Match ends, Braintree Town 0, Wrexham 1.
Braintree Town 0-1 Wrexham
Shaun Pearson's second half header secured a hard-fought win for Wrexham at National League basement side Braintree.
Wrexham's captain scored his first goal of the season with a powerful header from Luke Summerfield's corner.
Justin Amaluzor had Braintree's best chance but he was denied by Rob Lainton.
Braintree stay bottom without a win while Wrexham move up to second, a point behind leaders Harrogate.
Wrexham manager Sam Ricketts said: "It was really hard to play football, the pitch was really dry and uneven so we couldn't play how we wanted to but ultimately it's as satisfying as any win we have had.
"We had to dig in and keep doing the basics for as long as possible and then off a bit of quality in Summerfield's delivery finally Pearson got his goal."
- 4EllulSubstituted forGrantat 81'minutes
- 7AllenSubstituted forCrookat 63'minutes
- 9ThompsonSubstituted forCharlesat 67'minutes
- 9Fondop-TalomBooked at 45minsSubstituted forPykeat 51'minutesBooked at 74mins
- 8YoungSubstituted forRutherfordat 60'minutesBooked at 86mins
- 16WalkerSubstituted forWrightat 88'minutes
- 30LawlorBooked at 63mins
- Will Finnie
Second Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Wrexham 1.
Substitution, Wrexham. Akil Wright replaces Brad Walker.
Paul Rutherford (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Reece Grant replaces Joe Ellul.
Rekeil Pyke (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Elliott Charles replaces Dan Thompson.
Goal! Braintree Town 0, Wrexham 1. Shaun Pearson (Wrexham).
Substitution, Braintree Town. Billy Crook replaces Luke Allen.
Jake Lawlor (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Wrexham. Paul Rutherford replaces Luke Young.
Substitution, Wrexham. Rekeil Pyke replaces Mike Fondop-Talom.
Second Half begins Braintree Town 0, Wrexham 0.
Mike Fondop-Talom (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.
First Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Wrexham 0.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.