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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."

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 21Dibble
  • 2Barnum-BobbBooked at 58mins
  • 3Jennings
  • 8YoungBooked at 66mins
  • 6LawlorBooked at 68mins
  • 5PearsonBooked at 90mins
  • 7Summerfield
  • 10RedmondSubstituted forRutherfordat 77'minutes
  • 29M Harris
  • 30HooperSubstituted forOswellat 89'minutes
  • 35McIntoshSubstituted forCarringtonat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Oswell
  • 13Carrington
  • 14Rutherford
  • 15Barton
  • 31Szczepaniak

Halifax

  • 1Johnson
  • 4Clarke
  • 5Brown
  • 2Duckworth
  • 11Sho-SilvaBooked at 56minsSubstituted forOdelusiat 81'minutes
  • 10King
  • 7Allen
  • 6Nolan
  • 3Binnom-Williams
  • 14StauntonBooked at 44mins
  • 20KingSubstituted forMcAlindenat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Earing
  • 12Appleyard
  • 15McAlinden
  • 16Hanson
  • 18Odelusi
Referee:
Simon Mather
Attendance:
5,517

Live Text

Match ends, Wrexham 1, FC Halifax Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wrexham 1, FC Halifax Town 0.

Booking

Shaun Pearson (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Jason Oswell replaces JJ Hooper.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Sanmi Odelusi replaces Tobi Sho-Silva.

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 1, FC Halifax Town 0. Mark Harris (Wrexham).

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Paul Rutherford replaces Devonte Redmond.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Mark Carrington replaces Leighton McIntosh.

Dismissal

Jake Lawlor (Wrexham) is shown the red card.

Booking

Luke Young (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Liam McAlinden replaces Jeff King.

Booking

Jazzi Barnum-Bobb (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Tobi Sho-Silva (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.

Second Half

Second Half begins Wrexham 0, FC Halifax Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Wrexham 0, FC Halifax Town 0.

Booking

Josh Staunton (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Solihull Moors4310134910
2Halifax43017259
3Woking43015239
4Dover43016429
5Bromley42207438
6Fylde42205328
7Yeovil42115327
8Maidenhead United42114227
9Wrexham42116517
10Barnet42114317
11Sutton United41307526
12Boreham Wood41218625
13Stockport41215505
14Harrogate41125504
15Notts County41124404
16Eastleigh411224-24
17Hartlepool411247-34
18Torquay411259-44
19Aldershot410335-23
20Barrow410358-33
21Chorley403138-53
22Dag & Red410327-53
23Chesterfield402257-22
24Ebbsfleet4004311-80
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