Wrexham 1 Salisbury City 1

Last updated : 28 February 2009 By Gvred

Wrexham 1 Salisbury city 1

Wrexham have moved back into playoff contention after this draw against Salisbury City, but will consider the result to be two points lost rather than one gained.

New signing John Curtis replaced Neil Taylor in defence as Wrexham looked to bounce back from Tuesday's FA Trophy defeat at Ebbsfleet. However they were fortunate not to go a goal behind after only two minutes. A poor back pass from Williamson put Ward under pressure on the edge of his area, the goalkeeper doing well to stop Clark then Griffin from point blank range.

After six minutes Wrexham took the lead, Some good work between Louis and Curtis fed Marc Williams, His pass put Jon Brown into space on the right flank and his cross was slotted in by Flynn from six yards.

Wrexham continued to press and another superb Brown cross just eluding Louis and Williams. Next Andy Fleming had the Goalkeeper scrambling across his goal, then Flynn cut in from the left and his shot was deflected for a corner.

Right on half time Marc Williams did superbly against two defenders, his shot was pushed away by the keeper only as far as Jon Brown who should have scored from eight yards, but his effort was cleared off the line by Clarke.

Salisbury started the brighter of the two teams in the second half, closing Wrexham down in midfield. On 52 minutes a fine run by Brown saw him lay a nice ball off to Flynn, his curling effort was well saved by Bittner in the Salisbury goal.

Wrexham were then dealt a blow when Marc Williams was stretchered off when he injured his foot while trying to reach a quickly taken Jon Brown free kick.

Williams replacement was quickly into the action showing some nice touches.

Fleming was yellow carded after a foul on Sinclair on the edge of the area. The resulting free kick was fired into the wall.

Wrexham missed another great chance after 67 minutes, Mike Williams firing over the bar from six yards after Fleming's volley had evaded the Salisbury defence.

But then on 72 minutes, disaster for Wrexham. For the umpteenth time this season a corner was poorly defended, and from the clearance Ademano had a free header from six yards that Ward could only parry into the net.

Tubbs should have made it 2-1 minutes later, But Ward held his header at the second attempt.

Substitute McCluskey then cut inside his marker and his shot beat Bittner but was cleared by the covering defender.

More good work by McCluskey was almost rewarded, his cross was knocked down by Louis into Westwood's path but again the defender fired over from six yards.

Salisbury had a couple of corners in injury time but made no attempt to threaten Wrexham's goal, preferring to keep possession and settle for a point.