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 … Continue reading PREVIEW | Yeovil Town v Wrexham AFC

#WxmAnorak | Chesterfield 3 Wrexham AFC 2

Last time Wrexham were leading as late as the 72nd minute but lost: 10/8/19 Dover (h) 1-2 4th time this season that Wrexham have conceded in 90th minute or injury time (three were the winning goal, the other was an equaliser). Wrexham have scored twice in the 90th minute or later – both consolation goals in a defeat. Jordan Ponticelli’s first goal since 14/4/18 (Crawley … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Chesterfield 3 Wrexham AFC 2

Luke Summerfield and the Pursuit of Perfection

If Luke Summerfield had headed in a late fourth for Wrexham last Saturday he’d have capped a perfect day with a perfect hat trick. (I’m sure a perfect hat trick hasn’t been a thing until recently, but it’s been an answer on “Pointless” now, so it’s official!) Whatever part of his anatomy would have stuck in his theoretical third doesn’t matter though: the thing is, … Continue reading Luke Summerfield and the Pursuit of Perfection

Manny Smith, Defender of the Faith

The cold, hard stats are remarkable. And yet they don’t begin to do justice to the contribution Manny Smith made to Wrexham over his five seasons at the club, or express the magnitude of our loss as we search for players to improve our position. Player of the season in his first season, Smith established himself immediately as a byword for consistency and reliability in … Continue reading Manny Smith, Defender of the Faith

#WxmAnorak | Chorley 0 Wrexham AFC 2

Wrexham’s first double of the season. Wrexham’s first win on New Year’s Day since 2013 (Telford (a) 2-0). Wrexham have won 4 of their last 6 games by a 2-goal margin, having not won by more than one goal in their last 35 league games, between February and December. Wrexham have kept 3 clean sheets in their last 6 league games, having kept 3 in … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Chorley 0 Wrexham AFC 2

PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v AFC Fylde

Wrexham face AFC Fylde for the 7th time desperate for a first win against them. At least in our last clash, two months ago, we managed to score past them, as The Coasters had kept clean sheets in every previous clash. However, despite leading twice we collapsed to a 3-2 defeat in what turned out to be Bryan Hughes’ last game in charge. AFC Fylde … Continue reading PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v AFC Fylde

#WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 3 Yeovil Town 3

Wrexham scored 3 goals in the league for the first time since 6/4/19 (Braintree (h) 3-1) Wrexham scored 2 goals in a half for the first time since the opening day of the season. Having only scored in the first half in 2 of their last 14 matches, Wrexham scored twice in the first half for the first time since 26/12/18 (Salford (h) 5-1). Last … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 3 Yeovil Town 3

5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC v Chesterfield (again)

Will Keates start with Saturday’s subs? Dean Keates’ bold triple substitution certainly made a difference on Saturday, injecting threat and directness into our play. But how many of the trio have earned a start for the replay? Akil Wright and Devonte Redmond certainly made a difference in the middle of the pitch, but will Keates be willing to drop Luke Young and Luke Summerfield, both … Continue reading 5 Questions Before Wrexham AFC v Chesterfield (again)

#WxmAnorak | Woking 1 Wrexham AFC 1

Wrexham’s first away point since 18/8/19 Notts Co (a) 1-1 Wrexham end a run of four consecutive away defeats, our worst run since January 2016. Jake Lawlor’s 50th game for Wrexham. Jake Lawlor scored the 3rd own goal Wrexham have conceded this season. James Jennings’ first goal since 16/2/19 Havant & Waterlooville (a) 3-2 James Jennings is now Wrexham’s equal top scorer against Woking with … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Woking 1 Wrexham AFC 1

PREVIEW | Woking v Wrexham AFC

Wins have been hard to come by at Woking. We’ve taken The Cards on in their own back yard seven times and emerged victorious just once. That was in October 2015 when Connor Jennings scored the only goal after 28 minutes. Jennings had a frustrating time despite netting the winner, as he missed a number of good chances which would have made the victory more … Continue reading PREVIEW | Woking v Wrexham AFC

Bryan Hughes’ Fatal Spiral

Things can spiral quickly out of control. Even when you feel that you know the best course of action, circumstances can change dramatically. Bryan Hughes discovered that to his cost on Wednesday. As is often the case in these situations, Hughes has been a victim of both misfortune and his own mistakes. The bank holiday defeat at Hartlepool encapsulates perfectly both elements of his downfall. … Continue reading Bryan Hughes’ Fatal Spiral