PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Eastleigh

I’m sure you won’t need to be reminded of what happened the last time Eastleigh visited The Racecourse. A traumatic home defeat in the National League play-offs ended our season in controversial circumstances, as we conceded the only goal in extra time after a hotly-contested decision to disallow a Kieran Kennedy goal which would have won the game in normal time. Ironically, that defeat came … Continue reading PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Eastleigh

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. To my eyes, in the last 15 years Wrexham have only had four genuinely reliable central defenders. Mark Creighton, Nat … Continue reading Manny Smith, Defender of the Faith

PREVIEW | Sutton United v Wrexham AFC

We won our first match at Sutton emphatically, triumphing 5-0 in January 2013 as we headed for eventual victory in the FA Trophy. Our subsequent three visits have been nowhere near so successful. We’ve earned one point from a possible nine in league matches at Gander Green Lane, the only time we avoided defeat coming in a 1-1 draw which saw Scott Quigley give us … Continue reading PREVIEW | Sutton United v Wrexham AFC

Waiting For Sutton

Dean Keates takes charge of his 150th game as Wrexham manager across his two spells at the club today. Ironically, an FA Trophy match is the last fixture he’d want to have. The only priority this season is our league position, and while an FA Cup run could have yielded some handy cash for mid-season recruitment, the FA Trophy certainly doesn’t have such financial potential. … Continue reading Waiting For Sutton

Making Up For Past Mistakes

We’re entering the decisive point of our season already. If Dean Keates can refurbish his squad quickly enough, we can set our sights on climbing the table; if the process takes longer, we’ll have to dig in for a long scrap against relegation. I’ve no doubt Keates is the man to haul is out of this mess. His credentials for removing passengers and recruiting players … Continue reading Making Up For Past Mistakes

PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Sutton United

We welcome Sutton United to The Racecourse for the fourth time today, and we ought to have won all our previous encounters in North Wales 1-0. That was the score last season, when Kieran Kennedy scored the only goal from a 78th minute corner to maintain our push for the play-offs, and it was also the case in September 2016, when Sutton dominated Gary Mills’ … Continue reading PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Sutton United

STATS | Wrexham AFC v Barrow AFC

We have a point to prove against Barrow today, as their visit to The Racecourse last March saw us turn in our worst performance of the season. We went into the game in third place on a bleak, stormy night, looking to bounce back from a defeat at Leyton Orient, but got off to a horrible start, conceding after three minutes. A new formation failed … Continue reading STATS | Wrexham AFC v Barrow AFC

#WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 1 Sutton United 0

Wrexham equal club record for most clean sheets in a season (26 in 1973-4). Kieran Kennedy scored his second goal of the season, and the third of his career. Kennedy’s career record before his first Wrexham goal: 1 goal in 72 appearances. Since then: 2 goals in 7 appearances. Wrexham have won 5 of their last 7 home games 1-0. Wrexham’s first win on Good … Continue reading #WxmAnorak | Wrexham AFC 1 Sutton United 0

Bryan Hughes Builds on Dean Keates’ Foundations

Wrexham’s defence look to equal a club record today, a fact which speaks volumes about the solid foundations Dean Keates left behind. It also reflects well on Bryan Hughes if he is to be the man to get the record over the line. Keates constructed a formidable defensive unit, which set a club record for most league clean sheets last season. Today we can match … Continue reading Bryan Hughes Builds on Dean Keates’ Foundations

Club Record On The Line For Wrexham AFC

Wrexham’s defence can equal a club record today. as they seek 26th clean sheet of the season. That would match the club record achieved in the 1973-4 season when Brian Lloyd was between the sticks. Rob Lainton has already taken one club record from Lloyd: last Saturday he kept his 20th league clean sheet of the season, overtaking the 19 Lloyd achieved 45 years ago. … Continue reading Club Record On The Line For Wrexham AFC