RELEGATED BRAINTREE TOWN crumbled to a 3-1 defeat at promotion-chasing Wrexham, in the National League.

Danny Searle's side had had their fate sealed last weekend, despite beating play-off hopefuls Gateshead 2-0.

And they were let empty-handed after making the long trip to Wales, on Saturday.

Bobby Grant put the hosts ahead and although Korrey Henry made it all-square at half-time, Wrexham added two more after the break through Shaun Pearson and Akil Wright.

Braintree's leveller had come four minutes before the interval, after a long throw from Sven Karic was knocked on by Robert Atkinson.

Daniel Matsuzaka headed it towards Rob Lainton but the home keeper could only palm the ball straight to Henry, who made no mistake from close range and blasted into the roof of the net.

Braintree remain second from bottom, a point above basement boys Maidstone United, who lost 2-0 at home to leaders Salford City.

Third-from-bottom Aldershot Town picked up a point, drawing 2-2 at Bromley, while Havant and Waterlooville, the other side in the drop zone, lost 2-1 at home to Harrogate Town.

Wrexham are fourth in the table and seemingly assured of a play-off spot at least.

Despite being relegated, Braintree will be looking to make an impact in their remaining four matches.

They host AFC Fylde next weekend before fixtures against Maidstone (away), Dagenham and Redbridge (home) and second-placed Leyton Orient (away).

The Maidstone and Dagenham fixtures are on Good Friday and Easter Monday respectively.