The 2 Games That Sealed Bryan Hughes’ Fate

I wasn’t looking forward to next Saturday. If the atmosphere was ugly a fortnight ago, what would it have been like against Ebbsfleet, having lost twice against sides that leap-frogged us to get out of the bottom four, leaving us in the relegation mire in the process? Both defeats were galling too: at Aldershot we missed chances and conceded in the 94th minute, having collapsed … Continue reading The 2 Games That Sealed Bryan Hughes’ Fate

#WxmAnorak | Aldershot Town 1 Wrexham AFC 0

Wrexham have gone 8 games without a win for the first time since March 2010, equaling our longest run without a win in the National League (Under Dean Saunders we experienced this twice.) Wrexham had scored in their previous 16 league games, their second best run in the National League. Wrexham have not kept a clean sheet in 12 away games, since February (Borehamwood 2-0), … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Aldershot Town 1 Wrexham AFC 0

PREVIEW | Aldershot Town v Wrexham AFC

We travel to Aldershot short on clean sheets but having also scored in 16 consecutive league games, our second longest run in the National League. Our last goalless draw was at Aldershot last December, 36 games ago, so perhaps something’s going to give. The last time we kept one clean sheet in our first eleven games was 2007, and we’ve haven’t achieved just one in … Continue reading PREVIEW | Aldershot Town v Wrexham AFC

5 Questions Before Aldershot Town v Wrexham AFC

Does Oswell Start? Jason Oswell wasn’t fit enough to start last Saturday, but surely he’ll return up front tomorrow. When he came off the bench against Sutton United, he brought focus to our attack, holding the ball up well and battling in the air. We have a second line which is full of movement, and playing off Oswell ought to bring them into the game … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Aldershot Town v Wrexham AFC

Season Preview | Aldershot Town

Aldershot Town New Signings Danny Searle- Manager from Braintree Mitch Walker- Goalkeeper from Dover Kodi Lyons-Foster – Centre Back/Holding Midfielder from Braintree Harry Panayiotou- Striker from Greek League (ex Barrow) Aaron Eyoma- Right Back from Derby County Ethan Chislett- Midfielder from Met Police Alefe Santos- Midfielder from Yeovil Dean Rance- Midfielder from Ebbsfleet Connor Shields- Striker from Sunderland Robbie Tinkler- Midfielder from Gateshead Departures Nick … Continue reading Season Preview | Aldershot Town

Wrexham Take Their Best Shot

Our 2-0 win over Aldershot last October ended a run of three defeats against them, our worst sequence of consecutive losses in this fixture. Now we need to break the pattern of 2-0 defeats at The Recreation Ground – each of our last two trips there ended in that scoreline. Our last win at Aldershot was in November 2015 when Wes York’s second half goal … Continue reading Wrexham Take Their Best Shot

From Famine To Feast

Alex Taylor asked on #askwxm about penalties before the Dagenham game, as at that point we hadn’t had one this season. which was a stroke of genius, because he made it inevitable that we’d be awarded a penalty in that match!   One for @m_griffiths92 #askwxm for Saturday’s game… what’s the longest we’ve gone without being awarded a penalty? We’re on for going the whole … Continue reading From Famine To Feast

4-3-3 Offers More Threat

Did you enjoy Mike Fondop’s rather clever overhead kick? Rob Lainton’s penalty save? Well, my favourite moment of the Dover game came in the eleventh minute. There’s some nice build-up play which ends with Kevin Roberts slinging a good cross to the far post, which the centre back Max Schmoll has to head behind for a corner. What I liked about it wasn’t the fluency … Continue reading 4-3-3 Offers More Threat

Building From The Back

Here’s my column from last week’s Leader. It forms part of the paper’s comprehensive pre-match coverage every Friday, featuring interviews, an in-depth look at the opposition and lots of statistical analysis. All content in the column (c) http://www.leaderlive.co.uk. We all know Dean Keates has done a terrific job turning things around. Now it’s time for fine tuning, beginning at the back. Last Saturday’s game showed … Continue reading Building From The Back