Phil Parkinson was delighted to go into a long period without a league fixture with three points in the bag, after Wrexham notched an important win in front of the BT Sport cameras to keep pace with the front-runners in the Vanarama National League.
Jordan Davies’ superb free-kick, curled well over the wall and into the far corner on the half-hour, was the difference at the Racecourse Ground.
And, on the back of victory against Dover a week earlier, Parkinson said it was an important time to secure all three points.
“It’s an important win for us and the run continues,” Parkinson said.
“I said before the game it was so important because next week, we go without a league game before the Christmas period and the three points were crucial.
“The first half was good, we controlled the game, played some good football, and then got the goal before half-time.”
Parkinson’s side set up with an extremely high press, utilising the attacking presence of both wing backs Bryce Hosannah and Reece-Hall Johnson.
Wrexham controlled and managed the game in a professional manner, but Parkinson believes they should have won by more.
He added: “We’ve controlled the whole game and I just thought in that final third we were a little bit slack tonight.
“At 1-0, everyone knows that there’s a set play or moment where you are at risk of costing yourselves three points.
“I thought we were wasteful in the final third and we really should have killed the game off.”
Jordan Davies strike was his sixth league goal of the season, however, and Parkinson reserved special praise for the Coedpoeth midfielder.
“Jordan is a good player, and he loves playing for the club,” Parkinson said.
“He’s dangerous, whether that be from free-kicks, corners or just on the edge of the area.
“It’ll be a big boost for him tonight to get the winner.”
The Red Dragons return to action on Saturday against Gloucester City in the Buildbase FA Trophy at the Racecourse. Tickets are available from our eTicketing website now.