Winger Wes York scored both goals as Wrexham started their Conference season with a win over Dartford.

York, a summer signing, headed home in the opening period.

Tom Broadbrook struck back for Dartford, who were reinstated into non-league's top-tier after Hereford and Salisbury City were demoted for financial reasons.

But former Nuneaton man York's left-footed shot ensured victory for the visitors.

Wrexham manager Kevin Wilkin told BBC Radio Wales: "Delighted with the result, but I don't think the performance was fantastic by any stretch.

"Dartford have pushed us all the way one or two players have come up short today but overall we've done enough to get through it.

"I talk to people around here about last season and generally played okay and ended up on the wrong end of results too many times.

"Sometimes you need to win a little bit nasty and a little bit scruffily and perhaps that's what we did today."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Dartford

  • 01 Brown
  • 20 Burns
  • 04 McAuley
  • 14 Mitchell-King
  • 03 Green
  • 08 Noble
  • 15 Collier
  • 05 Bradbrook
  • 09 Daley (Sweeney - 83' )
  • 10 Pugh (Harris - 73' )
  • 23 Bradbrook (Crawford - 63' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Cornhill
  • 07 Hayes
  • 11 Harris
  • 16 Sweeney
  • 17 Crawford

Wrexham

  • 14 Bachmann
  • 02 Carrington
  • 04 Smith
  • 05 Hudson
  • 03 Ashton
  • 08 Harris Booked
  • 06 Clarke
  • 07 Durrell (Bailey-Jones - 69' )
  • 24 Jennings
  • 09 Moult
  • 16 York

Substitutes

  • 01 Coughlin
  • 11 Bailey-Jones
  • 15 Evans
  • 19 Rushton
  • 25 Stephens
Ref: David Rock
Att: 1,561

Match Stats

Shots

10 11

On target

4 5

Corners

0 0

Fouls

11 6

Live Text Commentary

+5:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Dartford 1, Wrexham 2.

90:00 +4:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Dartford 1, Wrexham 2.

90:00 +3:21

Attempt saved. Louis Moult (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

90:00 +0:33

Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Wrexham) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

89:52

Foul by Adam Green (Dartford).

89:52

Connor Jennings (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

89:15

Foul by Rory McAuley (Dartford).

89:15

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

87:54

Attempt missed. Blaine Hudson (Wrexham) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Louis Moult.

87:14

Corner, Wrexham.

85:29

Attempt missed. Adam Green (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lee Noble.

84:39

Corner, Dartford.

83:54

Attempt saved. Connor Jennings (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

82:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dartford. Peter Sweeney replaces Luke Daley.

77:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dartford 1, Wrexham 2. Wes York (Wrexham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Neil Harris.

73:35

Offside, Dartford. Harry Crawford tries a through ball, but Harry Crawford is caught offside.

72:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dartford. Danny Harris replaces Andy Pugh.

71:58

Attempt missed. Neil Harris (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

71:16

Foul by Harry Crawford (Dartford).

71:16

Blaine Hudson (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

70:21

Attempt missed. Luke Daley (Dartford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

69:25

Foul by Nathan Collier (Dartford).

69:25

Connor Jennings (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

68:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wrexham. Theo Bailey-Jones replaces Elliott Durrell.

68:19

Offside, Wrexham. Elliott Durrell tries a through ball, but Elliott Durrell is caught offside.

66:22 Booking

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

66:03

Foul by Neil Harris (Wrexham).

66:03

Harry Crawford (Dartford) wins a free kick.

65:32

Attempt missed. Manny Smith (Wrexham) header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Neil Ashton.

65:03

Corner, Wrexham.

64:33

Corner, Wrexham.

63:26

Corner, Wrexham.

62:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dartford. Harry Crawford replaces Tom Bradbrook.

61:51

Attempt blocked. Andy Pugh (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

60:20

Foul by Tom Bradbrook (Dartford).

60:20

Mark Carrington (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

57:54

Hand ball by Andy Pugh (Dartford).

56:55

Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

55:09

Foul by Blaine Hudson (Wrexham).

55:09

Andy Pugh (Dartford) wins a free kick.

54:32

Attempt missed. Louis Moult (Wrexham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

53:08

Offside, Dartford. Andy Pugh tries a through ball, but Andy Pugh is caught offside.

50:52 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dartford 1, Wrexham 1. Tom Bradbrook (Dartford) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lee Noble with a cross.

50:17

Corner, Dartford.

49:59

Offside, Wrexham. Louis Moult tries a through ball, but Louis Moult is caught offside.

45:54

Corner, Dartford.

45:00

Second Half begins Dartford 0, Wrexham 1.

45:00 +1:02 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Dartford 0, Wrexham 1.

43:42

Attempt missed. Tom Bradbrook (Dartford) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

43:12

Foul by Elliott Durrell (Wrexham).

43:12

Lee Noble (Dartford) wins a free kick.

40:00

Foul by Blaine Hudson (Wrexham).

40:00

Andy Pugh (Dartford) wins a free kick.

39:32

Foul by Lee Noble (Dartford).

39:32

Neil Harris (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

38:52

Corner, Dartford.

37:56

Corner, Dartford.

37:01

Attempt saved. Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

36:03

Foul by Blaine Hudson (Wrexham).

36:03

Mathew Mitchell-King (Dartford) wins a free kick.

35:30

Corner, Wrexham.

29:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dartford 0, Wrexham 1. Wes York (Wrexham) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Connor Jennings with a cross.

27:07

Corner, Dartford.

26:32

Attempt saved. Andy Pugh (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

25:45

Foul by Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford).

25:45

Wes York (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

24:20

Corner, Dartford.

22:25

Offside, Dartford. Tom Bradbrook tries a through ball, but Tom Bradbrook is caught offside.

20:07

Attempt saved. Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Lee Noble.

19:39

Corner, Dartford.

18:33

Attempt missed. Tom Bradbrook (Dartford) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

17:25

Foul by Tom Bradbrook (Dartford).

17:25

Manny Smith (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

16:17

Foul by Louis Moult (Wrexham).

16:17

Rory McAuley (Dartford) wins a free kick.

14:12

Foul by Lee Noble (Dartford).

14:12

Neil Harris (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

12:19

Foul by Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford).

12:19

Neil Harris (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

11:07

Offside, Dartford. Andy Pugh tries a through ball, but Andy Pugh is caught offside.

8:35

Corner, Dartford.

5:41

Attempt saved. Elliott Durrell (Wrexham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Neil Ashton.

4:57

Corner, Wrexham.

3:00

Attempt missed. Luke Daley (Dartford) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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