A significant milestone is brought up against Maidenhead, as Shaun Pearson plays his hundredth Wrexham game. The skipper has embodied all that is good about the team over the last couple of years, and fully deserves to be recognised for his commitment to the club in a time when so many players have come and gone swiftly.
Two other players also enjoy a landmark tomorrow: Akil Wright plays his 75th league game for Wrexham, while Luke Young appears in his 50th Wrexham league match.
Wrexham need a result on Tuesday, but can at least draw confidence from their perfect record against Maidenhead United.
Last season we won 1-0 at home, Luke Young scoring the only goal, having already won 2-0 at York Road already. That victory took us top of the table, with Jordan Maguire-Drew scoring a spectacular first for the club and Mike Fondop continuing his scoring start with The Dragons.
The season before we won 2-0 at home, with Chris Holroyd and James Jennings scoring the goals. Earlier in the season we’d won 2-1 at Maidenhead. It wasn’t just our first game against them; it was their first game at fifth tier level. Manny Smith scored both goals, the only time in his career that he’s scored twice in the same game.
Remember, commentary of all Wrexham’s games is available online through the club’s Mixlr channel, and you can also download the Final Whistle podcast after each game to hear my analysis. It’s available from all the usual podcast sources, including Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Spotify, Stitcher and Acast.