Wrexham opened a three-point lead at the top of the Blue Square Bet Premier with victory over strugglers Ebbsfleet.

The rout started after just 93 seconds as Dele Adebola scored his first goal since joining on loan from Rochdale.

Brett Ormerod soon doubled the lead before Kevin Thornton, who set up the second goal, scored from 18 yards.

Robert Ogleby added the fourth in first-half injury time, but relegation-threatened Ebbsfleet had the final say with Nathan Elder's late effort.

Wrexham are now three points clear at the top of the table after Kidderminster lost 2-0 at Gateshead.

The hosts were without defender Martin Riley and midfielder Jay Harris, but this was the perfect response after the draw with Alfreton on Saturday.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Wrexham player-manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales:

"I thought we were really good first half. I thought we played some really good stuff.

"It helps getting an early goal, but we did that on Saturday and we didn't continue at the same tempo as we did out there.

"When we get the tempo and move it, we are a handful and it was enjoyable to watch in the first half.

"We took our goals really well and the second half was difficult because it was harder to say we have to go again.

"We created chances but were not as clinical in the second half as we were in the first half."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Wrexham

  • 24 Maxwell
  • 02 Wright
  • 03 Ashton
  • 23 Westwood
  • 32 Artell
  • 12 Keates (Little - 68' )
  • 14 Clarke
  • 29 Thornton
  • 09 Wright (Morrell - 52' )
  • 10 Ormerod
  • 31 Adebola (Ogleby - 30' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Cieslewicz
  • 16 Hunt
  • 17 Little
  • 11 Morrell
  • 15 Ogleby

Ebbsfleet United

  • 01 Edwards
  • 06 Lorraine
  • 17 Gwillim
  • 21 Saville (Azeez - 33' )
  • 11 Phipp
  • 15 Barrett Booked
  • 23 Carew
  • 25 Shitta (Bellamy - 46' )
  • 05 Walsh
  • 07 Marum (Alabi - 66' )
  • 09 Elder

Substitutes

  • 12 Menz
  • 03 Blake
  • 16 Bellamy
  • 18 Azeez
  • 26 Alabi
Ref: Horwood
Att: 2,390

Match Stats

Shots

11 3

On target

6 2

Corners

6 5

Fouls

6 9

Live Text Commentary

92:16 Full time

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

87:37

Nathan Elder is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Maxwell.

84:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Ogleby by Ashley Carew. Glen Little takes the free kick, Effort from the edge of the area by Joe Clarke goes wide of the left-hand post.

83:15

David Artell takes the direct free kick.

83:15 Booking

Booking Neil Barrett goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

83:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Ogleby by Neil Barrett.

82:42

Foul by Robert Ogleby on Tom Phipp, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Tom Phipp.

80:49

Corner taken short by Joe Clarke.

78:58

Unfair challenge on Kevin Thornton by Liam Bellamy results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Clarke, Kevin Thornton has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the goal.

78:33

Robert Ogleby concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Elder. Free kick taken by Gareth Gwillim.

77:52

Kevin Thornton is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Neil Barrett.

76:43

Assist by Lanre Azeez.

76:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Nathan Elder - Wrexham 4 - 1 Ebbsfleet Nathan Elder grabs a goal from just inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Wrexham 4-1 Ebbsfleet United.

74:38

Effort from inside the area by Robert Ogleby misses to the left of the target.

72:11

Effort on goal by Kevin Thornton from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

71:46

Tobi Alabi is ruled offside. David Artell takes the free kick.

69:32

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gareth Gwillim, Chris Westwood manages to make a clearance.

68:58

The official flags Andrew Morrell offside. Phil Walsh takes the free kick.

67:00

Preston Edwards takes the direct free kick.

67:00 Substitution

Substitution Dean Keates leaves the field to be replaced by Glen Little.

67:00

Unfair challenge on Paul Lorraine by Andrew Morrell results in a free kick.

65:43 Substitution

Substitution Tobi Alabi joins the action as a substitute, replacing Liam Enver-Marum.

64:35

Joe Clarke takes a shot. Save by Preston Edwards.

58:20

Robert Ogleby is caught offside. Preston Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

56:26

The assistant referee signals for offside against Brett Ormerod. Free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

50:56

Chris Maxwell takes the free kick.

50:56 Substitution

Substitution Danny Wright goes off and Andrew Morrell comes on.

50:56

The referee blows for offside.

50:02

The offside flag is raised against Ashley Carew. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Maxwell.

49:34

Dean Keates concedes a free kick for a foul on Lanre Azeez. Tom Phipp takes the direct free kick.

48:31

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gareth Gwillim from the right by-line, Nathan Elder has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

46:34

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Carew from the left by-line, Dean Keates makes a clearance.

46:06

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ashley Carew, Danny Wright manages to make a clearance.

45:10

The assistant referee signals for offside against Joe Clarke. Paul Lorraine takes the direct free kick.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Adedamola Shitta leaves the field to be replaced by Liam Bellamy.

45:00 +3:08 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +1:35

Unfair challenge on Liam Enver-Marum by David Artell results in a free kick. Gareth Gwillim takes the free kick.

45:00 +0:26

Assist by Neil Ashton.

45:00 +0:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Robert Ogleby - Wrexham 4 - 0 Ebbsfleet Robert Ogleby scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wrexham 4-0 Ebbsfleet United.

43:15

Unfair challenge on Neil Ashton by Lanre Azeez results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Keates.

34:43

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gareth Gwillim, Paul Lorraine concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Maxwell. Direct free kick taken by Chris Maxwell.

32:29 Substitution

Substitution Jack Saville leaves the field to be replaced by Lanre Azeez.

32:07

Nathan Elder takes a shot. Chris Maxwell makes a comfortable save.

30:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Lorraine on Danny Wright. Neil Ashton restarts play with the free kick.

29:46 Substitution

Substitution Dele Adebola leaves the field to be replaced by Robert Ogleby.

28:11 Goal scored

Goal! - Kevin Thornton - Wrexham 3 - 0 Ebbsfleet Kevin Thornton fires in a goal from just inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Wrexham 3-0 Ebbsfleet United.

27:06

Inswinging corner taken by Joe Clarke from the left by-line, clearance by Nathan Elder.

25:34

Dean Keates has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.

18:46

Unfair challenge on Kevin Thornton by Neil Barrett results in a free kick. Dean Keates takes the direct free kick.

18:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Enver-Marum on Stephen Wright. Free kick taken by Chris Maxwell.

16:47

Brett Ormerod is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Preston Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

14:34

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Joe Clarke, save by Preston Edwards.

13:47

Corner taken by Dean Keates, David Artell takes a shot. Save made by Preston Edwards.

10:47

Assist by Kevin Thornton.

10:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Brett Ormerod - Wrexham 2 - 0 Ebbsfleet Brett Ormerod scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wrexham 2-0 Ebbsfleet United.

5:17

Unfair challenge on Neil Barrett by Stephen Wright results in a free kick. Gareth Gwillim takes the direct free kick.

4:18

The assistant referee flags for offside against Liam Enver-Marum. Chris Maxwell takes the free kick.

2:25

Assist by Danny Wright.

2:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Dele Adebola - Wrexham 1 - 0 Ebbsfleet Dele Adebola scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wrexham 1-0 Ebbsfleet United.

1:33

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Dean Keates, clearance made by Neil Barrett. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Dean Keates,

0:54

Unfair challenge on Dean Keates by Liam Enver-Marum results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Neil Ashton.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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