Wrexham 2-0 Luton
Wrexham maintained the pressure on Blue Square Bet Premier leaders Fleetwood Town with a comfortable victory over fellow promotion chasers Luton Town.
Danny Wright opened the scoring inside six minutes as the striker headed Mathias Pogba's cross into the net.
Midfielder Dean Keates doubled the lead with a 20-yard chipped strike into the top corner of Mark Tyler's goal.
Jake Speight also went close for Wrexham but Luton ended the game with 10 men after John Kissock was sent off.
Kissock was dismissed for violent conduct in injury-time at the end of the game following a challenge on Jay Harris.
Wrexham close the gap to five points on top-of-the-table Fleetwood but the Welsh side do have a game in hand.
VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Wrexham manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales:
"It was a big win and that is more like us.
"The lads were brilliant today, especially in the first-half, they were right at it and to get the early goal was good. I wouldn't say we coasted home but we had the better chances and could've had a couple more goals.
"I was really pleased with the lads and they should be pleased with themselves."
Luton Town manager Gary Brabin told BBC Three Counties Radio:
"I'm really disappointed and it wasn't an acceptable first-half performance.
"Some of the decisions we made defensively were not good enough.
"I thought the Wrexham front three out-muscled us, certainly in the first half, and we haven't been able to say that too often.
"Yes, we played some nice pretty football in patches. But that's not what we're about. We need some end product."
- 25 Mayebi
- 03 Ashton
- 23 Westwood
- 34 Wright Booked
- 06 Harris Booked
- 12 Keates
- 18 Tolley
- 20 Knight-Percival
- 09 Wright
- 10 Speight (Cieslewicz - 71' )
- 24 Pogba (Morrell - 85' )
- 21 Maxwell
- 07 Cieslewicz
- 26 Clarke
- 30 Leslie
- 11 Morrell
- 01 Tyler
- 03 Taylor (Kissock - 69' Dismissed )
- 06 Pilkington
- 15 Howells
- 16 Asafu-Adjaye
- 34 Kovacs
- 04 Keane Booked
- 07 Lawless
- 17 Boucaud (Willmott - 46' )
- 10 Crow
- 14 O'Connor (McAllister - 46' )
- 11 Willmott
- 20 Kissock
- 25 Poku
- 28 Watkins
- 09 McAllister
Live Text Commentary
Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.90:00 +3:45
Free kick awarded for a foul by Keith Keane on Adrian Cieslewicz. Free kick taken by Dean Keates.90:00 +3:15
The referee blows for offside. Mark Tyler takes the free kick.90:00 +2:51
The assistant referee flags for offside against Jamie Tolley. Mark Tyler takes the indirect free kick.90:00 +1:49
Stephen Wright restarts play with the free kick.90:00 +1:49 Booking
Booking Jay Harris is shown a yellow card.90:00 +0:55 Dismissal
Dismissal The referee sends off John Kissock for violent conduct.90:00 +0:46
John Kissock challenges Jay Harris unfairly and gives away a free kick.89:51
John Kissock fouled by Jay Harris, the ref awards a free kick. John Kissock takes the free kick.89:27
Foul by Jamie Tolley on Danny Crow, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by John Kissock.86:59
Effort on goal by Keith Keane from long range goes over the bar.86:16
Jamie Tolley produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.82:51
Direct free kick taken by Joslain Mayebi.82:51 Substitution
Substitution Andrew Morrell replaces Mathias Pogba.82:51
Craig McAllister gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joslain Mayebi.81:57
Short corner taken by John Kissock.80:45
Free kick awarded for a foul by Adrian Cieslewicz on Ed Asafu-Adjaye. Keith Keane restarts play with the free kick.80:07
Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig McAllister on Joslain Mayebi. Joslain Mayebi restarts play with the free kick.78:50
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by John Kissock from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Jay Harris.76:35
Jake Howells takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Dean Keates makes a clearance.
