Wrexham striker Brett Ormerod grabbed two of the goals as his side cruised to victory over Blue Square Bet Premier strugglers AFC Telford United.

Ormerod pounced after just two minutes, stabbing home a rebound.

Wrexham scored three times in 11 minutes, Nick Rushton fired in through a crowd and Danny Wright finished from a pass from Ormerod, who then converted Johnny Hunt's cross for his second.

Substitute Jake Reid headed in a consolation goal for Telford.

Wrexham stay third, four points behind leaders Grimsby Town with a game in hand, while Telford, who have won just once in 12 games, have now plunged to 20th, just a point away from danger.

Telford are due to host Wrexham in the return at the Bucks Head on New Year's Day (12:00 GMT).

But first they travel to fellow strugglers Stockport on Saturday, while Wrexham host lowly Tamworth.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Wrexham manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales:

"I thought we were worthy winners and did enough to win the game.

"It was a tight first half and I thought the second goal was crucial, but once we got that I thought we were good.

"It's just annoying that, once again, we concede a stupid goal."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Wrexham

  • 01 Mayebi
  • 04 Alfei
  • 06 Riley
  • 23 Westwood
  • 07 Cieslewicz (Rushton - 27' )
  • 08 Harris Booked (Little - 86' )
  • 12 Keates Booked
  • 14 Clarke
  • 16 Hunt
  • 09 Wright
  • 10 Ormerod (Reid - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 18 Walker
  • 17 Little
  • 21 Colbeck
  • 19 Rushton
  • 22 Reid

AFC Telford

  • 01 Young
  • 02 Salmon
  • 03 Valentine
  • 05 Preston Booked
  • 11 Hubbins (Reid - 61' )
  • 22 Rose (Wylde - 38' )
  • 06 Davies Booked
  • 07 Rooney
  • 08 Trainer
  • 16 St Aimie
  • 18 Leslie (Spray - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Collister
  • 23 Wylde
  • 19 Taylor
  • 15 Reid
  • 17 Spray
Ref: Handley
Att: 4,330

Match Stats

Shots

12 4

On target

11 3

Corners

11 5

Fouls

10 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:22 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +1:16

Johnny Hunt takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:16 Booking

Booking Richard Davies goes into the referee's book.

90:00 +1:03

Richard Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Martin Riley.

89:45

Nathan Rooney concedes a free kick for a foul on Johnny Hunt. Direct free kick taken by Johnny Hunt.

86:54

The offside flag is raised against Kieron St Aimie. Joslain Mayebi restarts play with the free kick.

85:05 Substitution

Substitution Glen Little joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jay Harris.

83:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kieron St Aimie by Daniel Alfei. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Valentine.

82:55

Unfair challenge on James Spray by Martin Riley results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Nathan Rooney.

82:04 Substitution

Substitution (Wrexham) makes a substitution, with Bradley Reid coming on for Brett Ormerod.

79:50

Long range effort from Richard Davies misses to the left of the target.

76:50

Unfair challenge on Jake Reid by Martin Riley results in a free kick. Nathan Rooney crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

76:09

Chris Westwood takes a shot. Ryan Young makes a save.

75:32

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

72:21

Phil Trainer provided the assist for the goal.

72:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Jake Reid - Wrexham 4 - 1 AFC Telf'd Jake Reid grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Wrexham 4-1 AFC Telford.

72:13

Corner taken right-footed by Phil Trainer from the left by-line,

71:53 Substitution

Substitution Steven Leslie goes off and James Spray comes on.

70:56

Assist on the goal came from Johnny Hunt.

70:56 Goal scored

Goal! - Brett Ormerod - Wrexham 4 - 0 AFC Telf'd Brett Ormerod finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wrexham 4-0 AFC Telford.

70:29

Corner taken short by Steven Leslie.

68:54

Assist by Brett Ormerod.

68:54 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Wright - Wrexham 3 - 0 AFC Telf'd A goal is scored by Danny Wright from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wrexham 3-0 AFC Telford.

