WREXHAM reached the fourth round of the Scottish Challenge Cup following a penalty shoot-out victory over Ayr United at The Racecourse.

Youth team striker Jake Bickerstaff put a much-changed Wrexham ahead in the second half but the Scottish Championship visitors made it 1-1 four minutes from time.

That meant the tie had to be decided on penalties and both teams converted their opening five spot-kicks.

But after Reds goalkeeper Dawid Szczepaniak saved the first sudden death penalty, Jake Lawlor scored to send his side into the last 16.

Here's how the players rated:

DAWID SZCZEPANIAK: Kicking was suspect at times but made a good save before the equaliser and in shoot-out. 6

MAX CLEWORTH: The youth team player did not look out of place, looking very comfortable on the ball. 7

JAKE LAWLOR: Provided the experience in the back three and also scored winning penalty. 7

DOUG THARME: Back early from a loan spell and he was also solid at the back as he helped keep Ayr at bay. 7

JAZZI BARNUM-BOBB: Played one superb long ball but crosses into the area needed to be a lot better. 5

DEVONTE REDMOND: Too many passes went astray. 5

ADAM BARTON: Barton took his chance. He was good on the ball and also broke up play to good effect. 7

PAUL RUTHERFORD: Played as a left-wing back and he didn’t really take to the position. 6

JAKE BICKERSTAFF: Was lively on the right of the front three and scored a well-taken goal on his senior debut. 7

LEIGHTON MCINTOSH: Put in a good shift and had a couple of early chances to give Wrexham the lead. 6

BEN TOLLITT: Made some good runs and while not everything came off, you could not fault his effort. 6

CIAN WILLIAMS: A couple of neat touches. 4

MATHW JONES: Came on as a late substitute. 4

BOBBY BEAUMONT: The last of the replacements. 4