Wrexham missed the chance to inflict a first defeat of the season against Conference Premier leaders Cambridge at the Racecourse.

The Dragons gained a valuable point after a poor start to their campaign but a defensive error proved costly.

Wrexham goalkeeper Joslain Mayebi's poor clearance saw Kwesi Appiah score Cambridge's equaliser on the 17th minute.

Leon Clowes' header on the sixth minute had given the home side the lead.

Defender Clowes, back in the side after injury, met a Johhny Hunt cross at the far-post to give the home side a 1-0 lead before Cambridge salvaged a point to keep their unbeaten record so far this season.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Wrexham manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales:

"We weren't fantastic but I thought we really dug in and defended when we had to.

"We are a one mistake from nicking the game and I felt we had the better chances in the game.

"A majority of the people in the ground would have taken a point before kick-off.

"We have stopped the rot and we go forward from here. They are a good team and are top of the league.

"We were underdogs for the first time in a long while and we will take the point and look forward to next week."

Cambridge United boss Richard Money told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"We missed so many opportunities, not so much chances but opportunities to make the right pass, then go on to finish.

Post-match: Cambridge boss Money

"It's another good effort from the team, the fifth game coming at the end of 15 days is always a tough effort.

"It's hard work to keep going again.

"It's a good point, an excellent first part of the season.

"Twelve games and 28 points but I hope we don't rue the fact we've dropped two points here in my opinion."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Wrexham

  • 01 Mayebi
  • 03 Ashton
  • 17 Clowes
  • 28 Artell
  • 06 Clarke Booked
  • 08 Harris Booked
  • 16 Hunt (Cieslewicz - 79' )
  • 25 Theo Bailey-Jones Booked
  • 26 Anyinsah (Ogleby - 76' )
  • 29 Carrington Booked
  • 10 Ormerod

Substitutes

  • 13 Coughlin
  • 20 Stevens
  • 07 Cieslewicz
  • 23 Royle
  • 15 Ogleby

Cambridge Utd

  • 01 Maxwell
  • 03 Taylor
  • 04 Coulson
  • 06 Miller
  • 14 Tait
  • 08 Champion
  • 11 Dunk (Cunnington - 71' )
  • 18 Berry (Spillane - 75' )
  • 17 Hughes
  • 19 Sam-Yorke (Arnold - 60' )
  • 21 Appiah

Substitutes

  • 13 Norris
  • 02 Roberts
  • 22 Spillane
  • 24 Arnold
  • 09 Cunnington
Ref: Ross Joyce
Att: 3,136

Match Stats

Shots

9 9

On target

3 3

Corners

3 9

Fouls

9 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:18 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +2:17

Adam Cunnington challenges Neil Ashton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joslain Mayebi takes the free kick.

89:29

Corner from the right by-line taken by Nathan Arnold. Theo Bailey-Jones manages to make a clearance.

88:02

Liam Hughes has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

86:33

Adam Cunnington concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Clowes. Neil Ashton takes the free kick.

84:18

Nathan Arnold takes a shot. Joslain Mayebi safely holds on.

83:09

Unfair challenge on Brett Ormerod by Josh Coulson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Carrington.

81:03

Corner from the right by-line taken by Nathan Arnold. Unfair challenge on David Artell by Josh Coulson results in a free kick. Joslain Mayebi restarts play with the free kick.

80:15

Tom Champion fouled by Robert Ogleby, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Maxwell restarts play with the free kick.

78:07 Substitution

Substitution Adrian Cieslewicz joins the action as a substitute, replacing Johnny Hunt.

75:13 Substitution

Substitution Robert Ogleby is brought on as a substitute for Joe Anyinsah.

74:49 Substitution

Substitution Michael Spillane comes on in place of Luke Berry.

73:39

Joe Anyinsah takes a shot. Chris Maxwell catches the ball.

70:34 Substitution

Substitution Adam Cunnington joins the action as a substitute, replacing Harrison Dunk.

