Substitute Rob Ogleby got Wrexham's Conference Premier campaign off to a winning start against newly promoted Welling United.

Welling's Lee Clarke was denied by Joslain Mayebi before Joe Clarke broke the deadlock with a thunderous shot.

Wrexham could not build on their lead and Welling equalised through Joe Healy's smart header before half-time.

But Ogleby scored Wrexham's winner with his first touch of the game with seven minutes remaining.

Ogleby's late goal was harsh on Welling, who gave a good account of themselves in their first game in the Conference Premier for 13 years.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Wrexham player-manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales:

"I didn't think we were great first half. We gave so many free kicks away and enabled them to stick it in our box and to be fair to them they were putting it in with real quality.

"We sorted a couple of things at half-time and I thought we were loads better in the second half.

"We kept the ball better, which made them tire. We had a few chances in that second half and thankfully it came out on our side. A bit of a relief."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Wrexham

  • 01 Mayebi
  • 02 Wright Booked
  • 03 Ashton
  • 05 Creighton
  • 14 Tomassen
  • 04 Thornton (Evans - 86' )
  • 06 Clarke
  • 07 Cieslewicz (Ogleby - 82' )
  • 08 Harris Booked
  • 09 Bishop
  • 22 Reid (Hunt - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Coughlin
  • 16 Hunt
  • 21 Evans
  • 15 Ogleby
  • 19 Rushton

Welling

  • 18 Butcher
  • 05 Franks
  • 06 Berqvrst
  • 14 Hudson
  • 02 Fazakerley
  • 04 Jalladeher
  • 08 Clarke
  • 15 Dyer
  • 33 Healy (Obersteller - 79' )
  • 09 Guthrie (Pires - 67' )
  • 10 Lafayette Booked

Substitutes

  • 13 Turner
  • 03 Obersteller
  • 19 Obersteller
  • 07 Hughes-Mason
  • 11 Pires
Ref: Johnson
Att: 4,011

Match Stats

Shots

13 12

On target

4 6

Corners

7 7

Fouls

15 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:04 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +4:38

Robert Ogleby concedes a free kick for a foul on Doug Bergqvist. Lee Butcher takes the free kick.

90:00 +3:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Ashton by Loick Pires. Free kick taken by Neil Ashton.

90:00 +1:44

Corner from the left by-line taken by Loui Fazakerley.

90:00 +0:53 Substitution

Substitution Johnny Hunt on for Bradley Reid.

88:07

Ross Lafayette challenges Steve Tomassen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Clarke takes the free kick.

85:15 Substitution

Substitution Kevin Thornton leaves the field to be replaced by Rob Evans.

82:25

The assist for the goal came from Bradley Reid.

82:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Robert Ogleby - Wrexham 2 - 1 Welling Robert Ogleby scores a right footed goal. Wrexham 2-1 Welling.

81:57

Ross Lafayette takes a shot. Joslain Mayebi catches the ball.

81:26 Substitution

Substitution Adrian Cieslewicz leaves the field to be replaced by Robert Ogleby.

80:08

Bradley Reid takes a shot. Lee Butcher safely holds on.

78:10 Substitution

Substitution Joe Healy leaves the field to be replaced by Jack Obersteller.

76:18

Header by Bradley Reid goes over the bar.

75:23

Corner taken by Joe Clarke from the left by-line. Lee Butcher punches the ball.

74:09

The assistant referee signals for offside against Andy Bishop. Lee Butcher restarts play with the free kick.

68:26

Corner taken by Joe Clarke. Clearance made by Blaine Hudson.

66:24 Substitution

Substitution Loick Pires joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kurtis Guthrie.

64:11

Corner taken by Kevin Thornton. Header at goal by Mark Creighton to the left of the net.

63:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ross Lafayette on Mark Creighton. Neil Ashton restarts play with the free kick.

63:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kurtis Guthrie on Stephen Wright. Neil Ashton takes the free kick.

59:58

Header by Bradley Reid goes over the bar.

54:56

Corner taken by Kevin Thornton. Header by Bradley Reid strikes the bar.

54:24

Ross Lafayette is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jay Harris restarts play with the free kick.

