Cian Williams became the second youngest player in Wrexham’s history. He is also the youngest Wrexham player to play at The Racecourse in a senior match, usurping Robbie Evans.
Wrexham’s first game in Scottish competition.
Jake Bickerstaff is the second youngest player to score on his debut for Wrexham, after Bernard Evans (15/9/54 Bradford City (a) 2-2). He’s also the 14th, and oldest, 17-year-old to score for Wrexham, sixth youngest Wrexham scorer at The Racecourse, and the youngest Wrexham player to score in a penalty shoot-out!
Max Cleworth is the 14th youngest player to appear for the club, the 8th youngest to have started a game, and the 4th youngest to have started at The Racecourse.
Bobby Beaumont is the 32nd youngest Wrexham player.
Three sons of former players were in the squad: Devonte Redmond (son of Paul Edwards); Bobby Beaumont (son of Nigel Beaumont) and Christian Dibble (son of Andy Dibble.) In 1954 Wrexham fielded 3 players whose fathers played for Wrexham in the same eleven. Manager Peter Jackson picked his twin sons, Peter and David, together in 7 matches. In 5 of those, Earl Godding, son of George, our keeper in our first Football League game, was in goal!
Wrexham win their first penalty shoot-out since losing the FA Trophy Final in 2015 to North Ferriby United.
Wrexham’s last penalty shoot-out win: February 2015 FA Trophy v Gateshead (a)