Wrexham player-manager Andy Morrell struck twice as the promotion chasers hammered Ebbsfleet in the Blue Square Bet Premier.

Mathias Pogba began the rout with a header and Morrell converted Jake Speight's cross.

Steven Leslie scored from the edge of the box and Morrell headed home Stephen Wright's ball.

And Speight finished off an outstanding night's work with a penalty after he was fouled by Tom Phipp.

With leaders Fleetwood conceding a late goal to draw at Mansfield, Wrexham are now three points behind their title rivals with a game in hand.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Ebbsfleet United manager Liam Daish told BBC Radio Kent:

"Any time you concede five goals at home it hurts, it smarts a bit but that's the difference - they took their chances and us not taking ours.

"I think in certain areas we didn't defend very well but they took their chances and you've got to take your hat off to them.

"The lads had a right go at them earlier on and their keeper was very, very good. The save he pulled from Liam Enver-Marum changed the game completely."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Ebbsfleet United

  • 01 Edwards
  • 03 Herd
  • 06 Lorraine
  • 02 Stone
  • 11 Phipp
  • 24 Barrett
  • 31 Bellamy Booked
  • 10 Shakes
  • 15 Marum
  • 23 Ugwu
  • 26 Pinney (West - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 12 McNeil
  • 07 West
  • 18 Azeez
  • 27 Adams
  • 19 Williams

Wrexham

  • 25 Mayebi
  • 03 Ashton Booked
  • 23 Westwood
  • 34 Wright Booked
  • 12 Keates
  • 18 Tolley
  • 20 Knight-Percival
  • 30 Leslie (Clarke - 79' )
  • 10 Speight (Ogleby - 79' )
  • 11 Morrell (Cieslewicz - 71' )
  • 24 Pogba

Substitutes

  • 21 Maxwell
  • 07 Cieslewicz
  • 16 Hunt
  • 26 Clarke
  • 31 Ogleby
Ref: Hopkins
Att: 990

Match Stats

Shots

9 14

On target

4 7

Corners

9 7

Fouls

11 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:34 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +3:03

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Bellamy played to the near post, clearance by Stephen Wright.

90:00 +0:55

Neil Ashton produces a cross, Preston Edwards makes a save.

90:00 +0:03

Inswinging corner taken by Jamie Tolley from the left by-line played to the near post, Neil Barrett makes a clearance.

89:16

Outswinging corner taken by Michael West from the right by-line, Liam Bellamy takes a shot. Joslain Mayebi makes a save.

89:06

Liam Enver-Marum takes a shot. Nathaniel Knight-Percival gets a block in.

87:10

Outswinging corner taken by Liam Enver-Marum from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Chris Westwood.

86:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Clarke on Neil Barrett. Johnny Herd restarts play with the free kick.

83:56

The ball is crossed by Michael West, Headed effort on goal by Ricky Shakes from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

81:56

The ball is crossed by Liam Enver-Marum, Effort from inside the area by Gozie Ugwu misses to the right of the target.

80:55

Tom Phipp restarts play with the free kick.

80:55 Booking

Booking Neil Ashton is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

80:39

Neil Ashton concedes a free kick for a foul on Ricky Shakes.

78:50 Substitution

Substitution Robert Ogleby joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jake Speight.

78:30 Substitution

Substitution Joe Clarke comes on in place of Steven Leslie.

77:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Jake Speight - Ebbsfleet 0 - 5 Wrexham Placed penalty scored by Jake Speight. Ebbsfleet United 0-5 Wrexham.

76:36

Tom Phipp gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Jake Speight.

75:50

Adrian Cieslewicz delivers the ball, clearance made by Tom Phipp.

72:44

The free kick is swung in right-footed by Michael West.

72:44 Booking

Booking Booking for Stephen Wright.

72:35

Stephen Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael West.

70:51 Substitution

Substitution Andrew Morrell goes off and Adrian Cieslewicz comes on.

70:24 Substitution

Substitution Michael West replaces Nathaniel Pinney.

69:33

Outswinging corner taken by Liam Enver-Marum from the right by-line played to the near post, Stephen Wright manages to make a clearance.

67:38

Assist by Stephen Wright.

67:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Andrew Morrell - Ebbsfleet 0 - 4 Wrexham Andrew Morrell finds the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Ebbsfleet United 0-4 Wrexham.

67:34

The ball is swung over by Stephen Wright,

66:41

Liam Bellamy challenges Andrew Morrell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neil Ashton restarts play with the free kick.

62:26

Tom Phipp fouled by Steven Leslie, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Stone takes the direct free kick.

61:45

Steven Leslie challenges Craig Stone unfairly and gives away a free kick. Preston Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

60:49

Mathias Pogba has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

59:15

The ball is swung over by Ricky Shakes.

58:28

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival on Liam Enver-Marum, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Tom Phipp.

58:02

Andrew Morrell produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

56:33

The assist for the goal came from Mathias Pogba.

56:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Steven Leslie - Ebbsfleet 0 - 3 Wrexham Steven Leslie scores a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Ebbsfleet United 0-3 Wrexham.

54:49

Liam Bellamy has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.

52:35

Steven Leslie takes a shot. Save by Preston Edwards.

51:44

Shot by Mathias Pogba from just outside the area goes over the net.

51:24

The referee penalises Tom Phipp for handball. Free kick taken by Neil Ashton.

50:44

Foul by Neil Ashton on Gozie Ugwu, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Liam Enver-Marum from right wing.

48:37

Johnny Herd is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Joslain Mayebi.

48:00

Jamie Tolley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Bellamy. Craig Stone takes the direct free kick.

46:16

Unfair challenge on Mathias Pogba by Liam Enver-Marum results in a free kick. Neil Ashton takes the direct free kick.

46:05

Jamie Tolley takes a shot. Blocked by Liam Enver-Marum.

45:22

Neil Ashton restarts play with the free kick.

45:22 Booking

Booking Liam Bellamy receives a caution.

45:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Keates by Liam Bellamy.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:24 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:33

Shot by Ricky Shakes from a long way out goes over the net.

44:59

Andrew Morrell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

43:40

Assist on the goal came from Jake Speight.

43:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Andrew Morrell - Ebbsfleet 0 - 2 Wrexham Andrew Morrell finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Ebbsfleet United 0-2 Wrexham.

43:37

Centre by Jake Speight,

41:48

Jake Speight concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Phipp. Tom Phipp takes the free kick.

40:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Ashton by Nathaniel Pinney. Joslain Mayebi takes the direct free kick.

40:50

Ricky Shakes produces a cross.

36:23

Corner taken by Jamie Tolley from the left by-line, Mathias Pogba has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

36:16

A cross is delivered by Neil Ashton, clearance made by Nathaniel Pinney.

35:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Tolley on Neil Barrett. Free kick taken by Johnny Herd.

33:55

Nathaniel Pinney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Tolley. Jamie Tolley produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

31:06

Jamie Tolley takes a inswinging corner.

30:36

Steven Leslie takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Tom Phipp.

29:56

Steven Leslie fouled by Liam Bellamy, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Neil Ashton.

27:55

Nathaniel Pinney takes a shot. Joslain Mayebi makes a save.

26:07

Assist on the goal came from Jamie Tolley.

26:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Mathias Pogba - Ebbsfleet 0 - 1 Wrexham Mathias Pogba finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Ebbsfleet United 0-1 Wrexham.

25:44

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jamie Tolley,

23:38

Corner taken right-footed by Jamie Tolley from the left by-line, Craig Stone manages to make a clearance.

22:08

Corner taken by Liam Enver-Marum from the left by-line to the near post.

21:57

Liam Enver-Marum has an effort at goal. Save made by Joslain Mayebi.

21:14

Nathaniel Pinney crosses the ball, Chris Westwood manages to make a clearance.

20:57

Jake Speight produces a cross, Craig Stone manages to make a clearance.

20:35

Liam Enver-Marum produces a cross, clearance made by Chris Westwood.

19:38

Dean Keates fouled by Liam Bellamy, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Joslain Mayebi.

17:57

The ball is swung over by Neil Ashton, save by Preston Edwards.

17:43

Steven Leslie takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Stone.

16:40

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Joslain Mayebi.

15:53

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Enver-Marum from the right by-line.

15:43

Liam Bellamy sends in a cross, Neil Ashton manages to make a clearance.

15:18

The ball is swung over by Steven Leslie, clearance made by Johnny Herd.

13:54

Unfair challenge on Dean Keates by Gozie Ugwu results in a free kick. Chris Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

12:18

Ricky Shakes produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

11:42

Jamie Tolley has an effort at goal from a long way out that misses to the right of the goal.

10:38

Neil Barrett challenges Andrew Morrell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Neil Ashton.

10:17

The ball is swung over by Gozie Ugwu, save made by Joslain Mayebi.

10:00

Mathias Pogba delivers the ball, Paul Lorraine makes a clearance.

8:27

Nathaniel Pinney fouled by Dean Keates, the ref awards a free kick. Johnny Herd takes the direct free kick.

7:20

Outswinging corner taken by Liam Enver-Marum from the right by-line played to the near post, save made by Joslain Mayebi.

6:24

The ball is swung over by Liam Enver-Marum, save made by Joslain Mayebi.

5:59

Corner taken by Liam Enver-Marum from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Stephen Wright.

5:24

Corner taken right-footed by Liam Enver-Marum from the right by-line, Mathias Pogba manages to make a clearance.

4:37

A cross is delivered by Jamie Tolley, clearance made by Johnny Herd.

3:32

The ball is swung over by Gozie Ugwu, Chris Westwood makes a clearance.

3:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Lorraine by Chris Westwood. Preston Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

2:37

Nathaniel Pinney concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Keates. Free kick taken by Neil Ashton.

1:58

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Steven Leslie from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Ricky Shakes.

1:00

Effort on goal by Jake Speight from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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