IT was a game of two halves as Wrexham beat Solihull Moors 2-1 at The Racecourse to climb up to sixth in the National League.

Midfielder Luke Young converted two first half penalties to give Dean Keates' side a 2-0 lead at the break and it could have been more as the Reds were well on top and saw other chances go begging.

But Wrexham sat back in the second period and invited pressure on themselves with mid-table Solihull reducing the deficit through a spot-kick of their own with nine minutes remaining.

The Reds were nervous and hanging on at this stage but the equaliser never came and victory took Wrexham back into the play-off positions with six games to go.

Here's how the players rated:

ROB LAINTON: Wasn’t tested in the first half but pulled some vital saves in the second period. 7

FIACRE KELLEHER: There were some nervous moments at the back but Kelleher was solid. 6

SHAUN PEARSON: The skipper was a commanding figure at the heart of the Wrexham defence. 6

THEO VASSELL: Wrexham’s defence held firm under lot of second half pressure by Solihull. 6

REECE HALL-JOHNSON: A threat down the right flank first half and was brought down for first penalty. 6

LUKE YOUNG: Converted both first half penalties to give his side the lead they deserved. 6

JAY HARRIS: Full of energy on return to the side and had an excellent first-half in Reds' midfield. 7

JORDAN DAVIES: Superb pass led to the second penalty and made good use of the ball. 6

CAMERON GREEN: Defended well on his debut and was also an attacking outlet, going close to a goal. 6

GOLD OMOTAYO: Won some headers first half but ball never stuck up top after the break. 6

DIOR ANGUS: The striker won the second penalty but missed a good chance at 0-0. 6


JORDAN PONTICELLI: Was not involved enough. 5

PAUL RUTHERFORD: Came on with seconds to go. N/A