SAM RICKETTS hailed Wrexham's second half performance as his side beat Weston-super-Mare 2-0 to reach the second round of the FA Cup.

Luke Summerfield and Stuart Beavon struck after the break at The Woodspring Stadium as National League leaders Wrexham progressed past Weston, who are bottom of National League South.

“We are all about momentum, it is all about winning the game,” said Ricketts.

“It was by far an easy game. Weston tried to play some nice football and at times we made hard work of it.

“But the most important thing is we are through to the next round.

“They worked incredibly hard, they moved the ball really well at times and it took a long time for us to try and break that down and break their spirit in what was a great occasion.

“The FA Cup is a great occasion and it had the making of a banana skin but I’m delighted to say the players ensured it isn’t.”

Ricketts was satisfied with being all-square at the break and he was pleased to see Wrexham step up a gear in the second half and secure the win.

“Nil-nil away from home at half-time is never a bad scoreline,” said Ricketts.

“You have to ride the storm that you are going to face when you do come here, an FA Cup game and potential banana skin.

“You need to make sure that you don’t let them get their tails up and get ahead in the game so 0-0 at half-time isn’t a problem.

“Just made a few little tweaks and then try and kick-on and improve second half, and that is exactly what did happen.”

It was the first game since Ricketts picked up the National League manager of the month award for October.

Wrexham were unbeaten in four league games during the month, taking 10 points from a possible 12, and also began their FA Cup campaign with victory over Harrogate Town, and Ricketts dedicated the accolade to everyone at the club.

“To me personally it is nice but is it me – no,” said Ricketts.

“I am just the figurehead of an awful lot from the board members and people who work at the club who go above and beyond what they do.

“If they didn’t do what they do, what I do isn’t possible.

“I am head of a fantastic group of coaching staff and players.

“I get the award but ultimately it is a real team effort from everyone involved at the whole club.

“All I can do is carry on preparing how we do for every game. There will be no let-up from the staff, no let-up from the players and if you can do that, you can’t win every game although I’d like to but you are going to be in with a shout come the end.”