REPORT | Wrexham AFC 1-0 Aldershot Town

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Sat 21 Nov 2020

Luke Young’s long-range strike was the difference as Wrexham beat Aldershot Town to stretch their unbeaten run to three matches.

Young struck low from distance in the second-half – the only goal of the game – and a third straight clean sheet meant it was enough to seal all three points.

Dean Keates stuck with an unchanged starting line-up after the win against Hartlepool United on Tuesday.

And the hosts had a great chance to open the deadlock after just six minutes, but Brad James saved from Jordan Ponticelli one-on-one – the Wrexham striker taking a touch too many.

The bright start continued, however, and Luke Young shot just wide from distance on seven minutes.

Jamie Reckord and Elliott Durrell also had chances to get the ball into the box from corners, but Wrexham were unable to make the pressure tell.

Momentum was taken out of the game by a string of Aldershot injuries, one of which required Alfy Whittingham to make way for James Rowe on 20 minutes.

Kwame Thomas then headed over on 31 minutes from close-range, from a high hanging cross that he just could not get over.

On the stroke of half-time, Young then had a great opportunity from a 20-yard free-kick, which beat the wall and dipped, but James tipped it over.

Aldershot started brighter in the second-half, however, and Rob Lainton parried clear from Harrison Panayiotou four minutes after the restart.

Two minutes later, Lainton produced an even better save – spreading himself at the back post to save from Bettamer’s back-post header.

And Wrexham took full advantage, as space opened up for Young outside the box on 64 minutes and he drove low into the bottom corner.

Aldershot threw players forward in reply, but Wrexham repelled plenty of balls in the box.

At the other end, Durrell nearly caught James off-guard with a hanging cross, which almost dipped under the crossbar.

Five minutes time meant plenty more hopeful balls in the area, but a third consecutive clean sheet meant a second win in a row for Wrexham.

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