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Posted Sat 21 Sep 13 at 20:05 PM

Aldershot Town 2-0 Wrexham

Wrexham’s mini-revival came to a shuddering halt with an abject display in Hampshire.

Mark Molesley (61) put Aldershot on course for their fourth home win, which was sealed by substitute Jordan Williams in the 80th minute.

Wrexham enjoyed a decent 20 minute spell in the first half but it was all one-way traffic after that, especially during a dominant second half by the hosts.

Wrexham, unchanged for successive games for the first time this season and on a two-match winning streak, created very little in the opening 20 minutes. The same could be said for the hosts as hopeful shots were dragged wide.

Aldershot created the first decent chance after 24 minutes. Lewis Young, younger brother of England and Manchester United star Ashley, scampered down the right, breezed past Neil Ashton before forcing Joslain Mayebi into a smart save low to his right.

The winger was at it again moments later, cutting the ball invitingly across goal only for David Artell to hack clear.

Wrexham wide-man Theo Bailey-Jones almost got on the end of Brett Ormerod’s teasing cross after the visitors had worked the ball well down the right, but the Shots defence were alert to the danger.

It was the Hampshire side who posed more of a threat going forward in an entertaining first half, although the final ball left a lot to be desired.

Craig Stanley and Matt Paterson headed wide and fired over from long distance respectively as Aldershot began the second half brightly.

And the host side’s pressure paid off just after the hour. Molesley showed good anticipation to take the ball of Joe Clarke’s boot 20 yards, darted into the box and slotted a low drive past an exposed Mayebi.

He almost grabbed his second eight minutes later but his hopeful volley from distance bounced off Mayebi over the bar.

Andy Bishop offered a glimmer of hope at the other end but substitute Rob Ogleby’s cross was just a few inches too high for the striker.

With ten minutes remaining Roberts bagged the points with his first goal for the club. Wrexham allowed Brett Williams all the time in the world to reach the by-line and his cross to the back post was expertly headed in by the Shots substitute.

Mayebi then tipped over a wonderful Molesley effort from the edge of the box as the second half onslaught continued.

Wrexham huffed and puffed in the final third and it was testament to Aldershot’s stubborn defence that substitute Adrian Cieslewicz" style="color: rgb(27, 27, 27); text-decoration: none;">Adrian Cieslewicz was reduced to a few efforts from distance late on.

Wrexham: Mayebi; Tomassen, Artell, Ntame, Ashton; Harris, Clarke, Hunt (Carrington, 87); Ormerod (Ogleby, 66), Bishop, Bailey-Jones (Cieslewicz, 53). 
Subs: Coughlin (GK),Clowes. 

Referee: Kevin Johnson (Avon) 
Attendance: 1,915

Away: 190 

Bookings -
Wrexham: Ntame (foul)

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