411316125144755
14Maidenhead United401411155857153
15Yeovil41157195867-952
16Aldershot41156205562-751
17Altrincham40129194559-1445
18Weymouth41116244567-2239
19Wealdstone4197254597-5234
20Woking4189244065-2533
21King's Lynn4078254593-4829
22Barnet4067273388-5525
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