Wrexham leap-frogged Newport to move into second place in the league table with a comfortable win at Braintree.

Danny Wright opened the scoring with a fine effort from 25 yards before turning provider for Brett Ormerod.

Kaine Sheppard rammed home from close range for Braintree but Nick Rushton restored Wrexham's two-goal cushion after converting Wright's centre.

Wright then got on the end of Ormerod's cross for 4-1 before Adrian Cieslewicz sealed the rout from 18 yards.

Grimsby are top on goal difference and Newport are third, with all three teams on 36 points. Both Welsh clubs have a game in hand over Grimsby.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire told BBC Essex:

Devonshire promises to strengthen

"It's really disappointing. We weren't good enough. It was men against boys, they either grow up or move on.

"It will change. I won't be sitting around. I tried to get someone in before today's game. I'm talking to a lot of other clubs.

"It's the first time we've had a hiding like this at home, it hurts. We've got to roll out sleeves up and get on with it.

"We can't lay too much into them, I don't want their confidence going, we knew it was going to be a difficult season."

Wrexham player-manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales:

"Braintree have had a few games in the past few weeks and tough games, and on this pitch it's quite heavy on the legs so I think we got them at quite a good time.

"But take nothing away from our performance, we were good. Just miffed that we've let another goal in.

"I'm pleased. It's a difficult place to come on a Tuesday night, but we did it properly, we prepared, and we've reaped the rewards."

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90:00 +3:36 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +2:45

Kenny Davis crosses the ball, Neil Ashton gets a block in. Short corner worked by Daniel Sparkes. Shot by Daniel Sparkes from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

90:00 +0:33

Centre by Daniel Sparkes. The ball is delivered by Sam Habergham.

89:40

Kenny Davis takes a shot. Save by Joslain Mayebi.

88:21

Foul by Martin Riley on Luke Daley, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Kenny Davis.

87:35

Daniel Alfei crosses the ball, blocked by Sam Habergham. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Johnny Hunt, Kenny Davis manages to make a clearance.

84:38

Free kick crossed left-footed by Daniel Sparkes from left channel, clearance made by Johnny Hunt. Adrian Cieslewicz fouled by Alan Massey, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Ashton takes the direct free kick.

84:38 Booking

Booking Johnny Hunt goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

84:29

Johnny Hunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Massey.

83:36

The referee blows for offside. Danny Naisbitt takes the free kick.

82:10 Substitution

Substitution Sam Habergham replaces James Mulley.

79:56 Substitution

Substitution Nicky Symons comes on in place of Declan Hunt.

79:56 Substitution

Substitution James Colbeck is brought on as a substitute for Jay Harris.

78:57

Robert Ogleby provided the assist for the goal.

78:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Adrian Cieslewicz - Braintree 1 - 5 Wrexham Adrian Cieslewicz scores a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Braintree Town 1-5 Wrexham.

78:17

Declan Hunt sends in a cross.

77:07

Daniel Sparkes produces a cross.

76:52

The ball is delivered by Neil Ashton, save made by Danny Naisbitt.

75:02

Effort on goal by Luke Daley from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

74:31

Unfair challenge on Daniel Sparkes by Jay Harris results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Wells.

73:13

Free kick taken by Martin Riley.

73:13 Substitution

Substitution Brett Ormerod goes off and Robert Ogleby comes on.

73:13 Substitution

Substitution Nick Rushton goes off and Adrian Cieslewicz comes on.

73:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Ashton by Declan Hunt.

71:43

Shot from just outside the box by Declan Hunt misses to the right of the target.

71:33

Alan Massey produces a cross, clearance by Martin Riley.

69:53

Daniel Sparkes sends in a cross.

66:29

The ball is delivered by Joe Clarke, Matthew Paine manages to make a clearance.

65:37

Jay Harris fouled by Declan Hunt, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Westwood takes the direct free kick.

64:15

Brett Ormerod provided the assist for the goal.

64:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Wright - Braintree 1 - 4 Wrexham Danny Wright grabs a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Braintree Town 1-4 Wrexham.

63:36

Daniel Sparkes produces a cross, clearance by Chris Westwood.

62:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kenny Davis on Brett Ormerod. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Joe Clarke, Martin Riley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Paine. Danny Naisbitt restarts play with the free kick.

60:52 Substitution

Substitution Daniel Sparkes comes on in place of Kaine Sheppard.

59:46

Unfair challenge on Daniel Alfei by Declan Hunt results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Johnny Hunt from right channel, clearance by Matthew Paine.

58:47

Foul by Joe Clarke on Pat O'Connor, free kick awarded. Pat O'Connor restarts play with the free kick.

