ANOTHER marvellous match-winner from striker supreme Lee Trundle gave Wrexham their first win of the season at The Racecourse last night.
Tearaway Trundle smashed home an unstoppable shot seven minutes from time to give the relieved Red Dragons the points in a hard-fought match.
Referee Mark Cooper was as busy as any of the players, booking five in a 10-minute spell.
That tended to overshadow Wrexham's confident start, but the struggling Shakers gave as good as they got in an end-to-end game.
Wrexham exerted most of the early pressure with Trinadadian international Carlos Edwards's pace and skilful control always a threat down the right.
Strikers Trundle and Craig Faulconbridge, a £200,000 target of Second Division rivals Oldham, were also sharp and energetic up front.
Quicksilver Trundle forced goal-keeper, Paddy Kenny to stretch for a dangerous cross, but too much whistle - and too many yellow cards - ruined the continuity of the game.
Faulconbridge flashed a header just over from Darren Ferguson's free kick and Wrexham 'keeper Kristian Rogers made a brilliant chip away save to deny Gareth Seddon.
Brian Carey and Trundle went close to breaking the deadlock, but the longer it went on goalless, the more frustrated Wrexham and their fans became.
Ferguson became the seventh booking and then young David Warren made a superb goal-line clearance as Wrexham came under more pressure.
Wrexham's best chance in the second half fell to Kevin Russell, but he blazed over after being picked out perfectly by Ferguson's through ball. A snap-shot by Trundle then almost caught Kenny unaware.
But it all got a bit tense as both sides went for a winner - and the referee's use of the yellow card continued. But then Trundle came to the rescue in the 83rd minute.