On Saturday, Halifax Town defeated Wrexham 3-1 in the National League, dealing a major blow to Wrexham’s title ambitions. Halifax striker Jake Hyde scored twice, while midfielder Jack Earing added another to secure the win. Despite Wrexham pulling one back late on through Jordan Ponticelli, the loss saw the Red Dragons drop down to second in the table.
Wrexham started the game brightly and had a number of opportunities early on, but failed to convert any of them. This proved costly as Halifax took the lead through Hyde in the 18th minute. The striker was played through on goal by a long ball and finished past Wrexham goalkeeper Christian Dibble.
Halifax doubled their lead just before half-time, with Earing scoring from close range after a scramble in the Wrexham box. Wrexham manager Dean Keates made changes at half-time, introducing three attacking players in an attempt to get back into the game. However, it was Hyde who scored again in the 56th minute, finishing off a well-worked move to make it 3-0 to Halifax.
Despite Ponticelli’s late goal for Wrexham, it proved to be a mere consolation as the visitors suffered their second defeat in their last three league games. The loss means that Wrexham drop down to second in the table, with Torquay moving to the top on goal difference.
Overall, it was a disappointing result for Wrexham and a major blow to their hopes of winning the National League title this season. Halifax, on the other hand, will be delighted with the win, which sees them move up to eighth in the table.