John Kissock fouled by Jay Harris, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jake Howells.70:36
Joslain Mayebi takes the free kick.70:36 Substitution
Substitution Adrian Cieslewicz joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jake Speight.70:36
The referee gives a free kick against Danny Crow for handball.69:46
Jake Speight produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.68:48
Joslain Mayebi takes the indirect free kick.68:48 Substitution
Substitution Greg Taylor goes off and John Kissock comes on.68:48
Alex Lawless is caught offside.59:40
Jamie Tolley fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.59:40 Booking
Booking Booking for Keith Keane for unsporting behaviour.59:33
Keith Keane concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay Harris.56:53
Jamie Tolley takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Ed Asafu-Adjaye.53:00
The referee penalises Robbie Willmott for handball. Free kick taken by Neil Ashton.51:34
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Keates by Jake Howells. Stephen Wright restarts play with the free kick. Jake Speight takes a shot. Save made by Mark Tyler.50:42
Alex Lawless challenges Stephen Wright unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Wright takes the direct free kick.49:12
Keith Keane gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mathias Pogba. Stephen Wright restarts play with the free kick.46:35
Danny Crow gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Keates. Joslain Mayebi restarts play with the free kick.45:01
The referee gets the second half started.45:01 Substitution
Substitution (Luton) makes a substitution, with Craig McAllister coming on for Aaron O'Connor.45:01 Substitution
Substitution Robbie Willmott joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andre Boucaud.45:00 +2:56 Half time
Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.45:00 +1:41
Direct free kick taken by Jake Howells.45:00 +1:41 Booking
Booking Stephen Wright shown a yellow card.45:00 +1:33
Foul by Stephen Wright on Aaron O'Connor, free kick awarded.45:00 +0:25
Corner from the right by-line taken by Jake Howells, Joslain Mayebi makes a save.44:22
Dean Keates challenges Keith Keane unfairly and gives away a free kick. George Pilkington restarts play with the free kick.43:35
Aaron O'Connor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joslain Mayebi. Direct free kick taken by Joslain Mayebi.42:03
Jay Harris challenges George Pilkington unfairly and gives away a free kick. George Pilkington restarts play with the free kick.38:07 Goal scored
Goal! - Dean Keates - Wrexham 2 - 0 Luton Dean Keates finds the net with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Wrexham 2-0 Luton.34:41
Inswinging corner taken by Jamie Tolley from the left by-line played to the near post, Danny Wright has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.34:28
Jake Speight takes a shot. Save by Mark Tyler.30:17
Header from deep inside the penalty area by Janos Kovacs goes harmlessly over the crossbar.29:53
Inswinging corner taken by Jake Howells from the right by-line.27:41
Free kick awarded for a foul by Andre Boucaud on Jay Harris. Neil Ashton takes the direct free kick.27:07
Danny Wright is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Mark Tyler takes the free kick.26:29
Danny Crow is ruled offside. Joslain Mayebi takes the indirect free kick.24:43
Danny Wright challenges George Pilkington unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Tyler.24:00
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jake Howells, save by Joslain Mayebi.20:32
Jay Harris fouled by Andre Boucaud, the ref awards a free kick. Jay Harris restarts play with the free kick.17:26
Corner taken by Andre Boucaud from the left by-line played to the near post.16:42
Short corner worked by Jake Howells.14:06
Foul by Mathias Pogba on Greg Taylor, free kick awarded. Greg Taylor takes the free kick.12:24
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Keates by Keith Keane. Joslain Mayebi takes the free kick.12:00
Nathaniel Knight-Percival gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Crow. Andre Boucaud takes the direct free kick.11:19
Janos Kovacs is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Joslain Mayebi takes the free kick.10:48
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jake Howells, Danny Wright makes a clearance.9:43
Jake Howells takes a shot. Save by Joslain Mayebi.5:57
Mathias Pogba provided the assist for the goal.5:57 Goal scored
Goal! - Danny Wright - Wrexham 1 - 0 Luton Danny Wright finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Wrexham 1-0 Luton.5:12
Unfair challenge on Nathaniel Knight-Percival by Aaron O'Connor results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neil Ashton.1:26
Unfair challenge on Ed Asafu-Adjaye by Jake Speight results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Tyler.0:18
Foul by Aaron O'Connor on Neil Ashton, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Neil Ashton.0:00
The match gets underway.
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