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Posted Sat 04 Jul 15 at 09:38 AM

Reds Lose Out Again

Wrexham's fading play-off hopes were dealt another hammer blow after Woking became the latest team to pocket maximum points from a team who show very few signs of ridding their Festive hangover. 

The Reds overcame an unfortunate Rhys Taylor own goal (11) through another sublime effort for the Dom Vose picture book, the midfielder crashing the ball home with a jaw-dropping free-kick (15) from 25 yards.

Former Wrexham loanee Joe Quigley (49) restored Woking's lead before Bruno Andrade (83) sealed the points with a cool finish after seizing upon Taylor's poor clearance.

Wrexham, having shipped three goals in successive matches have lost four in a row and frustrated Reds fans haven't experienced a win on home soil in almost two months.

Reds boss Gary Mills handed Simon Heslop his Wrexham debut after the former Torquay United midfielder became a free agent in the New Year.

Vose was restored to the starting XI whilst Mark Carrington had to settle for a place on the bench alongside Lee Fowler, fresh from his loan spell at Tamworth. 

Despite a bright start in torrential rain Wrexham trailed with 11 minutes played. After beating away Giuseppe Sole's fierce drive Rhys Taylor was helpless as Kieran Murtagh's shot cannoned off the post before bouncing into the net off the stricken goalkeeper's back.

Wrexham's response was swift - Jake Cole saved brilliantly from Rob Evans before the equaliser arrived.

After York was fouled Vose took a run-up and blasted a sublime free-kick beyond Cole from 25 yards.

With the pitch starting to cut up tackles were getting punished - Manny Smith and Woking's Joey Jones following Sole into the referee's book. 

With half-time looming Woking stopper Cole was in the right place to gather Evans' stinging volley before Taylor tipped over John Goddard's effort from 12 yards. 

Evans was then booked in the final action of the first half. 

Taylor denied Sole just twenty seconds into the restart and Wrexham failed to heed the warning.

Goddard scampered away down the left and crossed for Quigley to poke Woking back in front. 

Reds boss Mills had seen enough and threw James Gray into the mix. The change almost paid off with Gray twice going close with headers from Sean Newton's tantalising deliveries. 

Bruno Andrade led the Reds defence a merry dance before dragging a low shot wide as Wrexham looked vulnerable in search of a second equaliser. 

Kayden Jackson and Adriano Moke replaced tiring legs in Vose and Evans but it made little difference as Woking capped a superb second-half display with the crucial third goal.

Andrade collected Taylor's poor clearance, cut inside Newton and slammed the ball past Taylor. 

Boos rang out at the final whistle and not for the first time during a torrid run of form which is derailing Wrexham's hopes of a top five finish.

Taylor, White, Smith, Hudson (Gray, 58), Fyfield, Newton, Heslop, Evans (Moke, 80), Vose (Jackson, 72), Jennings, York.
Subs: Fowler, Carrington. 

Woking: Cole, Caprice (Arthur 29), Ricketts, Saah, Jones, Murtagh, Sole (Poku 65), Goddard, Andrade (Mills 90), Joe Quigley, Cameron Norman. 
Subs: Hamman, Abisogun.

Bookings -
Wrexham: Smith (38, foul), Evans (45, foul), Gray (85, foul), Newton (87, foul).

Woking: Sole (02, handball), Jones (30 foul) 

Referee: Alan Young (Cambs)
Attendance: 4,030 
Away: 83

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