WREXHAM stepped back into the light just in time to save their match against Hull on Saturday.

ScottishPower shut off the club's electricity after a late payment on Friday and the Hull match, along with the Reserve game on Monday and Wrexham's clash with Stockport on Tuesday, were under threat.

League rules require fully operational floodlights before a game can go ahead and non-fulfilment of fixtures carries heavy financial and even points penalties for clubs.

The drastic action by ScottishPower related to an infringement of a debt repayment agreement by the club.

'It is true that the power was cut off,' said a club spokesman. 'We have a debt to pay ScottishPower and two weeks ago we came to an agreement as to paying it off.

'We made the first payment but missed the second on Thursday. The money was here but there was a silly misunderstanding about getting it to ScottishPower. We met with them on Friday and our power was back on by 4.30pm. they had simply reached the end of their tether but we righted the situation and ensured that we could fulfil all of this week's fixtures.'