AN exciting new era for Wrexham began with a 2-0 home win against Woking.

It was announced that Hollywood stars Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds had completed their takeover at The Racecourse seven days earlier, an hour after the Reds beat Altrincham 2-1 to move into a play-off position.

Saturday's clash with Notts County was postponed because of a frozen pitch but there was no doubt about the match with Woking going ahead, and Dean Keates' side secured victory which took the Reds up to sixth in the National League table.

It was just a shame that Wrexham's long suffering supporters, who have seen their team spend 13 seasons in non-league, weren't there to enjoy the first game of what promises to be a bright future with fans still not able to attend matches because of the coronavirus crisis.

Travel restrictions because of the pandemic also meant that McElhenney and Reynolds weren't present but if they were watching a live stream of the game, the actors would have seen Wrexham produce a solid performance.

And victory extended the unbeaten run to six games - the longest run without defeat this season for the Reds.

Keates made one change from the side that started the victory against Altrincham seven days earlier.

Jay Harris was absent through injury so Dan Jarvis came back into the Reds' midfield, while there was also a place on the substitutes bench for returning striker Jordan Ponticelli.

It was end to end in the early exchanges with Woking having the first attempt on goal but Charlie Cooper's fifth minutes drive deflected wide for a corner which came to nothing.

The Cards had a couple of other half chances but keeper Christian Dibble wasn't troubled by shots from outside the area while Jack Cook failed to hit the target following a corner.

Wrexham were being stifled by the Cards and struggled to impose themselves when they reached the final third.

Woking were enjoying the majority of the possession and having a good go, with Wrexham failing to create an opportunity of note in the opening half an hour.

The game reached the 42nd minute when the Reds finally had a sight of goal with Jordan Davies' free-kick taking a deflection off the wall and tipped over the bar by Cards keeper Craig Ross.

Davies was unable to make the most of the ball dropping for him in the box as a good chance went begging but Wrexham took the lead in the 45th minute.

After winning possession in his own half, Reece Hall-Johnson took a return pass and made inroads down the right before picking out Dior Angus who slotted past Ross for his first Wrexham goal.

Woking came out fired up at the start of the second half and Dibble pulled off a superb save to deny Ben Dempsey.

Wrexham came more into it and Davies' header from Reckord's corner fell wide while Jarvis saw his snap shot brilliantly turned away by Ross.

The Reds needed a second goal to give themselves some breathing space and it came in the 65th minute after Woking conceded a penalty.

Jarvis picked out Angus who fed Kwame Thomas and the striker was brought down in the area with Young despatching the spot-kick.

Thomas was unable to get on the end of a dangerous cross from Hall-Johnson while Dibble made a comfortable save from Malachi Napa but it was yet another shot from outside the area.

Dibble made a brilliant save to deny Max Kretzschmar and also thwarted Cooper to ensure Wrexham had a clean sheet as well as another win.

Wrexham (3-4-1-2): Dibble; French, Kelleher, Carrington; Hall-Johnson, Young, Davies, Reckord; Jarvis (Durrell 70); Angus, Thomas. Subs: Horsfield, Rutherford, Durrell, Redmond, Ponticelli.

Woking: (4-1-4-1): Ross; Cook, Gerring, Diarra, Lofthouse; Cooper; Kretzschmar, Ferdinand, Dempsey (Napa 68), Jarvis (Loza 68); Wareham (Smith 68). Subs: Collier, Block.