64:57

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Steven Leslie, save by Joslain Mayebi.

62:03

Corner taken by Joe Clarke from the left by-line to the near post, Nathan Rooney manages to make a clearance.

61:19

Unfair challenge on Joe Clarke by Daniel Preston results in a free kick. Johnny Hunt restarts play with the free kick.

60:42 Substitution

Substitution Jake Reid replaces Luke Hubbins.

59:21

Dean Keates provided the assist for the goal.

59:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Nick Rushton - Wrexham 2 - 0 AFC Telf'd Nick Rushton gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the area to the top right corner of the goal. Wrexham 2-0 AFC Telford.

59:01

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Dean Keates from the right by-line, save by Ryan Young.

58:42

Nick Rushton takes a shot. Save by Ryan Young.

56:16

Direct free kick taken by Steven Leslie.

56:16 Booking

Booking Booking for Jay Harris.

55:40

Richard Davies fouled by Jay Harris, the ref awards a free kick.

53:43

Kieron St Aimie challenges Jay Harris unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Westwood takes the free kick.

52:58

Martin Riley takes a shot. Comfortable save by Ryan Young.

52:08

Corner taken by Dean Keates, Ryan Valentine manages to make a clearance.

51:55

Jay Harris takes a shot. Save by Ryan Young.

50:24

Johnny Hunt takes the free kick.

50:24 Booking

Booking Daniel Preston receives a caution.

50:17

Unfair challenge on Brett Ormerod by Daniel Preston results in a free kick.

49:28

Jay Harris challenges Phil Trainer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Young takes the free kick.

46:33

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Joe Clarke from the left by-line, clearance by Kieron St Aimie.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +4:07 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +2:28

Corner taken left-footed by Dean Keates from the right by-line to the near post, Ryan Valentine manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +1:18

The offside flag is raised against Steven Leslie. Joslain Mayebi takes the indirect free kick.

45:00 +0:03

Joe Clarke takes a shot. Save by Ryan Young.

40:38

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Dean Keates from the right by-line, Ryan Young makes a save.

38:50

Nathan Rooney fouled by Jay Harris, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Will Salmon.

37:11 Substitution

Substitution Michael Wylde comes on in place of Jordan Rose.

36:15

Inswinging corner taken by Dean Keates, clearance by Luke Hubbins.

35:45

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Dean Keates, clearance made by Kieron St Aimie.

29:35

Foul by Jay Harris on Luke Hubbins, free kick awarded. Ryan Valentine takes the direct free kick.

25:34

Direct free kick taken by Steven Leslie.

25:34 Substitution

Substitution Nick Rushton on for Adrian Cieslewicz.

25:34 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Dean Keates for unsporting behaviour.

25:23

Dean Keates challenges Steven Leslie unfairly and gives away a free kick.

24:59

Steven Leslie takes a shot. Joslain Mayebi makes a comfortable save.

24:14

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Steven Leslie.

23:09

Dean Keates gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Leslie. Steven Leslie has an effort direct from the free kick, save made by Joslain Mayebi.

21:50

Joe Clarke produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

21:19

Phil Trainer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brett Ormerod. Free kick taken by Dean Keates.

14:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Westwood on Kieron St Aimie. Free kick taken by Steven Leslie.

12:59

Outswinging corner taken by Steven Leslie from the right by-line, Daniel Alfei manages to make a clearance.

10:14

Foul by Richard Davies on Jay Harris, free kick awarded. Chris Westwood takes the direct free kick.

5:31

Jay Harris takes a shot. Comfortable save by Ryan Young.

5:02

Corner taken right-footed by Joe Clarke from the left by-line, save by Ryan Young.

1:52

The assist for the goal came from Danny Wright.

1:52 Goal scored

Goal! - Brett Ormerod - Wrexham 1 - 0 AFC Telf'd Brett Ormerod finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wrexham 1-0 AFC Telford.

1:51

Danny Wright takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Young.

1:20

Corner taken left-footed by Dean Keates.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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