Wrexham reached 100 National League goals for the season and maintained their three-point lead at the top with their comfortable 3-0 win over York City at the Racecourse Ground today (Saturday).
After Ryan Barnett hit a post early on, Wrexham went ahead three minutes before the break in fortuitous circumstances as James Jones’ shot cannoned off the crossbar and hit York goalkeeper Ryan Whitley on the rebound.
Substitute Sam Dalby eased any nerves among the home crowd when he headed in from Ben Tozer’s long throw with ten minutes left before Elliot Lee grabbed the milestone goal in stoppage time.
Former England and Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster came out of retirement this week to sign a short-term deal with Wrexham, his second spell at the club after a loan stint in 2005.
He saved from Ryan Fallowfield and Mitch Hancox in the second half while Danny Rowe, signed on loan for the rest of the season from Chesterfield, also went close for York.
Wrexham’s Hollywood owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney celebrated the win from their box high in the stand.
The match was in front of a season-high crowd of 10,161 – with 1,000 travelling City fans.
The loss leaves City in 18th place in the National League table, five points above the relegation zone, although Gateshead – who won today – have three games in hand.