53:17

The offside flag is raised against Kurtis Guthrie. Joslain Mayebi takes the free kick.

51:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Healy by Steve Tomassen. Loui Fazakerley crosses the ball in from the free kick. Clearance made by Joe Clarke.

50:08

Adrian Cieslewicz takes a shot.

48:10 Booking

Booking

47:46

Foul by Ross Lafayette on Stephen Wright, free kick awarded. Caution for Ross Lafayette. Neil Ashton restarts play with the free kick.

46:47

The offside flag is raised against Kevin Thornton. Lee Butcher restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +2:17 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +0:07 Booking

Booking

44:43

Stephen Wright challenges Kurtis Guthrie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Wright receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Joe Healy delivers the ball. Header by Kurtis Guthrie goes harmlessly over the bar.

42:17

The assist for the goal came from Jake Gallagher.

42:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Joe Healy - Wrexham 1 - 1 Welling Joe Healy scores. Wrexham 1-1 Welling.

40:57

Shot by Adrian Cieslewicz went wide right of the post.

39:49

Corner from the right by-line taken by Joe Healy. Header at goal by Doug Bergqvist to the left of the net.

36:53

Corner taken by Kevin Thornton from the right by-line. Stephen Wright challenges Fraser Franks unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Butcher.

36:27

Corner taken by Kevin Thornton. Clearance made by Blaine Hudson.

35:11

Shot by Kurtis Guthrie went wide of the left-hand post.

34:34 Booking

Booking

34:20

Jay Harris gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Clarke. Jay Harris booked. Free kick taken by Lee Butcher.

32:29

Adrian Cieslewicz gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kurtis Guthrie. Loui Fazakerley produces a cross. Header at goal by Ross Lafayette goes right of the post.

32:02

Shot by Lee Clarke. Joslain Mayebi parries the ball away.

29:08

Unfair challenge on Lee Clarke by Jay Harris results in a free kick. Loui Fazakerley crosses the ball in from the free kick. Joslain Mayebi safely holds on.

28:27

Ross Lafayette takes a shot. Diving save by Joslain Mayebi.Corner taken by Joe Healy. Clearance made by Mark Creighton.

26:12

Corner from the left by-line taken by Loui Fazakerley. Clearance made by Stephen Wright. Corner from the right by-line taken by Joe Healy. Header by Ross Lafayette misses left.

25:57

Ross Lafayette takes a shot. Joslain Mayebi turns it away with a diving stop.

24:16

Andy Bishop takes a shot. Lee Butcher catches the ball.

23:24

Adrian Cieslewicz takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.

20:40

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie on Neil Ashton, free kick awarded. Joslain Mayebi takes the free kick.

19:46

Kevin Thornton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Dyer. Fraser Franks restarts play with the free kick.

19:12

Header by Steve Tomassen misses left.

16:51

Assist by Kevin Thornton.

16:51 Goal scored

Goal! - Joe Clarke - Wrexham 1 - 0 Welling Joe Clarke scores a right footed goal. Wrexham 1-0 Welling.

16:15

Corner taken by Joe Clarke from the left by-line.

14:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Healy by Mark Creighton. Free kick taken by Doug Bergqvist.

12:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Dyer by Kevin Thornton. Free kick taken by Lee Butcher.

11:54

Unfair challenge on Joe Healy by Steve Tomassen results in a free kick. Loui Fazakerley crosses the ball in from the free kick. Kevin Thornton makes a clearance.

9:00

Mark Creighton has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

7:44

Neil Ashton concedes a free kick for a foul on Fraser Franks. Fraser Franks takes the free kick.

6:13

Corner from the left by-line taken by Loui Fazakerley. Joslain Mayebi catches the ball.

5:56

Lee Clarke takes a shot. Fine finger tip save by Joslain Mayebi.

5:27

Mark Creighton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Lafayette. Doug Bergqvist takes the free kick.

3:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jay Harris on Lee Clarke. Free kick taken by Lee Butcher.

1:38

Adrian Cieslewicz concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Healy. Blaine Hudson restarts play with the free kick.

0:45

Corner taken by Loui Fazakerley from the left by-line. Header by Fraser Franks misses right.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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