70:04

Harrison Dunk takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.

68:36

Josh Coulson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Anyinsah. Strike on goal comes in from Joe Clarke from the free kick. Chris Maxwell safely holds on.

66:51

Booking for Jay Harris for unsporting behaviour.

66:51 Booking

Booking

66:15

Harrison Dunk takes a shot. Joslain Mayebi catches the ball.

63:38

Jay Harris concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Berry. Chris Maxwell restarts play with the free kick.

62:45

Corner taken by Johnny Hunt from the right by-line.

60:55

Corner from the left by-line taken by Harrison Dunk.

59:53 Substitution

Substitution Delano Sam-Yorke goes off and Nathan Arnold comes on.

58:22

Richard Tait fouled by Brett Ormerod, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Maxwell.

56:55 Booking

Booking

56:19 Booking

Booking

55:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Delano Sam-Yorke by Theo Bailey-Jones. Theo Bailey-Jones booked for unsporting behaviour. Booking for Joe Clarke. Chris Maxwell restarts play with the free kick.

54:17

Shot by Jay Harris went wide right of the net.

53:41

Luke Berry concedes a free kick for a foul on Neil Ashton. Free kick taken by Joe Clarke.

49:42

The assistant referee signals for offside against Brett Ormerod. Chris Maxwell restarts play with the free kick.

48:19

Corner taken by Harrison Dunk from the right by-line. Header by Delano Sam-Yorke goes to the left of the goal.

47:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Berry by Brett Ormerod. Chris Maxwell restarts play with the free kick.

46:19

Harrison Dunk has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

45:37

Corner taken by Harrison Dunk from the left by-line.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +1:08 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +0:38

Foul by Delano Sam-Yorke on Neil Ashton, free kick awarded. Joslain Mayebi restarts play with the free kick.

43:33

Header by Kwesi Appiah goes over the bar.

42:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jay Harris on Harrison Dunk. Free kick taken by Richard Tait.

41:34

Theo Bailey-Jones challenges Greg Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Maxwell takes the free kick.

39:49

Corner from the right by-line taken by Johnny Hunt. Joe Clarke takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.

39:24

Delano Sam-Yorke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Artell. Free kick taken by Joslain Mayebi.

38:52

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

37:03

Header at goal by Joe Anyinsah goes over the frame of the goal.

30:55

Corner from the left by-line taken by Harrison Dunk. Clearance by Joe Clarke.

26:05

The assistant referee flags for offside against Brett Ormerod. Chris Maxwell restarts play with the free kick.

23:05

Brett Ormerod takes a shot.

20:29

Corner taken by Harrison Dunk. Clearance by David Artell.

19:36

Foul by Joe Anyinsah on Luke Berry, free kick awarded. Chris Maxwell takes the free kick.

18:22 Booking

Booking

18:03

Handball decision goes against Mark Carrington. Mark Carrington is shown a yellow card. Harrison Dunk crosses the ball in from the free kick. Neil Ashton makes a clearance. Corner from the right by-line taken by Harrison Dunk. Joslain Mayebi catches the ball.

16:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Kwesi Appiah - Wrexham 1 - 1 Cambridge Kwesi Appiah scores with their right foot. Wrexham 1-1 Cambridge Utd.

15:22

Corner from the left by-line taken by Harrison Dunk. Joslain Mayebi catches the ball.

11:36

Theo Bailey-Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Champion. Free kick taken by Chris Maxwell.

9:16

Kwesi Appiah has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

8:07

Joe Clarke takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.

5:32

Johnny Hunt provided the assist for the goal.

5:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Leon Clowes - Wrexham 1 - 0 Cambridge Leon Clowes scores a headed goal. Wrexham 1-0 Cambridge Utd.

5:02

Corner taken by Johnny Hunt from the right by-line.

0:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Johnny Hunt by Delano Sam-Yorke. Free kick taken by Neil Ashton.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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