We might not have a game today, but over the decades plenty of Wrexham players have got the year off to a scoring start.
1955: Jack Rowley scores in a 2-2 home draw with Southport
1980: 14,738, the biggest home crowd we’ve attracted on January 1st, sees Frank Carrodus score in a 2-0 win over Preston.
1985: Andy Edwards strikes in a 2-2 draw against Colchester played in front of 1,376 , our smallest New Year’s Day home crowd.
1986: we get off to a spectacular start to the year when Phil Brignull gives us the lead after seven minutes at Burnley, and a quarter of an hour later it’s 2-0….but we end up losing 5-2!
1988: Kevin Russell gets both in a victory over Crewe.
1992: Andy Thackeray scored in a 3-2 win over Mansfield. A decent warm-up for a game three says later against Arsenal!
2003: Lee Trundle getsthe consolation in a 3-1 home loss to Macclesfield.
2005: Chris Llewellyn scores in a 2-1 loss to Blackpool.
2007: Josh Johnson scored in a
2012: Jake Speight scored in a 4-0 win over Telford.
2013: the first goal scored in the world that year comes from Danny Wright at Telford.