STUART BEAVON admits it would have been a travesty if he hadn't taken a golden opportunity to open his Wrexham account and help return the Reds to the top of the National League.

Wrexham, aiming to bounce back from their first defeat of the season at Solihull Moors, won 2-0 against Aldershot Town at The Racecourse on Saturday.

Beavon opened the scoring in the 62nd minute, scoring with a free header from Luke Summerfield's corner, and Jordan Maguire-Drew soon made it 2-0 to secure another win.

Having joined Wrexham on a season long loan deal from Coventry, experienced striker Beavon hopes there are more goals to come but says the priority is helping the Reds achieve success.

"The ball came in and it was perfect," said Beavon. "It was there and I thought 'you can't miss this!'

"I was free in the box and I had that so much time. I was pleased to get good contact and I knew if I got good contact, there was no way it was not going in.

"I haven't played for a long time and I have come here, first and foremost, to help the team out.

"I will play wherever I can and if I am doing a good job I am happy but if I can nick a few goals as well then even more pleasing."

Beavon admits Wrexham took a while to get going but praised the Reds for digging in and described it as a "professional performance".

"There are going to be many times this year where it is a grind," said Beavon. "Aldershot play football, they are very good at passing the ball about.

"We had to dig in and work hard, and we got our rewards.

"We are a good team, we know we are, we don't want to lose two on the bounce.

"The boys but a great shift in. We started a little bit slow but once we all got into shape I thought we were outstanding. A professional performance from us."

Ricketts was over the moon to see Beavon get off the mark and play his first full game for Wrexham.

"Delighted for Stuart," said Ricketts. "He is 34, knows the game inside out and has been around the leagues.

"Five promotions and knows what he is doing.

"He hasn't played a lot of football. I asked when was the last time he played 90 minutes and I think he said nine months ago.

"We are trying to ease him in as the season goes on. His workrate was fantastic and he capped it off with a goal."

Fellow striker Maguire-Drew doubled Wrexham's advantage, getting on the end of another Summerfield set-piece to score his third goal of the campaign.

"Again great delivery by Summers, putting it in an area which is horrible to defend," said Ricketts.

"Jordan still scored the goal but I wanted him to gamble a little bit more than he did and a good finish in the end of it.

"We need to be better in the final third and still plenty to improve on but it was really pleasing to get the win."

Wrexham return to action against Halifax Town, who they have replaced as leaders, tomorrow night at The Racecourse.

"We will give it our best shot and are going into the game to win the game," added Ricketts.

"If we don't win it is not the end of the world, we are a continuing development of a project of what we are trying to do here over the course of the year to make this club successful."