DEAN KEATES was delighted with how his promotion-chasing side reacted to losing three valuable points after brushing aside the challenge of Bromley.

Dover have refused to play league games since January because of the row over funding to help clubs survive during the coronavirus pandemic and their results for the 2020-21 season have been expunged, with the Whites also fined £40,000 and deducted 12 points for the 2021-22 campaign.

Wrexham forfeited the three points they accrued up when Keates' side beat Dover 3-1 at home on January 16, with play-off rivals Notts County and Eastleigh benefitting from the situation as both teams lost against the Whites.

Although disappointed with the points loss, Keates is only looking to the future and he saw Wrexham maintain their rich vein of form by winning 3-0 against Bromley at The Racecourse on Saturday to climb back up to fifth in the table - the position they held prior to the 'deduction'.

"It has been addressed but it could have been addressed a lot earlier," said Keates. "We all kind of knew what was going to happen and it has happened.

"But it has been done now and we have got the clarity.

"I am disappointed because we worked hard for those three points.

"We have had them taken away but there is no point us going on about it. We can only control what we can control.

"It has happened, all we can do is what we did on Saturday - a reaction and getting three points back on the board."

Wrexham, back in action following an 11 day break, made a slow start but Jordan Davies broke the deadlock in the 32nd minute with a first goal for his hometown club and Dior Angus scored a sensational volley to make it 2-0 before the break.

Angus found the net with another impressive volley in the second half as Wrexham won to make it one defeat in 14 games and put a dent in Bromley's hopes of securing a play-off spot.

"We always knew it was going to be a difficult game," said Keates.

"Bromley are in the play-offs with us fighting for the positions.

"They are a big, strong, physical unit and we had to be aware of that with the size and presence that they had with long throws.

"I couldn't be any more happy with the players to stand up to that side of the game, get on top and score some good goals."

Angus, who joined Wrexham from Barrow on transfer window deadline day, took his account for the Reds to four goals.

More chances went begging and although Angus never got his hat-trick, Keates was pleased missed opportunities never proved costly.

"I am really pleased," said Keates.

"He had four opportunities and should possibly have got his second goal early in the second half.

"But his strike rate, 50 per cent have hit the target and he has scored two goals, and the goalkeeper has pulled off a great save to deny him his hat-trick.

"We could have made life a little bit easier in the second half.

"Two-nil is always a tricky scoreline but we kept going and we got the third not long after."

Academy graduate Davies returned to The Racecourse in the summer after leaving Brighton and Hove Albion where he failed to make a first team performance.

Although pleased to see Davies get on the scoresheet, Keates identified some areas for improvement.

"As I said to him when he came off, he scored and he created opportunities for himself to have a shot about 25 yards out a few times," said Keates.

"A little bit selfish and more releasing the ball a little bit earlier, but I thought he did well again."