Wrexham missed the chance to return to the top of the Blue Square Bet Premier as Southport hit back twice to earn a point at the Racecourse.

Danny Wright gave Wrexham the lead after six minutes, taking advantage of Alan Moogan's mistake to score from a tight angle.

Southport levelled when Karl Ledsham pounced on a poor back pass by Daniel Alfei to fire into the roof of the net.

Joe Clarke restored Wrexham's lead before Andy Owens equalised late on.

Owens' volley from a corner beat Joslein Mayebi, whose movement was restricted after suffering an earlier injury.

Wrexham player-manager Andy Morrell, a second-half substitute, had the ball in the back of the net in stoppage time but his goal was disallowed.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Wrexham player-manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales:

"It's a point but it should have been three. I thought we played alright. We created a ridiculous amount of chances and we just weren't clinical enough to take them. They defended for their lives.

"We've got to keep it shut at the other end. You're not going to go up if you don't keep clean sheets. We've got a lot of work to do and defending is from the front as well.

"We're scoring goals and creating chances but when you don't take them it comes back and haunts you."

Match Stats

Shots

9 7

On target

6 4

Corners

9 6

Fouls

7 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +7:51 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +7:07 Booking

Booking Michael Bakare is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +6:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Keates by Michael Bakare. Daniel Alfei takes the free kick.

90:00 +5:46

Adrian Cieslewicz challenges Andy Owens unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tony McMillan restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +4:59

Andrew Morrell concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Owens. Tony McMillan takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +4:24 Booking

Booking Simon Grand goes into the referee's book.

90:00 +4:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Grand on Adrian Cieslewicz. Dean Keates takes the free kick.

90:00 +3:15 Substitution

Substitution Charlie Joyce joins the action as a substitute, replacing Godfrey Poku.

90:00 +2:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Godfrey Poku on Joe Clarke. Dean Keates takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +0:39

Andrew Morrell is caught offside. Tony McMillan restarts play with the free kick.

88:50

Karl Ledsham challenges Martin Riley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Keates.

88:08

Shot by Adrian Cieslewicz from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

86:27

Corner taken left-footed by Karl Ledsham, Karl Ledsham produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

85:40 Booking

Booking Godfrey Poku receives a yellow card.

85:30

Foul by Godfrey Poku on Andrew Morrell, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Dean Keates.

84:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Karl Ledsham by Adrian Cieslewicz. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Chalmers.

83:12 Substitution

Substitution Nick Rushton goes off and Andrew Morrell comes on.

81:47 Substitution

Substitution Michael Bakare comes on in place of Chris Lynch.

80:54

The assist for the goal came from Karl Ledsham.

80:54 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Owens - Wrexham 2 - 2 Southport Andy Owens gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wrexham 2-2 Southport.

80:35

Karl Ledsham takes the inswinging corner,

77:27

Adrian Cieslewicz takes a shot. Save by Tony McMillan.

75:18

Shaun Whalley takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Joe Clarke.

69:25

The assist for the goal came from Adrian Cieslewicz.

69:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Joe Clarke - Wrexham 2 - 1 Southport Joe Clarke finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Wrexham 2-1 Southport.

68:28

Foul by Godfrey Poku on Jay Harris, free kick awarded. Dean Keates takes the free kick.

66:54

Dean Keates fouled by Simon Grand, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Clarke restarts play with the free kick.

62:27

Corner from left by-line taken by Joe Clarke.

61:24

Inswinging corner taken by Joe Clarke, save made by Tony McMillan.

60:06

Unfair challenge on Adrian Cieslewicz by Aaron Chalmers results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Keates.

59:16 Substitution

Substitution Johnny Hunt goes off and Adrian Cieslewicz comes on.

58:32

Johnny Hunt takes a shot from a just insdie the box and hits the post.

57:29

Dean Keates concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Moogan. Godfrey Poku takes the free kick.

53:30

Foul by Jay Harris on Shaun Whalley, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Shaun Whalley.

52:43

Danny Wright handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Lynch.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Steve Akrigg goes off and Aaron Chalmers comes on.

45:00 +2:09 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +1:27

Corner taken left-footed by Dean Keates from the right by-line, clearance made by Karl Ledsham.

43:28

Corner taken by Shaun Whalley from the left by-line played to the near post, Neil Ashton makes a clearance.

42:42

Corner taken by Shaun Whalley from the left by-line, Daniel Alfei manages to make a clearance.

40:23

Danny Wright produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

39:56 Booking

Booking Karl Ledsham is booked.

39:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Karl Ledsham on Dean Keates. Direct free kick taken by Dean Keates.

38:33

Joe Clarke takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Chris Lynch.

37:43

Inswinging corner taken by Joe Clarke from the left by-line, Danny Wright takes a shot. Save made by Tony McMillan.

35:15

Joe Clarke takes a shot. Tony McMillan makes a save. Corner taken by Dean Keates, Godfrey Poku makes a clearance.

34:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Owens on Chris Westwood. Dean Keates takes the free kick.

33:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Godfrey Poku by Joe Clarke. Tony McMillan takes the direct free kick.

31:29

Inswinging corner taken by Joe Clarke.

30:17

Johnny Hunt takes a shot. Save made by Tony McMillan.

28:40

Shaun Whalley takes a shot. Joslain Mayebi makes a fantastic save.

27:56

Chris Westwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Owens. Alan Moogan takes the direct free kick.

25:00

Corner taken left-footed by Dean Keates from the right by-line, clearance made by Andy Owens.

23:42

Dean Keates takes a corner.

22:21

Nick Rushton fouled by Godfrey Poku, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

17:53

Simon Grand takes a shot. Save by Joslain Mayebi.

15:38

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

13:48

Simon Grand gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nick Rushton. Dean Keates restarts play with the free kick.

12:29 Goal scored

Goal! - Karl Ledsham - Wrexham 1 - 1 Southport Karl Ledsham finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Wrexham 1-1 Southport.

9:15

Shaun Whalley takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Danny Wright.

6:04

Assist on the goal came from Johnny Hunt.

6:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Wright - Wrexham 1 - 0 Southport Danny Wright grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wrexham 1-0 Southport.

5:11

Shot on goal by Godfrey Poku from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

2:35

Andy Owens concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Westwood. Chris Westwood takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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