Wrexham have beaten Chester 2-0 this afternoon at the Racecourse stadium.
Scott Quigley and Nicky Deverdics hit home to send the blues back up the A483 with their tails between their legs, and meaning the town have done the double over Chester this season.
The win moves promotion chasing Wrexham up to 4th, and Chester all but certain of relegation down in 22nd.
The Racecourse paid tribute to Kieron Durkan who died last week via a minute’s applause on the 9th minute, with staff and some Chester players also joining in during the break in play. Durkan, famed for creating memories including his goal against Manchester United in the 1995 FA Cup run.
— Chairman Lmao (@BenTheTim) March 11, 2018
A large policing operation had been put in place with resources being pulled in from across North Wales and England. Going to the ground there was visible extra policing in and around town, with many more units ‘hidden’ from view but within easy reach of Mold Road.
Mold Rd busy pic.twitter.com/VVQw9qGIjI
— Wrexham.com (@wrexham) March 11, 2018
The first proper non-bubble match appeared to take place without a hitch, with police issuing the following statement after the game.
North Wales Police Chief Supt Alex Goss said; “Firstly I would like to thank officers from both North Wales and Cheshire for their professionalism and dedication in managing today’s game.
“A carefully planned policing strategy ensured that the match passed off without incident. I am pleased with the success of the police operation which included the Wrexham marathon and the derby game.
“Our aim had always been to see the game pass peacefully while taking into account the rights of the people of Wrexham to go about their normal business.
“I would also like to thank public for their patience and understanding and the fans for their cooperation.”
— NPAS Barton (@NPASBarton) March 11, 2018
Today’s game was likely the last time the two team will meet due to Wrexham heading for promotion, and Chester due to be relegated again.