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REPORT | Wrexham 1-1 Torquay United

Victory snatched late as owners watch on

30 October 2021

Harry Lennon’s fourth-minute header was canceled out by Connor Lemonheigh- Evans late equaliser as we managed to extend our unbeaten home record in front of Chairmen Rob McElehnney and Ryan Reynolds.

The Red Dragons managed to dominate proceedings but were caught out against the run of play as Lemonheigh-Evans goal denied Wrexham of victory in front of our highest ever National League attendance with a crowd of 9813

Phil Parkinson made four changes from the team that got narrowly beaten by Maidenhead on Tuesday, and it was one of those changes in Harry Lennon that put the Red Dragons ahead.

The goal once again was supplied by a trademark Ben Tozer throw which was comfortably met by Lennon, and he converted past McDonald four minutes into the contest.

Lemonheigh-Evans managed to peel off the Wrexham defence and put his free header past Rob Lainton nine minutes from time.

Parkinson’s side nearly doubled their early advantage through James Jones, as his low-driven effort almost deflected into the path of Liam McAlinden, but the Torquay stopper did enough to turn the ball around the post.

Jordan Pontecelli embraced his opportunity to lead the line and nearly got a goal for himself, but he couldn’t quite direct his header goal bound on the half-hour mark.

The visitors had a couple of half-chances to make their way back into the tie in the first half, starting with Lemonheigh-Evans as his curled effort just evaded Rob Lainton’s goal.

Joe Lewis also came close to grabbing an equaliser for the Gulls, but his looping header landed onto the roof of Rob Lainton’s goal.

The game wasn’t without its controversy as a mazy run from Bryce Hosannah saw him turn past the Torquay defence and seemingly pulled to the floor, but referee Ben Speedie waved the challenge away.

In the aftermath, Phil Parkinson found his way into Ben Speedie’s book for dissent as he protested the challenge on Hosannah.

The final embers of the game drew a cagey affair with neither side able to find a winner, with Dior Angus coming closest, but his shot was blazed wide meaning both sides shared the spoils.

Wrexham (4-2-3-1): Lainton(GK), French, Hayden, Lennon, Tozer, Reckord, J. Jones (Young 87’), Davies, Hosannah (Jarvis 81’), McAlinden, Pontecelli (Angus 74’)

Subs not used: Dibble and Brisley

Bookings: Lennon (48’), Lainton (58’)

Torquay (5-2-1-2): McDonald (GK), Wynter, Lewis, Moxey, Johnson, Perritt (Lapsile 57’), Little, Lemoneigh-Evans, Lolos (Moore 61’), Armstrong, Holman (Addi 74’)

Subs not used: Halstead and Omar

Bookings: Perritt (54’), Moxey (94’)

Attendance: 9,813


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