PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Woking FC

Here’s my column from last week’s Leader. It forms part of the paper’s comprehensive pre-match coverage every Friday, featuring interviews, an in-depth look at the opposition and lots of statistical analysis. All content in the column (c) www.leaderlive.co.uk.

Our home record against Woking isn’t too clever, as we’ve lost our last two league encounters at The Racecourse.

Admittedly, there was a home win sandwiched between those matches as we beat them 3-0 in an FA Cup tie in November 2013. The game, and all the scoring, was over by half time as Neil Ashton, Wes York and Andy Bishop grabbed the goals, getting us started on a cup run which ended famously at Stoke City.

Last season we crashed to a 3-1 defeat despite a spectacular early free kick by Dom Vose. An unusual line-up from Gary Mills, which saw us play with a back three and a midfield diamond, turned out to be as dysfunctional as it was experimental. With hindsight it offered us a taste of what was to come for the remainder of Mills’ time at The Racecourse.

The previous season saw Kevin Wilkin fail to get the better of cunning Woking supremo Gary Hill as we lost 2-1 at The Racecourse despite Louis Moult’s first half goal.

Our home record against The Cards is won three, drawn one and lost two, but for our last league win at The Racecourse you have to go back to October 2013 when Dean Keates opened the scoring and Joe Clarke completed a 2-0 win in the last minute.

Bishop and Keates, who have each scored twice in this fixture, are the only Wrexham players to have put more than one goal past Woking.

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