Wrexham kept hold of third place in the Blue Square Bet Premier as Jay Harris set them on the way to a comfortable home win over Barrow.

Midfielder Harris gave the hosts the lead with a stunning 35-yard drive.

Adam Boyes had the visitors' best chance just before the break but could not direct his header on goal.

Andy Bishop doubled Wrexham's advantage in the 71st minute after Dean Keates' free-kick was not cleared, before Rob Ogleby finished from close range.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Wrexham assistant manager Billy Barr told BBC Radio Wales:

"After being frustrated on Saturday we've bounced back in the right manner tonight.

"I thought the backline were magnificent... it was difficult conditions, especially in the second half where they kept sticking it on the edge of our box, but we were brave, started high and defended well.

"I doubt there will be a better goal scored at the Racecourse this season than Jay Harris's. As soon as the ball left his foot - we were right behind it - you could see it's going top corner."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Wrexham

  • 01 Mayebi
  • 03 Ashton
  • 06 Riley
  • 18 Walker
  • 07 Cieslewicz (Ogleby - 72' )
  • 08 Harris Booked
  • 12 Keates
  • 14 Clarke (Colbeck - 86' )
  • 16 Hunt
  • 09 Wright
  • 22 Bishop (Ormerod - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 24 Devine
  • 21 Colbeck
  • 10 Ormerod
  • 11 Morrell
  • 15 Ogleby

Barrow

  • 01 Hurst
  • 02 Flynn
  • 19 Aldred
  • 03 Skelton
  • 05 Pearson
  • 06 Owen
  • 07 Rutherford
  • 08 Baker
  • 22 McConville (Rowe - 79' )
  • 09 Boyes
  • 15 Hunter (Jackson - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 31 Woodhead
  • 16 Anderson
  • 11 Rowe
  • 12 Jackson
  • 20 Moore
Ref: Evans
Att: 2,881

Match Stats

Shots

9 5

On target

6 1

Corners

4 2

Fouls

5 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:36 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +0:37

Richie Baker takes a short corner.

89:44

Corner taken left-footed by Dean Keates to the near post, Mike Pearson manages to make a clearance.

86:37

Dean Keates takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Gavin Skelton.

86:14

Foul by Richie Baker on Jay Harris, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jay Harris.

84:59 Substitution

Substitution Joe Clarke leaves the field to be replaced by James Colbeck.

84:48

The assistant referee flags for offside against Robert Ogleby. Danny Hurst restarts play with the free kick.

82:57

The assist for the goal came from Brett Ormerod.

82:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Robert Ogleby - Wrexham 3 - 0 Barrow Robert Ogleby finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wrexham 3-0 Barrow.

79:55

Brett Ormerod takes a shot. Danny Hurst makes a save.

78:21 Substitution

Substitution (Barrow) makes a substitution, with Danny Rowe coming on for Sean McConville.

78:21 Substitution

Substitution (Wrexham) makes a substitution, with Brett Ormerod coming on for Andy Bishop.

78:21

Richie Baker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Bishop. Dean Keates restarts play with the free kick.

77:25

Sean McConville takes a shot. Joslain Mayebi makes a save.

76:03

Shot from just outside the box by Sean McConville misses to the left of the target.

73:03

Andy Bishop takes a shot. Danny Hurst makes a comfortable save.

70:21 Substitution

Substitution Joseph Jackson replaces Garry Hunter.

70:21 Substitution

Substitution Robert Ogleby is brought on as a substitute for Adrian Cieslewicz.

70:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Bishop - Wrexham 2 - 0 Barrow Andy Bishop grabs a goal from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Wrexham 2-0 Barrow.

69:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Owen on Danny Wright. Free kick taken by Dean Keates,

68:13

Sean McConville concedes a free kick for a foul on Johnny Hunt. Direct free kick taken by Neil Ashton.

65:51

Corner taken by Richie Baker from the right by-line played to the near post, Jay Harris makes a clearance.

62:07

Richie Baker has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide left.

61:01

Joe Clarke takes a shot. Save by Danny Hurst.

57:45

Handball by Tom Aldred. Dean Keates takes the free kick.

56:33

Unfair challenge on Declan Walker by Paul Rutherford results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Neil Ashton.

53:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Garry Hunter on Joe Clarke. Neil Ashton takes the free kick.

52:37

Tom Aldred challenges Neil Ashton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Joslain Mayebi.

51:40

Andy Bishop is caught offside. Danny Hurst takes the free kick.

50:53

Effort on goal by Garry Hunter from long range goes over the crossbar.

45:28 Booking

Booking Jay Harris booked.

45:10

Jay Harris concedes a free kick for a foul on Richie Baker. Free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +1:24 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:52

Headed effort on goal by Adam Boyes from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

42:26

Joe Clarke takes a short corner.

34:39

Richie Baker concedes a free kick for a foul on Johnny Hunt. Direct free kick taken by Neil Ashton.

33:59

Danny Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on Gavin Skelton. Mike Pearson restarts play with the free kick.

31:19

Foul by Richie Baker on Jay Harris, free kick awarded. Dean Keates restarts play with the free kick.

29:12

The assistant referee flags for offside against Andy Bishop. Danny Hurst takes the free kick.

26:53

Unfair challenge on Neil Ashton by James Owen results in a free kick. Joslain Mayebi takes the indirect free kick.

24:03

The referee blows for offside against Andy Bishop. Indirect free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

22:45

Danny Hurst fouled by Andy Bishop, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

20:27

Danny Wright takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.

19:22

Danny Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Rutherford. Free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

18:33

Effort from long range by Jay Harris goes wide right of the target.

17:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Jay Harris - Wrexham 1 - 0 Barrow Jay Harris finds the net. Wrexham 1-0 Barrow.

14:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Boyes on Neil Ashton. Direct free kick taken by Neil Ashton.

9:20

Corner taken left-footed by Dean Keates from the right by-line to the near post, Neil Ashton produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

6:34

Unfair challenge on Neil Ashton by Garry Hunter results in a free kick. Neil Ashton takes the free kick.

0:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richie Baker on Jay Harris. Joslain Mayebi takes the indirect free kick.

0:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jay Harris on James Owen. Mike Pearson restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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