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Match Reports

REPORT | Notts County 3 – 1 Wrexham

Ten-man Red Dragons lose away despite Hall-Johnson screamer

2 January 2022

Reece Hall-Johnson’s early wonder goal counted for nothing as ten-man Wrexham fell to defeat at Notts County after Harry Lennon’s red card.

The game burst into life with an eventful ten minutes, in which Reece Hall-Johnson’s screamer broke the deadlock, before Lennon was sent off for handball and Kyle Wootton equalised from the spot.

Wootton doubled the lead before half-time and, after Paul Mullin had a penalty saved, Jayden Richardson scored a controversial third for the hosts to seal victory.

With Jordan Davies passed fit after being taken off with a shoulder injury against Altrincham, Wrexham were unchanged at Meadow Lane.

And Hall-Johnson fired the visitors in front in some style just four minutes in. The wing-back initially looked to have lost possession, but tackled well, advanced goalwards and unleashed a 25-yard thunderbolt into the top corner.

Lennon’s header, from Luke Young’s cross on seven minutes, was then straight at Anthony Patterson, but the game’s key moment arrived just two minutes later.

The ball was pulled back for Kairo Mitchell to fire goalwards, but Lennon blocked the shot with his hand – conceding a penalty and earning a red card; Wootton dispatching the penalty into Rob Lainton’s bottom right corner, despite the Wrexham keeper guessing correctly.

Wrexham initially kept things as they were – moving to a 4-3-2 formation in Lennon’s absence.

Ed Francis fired straight at Lainton on 19 minutes, but the visitors threatened at the other end – Paul Mullin heading at Patterson from Hall-Johnson’s cross in the 23rd minute.

A minute later, Wootton crossed low for Mitchell, but his near post shot lacked power and again was saved comfortably.

As the rain intensified in Nottingham the game lacked pace, but Wrexham’s hopes of turning around level were extinguished on 39 minutes, when Kyle Cameron dug a cross out and Wootton headed in from close-range.

Wootton nearly sealed a hat-trick on 54 minutes, after substitute Elisha Sam headed back into his path, but Lainton parried the initial shot one-handed and held at the second attempt.

Wrexham had the chance to level on 57 minutes, when Young put his head in where it hurt to win a penalty for Vincent’s high boot. Mullin stepped up, but Patterson dived to his right and parried the penalty clear.

Davies then sliced high and wide on the hour, when a cross was not cleared properly, while Sam somehow headed over from Richardson’s cross moments later at the other end.

Davies tried his luck with the spectacular on 64 minutes, spotting Patterson off his line and shooting from 70 yards, but he missed the target.

The hammer-blow arrived on 67 minutes, however – Davies headed Richardson’s back-post header off the line, as confirmed by replays, but after a delay the linesman gave the goal.

Aaron Hayden, Ben Tozer and Phil Parkinson were all showed yellow cards in the aftermath for their protests.

Richardson could have scored a second on 70 minutes, but his low shot was again cleared off the line – this time by Tozer, and this time clearly for all to see.

The two-goal cushion proved too much, however, as Notts managed the game well in the final 20 minutes despite Wrexham introducing Cameron Green, Dior Angus and Kwame Thomas from the bench.

The result – Wrexham’s first away defeat since October – means the Magpies now sit just one point behind the Red Dragons with two games in hand.

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Ticket News

SOLD OUT | Extra allocation for Notts County (A) sold out

Reds snap up tickets in less than half an hour

30 December 2021

After Notts County this afternoon issued a further 500 away tickets for Sunday's match at Meadow Lane, we can confirm our full allocation of 2,000 tickets for the game has now SOLD OUT.

Those who elected for an e-ticket, can either print at home or scan from your phone at the turnstile (please ensure your screen is undamaged and brightness set to high). For the additional 500 tickets released today (Thursday), paper tickets will not be sent out or left for collection.

Transactions cannot be processed by telephone and there will be no matchday sales to away fans. Please do not ring the Meadow Lane ticket office or travel to the match without a ticket. 

Our supporters are advised that Notts have reported a number of Covid-19 cases in their camp. In the event of this fixture being postponed, no refunds will be offered until a rearranged date has been confirmed. All tickets will, however, be valid for the new date. 

Official supporter travel is available for this game, and can be purchased through our eTicketing website or in store.

Coach tickets will cost £15 for adults and £13 for juniors, and supporter buses will depart from the Mold Road at 10:30am. Please only buy a coach ticket if you have secured your match ticket.

Please also note, this fixture has been strictly segregated. Any Wrexham supporters found buying tickets in the home end will be refused entry, and have their transactions cancelled.

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