WREXHAM rounded off their six-day tour of Northern Ireland with a 2-1 victory over Premier Division champions Glentoran on Saturday.
Goals from Mark Jones and Dennis Lawrence put the Dragons into a 2-0 lead against the Belfast outfit - who were recently involved in Champions League action - before Garry Browne pulled one back for the hosts with three minutes remaining.
They could have been behind as early as the second minute but Colin Nixon shot wide after the Reds' Northern Ireland international keeper Michael Ingham had parried a Kevin Kelbie cross.
But it was Wrexham who took the lead 12 minutes later as Jones smacked in an absolute cracker from 25 yards after good work from Lee Roche and Dean Bennett.
Jones was proving to be a thorn in the side of Glens, but his afternoon was ended shortly before the break with a hip injury.
After the opener, Jones' midfield partner Danny Williams blasted wide before makeshift striker Dean Bennett forced Elliott Morris into action.
Glentoran boss Roy Coyle had seen enough and made three changes at the interval.
His decision to shake-up his pack galvanised the home side and they nearly levelled on 52 minutes.
Former Wrexham player Shaun Holmes crossed to the far post, where Ingham spilled the ball at the feet of striker Michael Halliday, whose shot hit the post and rebounded into the path of Jody Tolan. His 15-yard effort was spectacularly
cleared off the line by Lawrence.
Lawrence was then moved up front by boss Denis Smith after Lee McEvilly had to withdraw with a tight ham-string. And the Trinidad international proved his goalscoring prowess by notching the strike that settled matters five minutes from time.
Taking a long throw from Andy Holt under his control, he spun and smartly fired his shot past the despairing Morris.
Yet there was still time for Glentoran to get the goal their second-half adventure merited, as Browne charged down a Dave Bayliss pass and saw the ball ricochet past Ingham into the net.
After the match, Wrexham chief Smith admitted knocks to Jones, McEvilly and also Lawrence (groin) concerned him. But he was pleased with the result.
He said: 'We did well. If you were playing in Europe and come to Glentoran and get a win then you would be very happy.
'We played well but conceded a sloppy goal which I wasn't too happy about, but overall I am happy.
'We have gone three games unbeaten here - the first game we only drew but should have won by a hatful. But I have got from the tour everything that I wanted.'
Last Wednesday, Wrexham beat First Division outfit Crusaders 4-1. McEvilly blasted in two free-kicks while fellow forwards Dean Walters and Bennett also got on the scoresheet.
The Reds kick-started the tour with a 1-1 draw at Newry City - Bennett the scorer.