WREXHAM'S National League fixture against Aldershot Town was abandoned six minutes into the second half because of a waterlogged pitch at The Recreation Ground.

Heavy rain before and during the match meant the playing surface became difficult to play on and referee Sukhvir Gill blew his whistle in the 51st minute with Wrexham leading 2-0.

That wasn't the end of the contest as Gill evaluated whether the game could recommence and Wrexham players and staff did their best to improve the sodden areas, using squeegees to push water off the pitch.

But the work was to no avail as there was no let-up with the rain and the match was officially abandoned.

Manager Phil Parkinson made three changes from the side that started the 2-1 defeat at Stockport County the previous weekend.

Bryce Hosannah, who joined Wrexham from Leeds before the transfer window closed, was handed his debut in the right wing-back role in place of Tyler French.

Jordan Davies and Jake Hyde were both available after recovering from injury.

Davies took over from Liam McAlinden in midfield and Hyde came into attack in place of Jordan Ponticelli.

Wrexham made a bright start and Davies came close to opening the scoring but the midfielder's dipping long range free-kick was saved by goalkeeper Mitch Walker who had to use his legs to keep the ball out.

But the Reds received a blow when captain Luke Young was forced off with an injury in the ninth minute and was replaced by Devonte Redmond.

Hosannah then embarked on a run into the area and his goalbound shot was blocked by full-back Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain.

However, Wrexham took the lead after 22 minutes.

Redmond's ball into area was knocked down by Davies and Hyde fired home.

Wrexham continued to go at Aldershot and James Jones' effort was parried by Walker while Redmond supplied another superb pass to Mullin who pulled the ball back for Hyde but his effort on the turn was blocked by a defender.

Mullin also fired across goal while Aldershot created a chance on the break as Coria Andrews raced towards goal but Rob Lainton pulled off a good save to thwart the striker.

But Ben Tozer was stretchered off after going down in his own area so Lainton donned the captain's armband in the absence of the centre-back and Young.

The game reached stoppage time when Wrexham made it 2-0.

Gill awarded a penalty for a high boot on Hyde and Mullin smashed home the penalty.

Just a few minutes of the second half were possible before the game was postponed and the match will have to be played again at a later date.

Aldershot Town (4-4-2): Walker; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lyons-Foster, Phillips, Kinsella; Edser, Harris (Vennings 46), Whittingham, Berkeley-Agyepong (Willard 34); Andrews, Bettamer. Subs not used: Coulter, Fowler, Aouachria.

Wrexham (3-4-1-2): Lainton; Hayden, Tozer (French 42), Lennon; Hosannah, Young (Redmond 9), Jones, Reckord; Davies; Mullin, Hyde. Subs not used: Dibble, McAlinden, Angus.

Attendance: 1,830 (467 from Wrexham).