WREXHAM'S winless run has extended to four games after losing 2-1 at home to Stockport County.

Two poorly defended goals left Bryan Hughes' side with it all to do at the break as the Hatters seized the initiative.

The Reds had all the play in the second half and although substitute Leighton McIntosh reduced the deficit late-on, there was no comeback and it meant a second defeat in a row for Hughes' men.

The starting line-up showed five changes from the side that started the defeat at Hartlepool.

Centre-back Michael Chambers, absent against Pools due to injury, came in for Jake Lawlor who picked up his second red card of the season and started a four game suspension.

JJ Hooper also missed out after limping off in the Bank Holiday Monday loss and was replaced by Jason Oswell, the striker handed his first start of the season.

Luke Summerfield, Luke Young and Mark Harris were also recalled to the side in place of Akil Wright, Adam Barton and Ben Tollitt who were all named on the substitutes bench.

Stockport made a lively start before Wrexham had a sight of goal with Bobby Grant firing wide and Shaun Pearson's header from a Young free-kick was saved by keeper Ben Hinchliffe.

But Wrexham fell behind in the 20th minute.

Christian Dibble spilled Elliot Osborne's free-kick and Ash Palmer made no mistake from close range.

Young's effort was deflected wide and Chambers headed over but Wrexham came even closer to an equaliser as Summerfield's half volley from outside the area was brilliantly tipped onto the post by Hinchliffe and the ball rebounded to safety.

Oswell wasn't far away with a bicycle kick that he did well to meet, Young's drive was spilled by Hinchliffe before being gathered and the goalkeeper also made a routine save to deny Devonte Redmond.

Although Wrexham had come more into the game, the Reds needed Dibble to stop them falling further behind as the Reds keeper did well to deny Adam Thomas.

However, Stockport doubled their advantage in the 39th minute following a goalmouth scramble.

Thomas was denied by Dibble and although Nyal Bell's follow-up was blocked, Sam Minihan put the loose ball away.

Summerfield's low drive was gathered by Hinchliffe and Pearson headed wide in added time but the boos rang out around the Racecourse when the half-time whistle blew.

Chambers' volley flew inches wide at the start of the second period while Wrexham almost pulled a goal back when Grant got on the end of Summerfield's cross but his effort was cleared off the line by Jordan Keane.

A Chambers header from Summerfield's cross was saved by Hinchliffe but a well placed Thomas should have done better for County on the counter attack but he couldn't keep his shot down.

Wrexham responded with Harris threading a pass through to Grant whose shot was turned behind by Hinchliffe and substitute Ben Tollitt's 25 yard drive struck the crossbar.

But the goal that Wrexham had been threatening came on 85 minutes.

McIntosh raced onto Summerfield's through-ball and rounded Hinchliffe before scoring with a great finish from an acute angle.

Dibble prevented Alex Curran from restoring County's two-goal lead while Tollitt was denied by Hinchliffe as the game reached added time.

Jazzi Barnum-Bobb cleared off the line from Frank Mulhern but County had already done enough.

Wrexham (4-2-3-1): Dibble; Barnum-Bobb, Pearson, Chambers, Carrington; Summerfield, Young; Grant, Redmond (McIntosh 64), Harris; Oswell (Tollitt 71). Subs: Szczepaniak, Barton, Wright.

Stockport County (4-2-3-1): Hinchliffe; Minihan, Palmer, Keane, Cowan; Turnbull (Mulhern 80), Walker; Thomas, Osborne, Kirby (Curran 5); Bell (Arthur 66). Subs not used: Ormson, Jackson.

Referee: Gary Parsons.

Attendance: 5,777 (988 from Stockport).