Preview | Borehamwood v Wrexham AFC

Wrexham will be looking to defend a remarkable record at Borehamwood tonight. Our record against them stands in stark contrast to how we’ve done against next Saturday’s opponents, Dover.

In eight clashes we’ve won seven, the only time we’ve failed to beat them being when we lost to a highly dubious penalty at The Racecourse two seasons ago.

Last season we enjoyed our best season against Borehamwood. We registered our best home result against them when we beat them 3-0 at the start of the campaign, and the won by two goals at their place for the first time, as Ben Tollitt hit both goals.

At Borehamwood we have a perfect record. Not only have we won on all four occasions we’ve visited, but we’ve yet to concede a goal on their patch!

Alex Reid scores at Borehamwood.

Christian Dibble will continue in goal and he has already success at Meadow Park. His third appearance for Wrexham was at Borehamwood in August 2017, and he put in an excellent performance as the visitors’ defence repelled an aerial bombardment and then emerged with three points thanks to an Alex Reid header.

In 2015-16 we met Borehamwood for the first time and won both matches 1-0, with Connor Jennings scoring on both occasions. The following season John Rooney got in on the act. He scored the only goal at Meadow Park, and got an injury time winner at The Racecourse in a game of three penalties. Anthony Barry opened the scoring, but Morgan Ferrier equalised in the 76th minute. Dean Keates responded immediately by throwing Rooney on and the substitute struck the winner in the 93rd minute.

There should be a plethora of milestones achieved tonight. Paul Rutherford plays the 475th game of his career, Mark Carrington makes his 200th appearance for Wrexham and, although it seems unlikely he’ll be ready for selection, Akil Wright’s next league game will be his 100th.

However, none of them can beat Luke Young, who will pile up the achievements tonight: he’ll make his 275th league appearance, his 300th career appearance and his 50th Wrexham appearance!

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