Player-manager Andy Morrell and striker Danny Wright each scored twice as Wrexham outclassed hosts Cambridge.

Morrell scored his first of the season from Dean Keates' cross, and Wright extended the lead shortly after the break with a neat finish from 12 yards.

Boss Morrell continued his habit of scoring against Cambridge by firing into the top corner.

Josh Coulson headed in for the hosts, but Wright sealed the win against his former club with a powerful drive.

The win took Wrexham into third place after starting the day fifth, one place above Welsh rivals Newport County.

Defeat saw Cambridge drop from 14th to 17th.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Cambridge United manager Jez George told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"I take responsibility for the loss because I'm the manager.

"People paid hard-earned money to come and watch us and it just wasn't good enough. We were frustrated with the first goal because [Rossi] Jarvis was fouled. It looked like we didn't mark Morrell but we did, maybe they are cleverer than we are.

"That's not an excuse but the first goal didn't help us.

"As soon as they scored that first goal the afternoon got harder and harder for us. I'm devastated, I'm gutted, I understand the situation and I know we have to give better than that."

Wrexham player-manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales:

"Very happy indeed.

"We were very good today. They started very bright, but we managed to score at the right times and we played some fantastic stuff at times.

"It was game over after about 20 minutes of the second-half.

"We've set our standards quite high. Newport was a good performance at home.

"But to come to Cambridge, who are favoured, I suppose - at the start of the season they were probably in the top six, seven or eight teams - to come here and score four and play well is a really pleasing thing for a manager."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Cambridge Utd

  • 01 Hedge
  • 03 Jennings Booked
  • 04 Coulson
  • 05 Wylde
  • 12 McAuley
  • 08 Wellard
  • 16 Jarvis
  • 21 Moke
  • 22 Willmott (Berry - 46' )
  • 10 Elliott (Smith - 63' )
  • 17 Hughes (Gibson - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 14 Garner
  • 06 Shaw
  • 07 Gibson
  • 18 Berry
  • 28 Smith

Wrexham

  • 01 Mayebi
  • 02 Wright
  • 03 Ashton Booked
  • 06 Riley
  • 18 Walker
  • 08 Harris
  • 12 Keates
  • 16 Hunt (Little - 79' )
  • 07 Cieslewicz (Ormerod - 72' )
  • 09 Wright
  • 11 Morrell (Ogleby - 63' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Coughlin
  • 14 Clarke
  • 17 Little
  • 10 Ormerod
  • 15 Ogleby
Ref: Hopkins
Att: 3,304

Match Stats

Shots

7 13

On target

4 8

Corners

4 8

Fouls

7 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:24 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +3:00

Shot from 20 yards from Adriano Moke. Blocked by Dean Keates.

90:00 +2:39

The ball is crossed by James Jennings, clearance by Martin Riley.

90:00 +1:59

Billy Gibson produces a cross.

89:53

Billy Gibson crosses the ball, Joslain Mayebi makes a save.

85:53

The assist for the goal came from Brett Ormerod.

85:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Wright - Cambridge 1 - 4 Wrexham A goal is scored by Danny Wright from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cambridge Utd 1-4 Wrexham.

84:23

Brett Ormerod gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Jennings. Jonathan Hedge restarts play with the free kick.

83:30

James Jennings provided the assist for the goal.

83:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Josh Coulson - Cambridge 1 - 3 Wrexham Josh Coulson finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Cambridge Utd 1-3 Wrexham.

82:40

James Jennings produces a cross,

82:40 Booking

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

82:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Neil Ashton on Luke Berry.

81:25

The ball is swung over by Adriano Moke.

80:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jay Harris on Adriano Moke. Ricky Wellard takes the free kick.

80:04

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by James Jennings from the left by-line to the near post, Rory McAuley produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

79:50

The ball is sent over by Adriano Moke, Stephen Wright makes a clearance.

79:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rossi Jarvis by Danny Wright. Rossi Jarvis takes the free kick.

78:56

Billy Gibson produces a cross.

78:07

Josh Coulson restarts play with the free kick.

78:07 Substitution

Substitution Glen Little replaces Johnny Hunt.

78:07

The assistant referee flags for offside against Robert Ogleby.

77:02

The offside flag is raised against Robert Ogleby. James Jennings restarts play with the free kick.

75:14

Danny Wright is ruled offside. Jonathan Hedge takes the free kick.

74:23

Billy Gibson delivers the ball, Dean Keates makes a clearance.

71:01 Substitution

Substitution Brett Ormerod comes on in place of Adrian Cieslewicz.

70:47

The ball is crossed by Billy Gibson.

69:11

Robert Ogleby produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

68:11

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Johnny Hunt, Martin Riley produces a header from deep inside the area and strikes the post.

68:00

The ball is swung over by Johnny Hunt, clearance by James Jennings.

