Wrexham moved back up to second in the National League after a stuttering 1-0 win over 10-man Hartlepool United.
Luke Young gave Wrexham the lead and they should have ensured a much more comfortable win after Andrew Davies’ red card for a headbutt on Stuart Beavon, but were left hanging on in the end against a Pool onslaught.
Here Post sport writer Rob Griffiths casts his eye over the Dragons showing.
Made a few good saves in the first half and one horrible one in the second, but also ensured the win with a stunning late stop. 7
Gave tricky Ryan Donaldson too much space at times, but tracked back hard and was also a willing outlet on the right throughout. 6
Composed showing from the centre-half, although he was relieved to see his blushes for a poor miss saved by the linesman’s flag. 7
A few uncharacteristic errors in the first half which he managed to get away with, but was otherwise his usual solid self. 7
Needlessly booked for a push but was rarely beaten defensively, and put in a number of teasing crosses at the other end. 6
Solid at the heart of the midfield, worked tirelessly and mopped up everything in front of him. 6
Should have scored at least one, was a driving force for the Dragons in the middle of the pitch. 7
Great strike for the goal, even if there was a hint of a deflection, and could have had more with a new found shoot on sight approach. 7
Glimpses of quality, one run and a free kick almost bringing rewards, but is still involved far too little. 6
Canny and clever showing from the experienced forward. Too few sights of goal himself, but was at the heart of a lot of what Wrexham did well. 6
Simply not involved in the game, disappointing showing from the forward. 4
Mike Fondop (on for Beavon on 59)
Not involved despite having more than half an hour. 5
Paul Rutherford (on for Walker on 81)
Not really involved as Wrexham were left hanging on. 5
Nicky Deverdics (on for Maguire-Drew on 86)
No time to make an impact. 5
Source : DailyPost