Barrow 0-1 Wrexham

Ten-man Wrexham ground out a hard-fought win thanks to midfield replacement Kevin Thornton's strike six minutes from the end.

Victory ensured the Dragons remained top of the Blue Square Bet Premier while Barrow remain stuck in a battle against relegation.

Jay Harris was sent off in the 63rd minute for lashing out at Barrow midfielder Alex-Ray Harvey.

But Glen Little combined with Robert Ogleby to give Thornton his chance.

Little and Ogleby also came on as substitutes in the last half-hour as the visitors sought the breakthrough.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (4)

Barrow

  • 01 Hurst
  • 03 Skelton
  • 05 Pearson
  • 16 Sodje Booked
  • 06 Owen Booked (McEvilly - 90' )
  • 07 Rutherford
  • 08 Baker
  • 11 Rowe
  • 14 Harvey
  • 15 Hunter
  • 10 Rowe

Substitutes

  • 21 Pearson
  • 02 Flynn
  • 20 Eckersley
  • 22 McConville
  • 17 McEvilly

Wrexham

  • 24 Maxwell
  • 02 Wright Booked
  • 03 Ashton
  • 06 Riley
  • 23 Westwood
  • 08 Harris Dismissed
  • 12 Keates (Thornton - 60' )
  • 14 Clarke
  • 16 Hunt (Ogleby - 60' )
  • 09 Wright Booked
  • 10 Ormerod (Little - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 18 Walker
  • 07 Cieslewicz
  • 17 Little
  • 29 Thornton
  • 15 Ogleby
Ref: Kavanagh
Att: 889

Match Stats

Shots

11 5

On target

8 3

Corners

6 5

Fouls

4 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:03 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +2:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Neil Ashton on Garry Hunter. Garry Hunter takes the free kick.

89:29

Neil Ashton restarts play with the free kick.

89:29 Substitution

Substitution James Owen leaves the field to be replaced by Lee McEvilly.

89:29 Booking

Booking Efetobore Sodje goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

89:16

Foul by Efetobore Sodje on Neil Ashton, free kick awarded.

85:32

Danny L Rowe takes a shot. Save by Chris Maxwell.

83:55

Robert Ogleby provided the assist for the goal.

83:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Kevin Thornton - Barrow 0 - 1 Wrexham Kevin Thornton grabs a goal from inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Barrow 0-1 Wrexham.

82:22

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Alex-Ray Harvey.

81:39

Danny M Rowe is ruled offside. Chris Maxwell takes the indirect free kick.

80:46

Gavin Skelton is caught offside. Chris Maxwell takes the indirect free kick.

80:15

Mike Pearson takes the free kick.

79:34 Booking

Booking Danny Wright receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

78:48

Alex-Ray Harvey takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Joe Clarke makes a clearance.

78:35

Danny L Rowe takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Westwood.

78:13

Alex-Ray Harvey takes a shot. Stephen Wright gets a block in.

77:53

Corner taken right-footed by Richie Baker.

77:38

Gavin Skelton takes a shot. Save by Chris Maxwell.

72:28

Foul by Glen Little on James Owen, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Garry Hunter.

71:22

Direct free kick taken by Neil Ashton.

71:22 Booking

Booking James Owen goes into the referee's book.

71:16

James Owen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Thornton.

69:21

Danny Hurst takes the indirect free kick.

69:21 Substitution

Substitution Glen Little on for Brett Ormerod.

69:21

Danny Wright is ruled offside.

68:53

Danny M Rowe takes a shot. Chris Maxwell makes a save.

67:17

Paul Rutherford takes a shot. Save by Chris Maxwell.

65:26

Mike Pearson takes the free kick.

65:26 Dismissal

Dismissal Jay Harris receives a red card for violent conduct.

65:16

Alex-Ray Harvey fouled by Jay Harris, the ref awards a free kick.

60:55

Inswinging corner taken by Richie Baker from the left by-line, Stephen Wright manages to make a clearance.

59:03

Gavin Skelton restarts play with the free kick.

59:03 Substitution

Substitution Robert Ogleby is brought on as a substitute for Johnny Hunt.

59:03 Substitution

Substitution Kevin Thornton is brought on as a substitute for Dean Keates.

59:03 Booking

Booking The referee shows Stephen Wright a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

58:49

Danny M Rowe fouled by Stephen Wright, the ref awards a free kick.

57:15

Corner taken right-footed by Joe Clarke, save made by Danny Hurst.

54:16

Gavin Skelton takes a shot. Save by Chris Maxwell.

52:21

Corner taken by Alex-Ray Harvey from the right by-line, save by Chris Maxwell.

50:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Rutherford by Dean Keates. Richie Baker restarts play with the free kick.

47:36

The referee blows for offside against Brett Ormerod. Danny Hurst restarts play with the free kick.

46:06

Joe Clarke takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +0:59 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

42:22

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Richie Baker.

41:19

Alex-Ray Harvey fouled by Brett Ormerod, the ref awards a free kick. Mike Pearson takes the free kick.

40:36

Effort on goal by James Owen from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

39:11

Jay Harris takes a shot.

37:59

Unfair challenge on Efetobore Sodje by Jay Harris results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

35:48

Danny Wright takes a shot. Gavin Skelton gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Dean Keates, save made by Danny Hurst.

34:07

Martin Riley fouled by Richie Baker, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Neil Ashton.

31:31

Gavin Skelton crosses the ball, save by Chris Maxwell.

30:23

The official flags Brett Ormerod offside. Danny Hurst takes the free kick.

25:43

Danny L Rowe takes a shot. Save made by Chris Maxwell.

23:50

The official flags Danny L Rowe offside. Free kick taken by Chris Maxwell.

22:39

Unfair challenge on Paul Rutherford by Neil Ashton results in a free kick. Danny Hurst takes the direct free kick.

18:53

Unfair challenge on Chris Westwood by Danny L Rowe results in a free kick. Dean Keates takes the direct free kick.

17:56

Brett Ormerod is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Danny Hurst takes the indirect free kick.

17:25

Joe Clarke takes a short corner.

15:22

Unfair challenge on Gavin Skelton by Stephen Wright results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

14:05

Jay Harris gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex-Ray Harvey. Danny Hurst takes the direct free kick.

13:32

Dean Keates takes a shot. Save made by Danny Hurst.

9:48

Long distance shot from Alex-Ray Harvey misses to the left of the target.

7:50

Short corner taken by Stephen Wright.

5:55

James Owen produces a volleyed right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

1:25

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stephen Wright played to the near post.

0:00

The match begins.

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