WREXHAM gave the promotion challenge a much needed boost, and ended a run of five successive defeats, by beating Maidenhead United 1-0 at The Racecourse.

Man of the match Rekeil Pyke set up substitute Luke Young for the only goal to keep Graham Barrow's side four points behind leaders Leyton Orient.

How the players rated...

ROB LAINTON: Had nothing to do and clean sheet never in doubt. 6

KEVIN ROBERTS: Some early mis-placed passes but got it right. 6

JAKE LAWLOR: Careless with the ball at times but solid defensively. 6

SHAUN PEARSON: Marshalled the defence well and another shutout. 7

JAMES JENNINGS: Did his defensive duties and linked up well with Pyke on the left. 7

BRAD WALKER: Was a presence as holding midfielder. 6

PAUL RUTHERFORD: The same effort you always get. 6

LUKE SUMMERFIELD: Involved in the early bright spell, then forced off injured. 6

AKIL WRIGHT: Lost possession at times but won it back as well. 6

REKEIL PYKE: Wrexham’s stand-out player caused all sorts of problems and set up the winning goal. 8

STUART BEAVON: One chance was well saved but worked hard. 6

LUKE YOUNG: Put himself about and good finish for the only goal. 7

JASON OSWELL: Lively display following introduction. 6

CHRIS HOLROYD: An injury time sub. 4

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