LUKE YOUNG was delighted to come out on top in his game of "cat and mouse" with Solihull Moors goalkeeper Ryan Boot - but the midfielder thought he has missed his second penalty.

Young put Wrexham ahead from 12 yards after Reece Hall-Johnson was brought down in the area and referee Jacob Miles awarded the Reds another spot-kick following a late challenge on Dior Angus.

Assuming responsibility yet again, Young decided to go the same way and Boot guessed correctly but the ball managed to find the back of the net to give Wrexham a deserved 2-0 lead at half-time.

Solihull were the better team after the break and converted a penalty of their own but promotion chasing Wrexham held on for a vital 2-1 win, and Young was pleased to have played his part from the spot as he took his tally for the season to nine goals.

"You play cat and mouse with the goalkeeper with the second penalty," said Young.

"Do you switch ways, does the goalkeeper think you are going to go the same way?

"I went the same way. It went underneath him and I thought I'd missed it at first but to see it go over the line, it is nice to get the two-goal cushion and it ended up being the winning penalty.

"If it hits the back of the net, a goal is a goal at the end of the day."

Wrexham, who squandered a number of other good chances in a first half, were good value for their lead but the Reds sat back and invited pressure on themselves after the interval.

Moors reduced the deficit with nine minutes to go and although Wrexham under performed in the second half, Young says winning was all that mattered in the race for a play-off spot.

"It was a game of two halves," said Young.

"We were on the front foot and played really well first half; we put them on the back foot.

"It changed second half. They had nothing to lose; 2-0 is a funny scoreline and if they get half-chances, it gives them something to go for.

"They got a penalty which gets them back in the game and thankfully for us, maybe it was a little bit too late.

"They had a header at the end which went straight into Rob Lainton's hands, maybe it was the luck that we needed because on another day it might have gone in, but we got the three points and at this stage of the season that is all that matters.

"Yes, you want to play well but getting the three points at the business end of the season is what's key."

Victory took Wrexham up to sixth position ahead of today's game at Maidenhead.

There are only six games remaining in the quest for a play-off spot and Young wants to make it a successful Bank Holiday weekend double-header.

"With teams around us playing each other, we had a great opportunity to get three points and jump back into the play-offs with a bit of momentum behind us heading into Maidenhead," added Young.

"We got the win we needed, we will take the positives from it and learn what we need to learn from the second half; hopefully we can go to Maidenhead and get another positive result and it could look even healthier than what it is now."

Assistant manager Andy Davies wants another win against Maidenhead to complete a Bank Holiday weekend double.

"It is another huge game for us away from home," said Davies.

"If you look after yourself, the rest will take care of itself but you have to take care of yourself first and foremost.

"The most important thing for us is Monday and not looking too far ahead of ourselves.

"It is about getting a positive result; the two games are in a short space of time but if we can do that, it puts us in a good place."