LUKE YOUNG has put himself in the box seat to win Wrexham’s goal of the season award for a second successive season but the midfielder was just happy to play his part in a much needed victory.

Young scored with a spectacular second half volley and it proved to be the winner as Wrexham beat leaders Bromley 1-0 at The Racecourse.

Despite ending a run of six games without a league win, Wrexham remain in the relegation zone and two points adrift of safety.

But Young can take satisfaction from his goal as Dean Keates registered his first league win since returning to The Racecourse for a second spell as manager last month.

“That has got to be up there with one of the best goals I have scored, if not the best,” said Young.

“It is nice when they fly in but they can be too and far between; thankfully it fell to me nice on the edge of the box, I got a nice clean strike on it and it nestled in the top corner.

“I don’t get high enough up the pitch to score tap ins! I have got to try my luck from a bit further out.

“People keep telling me to shoot when I get the chance, sometimes I take the opportunity and sometimes I don’t.

“I have always fancied myself to have a half decent shot and I have been lucky enough to score a few good goals in my career, and long may it continue.

“It is always nice to score one like that in the top corner.”

Young won the goal of the year award last season following his stunning strike from outside the area when he gave Wrexham the lead in October’s win at Dagenham.

His goal against Bromley could make it two gongs in a row, but Young knows there is still a long way to go.

“If that goal is worthy enough to win it again, it would be a great achievement,” said Young.

“But there is still a long way to go between now and the end of the season.”

Wrexham had only registered one win in 15 league games ahead of the clash with Bromley, plummeting the Reds into the bottom four and amongst the division’s strugglers.

Three points against Bromley has improved the Reds’ outlook and Young, applauding the team-effort to claim a surprise result, wants to build on the win in the coming weeks.

“It doesn’t matter who scores the goals,” said Young.

“It is all about a team effort at the end of the day and everybody put in a shift.

“You can’t fault anybody for their work rate and determination to get over the line with a hard fought 1-0 win.

“We needed this win just to lift everybody in the dressing room, everybody around the whole football club.

“Hopefully it can give us a boost going into next week.”

Keates, who played against ex-Torquay man Young as a player, was delighted his moment of magic lit up the Racecourse.

“The whole place needed it, a subdued atmosphere,” said Keates.

“I fully understand that with the expectations of the football club and fans are not happy with where we are in the league.

“It is only one result and we have to build on it.

“There were points you were thinking is it going to be another one of those days, their keeper pulled off two great saves, but it was a 25-yard volley top bin.”