56:50

Pat O'Connor produces a cross, clearance by Martin Riley.

54:11

Centre by Matthew Paine, Chris Westwood makes a clearance. Declan Hunt fouled by Jay Harris, the ref awards a free kick. Dan Holman has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

53:54

A cross is delivered by Pat O'Connor, clearance made by Martin Riley.

50:41

The ball is crossed by Daniel Alfei, clearance made by Kenny Davis. Jay Harris challenges Dan Holman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Naisbitt restarts play with the free kick.

49:34

Jay Harris is ruled offside. Danny Naisbitt takes the free kick.

49:18

The ball is sent over by Nick Rushton.

47:02

Inswinging corner taken by Luke Daley from the left by-line played to the near post, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Kaine Sheppard misses to the right of the target.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +2:03 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +1:08

Kenny Davis produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.

45:00 +0:05

Danny Wright takes a shot. Save by Danny Naisbitt.

44:11

Jay Harris has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

43:26

The ball is swung over by Daniel Alfei, clearance made by Dean Wells.

42:11

A cross is delivered by Neil Ashton, clearance by Alan Massey.

40:59

Dean Wells fouled by Johnny Hunt, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Wells takes the direct free kick.

38:29

Danny Wright provided the assist for the goal.

38:29 Goal scored

Goal! - Nick Rushton - Braintree 1 - 3 Wrexham Nick Rushton finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Braintree Town 1-3 Wrexham.

37:32

Jay Harris challenges Dan Holman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kenny Davis restarts play with the free kick.

35:27

The ball is delivered by Luke Daley, clearance made by Chris Westwood. Alan Massey crosses the ball, clearance made by Neil Ashton. Matthew Paine concedes a free kick for a foul on Brett Ormerod. Joslain Mayebi takes the free kick.

34:46

The ball is crossed by Danny Wright, Matthew Paine gets a block in.

33:57

Dan Holman produces a right-footed effort from long distance that goes harmlessly over the bar.

32:33

Shot by Dan Holman from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

32:13

The official flags Brett Ormerod offside. Danny Naisbitt takes the indirect free kick.

31:16

Danny Wright crosses the ball.

30:01

A cross is delivered by Brett Ormerod, Pat O'Connor gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Joe Clarke from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Kenny Davis. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Joe Clarke, Danny Naisbitt makes a save.

27:33

Luke Daley has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

26:48

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Luke Daley from the left by-line, Danny Wright makes a clearance.

25:06

A cross is delivered by Kenny Davis, save by Joslain Mayebi.

24:38

Foul by Jay Harris on Declan Hunt, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Matthew Paine.

21:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Wright on Matthew Paine. Danny Naisbitt takes the direct free kick.

21:03

Luke Daley challenges Neil Ashton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neil Ashton.

20:47

The ball is crossed by Daniel Alfei, clearance made by Declan Hunt.

19:11

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Danny Naisbitt.

17:51

The assist for the goal came from Pat O'Connor.

17:51 Goal scored

Goal! - Kaine Sheppard - Braintree 1 - 2 Wrexham A goal is scored by Kaine Sheppard from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Braintree Town 1-2 Wrexham.

17:32

Pat O'Connor produces a cross,

17:14

Brett Ormerod produces a cross, clearance made by Kenny Davis.

16:33

Alan Massey concedes a free kick for a foul on Nick Rushton. Free kick crossed left-footed by Johnny Hunt from right channel, clearance made by Kenny Davis.

15:16

The assist for the goal came from Danny Wright.

15:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Brett Ormerod - Braintree 0 - 2 Wrexham Brett Ormerod gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Braintree Town 0-2 Wrexham.

14:18

The ball is crossed by Luke Daley, clearance by Joe Clarke.

13:18

The ball is delivered by Danny Wright.

10:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nick Rushton by Alan Massey. Johnny Hunt delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Dean Wells makes a clearance.

10:05

Danny Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Paine. Danny Naisbitt takes the direct free kick.

9:36

Foul by Kaine Sheppard on Joe Clarke, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Neil Ashton.

8:08

Assist on the goal came from Neil Ashton.

8:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Wright - Braintree 0 - 1 Wrexham Danny Wright finds the back of the net with a goal from long range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Braintree Town 0-1 Wrexham.

6:14

The ball is crossed by James Mulley.

3:39

Jay Harris fouled by Kaine Sheppard, the ref awards a free kick. Joslain Mayebi takes the free kick.

2:17

The ball is swung over by Jay Harris, Danny Naisbitt makes a save.

1:09

The official flags Brett Ormerod offside. Danny Naisbitt takes the indirect free kick.

0:00

The game begins.

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