Unwanted History Approaches

We come into today’s match in horrible form, on our worst losing streak since January 2016 and failing to score in five straight games for the first time since April 2009. Defeat to Maidenhead would mean we’d lost six games consecutively for the first time since January 2008, when we suffered an eight-match losing streak.

If we fail to score today it’ll be our worst run in front of goal since October 1963, when we were barren for six games, the second longest run of games without scoring in our history. The club record is seven in April 1957, and we lost them all, including a Welsh Cup semi-final to Cardiff.

On the positive side, we have a hundred per cent record against Maidenhead United, scoring twice in each of our three meetings to date. Jordan Maguire-Drew’s spectacular goal was the highlight of our victory at York Road last August, and Mike Fondop scored the other in a 2-0 win.

We faced The Magpies almost exactly a year earlier, in a match which was stacked with firsts. It was the first time we’d played them, the first home game they’d played in the fifth tier, and the first time Manny Smith scored two goals in a match in his career as we emerged 2-1 winners.

Maidenhead’s only visit to The Racecourse to date ended in a 2-0 win for Wrexham. Chris Holroyd opened the scoring, and James Jennings wrapped things up with fifteen minutes left.

Kevin Roberts makes his 400th career appearance today, and it’ll also be Shaun Pearson’s 75th league game for Wrexham.

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