Tamworth 1-2 Wrexham

Jake Speight
Jake Speight has scored 11 goals since signing for Wrexham in the summer

Wrexham moved back to the top of the Blue Square Bet Premier with a hard-fought win at Tamworth.

The Dragons opened the scoring on five minutes when Andy Morrell set up Jamie Tolley to fire home from 25 yards.

Jake Speight then doubled the advantage with a close-range finish after good work by Jay Harris.

Callum Wilson's curling shot reduced the deficit but Wrexham were denied a third when Nathaniel Knight-Percival's header came back off the post.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Wrexham player-manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales:

Wrexham player-manager Andy Morrell happy with tough win

"It wasn't that pretty. We didn't play exceptionally well again today but it was just one of those games.

"The pitch wasn't great and it was tough but the lads ground it out again.

"We were under pressure a lot in the second half and maybe if we'd taken one of our chances then the game would be buried, but we didn't.

"I'm just pleased to come out with three points and off we go again."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Tamworth

  • 21 Collister
  • 02 Tait
  • 04 Courtney
  • 05 Francis (Isaac - 66' )
  • 06 Oji
  • 16 Green
  • 11 Thomas (Sharif - 54' )
  • 14 Patterson (Gudger - 54' Booked )
  • 33 McKoy
  • 15 Wilson Booked
  • 23 Christie Booked

Substitutes

  • 01 Hedge
  • 17 Gudger
  • 12 McDonald
  • 18 Isaac
  • 22 Sharif

Wrexham

  • 25 Mayebi
  • 02 Obeng
  • 03 Ashton
  • 04 Creighton
  • 06 Harris Booked (Keates - 65' )
  • 07 Cieslewicz
  • 18 Tolley
  • 20 Knight-Percival
  • 26 Clarke
  • 10 Speight (Wright - 46' )
  • 11 Morrell (Little - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Maxwell
  • 12 Keates
  • 16 Hunt
  • 17 Little
  • 09 Wright
Ref: Duncan
Att: 1,923

Match Stats

Shots

10 15

On target

6 10

Corners

6 5

Fouls

14 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:50 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +5:32

Danny Wright produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

90:00 +4:39

Corner taken right-footed by Richard Tait, save made by Joslain Mayebi.

90:00 +3:22

Curtis Obeng gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nabil Shariff. Free kick crossed right-footed by Richard Tait from left wing.

90:00 +1:26

Glen Little fouled by Duane Courtney, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Ashton takes the indirect free kick.

87:38

Danny Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Green. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Collister.

86:47

Richard Tait delivers the ball, clearance by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

85:01

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Joslain Mayebi.

83:50

Connor Gudger takes a shot. Save by Joslain Mayebi.

83:05

Nick McKoy takes a shot. Jamie Tolley gets a block in.

81:38

The ball is crossed by Nabil Shariff, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Paul Green misses to the left of the goal.

79:25

Centre by Richard Tait, Iyseden Christie takes a shot.

78:13

The ball is swung over by Adrian Cieslewicz.

76:28 Substitution

Substitution Glen Little on for Andrew Morrell.

74:49

Dean Keates concedes a free kick for a foul on Nick McKoy. Paul Green takes the indirect free kick.

73:12

Joe Clarke concedes a free kick for a foul on Iyseden Christie. Paul Green takes the indirect free kick.

72:58

The ball is crossed by Adrian Cieslewicz, save by Joe Collister.

72:05

Andrew Morrell fouled by Sam Oji, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Ashton.

69:20

Dean Keates has an effort direct from the free kick, Richard Tait gets a block in.

69:20 Booking

Booking Connor Gudger receives a caution.

69:14

Adrian Cieslewicz fouled by Connor Gudger, the ref awards a free kick.

68:01

Adrian Cieslewicz produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

66:36

The ball is delivered by Callum Wilson. A cross is delivered by Richard Tait, blocked by Dean Keates.

66:17

Centre by Adrian Cieslewicz, save by Joe Collister.

64:33 Substitution

Substitution Francino Francis leaves the field to be replaced by Chez Isaac.

64:33 Substitution

Substitution Jay Harris goes off and Dean Keates comes on.

63:08

Callum Wilson takes a shot. Save made by Joslain Mayebi.

62:17

Callum Wilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathaniel Knight-Percival. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Ashton.

61:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nick McKoy on Adrian Cieslewicz. Centre by Jamie Tolley, Header on goal by Nathaniel Knight-Percival from just inside the area goes over the goal.

57:50

Adrian Cieslewicz takes a shot. Save by Joe Collister. Inswinging corner taken by Neil Ashton from the right by-line, Close range header by Nathaniel Knight-Percival misses to the right of the goal.

55:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Francino Francis on Andrew Morrell. Neil Ashton takes the indirect free kick.

53:51 Substitution

Substitution Nabil Shariff joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Thomas.

53:51 Substitution

Substitution Kyle Patterson leaves the field to be replaced by Connor Gudger.

53:02

Assist on the goal came from Kyle Patterson.

53:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Callum Wilson - Tamworth 1 - 2 Wrexham Callum Wilson fires in a goal from just inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Tamworth 1-2 Wrexham.

52:16

Curtis Obeng produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

50:43

Indirect free kick taken by Neil Ashton.

50:43 Booking

Booking Iyseden Christie is cautioned.

50:19

Iyseden Christie challenges Neil Ashton unfairly and gives away a free kick.

49:41

Jamie Tolley takes a shot. Save by Joe Collister.

47:45

Jamie Tolley takes a shot. Blocked by Duane Courtney. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Tolley played to the near post, clearance made by Iyseden Christie. Jamie Tolley takes a inswinging corner to the near post, save by Joe Collister.

46:51

Curtis Obeng takes a shot. Save made by Joe Collister.

45:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Green on Andrew Morrell. Free kick taken by Neil Ashton.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Danny Wright replaces Jake Speight.

45:00 +2:55 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +2:40

Iyseden Christie takes a shot. Save by Joslain Mayebi.

45:00 +2:01 Booking

Booking Callum Wilson receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

45:00 +0:43

Joe Clarke takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Green. Free kick awarded for a foul by Jay Harris on Callum Wilson. Richard Tait takes the indirect free kick.

43:56

The ball is crossed by Curtis Obeng, Francino Francis makes a clearance.

43:18

Jay Harris delivers the ball, clearance by Sam Oji.

42:17

Iyseden Christie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Harris. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Ashton.

40:19

The ball is delivered by Neil Ashton, clearance by Francino Francis. Neil Ashton takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Iyseden Christie makes a clearance.

39:33

Inswinging corner taken by Neil Ashton, Jamie Tolley produces a cross, clearance by Sam Oji.

37:39

Adrian Cieslewicz crosses the ball, Richard Tait makes a clearance.

37:00

The referee blows for offside against Iyseden Christie. Joslain Mayebi takes the indirect free kick.

35:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Neil Ashton on Iyseden Christie. Danny Thomas delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Mark Creighton makes a clearance.

34:54

The ball is sent over by Danny Thomas, clearance made by Joe Clarke.

34:29

The referee blows for offside against Andrew Morrell. Free kick taken by Richard Tait.

33:24

Iyseden Christie produces a left-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.

32:11

Nathaniel Knight-Percival fouled by Sam Oji, the ref awards a free kick. Joslain Mayebi restarts play with the free kick.

32:06

The ball is swung over by Danny Thomas, Nathaniel Knight-Percival makes a clearance.

31:37

Iyseden Christie fouled by Mark Creighton, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Tait takes the free kick.

28:25

Assist on the goal came from Jay Harris.

28:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Jake Speight - Tamworth 0 - 2 Wrexham Goal scored by Jake Speight from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tamworth 0-2 Wrexham.

27:34

Richard Tait delivers the ball.

27:15

The ball is swung over by Richard Tait, clearance by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

26:51

Jake Speight takes a shot. Joe Collister makes a comfortable save.

26:06

A cross is delivered by Paul Green.

22:44

Unfair challenge on Adrian Cieslewicz by Paul Green results in a free kick. Jay Harris takes the free kick.

21:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Callum Wilson on Jay Harris. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Ashton.

19:55

Foul by Iyseden Christie on Joslain Mayebi, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Joslain Mayebi.

19:08

Foul by Mark Creighton on Danny Thomas, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Danny Thomas, Joslain Mayebi makes a save.

15:38

Kyle Patterson takes a shot. Mark Creighton gets a block in. Short corner taken by Kyle Patterson from the left by-line. Inswinging corner taken by Callum Wilson, save by Joslain Mayebi.

15:13

Jamie Tolley delivers the ball, Francino Francis manages to make a clearance.

13:39

Handball decision goes against Andrew Morrell. Free kick taken by Joe Collister.

12:50

Jamie Tolley takes a shot. Sam Oji gets a block in.

11:56

Curtis Obeng produces a cross, clearance by Sam Oji.

9:12

Danny Thomas fouled by Curtis Obeng, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Collister restarts play with the free kick.

8:49

Neil Ashton sends in a cross, clearance made by Francino Francis.

7:40

The free kick is swung in left-footed by Danny Thomas, save by Joslain Mayebi.

7:40 Booking

Booking Jay Harris booked for unsporting behaviour.

7:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Thomas by Jay Harris.

5:49

Corner crossed in by Danny Thomas, clearance by Joe Clarke.

4:48

The assist for the goal came from Andrew Morrell.

4:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Jamie Tolley - Tamworth 0 - 1 Wrexham Jamie Tolley scores a goal from outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tamworth 0-1 Wrexham.

4:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Callum Wilson on Curtis Obeng. Neil Ashton takes the indirect free kick.

3:36

Callum Wilson has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left.

2:32

Corner taken by Callum Wilson.

0:21

The ball is crossed by Callum Wilson, save by Joslain Mayebi.

0:00

The game begins.

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