Match ends, Wrexham 1, FC Halifax Town 0.
Wrexham 1-0 FC Halifax Town
Ten-man Wrexham inflicted a first defeat of the season on Halifax Town to knock them off the top of the table.
Dragons defender Jake Lawlor, born in Halifax, was shown a straight red for bringing down Tobi Sho-Silva as he attacked the Wrexham goal.
With the man advantage, Halifax piled the pressure on the home side.
But 12 minutes from time Paul Rutherford picked out Mark Harris with a piercing through ball and the striker held his nerve to convert the chance.
Wrexham manage Bryan Hughes told BBC Sport Wales:
"It's been difficult, it's been a big test for the players physically. Going down to 10 men at Dover (in a 2-1 loss on Saturday), a long trip back, going down to 10 men again tonight against the league leaders.
"But really showing the character that I've got in that group, they've got it in abundance to really show people what they're made of.
"They all dug in for each other and still posed a threat going forward, which was really pleasing."
- 2Barnum-BobbBooked at 58mins
- 8YoungBooked at 66mins
- 6LawlorBooked at 68mins
- 5PearsonBooked at 90mins
- 10RedmondSubstituted forRutherfordat 77'minutes
- 29M Harris
- 30HooperSubstituted forOswellat 89'minutes
- 35McIntoshSubstituted forCarringtonat 70'minutes
- 11Sho-SilvaBooked at 56minsSubstituted forOdelusiat 81'minutes
- 14StauntonBooked at 44mins
- 20KingSubstituted forMcAlindenat 60'minutes
- Simon Mather
Second Half ends, Wrexham 1, FC Halifax Town 0.
Shaun Pearson (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Wrexham. Jason Oswell replaces JJ Hooper.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Sanmi Odelusi replaces Tobi Sho-Silva.
Goal! Wrexham 1, FC Halifax Town 0. Mark Harris (Wrexham).
Substitution, Wrexham. Paul Rutherford replaces Devonte Redmond.
Substitution, Wrexham. Mark Carrington replaces Leighton McIntosh.
Jake Lawlor (Wrexham) is shown the red card.
Luke Young (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Liam McAlinden replaces Jeff King.
Jazzi Barnum-Bobb (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.
Tobi Sho-Silva (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.
Second Half begins Wrexham 0, FC Halifax Town 0.
First Half ends, Wrexham 0, FC Halifax Town 0.
Josh Staunton (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.