Gareth Taylor rescued Wrexham from an FA Cup first-round replay at Lowestoft with an 89th-minute strike.
The visitors were resilient but Wrexham pressure finally told as Taylor got on the end of Wes Baynes' free kick.
The Ryman Division One North side - three divisions below Wrexham - belied their ranking for much of the contest.
Baynes had a free kick stopped in the 41st minute and Taylor's soft header 14 minutes from the end summed up the Blue Square Premier side's effort.
Wrexham manager Dean Saunders: "The main thing is we're through to the next round. It was a difficult match.
"We lost last year to Eastwood who went on to beat a few teams and ended up getting promotion from their league and that's not easy to play against.
"They put everyone behind the ball and left the number nine up front on his own and they just hung on and hung on and hopefully they could nick a goal from the set piece from a corner or something like that or we did something daft.
"Chris Maxwell's had nothing to do all afternoon, frustrating watching, obviously because the chances went a-begging again.
"There was balls going across the goal and we never finished them off, but eventually I said to them with 20 minutes to go, 'They're not as fit as us, we're full-time training and they're not as fit as us and whether they can keep defending right to the 90th minute' and eventually we did grind them down and we got on top of them."
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Saturday, 7 November 2009
The FA Cup
06 Williams (Taylor 68)
08 Taboubi (Jones 74)
20 McCluskey (Cieslewicz 57)
22 Lamine Sakho
05 Crane yellow card
03 Smith yellow card
07 Godrold (Bussens 72)
08 Fisk yellow card
10 Cockerill (King 76)
11 Mitchell (McGee 90+1)
Ref: BarrattAtt: 2,402
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
90:00+6:02 The referee ends the match.
90:00+4:51 Andrew Fisk gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Jones. Direct free kick taken by Chris Maxwell.
90:00+4:25 Lamine Sakho produces a right-footed effort from long distance that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Correction - 90:00+0:10 Free kick taken by Matthew Halliday.
Correction - 90:00+0:10 Substitution Scott Mitchell goes off and Gary McGee comes on.
90:00+0:10 Andy Reynolds restarts play with the free kick.
90:00+0:10 Substitution Scott Mitchell leaves the field to be replaced by Gary McGee.
90:00+0:10 Gareth Taylor is caught offside.
88:06 Assist on the goal came from Wes Baynes.
88:06 GOAL - Gareth Taylor:Wrexham 1 - 0 Lowestoft Town Gareth Taylor grabs a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Wrexham 1-0 Lowestoft Town.
87:33 Foul by Adam Smith on Adrian Cieslewicz, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Wes Baynes.
86:42 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gareth Taylor on Ross King. Andy Reynolds takes the free kick.
83:42 Ashley Westwood takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.
82:07 The assistant referee flags for offside against Lamine Sakho. Andy Reynolds takes the free kick.
81:30 Effort from outside the box by Wes Baynes goes wide right of the target.
78:43 Wes Baynes takes a shot. Save made by Andy Reynolds.
77:54 Corner taken by Wes Baynes, clearance made by Gary Holt.
77:16 Unfair challenge on Gareth Taylor by Neil Plaskett results in a free kick. Wes Baynes produces a strike on goal direct from
the free kick, Matthew Halliday gets a block in.
75:22 Greg Crane restarts play with the free kick.
75:22 Substitution Ross King on for Dale Cockrill.
75:22 Dale Cockrill fouled by Mark Jones, the ref awards a free kick.
75:00 Gareth Taylor takes a shot. Save by Andy Reynolds.
73:31 Mansour Assoumani takes the free kick.
73:31 Substitution Mark Jones on for Hedi Taboubi.
73:31 Booking Andrew Fisk is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
73:21 Andrew Fisk gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hedi Taboubi.
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