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Posted Sat 15 Aug 15 at 17:28 PM

The bond just keeps on building at Wrexham, as the reds secured back to back home victories in front of nearly 5,000 fans, as they swept aside Aldershot Town three goals to nil, to continue their climb up the National League table.



The confirmed attendance was 4,951, more than the already large support the Dragons received on Tuesday night against Torquay, and the players repaid this faith with a near perfect performance to make it 13 home games unbeaten in all competitions, a record stretching all the way back to January of this year.
Three unanswered goals from Wes York (20), James Gray (51) and Dominic Vose (90) tied up the points and a first cleansheet of the campaign was also just as welcome.

Wrexham started off just as they had every game this season with high pressure, quick pressing and looking like a real force (although at Bromley it stopped after 20 minutes), and this continued throughout the half as Aldershot simply couldn’t get out of their own half.

The first five minutes brought half chances from Vose and Adriano Moke and it was a clear indication that Gary Mill’s new look side came to score goals, and quickly at the Racecourse.

The gaffer, who has been given the 'Gary Guardiola' nickname from the media team due to Wrexham’s impressive new slick passing approach, will have wanted his team to play exactly the same way as Bromley and Torquay, just without the mistakes at the back, a fault that if they can correct, will surely lead to nothing but positive results and performances as they push for promotion.

In the 10th minute Wrexham came close after a menacing, free kick ball in from Newton, somehow managed to avoid every player and find Aldershot Keeper and Captain Phil Smith’s gloves.

It wasn’t until the 19th minute that the inevitable Wrexham breakthrough came. After Captain Connor Jennings managed to leap above everyone to steer Vose’s corner goalbound, Wes York was left in waiting with a tap in two yards out to open the scoring.

Dominic Vose came close for the home side in the 31st minute with a speculative free kick from 30 yards out which narrowly missed the post.

The reds nearly doubled their lead through James Gray on the stroke of half time, but his fantastic header into the top corner was ruled out for being offside.

Wrexham played with high intensity for the whole of the first half, and were far too good for Aldershot at times, and will have gone into the break thinking the game could’ve been put to bed already.

Half Time: Wrexham 1-0 Aldershot Town

The domination continued into the second half, with it taking just 8 minutes for the hosts to double their lead.

In the 53rd minute, after a good cut back from Vose on the edge of the box, his drilled effort pinging off marauding centre half Manny Smith, and then off the Aldershot Keeper to land kindly for James Gray, who scores his second of the season by heading into the open net.

Aldershot with the prolific Matthew Barnes-Homer upfront, struggled to utilise their main man, as he spent the majority of the game contesting long high balls and looking very isolated without help from his wingers, Barnes-Homer was subsequently taken off after 56 minutes, but it was already looking too late for an Aldershot comeback.

After a number of chances for the home side failed to prevail, and tired legs started to kick in for the Dragons, Aldershot started to pressure the Wrexham back four as they looked for a reply.

The away sides attempts were all in vain though, as the solid and ever present Wrexham back four stopped everything that came their way and never looked like making the routine mistakes which has already cost them at Bromley.

As the game headed into the second minute of stoppage time, Kayden Jackson was brought down in the Aldershot penalty box as Wrexham were awarded a penalty.

Dominic Vose stepped up as cool as you like to slot home into the bottom corner, making it 3-0 and another important three points in Wrexham’s season. 

Man of the Match: Wes York 

Wrexham's next game is away to Kidderminster on Tuesday night, where the men in red will be hoping to make it three wins on the spin, thanks again for your support. #BuildTheBond

Wrexham: Belford, Vidal, M Smith, Fyfield, Newton, Jennings, Moke, Evans, Vose, Gray (A Smith 79), York (Jackson 89).

Subs: Hudson, Fowler, Royle.

Torquay United: P Smith, Lathrope, Oliver, Stevenson, Anderton, Alexander, Beckles, Browne (C Walker 68), Gallagher (Richards 58), D Walker, Barnes-Homer (Brodie 58).
Subs: Saville, Thomas.

Referee: Adam Bromley (Devon)

Bookings -
Aldershot: Beckles (14, foul), Lathrope (26, foul), Anderton (54, foul), Oliver (90+1, foul)

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