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#WXMANORAK | Review of 2021

Who were the outstanding performers of the year?

31 December 2021

Wrexham have only won more games in 6 years of our history.

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The Year of Scoring Freely

In the last 44 years, Wrexham have only scored more league goals than we did in 2021 once (90 in 2012)

In 2021 Wrexham scored the 11th most league goals in a calendar year in our history, and the 10th most since joining the Football League. 

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Wrexham scored in the first 17 games of the season, equalling the club record since joining the Football League, set in 1932.

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Most appearances for Wrexham in 2021

Most goals in 2021

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The Coedy Assassin's Road Trip
Jordan Davies has scored a goal or made an assist in 12 of his last 17 away games.  

10 of his 17 Wrexham goals have come in away games.

Davies has scored 10 goals in his last 13 away games.

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When Davies scored a hat trick at Halifax he became only the 10th Wrexham-born player to score a hat trick for the club, and the 3rd to do so in an away game.

Queen of the Poachers

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Rosie Hughes has scored 26 goals in her 13 Wrexham appearances. (and another 4 in a friendly!)

16 in the league

10 in the cups

She has scored 4 hat tricks in those games  - only Tommy Bamford (16), Gary Bennett (6) and Andy Morrell (6) have scored more for Wrexham. 

The triple hat-trick Hughes scored against Denbigh is the most a Wrexham player has scored in one match. The men's Wrexham is 7 by Morrell against Merthyr Tydfil.

Amber Lightfoot has scored 2 hat tricks for Wrexham this seasob, including 4 goals against Denbigh.

Men's 2021 Records

Biggest Home Win:   Gloucester City 5-0
Biggest Home League Win: Kings Lynn 5-3
Biggest Away Win:   Kings Lynn 6-2
Biggest Home Defeat:    Stockport County 0-3
Biggest Away Defeat:  Aldershot Town 0-3
Biggest Home Attendance:  9,813 Torquay United  
Smallest Home Attendance:  1,192 Marine  
Biggest Home League Attendance: 9,813 Torquay United  
Smallest Home League Attendance: 5,454 Notts Co  
Biggest Away Attendance: 7,771 Stockport County  
Smallest Away Attendance: 838 Dover Athletic  

Crowded House

This is the first season in which Wrexham’s first 9 home league games all attracted attendances in excess of 5,000 since 1979-80.

Last time 8 consecutive Wrexham home league games had attendances in excess of 7,500: September 1979-January 1980 (Oldham 10,362; Birmingham 13,693; Watford 9,442; Bristol Rovers 9,188; Swansea 10,651; Luton 9,145; Chelsea 15,641; Preston 14,738).

Hands Like A Traction Engine

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Rob Lainton currently has the best ratio of games to clean sheets in Wrexham's history for goalkeepers who have made at least 50 appearances. 

Rob Lainton currently has the best ratio of games to clean sheets in Wrexham's history for goalkeepers who have made at least 50 appearances. 

The Young Ones

Lili Jones 1a.jpgIn September, Lili Jones became the youngest scorer for either the men's or the women's Wrexham sides this season, when she hit the net days after her 16th birthday.

6 Wrexham AFC Women Under-19s have stepped up to make their senior debuts:

Erin Dunkerley

Mia Roberts

Ella Clifton-Stringer

Lili Jones

Natasha Spearing

Amber Lightfoot

Unwelcome Guests

Wrexham have scored in each of our first 14 away games of the season – a club record since joining the Football League in 1921.

Wrexham have only scored in more consecutive away games from the start of a season once: in 1901-2 we scored in our first 16 away games.

Wrexham have won our last five away games. Last time we won five consecutive away games: April-May 2003 (Hull City, Shrewsbury Town, Kidderminster Harriers, Leyton Orient & Bury: the last 5 away games of our most recent promotion season.) The club record is 7, set between October-December 1961.

Wrexham have scored in each of our first 12 away league games of the season – the club record is 13 in 2002-3.

The Mysterious Affair at Aldershot

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Our abandoned game at Aldershot was only the third time a Wrexham away game has been abandoned.

The abandonment of the game meant Bryce Hosannah's debut for Wrexham was expunged from the records. However, when games are abandoned, the disciplinary events still stand so Hosannah had a yellow card to his name before he had played a game for us!

Conversely, by being booked against Dagemham, Dean Keates became the first Wrexham manager to be booked, and the first Wrexham player to receive a yellow card after retiring!

Oddities

The COVID-19 emergency rules which apply from the 1st Round of the FA Cup this season means we brought on four substitutes (and had 5 substitutes brought on against us) for the first time at Harrogate.

Women's Team 2021 Records

20211128143437_IMG_2819.jpg5 players have appeared in all 13 competitive games in the Wrexham AFC Women's new era as a Genero Adran North team: Phoebe Rintoul, TJ Dickens, Libby Mackenzie, Lauren Reese, Rosie Hughes.

Steve Dale has an 80% win rate as manager in competitive games (Played 5, Won 4)

League P4, W4

Adran Trophy: P1, L1

Two of Steve Dale’s four wins have come from losing positions.

Biggest win: Wrexham AFC Women 18-0 Denbigh Town Ladies (Adran North)

Biggest defeat: Wrexham AFC Women 0-6 Swansea City Ladies (Adran Trophy)

Biggest league defeat: Bethel Ladies 8-3 Wrexham AFC Women (Adran North)

The women's team have scored in every competitive game this season except for two matches against Adran Premier opposition in the cups.

Oldest goalscorer: Lucy Scott (35y, 77 days)

Fastest goal: Rosie Hughes 54s vs Llanfair United (A) – FA Women’s Cup

Latest goal: Rebecca Pritchard 90+7 vs Llandudno (H) – Adran North


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