LIVE BLOG: Wrexham v FC Halifax Town

League leaders FC Halifax Town take their 100 per cent league record to Wrexham.

What a start

Welcome to our live coverage of FC Halifax Town's trip to Wrexham in the National League. Halifax have beaten Ebbsfleet, Hartlepool and Dagenham and Redbridge so far, can they add Wrexham to that list tonight? Stay tuned to find out.

Team news

Town team - Sam Johnson, Michael Duckworth, Nathan Clarke, Matty Brown, Jerome Binnom-Williams, Cameron King, Jamie Allen, Liam Nolan, Josh Staunton, Jeff King, Tobi Sho-Silva. Subs: Will Appleyard, Jacob Hanson, Jack Earing, Sanmi Odelusi, Liam McAlinden

Town team

First start for Liam Nolan tonight, who replaces Niall Maher, who drops out of the 16 altogether. Jeff King comes in for Saturday's match winner Liam McAlinden, who is on the bench. As is Jacob Hanson.

Hosts

Wrexham team - Dibble, Barnum-Bobb, Pearson, Lawlor, Jennings, Summerfield, Young, Redmond, McIntosh, Harris, Hooper. Subs: Szczepaniak, Oswell, Carrington, Rutherford, Barton

Josh Mac

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Southwell

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Suspended

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Pre-match

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Getting ready

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Team spirit

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Kick off approaching

Atmosphere really building inside the Racecourse now with kick off just over 5 minutes away

Gaffer

The thoughts of Town boss Pete Wild ahead of Wrexham v Halifax:

https://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/sport/football/fc-halifax-town-we-won-t-be-fazed-says-boss-wild-ahead-of-wrexham-trip-1-9930492

Here we go

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We're underway at The Racecourse Ground

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Really good atmosphere at Wrexham as always

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Wrexham free kick. Crossing position

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Free kick cleared

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Great cross from the right somehow evades all the Wrexham attackers in the box

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Pearson not happy with a foul by Sho-Silva - bit of a flashpoint there. Sho-Silva spoken to by the ref

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Dangerous cross from the right held by Sam Johnson

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Excellent tip over by Johnson after a cross is headed towards his own goal by Clarke

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Johnson catches Wrexham's 3rd corner in succession to relieve the pressure

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Shot by Harris saved easily by Johnson

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Town really on the back foot here. Free kick in a crossing position for the hosts

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Free kick mercifully over hit

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Another Wrexham cross flashes through the box

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First Town shot is skewed way over by Nolan after a good run by Cameron King

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Town a bit more into the game now. Seem to have survived that early storm

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Wrexham corner

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Town get it clear

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Jamie Allen with Town's 1st shot on target, kept out by Dibble at his near post

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Wrexham fans not happy - they claim Clarke handballed in the box there, not given

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Comfortable save by Johnson from Summerfield's prod at goal

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Wrexham not as fluent and incisive as they were first 10 minutes.

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Decent move by Town started by Duckworth, continued by C King but ends with an over hit cross by Allen with 3 in the middle

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Shot by C King saved by Dibble via a deflection

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C King does well to win Town's 1st corner

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Clarke heads well wide

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Wrexham corner

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Effort on goal saved easily by Johnson

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Poor tackle by Staunton. Rightly booked. Wrexham free kick 35 yards out crossing position

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Free kick nodded down but claimed by Johnson

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1 min added

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HT 0-0

HT

Wrexham the better side. Started really well but tapered off as the half went on. Town got more comfortable as the half went on. They've tested Dibble a couple of times, while Johnson reacted brilliantly to save from Clarke's header. Town can do better going forward though.

Elsewhere

Solihull currently top. Winning 2-0 at Chorley. Town's next opponents Aldershot losing 1-0 at home to Bromley.

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2nd half underway

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Cross by Allen behind for a goal kick

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Wrexham free kick, crossing position

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Clarke heads away

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Brilliant save by Johnson from Redmond's shot. Corner

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Corner headed over at the near post

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Sho-Silva booked. C King was tripped a couple of minutes before that - should have been a free kick 25 yds out but wasn't given

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Wrexham corner

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Corner cleared

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McAlinden on for Jeff King

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Shot by Hooper straight at Johnson

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McAlinden fires over from an angle from C King's pass

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Town free kick caught by Dibble

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Lawlor sent off for Wrexham

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Brought down Sho-Silva who was running through on goal

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C King puts the resulting free kick over the bar

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Let's see how that impacts the game then. Still 0-0

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Town corner cleared to C King, who shoots way over from 25 yds

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C King shot whistles just wide from 30 yds

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Wrexham take the lead

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Mark Harris with the goal, lovely little dink over the onrushing Johnson from 15 yards

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Odelusi on for Sho-Silva

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Jamie Allen moves up top

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Shot by Hooper saved by Johnson

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5 mins added on

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Town want a pen for a foul on Odelusi - not given and the hosts berate the Town sub for trying to con the ref

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Town corner

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Corner headed over by JBW

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FT - Town's perfect start is over. 1-0.

FT

Thanks for following the live blog. See you at Aldershot on Saturday!