Danny Wright scored the opening goal before being sent off as Wrexham kept up the pressure on leaders Fleetwood with victory over Barrow.

Wright's looping header from a difficult angle gave the home side the lead on 34 minutes.

Seven minutes into the second half Jake Speight scored with a fierce low drive from close range to double the lead.

Wright was sent off following an off-the-ball incident and Barrow's Richie Baker saw red for a second booking.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Win wasn't easy admits Morrell

Wrexham player-manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales:

"I think the crowd and the people expect you to win now. That's the difference from ten games in. They expect us to win and beat a team like that and play attractive football.

"They [Barrow] wasted time in the first half, slowing the game down and it's really difficult to get the high tempo game we're good at.

"We had chances to put it away again and haven't taken them. We scored at the right times today. It was fairly comfortable but it could have been easier."

Barrow manager Dave Bayliss told BBC Radio Cumbria:

Loss disappoints Barrow's Bayliss

"I'm disappointed because we can play better than that.

"We can fight a lot harder than that. They're a good side, but I'm really disappointed.

"We wanted to come here in front of a big crowd, a nice stadium and give ourselves a chance.

"You can't switch off in the game and you have to be alert."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Wrexham

  • 25 Mayebi
  • 03 Ashton
  • 23 Westwood
  • 34 Wright
  • 12 Keates
  • 18 Tolley (Clarke - 56' )
  • 20 Knight-Percival
  • 30 Leslie Booked
  • 09 Wright Dismissed
  • 10 Speight (Cieslewicz - 78' )
  • 24 Pogba (Morrell - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Maxwell
  • 07 Cieslewicz
  • 16 Hunt
  • 26 Clarke
  • 11 Morrell

Barrow

  • 21 Pearson
  • 05 Bolland Booked
  • 22 Hone
  • 03 Skelton
  • 08 Baker Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 12 Owen Booked (Lomax - 86' )
  • 15 Smith
  • 16 Mackreth Booked
  • 24 Harvey (Boyes - 62' )
  • 25 Turner (Rutherford - 62' )
  • 09 Cook

Substitutes

  • 27 Dixon
  • 04 Nicholas
  • 19 Lomax
  • 07 Rutherford
  • 11 Boyes
Ref: Bratt
Att: 3,432

Match Stats

Shots

8 2

On target

5 1

Corners

4 2

Fouls

13 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:41 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +3:59

Free kick taken by Stephen Wright.

90:00 +3:59 Dismissal

Dismissal Richie Baker sent from the field by the ref for second bookable offence.

90:00 +3:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Keates by Richie Baker.

90:00 +2:01

Richie Baker challenges Adrian Cieslewicz unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Westwood takes the free kick.

88:59

Richie Baker fouled by Stephen Wright, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Smith takes the direct free kick.

88:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gavin Skelton on Adrian Cieslewicz. Free kick taken by Stephen Wright.

87:51

The referee blows for offside against Andrew Morrell. Shaun Pearson takes the indirect free kick.

86:40

Unfair challenge on Andy Cook by Stephen Wright results in a free kick. Gavin Skelton restarts play with the free kick.

85:15 Substitution

Substitution Mathias Pogba leaves the field to be replaced by Andrew Morrell.

85:15 Substitution

Substitution Kelvin Lomax replaces James Owen.

84:59

Shot from just outside the area by Joe Clarke misses to the right of the target.

84:27

Short corner worked by Steven Leslie.

78:43

Free kick crossed by Steven Leslie, Gavin Skelton fouled by Adrian Cieslewicz, the ref awards a free kick. Shaun Pearson restarts play with the free kick.

78:43 Booking

Booking Jack Mackreth receives a yellow card for dissent.

78:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Leslie by Jack Mackreth.

77:07 Substitution

Substitution Adrian Cieslewicz on for Jake Speight.

75:38

Joslain Mayebi takes the free kick.

75:38 Booking

Booking The referee shows Richie Baker a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

75:25

Neil Ashton fouled by Richie Baker, the ref awards a free kick.

73:29

Dean Keates gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richie Baker. Paul Smith takes the direct free kick.

71:53

Free kick taken by Neil Ashton.

71:53 Booking

Booking The referee books Phil Bolland for unsporting behaviour.

71:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mathias Pogba by Phil Bolland.

70:04 Dismissal

Dismissal The referee shows Danny Wright a red card for violent conduct.

69:20

Short corner worked by Steven Leslie.

68:38

Short corner taken by Joe Clarke from the left by-line.

68:03

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Joe Clarke played to the near post, clearance by Phil Bolland.

66:43

Foul by Andy Cook on Neil Ashton, free kick awarded. Joslain Mayebi takes the free kick.

65:20

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jake Speight. Free kick taken by Shaun Pearson.

62:55

Jake Speight produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.

61:03 Substitution

Substitution Alex-Ray Harvey goes off and Adam Boyes comes on.

61:03 Substitution

Substitution Paul Rutherford is brought on as a substitute for Chris Turner.

55:43

Dean Keates restarts play with the free kick.

55:43 Substitution

Substitution Joe Clarke replaces Jamie Tolley.

55:43

The referee penalises Gavin Skelton for handball.

53:26

Stephen Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richie Baker. Free kick taken by Shaun Pearson.

51:42

Assist by Neil Ashton.

51:42 Goal scored

Goal! - Jake Speight - Wrexham 2 - 0 Barrow Jake Speight fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wrexham 2-0 Barrow.

49:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Tolley by Alex-Ray Harvey. Neil Ashton takes the direct free kick.

46:12

Danny Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Hone. Shaun Pearson takes the direct free kick.

45:18

Jake Speight produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +5:04 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +4:27

Inswinging corner taken by Alex-Ray Harvey, Mathias Pogba makes a clearance.

45:00 +3:15

Richie Baker takes a shot. Save by Shaun Pearson.

45:00 +3:15 Booking

Booking The referee shows Steven Leslie a yellow card.

45:00 +2:01

Richie Baker has an effort direct from the free kick, blocked by Steven Leslie.

45:00 +2:01 Booking

Booking The referee books James Owen for unsporting behaviour.

45:00 +1:41

Unfair challenge on Richie Baker by Jamie Tolley results in a free kick.

38:27

Jake Speight takes a shot. Save by Shaun Pearson.

33:37

The assist for the goal came from Mathias Pogba.

33:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Wright - Wrexham 1 - 0 Barrow Danny Wright finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Wrexham 1-0 Barrow.

33:01

The official flags Jack Mackreth offside. Free kick taken by Joslain Mayebi.

32:18

Danny Wright is ruled offside. Shaun Pearson takes the free kick.

29:59

Danny Hone challenges Mathias Pogba unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neil Ashton takes the free kick.

28:57

Unfair challenge on Danny Hone by Danny Wright results in a free kick. Gavin Skelton takes the direct free kick.

27:03

Danny Wright takes a shot. Save made by Shaun Pearson.

26:05

Unfair challenge on Jake Speight by Paul Smith results in a free kick. Neil Ashton restarts play with the free kick.

24:05

Mathias Pogba is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Shaun Pearson takes the indirect free kick.

23:51

Jack Mackreth concedes a free kick for a foul on Neil Ashton. Neil Ashton restarts play with the free kick.

21:57

Unfair challenge on Danny Hone by Danny Wright results in a free kick. Shaun Pearson takes the free kick.

20:54

Danny Wright is penalised for a handball. Indirect free kick taken by Shaun Pearson.

19:39

Corner from right by-line taken by Richie Baker.

18:47

Stephen Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Turner. Gavin Skelton restarts play with the free kick.

17:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Owen by Steven Leslie. Alex-Ray Harvey takes the free kick.

15:26

Jack Mackreth is ruled offside. Joslain Mayebi restarts play with the free kick.

13:00

Andy Cook challenges Chris Westwood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joslain Mayebi takes the free kick.

9:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Leslie on Paul Smith. Shaun Pearson takes the direct free kick.

8:42

Jamie Tolley takes a shot. Shaun Pearson makes a save.

7:27

The referee blows for offside. Joslain Mayebi takes the free kick.

4:39

Foul by Danny Wright on Danny Hone, free kick awarded. Shaun Pearson takes the free kick.

1:15

Jake Speight is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Shaun Pearson restarts play with the free kick.

0:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Wright by Danny Hone. Dean Keates takes the free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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