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Wrexham fan runs onto pitch ‘greets his idol’ then taunts Newport fans with hand gestures

One Wrexham fan runs onto the pitch, ‘greets his idol’, then taunts Newport County fans with hand gestures in Saturday’s fixture.

Wrexham break an 120-year long record as they defeated their Welsh rivals with a 2-0 victory at the Racecourse Ground.

Despite Newport having the better chances in the first half, then were finally broken in the 64th minute, with James Jones netting with a strike to put Wrexham ahead.

Elliot Lee then got one for himself in the closing stages, with Wrexham now scoring for the 49th home league game running, their best run, since 1903.

The result means that Wrexham remain third in League Two table, with 43 points from 22 games played.

Newport however are 17th with 26 points from 23 games, 9 points from the playoffs and 10 points above the drop zone.

Wrexham: Okonkwo, Cleworth, Tozer (C), O’Connor, Mendy, Jones, Cannon (Young 88’), Lee (J. Davies 92’), McClean, Dalby (Fletcher 72’), Mullin (Bickerstaff 92’).

Subs not used: Howard, Boyle, Forde.

Newport County: Townsend, Delaney (C), Clarke, Evans, Morris, Bogle, McLoughlin, Charsley (Baker 65’), Wildig, Palmer-Houlden (Payne 80’).

Subs not used: Maxted, Waite, Rai, Wood, Bondswell.

Wrexham boss Phil Parkinson said, as per nation.cymru: “It was a game played in very difficult conditions, swirling wind, but we’ve been training in those conditions this week so we’re kind of used to it.

“When it’s like that, the game’s always going to have a scrappy feel to it and it was important we were ready to scrap first and second balls all over the pitch.

“I felt we did that very well and the moments of quality in terms of football, we knew they might be not as often as what it is in normal conditions, but we still played some good football and we switched the play and got in some dangerous positions, so all in all I thought the lads have stuck to the job at hand and got another very important three points for us.

“We just kept saying to the lads at half-time ‘we’ve just got to keep grinding away today’.

“It was just one of those types of games. We’ve had them before and it’s about being ready to get your bodies in, to protect the ball upfront, to win those headers in midfield, to make sure the communication’s right when the ball comes from the keeper to our backline – and I thought they did that terrifically well.

“All those very basic things in football had to be in place for us to get us a win.”

Newport County manager Graham Coughlan said: “We had opportunities and chances. The first goal was always going to be big in this fixture and we had two or three chances in the first half to take them and we didn’t, so you leave yourself open.

“Yes, the conditions were there but they were the same for both teams, so by no means will we use that as an excuse.

“We had one or two sloppy moments and that’s probably what cost us, but we’ve seen them moments so many times this season and that’s what’s hurting us because we were in the game.

“Both teams tried to make a decent fist of the conditions and it was tough on both teams and both sets of players, but it’s disappointing when it comes down to two set-pieces and two long throws. That’s bitterly disappointing.

“If you don’t take those chances, then you’re going to leave yourself vulnerable.

“We didn’t take them, so we were always vulnerable and they were always going to put a bit of pressure on us, they were always going to be a different team in the second half.

“The game certainly changed at half-time, but they’ve taken their chances with two set pieces, which is probably sticking in my throat at this moment in time.

“I’d love to be honest and tell you what I’m really feeling but you can’t concede from two set-pieces from long throws. That should be bread and butter to people in our team.”

This is what Twitter users said after a Wrexham fan runs onto the pitch, ‘greets his idol’, then taunts Newport fans with hand gestures…

@MattG824824: Absolutely love it. Was cracking up at the 🖕🖕👌👌

@an_thomo: Class, was creasing when they couldnt find him 🤣🤣🤣💪

@Kevin32LK: Brilliant 🤣🤣

@habsfanaz: This kid is my spiritual animal

@JungleCanopy: Brilliant. I hope this kid got away with it. He dived into the Tech End by us and evaporated… Class 😆

@DylanJones95: What a lad, hope they don’t get the cctv out

@PhilipRouth: That kid seemed pretty quick and agile dodging all the security. He available in the January transfer window? 🤣

@r77ulr: Someone buy that lad a bottle of Prime.

@SeriouslyDaysha: I wish that I could see all of the player reactions while this was happening. 😆

@LeeEas1985: Kids needs to get on the running track. Has potential I want him in the next marvel movie as the gazelle.

@KelvinD42826754: Class fair play 👏👏

@griffiths629: This was quality

@RichRob77236041: No way a ban surely a statue

@HowardGaryJone2: Kids a legend

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