Nuneaton Town's slim Conference Premier play-off hopes were all but ended after defeat at Wrexham.

The Dragons took the lead when Johnny Hunt crashed home a rebound after Nuneaton goalkeeper James Belshaw had saved Mark Carrington's initial shot.

Wrexham doubled their lead when Andy Bishop clipped Neil Ashton's accurate cross into the top corner.

Ashton added a late third, poking in the rebound when his penalty was saved after Gareth Dean fouled Bradley Reid.

Nuneaton are now eight points off fifth place with three games remaining.

Wrexham manager Kevin Wilkin told BBC Radio Wales:

"I was delighted with that today. I know it's my old club and everything else, but I just thought the purpose and manner we set about the job in the first half was excellent.

"We didn't turn the ball over in the wrong areas and we looked comfortable on it.

"We need a bit more pace and legs in the side to stretch teams... [but] we had a better shape and organisation about us."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Wrexham

  • 01 Mayebi
  • 05 Livesey
  • 28 Artell
  • 03 Ashton
  • 25 Bailey-Jones
  • 06 Clarke
  • 12 Keates (Evans - 87' )
  • 16 Hunt
  • 29 Carrington
  • 15 Ogleby (Reid - 71' )
  • 09 Bishop (Williams - 91' )

Substitutes

  • 14 Tomassen
  • 11 Williams
  • 21 Evans
  • 02 Wright
  • 22 Reid

Nuneaton Town

  • 19 Belshaw
  • 04 Cowan
  • 21 Cranston (Magri - 46' )
  • 05 Dean
  • 07 Armson
  • 11 Streete
  • 13 Sleath Booked
  • 20 Trainer Booked (Adams - 64' )
  • 26 Hibbert
  • 16 York (Moult - 64' )
  • 10 Brown

Substitutes

  • 15 Gordon
  • 06 Walker
  • 28 Magri
  • 08 Adams
  • 09 Moult
Ref: Kevin Johnson
Att: 2,706

Match Stats

Shots

12 7

On target

8 2

Corners

0 0

Fouls

10 9

Live Text Commentary

+5:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Wrexham 3, Nuneaton Town 0.

90:00 +4:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Wrexham 3, Nuneaton Town 0.

90:00 +2:55

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

90:00 +1:46

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

90:00 +0:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wrexham. Joe Williams replaces Andy Bishop.

89:53 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wrexham 3, Nuneaton Town 0. Neil Ashton (Wrexham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bradley Reid.

89:46

Penalty saved! Neil Ashton (Wrexham) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

88:42

Penalty conceded by Gareth Dean (Nuneaton Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

88:42

Penalty Wrexham. Bradley Reid draws a foul in the penalty area.

86:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wrexham. Rob Evans replaces Dean Keates.

82:49

Offside, Wrexham. Bradley Reid tries a through ball, but Bradley Reid is caught offside.

78:58

Hand ball by Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town).

78:13

Offside, Wrexham. Theo Bailey-Jones tries a through ball, but Theo Bailey-Jones is caught offside.

77:15

Attempt missed. Gavin Cowan (Nuneaton Town) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Danny Sleath.

76:39

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

74:49

Foul by Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town).

74:49

Dean Keates (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

74:18

Corner, Wrexham.

71:30

Hand ball by Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town).

70:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wrexham. Bradley Reid replaces Robert Ogleby.

69:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wrexham 2, Nuneaton Town 0. Andy Bishop (Wrexham) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Neil Ashton with a cross.

67:55

Offside, Nuneaton Town. Andy Brown tries a through ball, but Andy Brown is caught offside.

63:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Jon Adams replaces Phil Trainer.

63:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Louis Moult replaces Wes York.

62:35

Foul by Gavin Cowan (Nuneaton Town).

62:35

David Artell (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

62:10

Foul by Robert Ogleby (Wrexham).

62:10

Danny Sleath (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

61:19

Offside, Wrexham. Johnny Hunt tries a through ball, but Johnny Hunt is caught offside.

61:05

Foul by Sam Magri (Nuneaton Town).

61:05

Andy Bishop (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

60:10

Foul by Mark Carrington (Wrexham).

60:10

Wes York (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

56:36

Attempt missed. Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

56:05

Foul by Theo Bailey-Jones (Wrexham).

56:05

Danny Sleath (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

55:41

Attempt missed. Danny Sleath (Nuneaton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

53:14 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wrexham 1, Nuneaton Town 0. Johnny Hunt (Wrexham) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mark Carrington.

53:09

Attempt saved. Mark Carrington (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

51:34

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

51:17

Attempt saved. Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) header from the right side of the box is saved.

49:54

Corner, Wrexham.

49:33

Attempt blocked. Danny Livesey (Wrexham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

48:53 Booking

Booking Danny Sleath (Nuneaton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

48:45

Foul by Danny Sleath (Nuneaton Town).

48:45

Neil Ashton (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

47:53

Attempt missed. Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town) header from the left side of the box misses to the right.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Sam Magri replaces Jordan Cranston.

45:00

Second Half begins Wrexham 0, Nuneaton Town 0.

45:00 +1:12 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Wrexham 0, Nuneaton Town 0.

44:23

Offside, Nuneaton Town. Dave Hibbert tries a through ball, but Dave Hibbert is caught offside.

43:32

Foul by Dean Keates (Wrexham).

43:32

Danny Sleath (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

41:36

Attempt saved. Neil Ashton (Wrexham) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Mark Carrington.

41:13

Corner, Wrexham.

40:38

Corner, Wrexham.

38:15 Booking

Booking Phil Trainer (Nuneaton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

37:58

Foul by Phil Trainer (Nuneaton Town).

37:58

Neil Ashton (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

34:08

Attempt missed. Andy Bishop (Wrexham) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

32:38

Foul by Andy Bishop (Wrexham).

32:38

Phil Trainer (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

29:44

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

28:47

Attempt saved. Gavin Cowan (Nuneaton Town) header from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by James Armson with a cross.

28:02

Foul by David Artell (Wrexham).

28:02

Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

27:10

Corner, Wrexham.

26:48

Attempt saved. Theo Bailey-Jones (Wrexham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

24:53

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

20:44

Foul by Robert Ogleby (Wrexham).

20:44

James Belshaw (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

20:17

Corner, Wrexham.

19:39

Foul by Jordan Cranston (Nuneaton Town).

19:39

Theo Bailey-Jones (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

17:19

Attempt missed. Joe Clarke (Wrexham) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Dean Keates.

16:50

Corner, Wrexham.

16:13

Attempt missed. Gavin Cowan (Nuneaton Town) header from the right side of the box is too high.

15:28

Foul by Mark Carrington (Wrexham).

15:28

Danny Sleath (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

14:43

Foul by Danny Livesey (Wrexham).

14:43

Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

14:09

Offside, Nuneaton Town. Andy Brown tries a through ball, but Andy Brown is caught offside.

13:54

Foul by David Artell (Wrexham).

13:54

Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

13:26

Attempt missed. Theo Bailey-Jones (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

11:48

Offside, Wrexham. Robert Ogleby tries a through ball, but Robert Ogleby is caught offside.

10:35

Offside, Wrexham. Robert Ogleby tries a through ball, but Robert Ogleby is caught offside.

3:41

Offside, Wrexham. Theo Bailey-Jones tries a through ball, but Theo Bailey-Jones is caught offside.

0:21

Offside, Nuneaton Town. Dave Hibbert tries a through ball, but Dave Hibbert is caught offside.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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