THE Bury game was hugely significant. Flynn's men chalked up victory no.1 of 2001-2, kept a clean sheet for the first time, and also exited the scrum at the bottom of the league table. It was as if the new season had started for real - exactly a month after its official opening.
  
Words cannot begin to describe the quality of Trundle's last-gasp winner; nor the overall impact he has had since he swapped Rhyl for the Racecourse in February.
  
Some strikers are renowned for their potency in the six-yard box; others are prolific in the air. The sun-tanned Scouser is different. I do not want to encourage Premiership scouts to head for North Wales, but every goal he scores seems to contain an element of outrageous skill or amazing magic.
  
The irony is that on Tuesday night he appeared to be having one of his least effective games in a red shirt - until the 84th minute.
  
He's now bagged 10 goals in 14 second division starts - an exceptional record. I'm not suggesting we're a one-man team, but I dread the day when Pryce Griffiths receives an offer he can't refuse for the iconic centre-forward.
  
My only concern is the no.9's disciplinary record. His last three league appearances do not bode well. He was red-carded at Bristol Rovers in May, yellow-carded against Bury, and involved in a particularly unsavoury incident on Saturday at Meadow Lane. We do not want Trundle the hero to turn into Trundle the villain.
  
On the same subject, it is also worrying that centre-half Carey and playmaker Ferguson were booked again on Tuesday night.
  
The Irishman now has five yellow cards and one red in his last 11 league games; the Scot has exactly the same record over his last nine appearances. I know both men play in positions that almost inevitably bring bookings, but as senior professionals - Carey is skipper and Fergie has deputised in that role - I'm sure they should be setting a better example, especially with all the talk of Flynn's new slimmed-down squad.
  
The Bury fixture was also noteworthy for three other reasons.
  
First, rookie keeper Rogers had an excellent 90 minutes - and kept the Red Dragons in the game on several occasions. One second-half save was almost Banks-esque in its quality.
  
Second, there are few supporters who criticise referees less than me - but even I was driven to distraction by the performance of Mr Cowburn.

He was over-zealous, over-fussy, and a high proportion of his decisions were simply absurd. And Wrexham won, so there's no question of sour grapes on my part.
  
Finally, an acquaintance of mine, standing on the Kop (close to the Sainsbury's Stand), was told off by a steward for swearing on Tuesday night.
  
He was then informed by the yellow-coated official that if he wanted to blaspheme during the game he should move to the back of the Kop (in the middle).
  
Maybe I've missed something, but I was unaware that the club had demarcated swearing and non-swearing zones on the Racecourse terraces.