Should’ve won, could’ve lost, That about sums it up!
Overall, we were the better team: we bossed the first half hour, edged the second half and really piled it on for the last ten minutes. However, for fifteen minutes before the break they took control and carved out some good chances: if it hadn’t been for the returning hero Chris Maxwell we’d have lost the game in that spell.
We had some good opportunities at the end: Joe Clarke ought to have scored right at the death from the rebound of a Cieslewicz shot off Sam Russell’s legs; Danny Wright had a header brilliantly saved (there was a big appeal for it to have crossed the line which Andy Morrell seemed to be berating the linesman over it in very heated terms after the final whistle); and Brett Ormerod had a shot cleared off the line. However, a draw was probably a reasonable result and was certainly an outcome we’d have taken at 3 o’clock, I think.
Maxwell was impressive though – he made some good saves to repel Forest Green in those 15 minutes before the break and also distributed the ball brilliantly, twice sending Ormerod clear through the middle. At last a clean sheet – it felt good!
The one downside was Danny Alfei going off with what looked like a hamstring pull. What a shame it would be if that ends his loan spell: at least Steven Wright was fit to step in and he put in a good 20 minutes, swinging in a superb cross for the Danny Wright header I mentioned earlier.
Wrexham (4-3-3): Maxwell; Alfei (S Wright 70), Riley, Westwood, Ashton; Clarke, Keates, Harris; D Wright, Ormerod (Morrell 82), Hunt (Cieslewicz 74) UNUSED SUBS: Little, Thornton.
Attendance: 1840 (565 away)
Miscellaneous: Dean Keates’ hundredth Wrexham league match; first goalless draw for Wrexham in 24 games (Nuneaton – September 2012); Chris Maxwell’s first game since April 2012 (Newport County 0 Wrexham 1)
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