National League
WrexhamWrexham1AldershotAldershot Town0

Wrexham 1-0 Aldershot Town

Wrexham players celebrate Luke Young's goal
Wrexham players celebrate Luke Young's second half goal

Wrexham ended a momentous week in the club's history with victory over Aldershot Town.

Luke Young's superb 20-yard effort secured a second successive victory, their first back-to-back wins since January.

The triumph came at the end of a week in which Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney were backed as the club's new owners.

They move above Aldershot into 11th in the table, a point off the play-offs.

Jordan Ponticelli and Young had good chances for the hosts within the opening six minutes while Aldershot offered little.

Young's free-kick forced Brad James into a save at the end of a forgettable first half.

Aldershot put Wrexham under pressure early in the second half and Rob Lainton denied Harry Panayiotou and Mohamed Bettamer

Young scored his second goal of the season with a low drive to give his side the lead while at the other end Bettamer flashed an effort wide of the post.

Wrexham manager Dean Keates said:

"We knew Aldershot play on the front foot, they make you defend and the front four play close together. The lads stood up to it and showed great character defensively.

"But we played our game as well. Disappointed we didn't go 1-0 up in the first three minutes but it was a great save from their keeper. Great finish from Youngy, we know he's got that it his locker.

"In my opinion we deserved the three points. It's not free flowing but it's effective at the moment on the back end of the confidence dip we had. We've shown resilience and we're grinding results out."

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 1Lainton
  • 15HorsfieldBooked at 78mins
  • 4Vassell
  • 6Harris
  • 3Reckord
  • 22Kelleher
  • 7DurrellBooked at 85mins
  • 8Young
  • 14Rutherford
  • 39Thomas
  • 9PonticelliSubstituted forYussufat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Jarvis
  • 19Yussuf
  • 21Dibble
  • 29Davies
  • 32Cleworth

Aldershot

  • 35James
  • 2Fowler
  • 6Lyons-Foster
  • 12WhittinghamSubstituted forRoweat 20'minutes
  • 25Ogie
  • 22PhillipsBooked at 45mins
  • 8Rees
  • 17HungboSubstituted forKandiat 68'minutes
  • 20EdserBooked at 50minsSubstituted forNoubleat 75'minutes
  • 11Panayiotou
  • 9Bettamer

Substitutes

  • 1Walker
  • 7Rowe
  • 10Kandi
  • 14Nouble
  • 23Colombie
Referee:
Gareth Rhodes

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wrexham 1, Aldershot Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wrexham 1, Aldershot Town 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Adi Yussuf replaces Jordan Ponticelli.

  4. Booking

    Elliott Durrell (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Booking

    James Horsfield (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Joel Nouble replaces Toby Edser.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Chike Kandi replaces Joseph Hungbo.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Wrexham 1, Aldershot Town 0. Luke Young (Wrexham).

  9. Booking

    Toby Edser (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Second Half

    Second Half begins Wrexham 0, Aldershot Town 0.

  11. Half Time

    First Half ends, Wrexham 0, Aldershot Town 0.

  12. Booking

    Giles Phillips (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. James Rowe replaces Alfie Whittingham.

  14. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  15. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.