PREVIEW | Halifax Town v Wrexham AFC

Since reaching the 2015 FA Trophy final, we’ve failed to set the competition alight. Under Keates we fell at the first hurdle twice, losing at home to both Tranmere and Harrogate Town. Rovers’ win was revenge for the season before, when we won 4-2 at Prenton Park, thanks to goals by Manny Smith, Wes York, Dom Vose and Sean Newton, only to then lose 1-0 … Continue reading PREVIEW | Halifax Town v Wrexham AFC

PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Chester FC

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. It’s time for the cross-border derby once again, and we need to get back on winning ways against our near neighbours and fiercest rivals. We won the … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Chester FC

PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Torquay United

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. Let’s get the unpleasantness out of the way first. Defeat tomorrow would mean we’d have lost five games on the bounce, and you have to go back … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Torquay United

Is Jon Nolan About to Break the Loan Jinx?

Two matches is a very small sample size so perhaps I should guard against getting carried away. However, our last two matches suggest that Jon Nolan has the capability to become that most rare of things – a successful loan signing. In fact, the current crop of loanees are shaping up quite well. James Caton looked sharp when he came on against Shrewsbury, and the … Continue reading Is Jon Nolan About to Break the Loan Jinx?

PREVIEW: Torquay United v Wrexham AFC

It’s a long trip to Torquay, but at least we’ll have memories of what happened there last season to keep us going! Our last trip to Plainmoor was the most memorable we’ve made, of course. We travelled there for the second leg of the FA Trophy semi-final with a place at Wembley at stake and a 2-1 first leg lead in our pocket. There was … Continue reading PREVIEW: Torquay United v Wrexham AFC

How A Month of Progress Allowed Wrexham To Beat Torquay

The semi-final victory over Torquay might feel like the key point in our season, but if you really want to see where things turned round, have a look at the goalless draw we played out with The Gulls a month ago. Since that match, everything has changed for the better. That was a moribund match. We played with a stodgy midfield diamond which made us … Continue reading How A Month of Progress Allowed Wrexham To Beat Torquay

BALANCE SHEET: Torquay United v Wrexham FC

  Positives We’re going to Wembley! Excellent organisation when we didn’t have the ball. A masterful performance in front of the back four by Dean Keates. Once again Steve Tonassen was rock solid. Another clean sheet! Louis Moult worked terrifically hard up front. Kieron Morris listened to the half time advice and attacked the far post to great effect! Negatives Torquay were nice people. I … Continue reading BALANCE SHEET: Torquay United v Wrexham FC