Veteran striker Brett Ormerod was sent off as Wrexham drew with Halifax.

Ormerod headed over the crossbar in the opening exchanges of a first half with few chances for either side.

The 37-year-old was given his marching orders after referee Martin Coy showed him a red card for fighting just before half-time at the Racecourse Ground.

Andy Bishop headed wide for Wrexham after the break and Lois Maynard did likewise for Halifax as the visitors almost won it late on.

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Wrexham player-manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales:

"The sending off changes the game a little bit, because it is fairly even in the first half.

"Both teams weren't fantastic with the ball and the pitched helped that a little bit, but it was fairly even.

"We started off really well, had a couple of chances early but they grew into the game.

"Then Brett gets sent off and it changes the game completely and in the second half we had to chuck bodies in the way.

"There wasn't a great save from either goalkeeper but we defended really well.

"I challenged our defenders to get more clean sheets and I am pleased we have got a point and come out with something."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Wrexham

  • 13 Coughlin
  • 03 Ashton Booked
  • 28 Artell Booked
  • 14 Tomassen
  • 08 Harris
  • 16 Hunt
  • 26 Anyinsah (Bishop - 66' )
  • 29 Carrington
  • 06 Clarke
  • 15 Ogleby (Bailey-Jones - 74' Booked )
  • 10 Ormerod Dismissed

Substitutes

  • 24 Parle
  • 09 Bishop
  • 21 Evans
  • 25 Bailey-Jones
  • 01 Mayebi

FC Halifax Town

  • 01 Glennon
  • 05 Pearson
  • 22 Ainge
  • 03 McManus
  • 20 Maynard
  • 15 Roberts
  • 32 Challinor
  • 07 Smith (McReady - 81' )
  • 11 Gregory
  • 14 Wilson
  • 19 Holsgrove (Gray - 64' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Senior
  • 17 McReady
  • 33 Gray
  • 16 Worthington
  • 18 Marshall
Ref: Martin Coy
Att: 3,214

Match Stats

Shots

4 9

On target

2 7

Corners

0 0

Fouls

11 8

Live Text Commentary

+4:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Wrexham 0, FC Halifax Town 0.

90:00 +3:18 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Wrexham 0, FC Halifax Town 0.

87:48

Foul by Andy Bishop (Wrexham).

87:48

Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

86:33

Attempt missed. Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) header from the left side of the box is too high.

82:01

Attempt saved. Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

80:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Halifax Town. John McReady replaces Adam Smith.

78:33

Foul by Theo Bailey-Jones (Wrexham).

78:33

Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

77:19 Booking

Booking Theo Bailey-Jones (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

76:51

Foul by Theo Bailey-Jones (Wrexham).

76:51

Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

76:24

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

73:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wrexham. Theo Bailey-Jones replaces Robert Ogleby.

72:58

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Lee Gregory tries a through ball, but Lee Gregory is caught offside.

71:22

Corner, Wrexham.

70:28

Attempt saved. Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) header from the left side of the box is saved.

69:23

Foul by Robert Ogleby (Wrexham).

69:23

Reece Gray (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

66:23

Attempt missed. Andy Bishop (Wrexham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Johnny Hunt.

65:58

Corner, Wrexham.

65:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wrexham. Andy Bishop replaces Joe Anyinsah.

65:03

Foul by Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town).

65:03

Jay Harris (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

64:39

Attempt saved. Josh Wilson (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

63:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Reece Gray replaces Kevin Holsgrove.

60:37

Attempt missed. Josh Wilson (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

59:44

Hand ball by David Artell (Wrexham).

58:56

Hand ball by Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town).

56:01

Foul by Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town).

56:01

David Artell (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

54:52 Booking

Booking David Artell (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

54:21

Foul by David Artell (Wrexham).

54:21

Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

52:27

Foul by Jon Challinor (FC Halifax Town).

52:27

Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

51:43

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Matthew Pearson tries a through ball, but Matthew Pearson is caught offside.

51:05

Foul by Jay Harris (Wrexham).

51:05

Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

50:08

Attempt saved. Jay Harris (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

49:21

Foul by Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town).

49:21

Jay Harris (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

47:36

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Lee Gregory tries a through ball, but Lee Gregory is caught offside.

45:00

Second Half begins Wrexham 0, FC Halifax Town 0.

45:00 +2:25 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Wrexham 0, FC Halifax Town 0.

45:00 +1:06 Dismissal

Dismissal Brett Ormerod (Wrexham) is shown the red card for fighting.

45:00 +1:00

Foul by Brett Ormerod (Wrexham).

45:00 +1:00

Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

44:58

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Lee Gregory tries a through ball, but Lee Gregory is caught offside.

43:31

Foul by Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town).

43:31

David Artell (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

34:47

Foul by Brett Ormerod (Wrexham).

34:47

Josh Wilson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

30:12

Foul by Kevin Holsgrove (FC Halifax Town).

30:12

Mark Carrington (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

26:11

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

25:11

Corner, Wrexham.

23:38

Attempt saved. Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) header from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by Adam Smith.

22:54

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

22:17

Attempt saved. Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

21:18

Offside, Wrexham. Brett Ormerod tries a through ball, but Brett Ormerod is caught offside.

20:29

Foul by Steve Tomassen (Wrexham).

20:29

Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

18:29

Attempt saved. Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

16:59

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

13:44

Corner, Wrexham.

11:05

Attempt saved. Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

10:16

Attempt missed. Brett Ormerod (Wrexham) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Johnny Hunt with a cross.

9:32

Foul by Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town).

9:32

Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

5:21 Booking

Booking Neil Ashton (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

4:47

Foul by Neil Ashton (Wrexham).

4:47

Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

3:45

Attempt saved. Kevin Holsgrove (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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