LUKE YOUNG converted two first-half penalties as Wrexham beat Solihull Moors 2-1 to climb back into the National League play-offs.

Dean Keates' side, who had started the day in eighth position, were good value for their two-goal lead at the break against mid-table Moors.

Solihull were the better side in the second half and scored a late spot-kick of their own but the Reds hung on to seal a welcome win in the push for promotion.

Wrexham have six games left, starting with Monday's clash at Maidenhead.

Keates made two changes from the side that drew 0-0 against Chesterfield the previous weekend.

Defender Cameron Green, last with Braintree Town and brought in on non-contract terms in April following a successful trial, came in for his debut in the left wing-back role, taking over from Jamie Reckord who picked up a knee injury in the Spireites stalemate.

Jay Harris was also preferred to Paul Rutherford in the centre of midfield, while striker Jordan Ponticelli was back amongst the substitutes after recovering from a hamstring problem.

Wrexham made a bright start with Jordan Davies' early effort saved by goalkeeper Ryan Boot but the Reds almost broke the deadlock following neat build-up play in the seventh minute.

Reece Hall-Johnson fed Dior Angus who pulled the ball back for Green and the debutant's goalbound shot was cleared by a defender.

The hosts continued to press and Reece Hall-Johnson's cross was nodded on by Shaun Pearson but Davies fired wide at the far post and Gold Omotayo played in Angus who was denied by Boot and Omotayo failed to hit the target with his follow-up.

Although Solihull had some promising moments, Wrexham should have taken a 22nd minute lead when Omotayo's flick on from Rob Lainton's clearance deceived the Moors defence and Angus rounded Boot but the striker fired wide.

The Reds kept probing and got the goal they had been threatening arrived five minutes later.

Hall-Johnson was adjudged to have been brought down in the area by former Wrexham midfielder Kyle Storer and Young made no mistake from the penalty area.

It got even better as Wrexham made it 2-0 on 33 minutes.

Angus ran onto Davies' superb pass and was adjudged to have been brought down by Nathan Cameron with referee Jacob Miles again pointing to the spot.

Young stepped up for the second time and although Boot when the right way, the Moors keeper was unable to keep the penalty out.

Jay Harris tried his luck with a long range effort that failed to trouble Boot at the start of the second half and Young fired wide.

Solihull were making a fight of it and Lainton got down low to keep out Storer's drive while Davies shot wide as it went from end to end.

Lainton pulled off a brilliant save to thwart substitute Callum Maycock but Solihull, who were on top, reduced the deficit nine minutes from time after referee Miles awarded a penalty for handball against Davies following a Moors corner.

Adam Rooney slotted past Lainton to give the home side hope.

Wrexham were hanging on as Solihull piled the pressure on and Lainton made a vital stoppage time save to deny Storer, and the Reds clinched a narrow win.

Wrexham (3-5-2): Lainton; Kelleher, Pearson, Vassell; Hall-Johnson, Young, Harris (Rutherford 90), Davies, Green; Omotayo, Angus (Ponticelli 69). Subs not used: Dibble, French, Jarvis.

Solihull Moors (4-4-1-1): Boot; Coxe (Sbarra 80), Cameron, Thompson, Cranston; Addai, Gleeson (Maycock 55), Storer, Donawa; Ball (Hudlin 55); Rooney. Subs not used: Piggott, Hancox.