PREVIEW | Yeovil Town v Wrexham AFC

We’ve only faced Yeovil Town twice, but both occasions were packed with goals. Unfortunately, in our only trip to Huish Park it was the home team who provided most of them!

We travelled to Somerset in November 2003 for a first round FA Cup match, and took a real beating. We were 4-0 down after an hour and ended up losing 4-1, with. Chris Armstrong chipping in with a consolation goal.

Our clash at The Racecourse earlier this season was a much happier occasion for us. We went into the game off the back of an excellent win over league leaders Bromley, and two impressive performances against League One side, Rochdale. These were the first signs of improvement under Dean Keates, and the level was maintained as we went toe-to-toe with the in-form Glovers and emerged with a point from a 3-3 draw.

James Jennings and Paul Rutherford struck first half equalisers, and when Bobby Grant put us ahead straight after the break it looked like our bold approach might be rewarded by a precious win.

Unfortunately for us, Rhys Murphy was enjoying a superb match, and hit an equalizer in the second half. In doing so he completed his hat trick, becoming the first opposition players to get three goals at The Racecourse since 2011, when Jon Shaw kept the match ball following the worst home defeat of our history: a 7-2 mauling at the hands of Gateshead.

By coincidence, two Wrexham players bring up the same milestone tomorrow, as both Rob Lainton and Jake Lawlor play in their 75th Wrexham games.

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