We finally got our first home win over Dagenham last season, at the fourth attempt. Stuart Beavon’s 74th minute strike separated the two sides a quarter of an hour after he’d come off the bench to replace Cole Stockton. Prior to that we’d lost two and drawn one of our home games against The Daggers. Our first clash was in the season we were relegated … Continue reading PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Dagenham & Redbridge
Last season’s home game with Aldershot saw us return to normality as we got back to winning ways. That’s the usual pattern in these games – we’ve won 17 out of 21 home games against The Shots – but we’d suffered a little blip. Three seasons ago we lost at home to Aldershot for the first time, a 2-0 loss which was followed by a … Continue reading PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Aldershot Town
After what happened at Ebbsfleet last season, it would take a great deal of bravery to predict this afternoon’s events. With five minutes to go before kick-off, it appeared that the game would not go ahead. The home players had circulated a statement through the stands, declaring that unless their lack of payment was resolved, they refused to take the pitch. They did walk out … Continue reading PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v AFC Fylde
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
While we’ve lost our last two away games at Ebbsfleet, conceding seven goals in the process as we suffered our two heaviest defeats in this fixture, we’re enjoying our best run of home games against them. We’ve won the last four times United have come here, and last season we matched our biggest home win against them. Chris Holroyd, Stuart Beavon and Rekeil Pyke all … Continue reading PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Ebbsfleet United
We’ve enjoyed the upper hand over Barnet in recent years. Indeed, we come into today’s match on the best running streak we’ve managed against The Bees. We did the double over them last season, repeating our achievement from 2014-15, when we managed to put one over the eventual champions twice. We’ve never strung together four consecutive wins over Barnet before. Robbie Evans scored spectacularly in … Continue reading PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC v Barnet
Last season our top scorers managed the lowest total in Wrexham AFC’s history, sharing 6 goals each. Here’s a look at all our top scorers in the National League. Continue reading Wrexham’s Top Scorers in the National League
It was only yesterday that it occurred to me to check out just how difficult we found it to score goals last season. The answer, you might not be surprised to discover, is historically bad! Our top scorer in the league overall was Shaun Pearson, with 6 goals. Obviously that’s a remarkably low total, but it turns out that’s just half the story. 6 is … Continue reading Where Have All The Scorers Gone?
Awards season is upon us, and it’s appropriate to look back at the players who have made the greatest contribution to our promotion challenge, and are therefore in contention for the Player of the Season award. For me, it’s hard to look beyond Shaun Pearson. Last year he rightly won the award as a consequence of his leadership and fierce defending, and this season he … Continue reading Who Will Be Wrexham AFC’s Player of the Season?
Our record against Harrogate Town picked up dramatically when Akil Wright scored past them in our FA Cup qualifying round replay last October. Until that point we’d played 332 minutes against them and never scored. Luke Young added a second to secure our place in the first round. (No highlights are available due to FA restrictions – here’s the podcast!) Previously we’d travelled to Wetherby … Continue reading Wrexham AFC Look To End On A High Note
Wrexham got back to winning ways last Saturday, which was absolutely essential if we are to build some momentum as we challenge for promotion. However, it was how we went about our business which, ultimately, might prove to be as important as the result. I’m in danger of coming down with a Repetitive Strain Injury from typing the phrase “we need to address our lack … Continue reading Has Hughes Solved Wrexham’s Attacking Puzzle?
There’s an unnerving sense of déjà vu creeping into the end of Wrexham’s season. A lack of creativity and finishing power once again threatens to derail our promotion push. This isn’t something you can blame Bryan Hughes for. The squad he inherited was formed by one manager and adapted by another before landing in his lap. All he can do is look for cosmetic alterations … Continue reading Wrexham Must Find An Alternative To Kitchen Sink Dramas