WREXHAM exited the FA Cup after Harrogate Town turned things around to win 2-1 at Wetherby Road.

Striker Jordan Ponticelli put Phil Parkinson's side ahead after 38 minutes in their first round tie but the League Two side produced a second half comeback.

Two goals in six minutes enabled Harrogate to progress to round two despite the Reds putting pressure on late on as they pressed for an equaliser.

Parkinson made three changes from the side that started the 1-1 draw against Torquay the previous weekend and he also switched to a 5-4-1 formation.

Left-back Cameron Green was drafted in for his first start of the season in place of Jamie Reckord while Shaun Brisley was preferred to Harry Lennon in defence and Luke Young replaced Bryce Hosannah as the Reds' boss changed the look of his midfield.

With managers allowed to name nine substitutes in the FA Cup, Parkinson included Reece Hall-Johnson on the bench, with the full-back available after recovering from a groin injury sustained in the opening day draw at Solihull Moors.

Jordan Davies tried his luck with an early long range effort that fell wide while Young made a vital interception to clear the ball out for a corner at the other end after Jack Diamond put the ball into the danger zone for the home side.

Harrogate keeper Mark Oxley managed to punch the ball clear after Brisley got a head to Ben Tozer' long throw in and Davies' snap shot was off target as Wrexham enjoyed a good spell despite the Sulphurites seeing a lot of the ball.

And Wrexham went ahead in the 38th minute. Tozer's cross into the area fell for Jordan Ponticelli who converted from close range.

Aaron Martin saw an overhead kick drift wide for Harrogate and Wrexham reached the interval with their lead in tact.

Tyler French had a good chance at the start of the second half when Harrogate failed to clear Davies' corner but his low strike was blocked on the line by Oxley.

French also cleared the bar after good build-up play while Liam McAlinden fired wide from inside the area after good work by Ponticelli and Green.

However, Harrogate equalised in the 73rd minute.

Substitute Simon Power drilled home a free-kick from just outside the area.

Buoyed by the goal, Harrogate thought they'd taken the lead but Rob Lainton pulled off a brilliant save to deny Diamond.

But the Sulphurites went 2-1 ahead on 79 minutes.

Lainton spread himself well to deny Jack Muldoon following an under-hit back pass but the ball fell for Danilo Orsi who found the back of the empty net.

Wrexham pushed for an equaliser and Harrogate had a lucky escape when Oxley's clearance struck Ponticelli but the ball fell wide.

Alex Pattison should have increased Harrogate's lead but he failed to hit the target with only Lainton to beat.

Pontielli fired wide and Young's goalbound volley was blocked by a defender at the other end but the equaliser never came.

Harrogate Town (4-4-2): Oxley; Sheron, Burrell, Hall, Page (Fallowfield 46); Thomson (Power 58), Falkingham, Pattison, Diamond; Martin (Orsi 62), Kerry (Muldoon 62). Subs: Smith, Cracknell, Wilson, Williams.

Wrexham (5-4-1): Lainton; French, Hayden, Tozer, Brisley (Angus 83), Green (Hall-Johnson 83); James Jones (Jarvis 83), Davies, Young, McAlinden (Hosannah 69); Ponticelli. Subs: Dibble, Reckord, Lennon, Dave Jones, Bickerstaff.

Attendance: 2,403 (582 from Wrexham).