BRYCE HOSANNAH was over the moon to score his first Wrexham goal and the wing-back revealed that words of advice from Steve Parkin helped him open his account.

The 22-year-old, who arrived at The Racecourse from Leeds in August, was on target in Tuesday's 2-0 win against Altrincham at Moss Lane which took the Reds up to third in the National League.

It was his first senior goal with Hosannah nodding the loose ball home from close range after Jordan Ponticelli's header struck the crossbar.

Hosannah is delighted to be up and running after coming close in previous outings this season.

"I have been waiting a while to score my first goal and I didn't think it would come with my head!" said Hosannah.

"But I will just take it however it comes.

"I have come close quite a few times so I am just glad to get off the mark.

"It means a lot to me. I have been working hard and I have been getting in the positions; I have been unlucky, I have hit the post, I have had a few saved on the line so I am happy.

"Hopefully it is the first of a few this season."

Reece Hall-Johnson supplied the cross that led to the goal and listening to Reds' assistant boss Parkin paid off for Hosannah.

"Steve Parkin actually said right before the game that if Reece is crossing, try and get in at the far post because a lot of goals are scored from that position," said Hosannah.

"That was in my head going into the first half and it paid off. It was nice to get the goal."

Aaron Hayden gave Wrexham a deserved lead before Hosannah made it 2-0 before the break.

Altrincham came more into the game in the second half but Hosannah never felt the Reds were in any danger.

"We knew once we had that 2-0 lead, they would come out in the second half and have a go," said Hosannah.

"We still had good chances in the second half but we have been keeping a lot of clean sheets recently and when you do that, there is a higher chance of winning a game.

"Although we lost a bit of rhythm in the second half, I didn't feel like we were under the cosh and we were still in control of the game.

"It was professional seeing them off and we got another away win which is good."

Wrexham have only lost once in 10 outings and are only one point off top spot, with Hosannah looking to continue the good run of form in the New Year.

"The results over the last month or two have been positive and we are climbing up the league," he said.

"We are improving as a team and maybe that is being reflected in our league position as we are gradually climbing up the table.

"Hopefully we can continue that."

Wrexham, with six wins from their last seven away league games, head to Notts County on Sunday.

"It is another big away game," added Hosannah.

"Our away form has been good, we have been picking up a lot of points so hopefully we can put in another solid performance and get another good result.