TWO goals for Neil Roberts and a fine solo effort by Chris Llewellyn - his second in successive outings - gave Wrexham an apparently comfortable winning start to their mini-tour of Northern Ireland on Saturday.
But the scoreline papered over several potentially serious cracks which were visible in the opening 45 minutes and, had their finishing been better, hosts Dungannon Swifts might easily have embarrassed Denis Smith's side.
The part-timers, who were in Europe for the first time this summer losing in the first round of the Inter-Toto Cup to Icelandic team, Keflavik, gave the Dragons afootballing lesson as they carved out a series of chances in the first half.
Swifts' boss Harry Fay must have been well-pleased with the manner in which his players kept possession and swept the ball around, with teenage winger Shane Mc-Cabe and veteran striker Micky Ward, in particular, proving a real handful.
Ward's fellow striker Aidan McVeigh had two great opportunities inside the first 15 minutes, but failed to test Mike Ingham, and unforced shoddy errors from Steve Evans and Mark Jones kept the momentum with the home side.
Evans and defensive team-mate Mike Williams gave every indication of having never met before and Jones, who had started despite suffering with aminor chest infection, lasted just 33 minutes before making way for trialist Josh Johnson.
The enforced switch brought achange in tactics, Wrexham settling into 4-4-2 mode with Llewellyn joining previously lone striker Roberts in attack and it was the former Hartlepool man who broke the deadlock almost immediately.
Picking up the ball 40 yards from goal, Llewellyn jinked his way past two defenders before sliding the ball past David Wells from the narrowest of angles, but within minutes another mistake by Evans allowed David Scullion to get goal-side, his measured chip clearing both Ingham and the crossbar.
It was another let-off for the Dragons and they took full advantage by scoring a second in the 43rd minute.
Dennis Lawrence began the move on halfway, Llewellyn helped the ball on to Matty Done and the youngster's low cross was drilled past West by Roberts with a first-time shot from the edge of the area.
The introduction for the second half of Simon Spender and Gareth Evans for Mike Williams and Steve Evans had the desired effect, providing extra stability at the back and, as the home side began to feel the pace, Wrexham looked far more comfortable and composed.
Replacement goalkeeper Michael Jones was pretty much a spectator throughout the second period and the experience of Ryan Valentine and Danny Williams came to the fore, both of them putting in assured displays.
At the other end, Llewellyn and Roberts were tireless in their running and showed some promising signs..
But the final goal of the afternoon was a poacher's effort, Roberts reacting quickest when Wells could only parry a fiercely-struck free kick by Matt Crowell 13 minutes from time. However, the keeper redeemed himself with acouple of late saves, denying Roberts his hat-trick and then turning Levi Mackin's shot for a corner to prevent a rout.
DUNGANNON SWIFTS: Wells; Wray (T Fitzpatrick 53), Gallagher (Murphy 75), Montgomery, G Fitzpatrick, McGinn (Everaldo 57), McCabe (McConkey 73), McAnee (Hamilton 73), McVeigh (McAllister 79), Ward (Slater 63), Scullion.
WREXHAM: Ingham (Michael Jones 45); Valentine, S Evans (G Evans 45), Lawrence, M Williams (Spender 45), D Williams, Ferguson (Crowell 60), C Llewellyn, Done (Mackin 70), Mark Jones (Johnson 33), Roberts.