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Wrexham 1-0 Southport

Dean Keates
Wrexham boss Dean Keates earned just his second win since taking charge in October as his side overcame Southport

A late goal from Kai Edwards gave Wrexham a first win in four National League games as they saw off Southport.

A drab first-half saw little goal threat at either end despite the Welsh side dominating proceedings.

In a brighter second period, Wrexham goalkeeper Shwan Jalal pulled off good saves from two Andrai Jones' headers.

The hosts took all three points when right-back Edwards sneaked in to force home a cross from Paul Rutherford on 88 minutes.

Wrexham manager Dean Keates told BBC Radio Wales: "It was the perfect result. Performance-wise it was not where we wanted to be, but I would say it was all about getting the result today not about the performance.

"They worked hard, it was a bit scrappy, a bit nervy. But we got the goal and it was all about the three points in the end."

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 1Jalal
  • 5Riley
  • 12Edwards
  • 16Evans
  • 21Smith
  • 10RooneyBooked at 78mins
  • 6Tilt
  • 14Rutherford
  • 20McDonagh
  • 9WhiteSubstituted forHarryat 86'minutes
  • 15EvansBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 7Barry
  • 11Pyke
  • 17Powell
  • 24Dunn
  • 28Harry

Southport

  • 27Norman
  • 26Higgins
  • 3Ashton
  • 4Nolan
  • 22Jones
  • 17Lussey
  • 5Thompson
  • 19WeeksSubstituted forJeromeat 90'minutes
  • 7Allen
  • 12Jones
  • 14McKennaSubstituted forCatonat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Springthorpe
  • 2White
  • 6Jerome
  • 11Cofie
  • 16Caton
Referee:
Simon Barrow
Attendance:
4,317

Live Text

Match ends, Wrexham 1, Southport 0.

Booking

Rob Evans (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wrexham 1, Southport 0.

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 1, Southport 0. Kai Edwards (Wrexham).

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. George Harry replaces Jordan White.

Booking

John Rooney (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. James Caton replaces Ben McKenna.

Second Half

Second Half begins Wrexham 0, Southport 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Wrexham 0, Southport 0.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Tranmere26165536181853
2Lincoln City25164552252752
3Forest Green25146546262048
4Barrow241210240202046
5Dag & Red2614484031946
6Dover25143851381345
7Chester26109742301239
8Aldershot2611693226639
9Bromley26115103434038
10Macclesfield2411493224837
11Boreham Wood2510782722537
12Gateshead2699839281136
13Eastleigh249873731635
14Sutton United2595112834-632
15Wrexham2688102232-1032
16Solihull Moors2586113543-830
17Torquay2585122532-729
18Braintree2576122943-1427
19Maidstone United2675142947-1826
20Woking2566133648-1224
21Southport2566132952-2324
22Guiseley2657142941-1222
23York2649132343-2021
24North Ferriby United2663171338-2521
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