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REPORT | Wrexham 0-2 Yeovil Town

Reds fall to first home defeat

1 December 2021

Goals from Josh Staunton Sonny Blu Lo-Everton managed to break Wrexham’s unbeaten home run as the visitors returned to Somerset with all three points.

Yeovil took the lead on the 64th minute as a superb cross by Barnett found Josh Staunton unmarked at the back post to slot his side footed effort past the outstretched Rob Lainton.

Their lead was soon doubled as a miss hit clearance by Aaron Hayden caused a goalmouth scramble, which Lo-Everton eventually dispatched.

Phil Parkinson made three changes to Saturday’s team that recorded a comfortable 2-0 win over fellow promotion rivals Bromley.

The selection saw Aaron Hayden replace Tyler French in Parkinson’s favoured back three, Liam McAlinden returned to the starting line-up for the first time since Harrogate, and Jordan Ponticelli back up top with Paul Mullin.

The first half was marred in controversy as Liam McAlinden saw red after challenge with minimal contact on Dan Moss was enough for Scott Tallis to give the Wrexham man his marching orders.

The Red Dragons seemed to pick up from where they left off on Saturday, as Paul Mullin coolly put the ball past Smith and into the bottom corner, but he was denied once again by the offside flag.

Wrexham came close again to opening the scoring twenty minutes into the clash, as an excellent dummy by Mullin found its way through to McAlinden on the left-wing, and his cross was narrowly turned wide by the Yeovil backline.

The game wasn’t without its moments for the visitors, as they had two key chances to go into the ascendency before they made the breakthrough.

The first fell to Charlie Wakefield, who’s curled effort narrowly went wide of Rob Lainton’s far post and the second was shanked over the bar by Jordan Barnett, as his miscued shot sailed over the bar.

The closest Parkinson’s side came in the second half was through a flurry of headers, which forced Grant Smith into two routine saves. 

The visitors made it tricky for Wrexham to break through their compact set up, leaving chances for Mullin and Hyde hard to come by.

Tonight’s defeat keeps us in 7th position ahead of our trip to Dover on Saturday.

Wrexham: Lainton (GK), Hall-Johnson, Hayden, Tozer, Lennon (J. Jones 68’), Hosannah(Green 78’) , Young, Davies, McAlinden, Ponticelli(Hyde 78’), Mullin.

Subs not used: Dibble and French.

Bookings: Lennon (35’).

Red: McAlinden (34’).

Yeovil: Smith (GK), Moss, Staunton, Hunt, Williams, Barnett, Gorman, Worthington, Lo-Everton (Wilkinson 89’), Wakefield, Yussuf (Bradley 81’).

Subs not used: Evans and Haste.

Bookings: Moss (44’)

Attendance: 8,057 (103 from Yeovil)

Referee: Scott Tallis

Man of the Match: Aaron Hayden.


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