Wrexham sent out a warning to play-off opponents Luton Town as the Red Dragons thrashed Braintree Town 5-1 to finish the Blue Square Bet Premier season on a high.
Andy Morrell's men had already been guaranteed second place prior to the Racecourse Ground encounter, but they brought down the curtain on a highly successful campaign in style, leaving the players in high spirits ahead of Thursday's play-off semi-final against the Hatters.
The hosts opened the scoring after just 19 minutes, player-manager Morrell leading from the front by firing home Stephen Wright's cross from out wide after Mathias Pogba had missed his chance at the near-post.
Wrexham continued to dominate possession and secured a 2-0 lead three minutes before the break, Jay Harris threading the ball through for Adrian Cieslewicz who fired past Nathan McDonald.
Harris was desperately unlucky not to make it 3-0 shortly after the restart as he saw his shot hit the post, and the Iron soon managed to half the deficit as Ben Wright scrambled home a loose ball.
However, the hosts restored their two-goal cushion just seven minutes later as Pogba smashed home a long range effort, and substitute Danny Wright made it 4-1 following some decent build-up play between Cieslewicz and Dean Keates.
The hosts weren't done yet though and Neil Ashton fired home the fifth and final goal from the penalty spot after Keates was upended inside the area.
Wrexham bookings: None.
Braintree bookings: O'Connor, Davis.
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By gmoore on Sat, 15th June 13