WREXHAM suffered a 2-0 defeat against Caernarfon Town in their final pre-season friendly.

The Cymru Premier League outfit had the better chances and deserved their win following a superb performance, scoring twice in the second half to secure victory as the Reds finished the contest with a young team.

Some senior Wrexham players got much needed game-time and Phil Parkinson’s side now their attention to Saturday’s opening National League game against Eastleigh at The Racecourse.

None of the Reds’ players who started Saturday’s 4-0 home win against Macclesfield featured at The Oval.

Jordan Tunnicliffe and Liam McAlinden, who appeared as second half substitutes at the weekend, were included in the starting line-up and were joined by six more first team players – Christian Dibble, Bryce Hosannah, Harry Lennon, Jordan Davies, Dior Angus and Elliot Lee.

Dibble pulled off a smart save to keep out Caernarfon’s eighth minute drive and another shot by the home side following a quick break was blocked in the area.

With Caernarfon enjoying a good start, Dibble was alert enough to prevent another promising Cofi attack coming to nothing and after a spell where Wrexham saw more of the ball without creating anything, the home side came close to breaking the deadlock.

There was a scramble in the box and a deflected effort only just cleared Dibble’s bar.

Wrexham finally created a scoring chance one minute before the break.

McAlinden went on a good run and played a one-two with Davies before bringing a decent save out of the goalkeeper.

Davies, who was Wrexham captain for the night, saw a free-kick kept out by the Cofi stopper at the start of the second half.

Dibble pulled off a superb save at the other end to keep Wrexham on level terms but Caernarfon took the lead from the resulting corner after 58 minutes.

The flag-kick wasn’t dealt with by Dibble and Caernarfon converted the loose ball, with the Reds’ goalkeeper having to go off after sustaining an injury.

Caernarfon made it 2-0 in the 72nd minute with a powerful free-kick from just outside the area.

Wrexham substitutes Dan Jones and Jake Bickerstaff both had efforts blocked in the area by defenders but Caernarfon were good value for their win.

Wrexham (5-3-2: Dibble (Trialist A 63); Hosannah (Dan Jones 68), James, Tunnicliffe (Rowan Davies 85), Lennon (Dave Jones 59), Dan Davies; McAlinden (Cushion 85), Jenkins (Bickerstaff 46), Jordan Davies (Mountfield 68); Angus, Lee (Evans 59).