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Redmond's superb strike rescues point for Dragons; NOTTS COUNTY...............1 WREXHAM........................1.

A MAGNIFICENT strike from Devonte Redmond saw Wrexham rescue a share of the spoils at Notts County in a disappointing display at Meadow Lane that sees the Dragons still winless on their travels this season.

Wrexham were nowhere near the fluent outfit often on display in their opening four games yet they managed to ensure a draw thanks to Redmond's 74th-minute leveller, the Dragons' only effort on target throughout the entire encounter.

The visitors had begun much the brighter yet soon found themselves on the back foot as County gained a foothold and began to dominate proceedings.

And their performance was rewarded on 69 minutes as a deep cross from Ryan Booty was misjudged by Christian Dibble and Kristian Dennis had the simplest of tasks to head into an empty net.

Dibble, who was the busier of the two goalkeepers in the opening 10 minutes, made a comfortable save to deny Dennis before diving full length to push away a Booty shot for one of four early corners.

Wrexham also survived a nervy moment on 13 minutes when the impressive Mitch Rose sent Wes Thomas free on the left and his cross flashed across the face of Dibble's goal with Dennis unable to get a telling touch.

The home side almost went in front five minutes before the break when Rose won possession in the middle of the park and unleashed a powerful effort that went narrowly past the post.

Dibble came to the rescue with a scrambling save as the half wore down to added-on time.

County started the brighter after the break, Enzio Boldewijn letting fly with an effort across the face of goal after some intricate passing by the home side created space for the midfielder to advance.

But the stalemate was broken when Dibble misjudged a deep Booty cross and Dennis had the simplest of tasks to head into an unguarded net.

County had their tails up and went close to adding a second three minutes later when Booty let fly with a ferocious effort that just missed the angle of post and bar, the midfielder then testing the palms of Dibble again.

But their lead was to last just five minutes as Wrexham were soon back on level terms with their first shot on target.

There seemed little danger as the ball was worked into Redmond with his back to the home side's goal, but the forward turned and unleashed a powerful effort into the top corner.

County substitute Nathan Tyson had a chance to win it but he sent his shot horribly over.

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Aug 19, 2019
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