Tamworth suffered a resounding defeat in their latest pre-season game – as National League Wrexham showed just why they’re being tipped for the title.
The Red Dragons were dominant throughout, scoring five times without reply – that after Tyler French gave them the lead after just 22 seconds.
Lambs joint boss Gary Smith admitted the early goal didn’t help matters, but reckons his side will have learnt a lot from a tough afternoon.
“The last thing you want to do is concede after 20 second and that obviously set the tone,” he said. “It gave them the impetus they need to go on and show their skill and their talent.
“We had to put a real shift in but hopefully the fitness levels will go up and that will stand us in good stead moving towards the first game of the season.
“We’ve not had the type of pre-season that we normally would have. We’ve not had chance to have all of our squad together.
“But two weeks to go until the start of the season and we’ve got a little bit more of an understanding and we’ll analyse this and the mistakes and look where we can improve.
“You use games like this as a yardstick to measure where you are as a player.”
Wrexham raced in front early as Paul Mullin supplied a far post cross for French to tap in.
Mullin was the provider again 15 minutes later, crossing for Jordan Ponticelli to nod beyond Jas Singh. Mullin stayed busy and smashed a shot off the underside of the bar as the Welsh side continued to test Tamworth.
Wrexham repeated their quick start in the second half. Three minute into the second period and Dior Angus, who had replaced the impressive Mullin at the break, slotted home for three.
Angus was a thorn in Tamworth’s side from the on and played a part in the fourth goal as his shot came back off the bar for a trialist to prod home on 73 minutes.
Substitute Angus rounded things off with his second and Wrexham’s fifth – tapping home Max Cleworth’s cross with ten minutes left on the clock.
Tamworth Singh, Ward, Pendley (Forde 46’), Brown (Howkins 82’), Cox (Yeomans 89’), Wilder, Thomas (Brogan 82’), Beswick (Mancinelli 74’), Soleman (Walters 46’), Bastos (McDonald 74’), Creaney Subs not used Fallows
Wrexham Lainton, French, Trialist, Cleworth, Brisley, Green, Davies, Trialist, McAllinden, Ponticelli, Mullin