65:57

Stephen Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Smith. Free kick taken by Ricky Wellard.

64:56

Rory McAuley restarts play with the free kick.

64:56 Substitution

Substitution Billy Gibson on for Liam Hughes.

64:56

Neil Ashton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Smith.

62:55 Substitution

Substitution Sam Smith is brought on as a substitute for Tom Elliott.

62:31 Substitution

Substitution Andrew Morrell goes off and Robert Ogleby comes on.

61:55

Corner from the left by-line taken by Declan Walker, Michael Wylde manages to make a clearance.

60:58

The ball is swung over by Adriano Moke, save by Joslain Mayebi.

59:41

Corner taken short by Declan Walker.

59:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adriano Moke on Andrew Morrell. Neil Ashton takes the free kick.

58:36

Effort from long distance by James Jennings goes wide of the right-hand upright.

55:13

Declan Walker provided the assist for the goal.

55:13 Goal scored

Goal! - Andrew Morrell - Cambridge 0 - 3 Wrexham A goal is scored by Andrew Morrell from inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Cambridge Utd 0-3 Wrexham.

54:25

The ball is delivered by Declan Walker.

52:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jay Harris on Adriano Moke. Jonathan Hedge takes the free kick.

52:19

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Johnny Hunt played to the near post, save made by Jonathan Hedge.

50:49

Unfair challenge on Tom Elliott by Danny Wright results in a free kick. Jonathan Hedge takes the direct free kick.

50:08

Adriano Moke concedes a free kick for a foul on Adrian Cieslewicz. Johnny Hunt takes the free kick.

48:58

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by James Jennings from the left by-line to the near post, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Tom Elliott misses to the left of the goal.

47:23

The assist for the goal came from Andrew Morrell.

47:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Wright - Cambridge 0 - 2 Wrexham Danny Wright grabs a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cambridge Utd 0-2 Wrexham.

45:11

James Jennings is penalised for a handball. Declan Walker takes the free kick.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution (Cambridge Utd) makes a substitution, with Luke Berry coming on for Robbie Willmott.

45:00 +1:16 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

42:38

Liam Hughes sends in a cross.

42:08

The referee penalises Declan Walker for handball. Robbie Willmott takes the free kick.

40:41

Centre by Adriano Moke, clearance by Stephen Wright.

40:02

Neil Ashton sends in a cross.

36:36

Shot from outside the area by Adrian Cieslewicz misses to the left of the goal.

35:44

Foul by James Jennings on Danny Wright, free kick awarded. Johnny Hunt restarts play with the free kick.

35:12

Foul by Tom Elliott on Andrew Morrell, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Joslain Mayebi.

34:48

Corner taken right-footed by Adriano Moke from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Andrew Morrell.

33:10

Assist by Dean Keates.

33:10 Goal scored

Goal! - Andrew Morrell - Cambridge 0 - 1 Wrexham Andrew Morrell fires in a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cambridge Utd 0-1 Wrexham.

32:13

Direct free kick taken by Dean Keates.

32:13 Booking

Booking Booking for James Jennings for unsporting behaviour.

32:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Jennings on Declan Walker.

31:11

Rory McAuley challenges Adrian Cieslewicz unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neil Ashton takes the free kick.

30:04

Ricky Wellard fouled by Johnny Hunt, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

29:50

Centre by Neil Ashton, clearance made by James Jennings.

27:43

Shot by Ricky Wellard from 30 yards. Save by Joslain Mayebi.

27:05

Adriano Moke takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Andrew Morrell.

25:07

The ball is swung over by Robbie Willmott, save made by Joslain Mayebi.

23:44

Dean Keates produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

23:21

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Declan Walker.

23:02

Shot from 18 yards by Andrew Morrell. James Jennings gets a block in.

21:39

Adrian Cieslewicz takes a shot. Save made by Jonathan Hedge.

21:21

Declan Walker takes a short corner.

21:06

Johnny Hunt has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Blocked by Michael Wylde.

18:43

Johnny Hunt takes a inswinging corner.

17:08

The ball is swung over by Adriano Moke, clearance made by Dean Keates.

16:31

Liam Hughes takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen Wright.

15:46

Rossi Jarvis challenges Jay Harris unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joslain Mayebi takes the free kick.

15:35

The ball is crossed by James Jennings, Johnny Hunt makes a clearance.

14:15

Effort from deep inside the area by Adrian Cieslewicz misses to the right of the goal.

10:18

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Johnny Hunt from the right by-line, Unfair challenge on Jonathan Hedge by Martin Riley results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

7:30

Foul by Declan Walker on Adriano Moke, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Adriano Moke.

4:36

Adrian Cieslewicz takes a shot. Jonathan Hedge makes a save.

4:19

The ball is crossed by Declan Walker, Josh Coulson manages to make a clearance.

3:27

Ricky Wellard crosses the ball.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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