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#WXMANORAK | Wrexham AFC on Boxing Day

How quickly do Wrexham recover from Christmas dinner?

24 December 2021

Sadly, we are unable to welcome Solihull Moors to The Racecourse for the traditional Boxing Day fixture this year. We would have recorded our biggest home attendance for a Boxing Day match since over ten and a half thousand fans saw us draw 1-1 with Chester City in 1975.

The postponement also means we'll not have a game for two consecutive Boxing Days, as last season's game with Macclesfield was cancelled as they were unable to start the season. That matches the longest time we've gone without  a Boxing Day match: our other two-game gaps were between 2009 and 2010, 1981-1982 and 1892-1893.

We tend to have done well in recently on Boxing Day. Since we started playing in the National League, we've played 10 Boxing Day matches, winning 6, drawing 2 and losing 2. Both those losses came at home though, to Alfreton Town and Southport.

Wrexham's Boxing Day Matches in the National League

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Our most recent match, against Chorley, was the 100th game we've played on Boxing Day.

Overall, Wrexham are marginally in credit on Boxing Day.

image7qlgi.pngFor once, this is a Wrexham scoring record which isn't held by Tommy Bamford! Instead, the top scorers on Boxing Day are dominated by players from before we joined the Football League, with Billy Ashcroft and Ron Hewitt joining them later. Bamford played in three Boxing Day games, and only scored twice!

Shaun Pearson (2017 Barrow (a) 1-1, 2018 Salford (h) 5-1) is the only Wrexham player to score in consecutive Boxing Day games in 27 years. The last player to do so was Gary Bennett (1992 Crewe (a) 1-0, 1994 Stockport (a) 1-1).

While Rochdale are our most regular opponents, the second name on the list might be rather surprising! We faced Aston Villa Reserves in the Birmingham & District League from 1905 to 1915.

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Mick Vinter earned us a point in front of our biggest Boxing Day crowd, at Roker Park.

Wrexham's Largest Boxing Day Attendancesimagelfmw.png

Wrexham's Lowest Recorded Boxing Day Attendances (Many early games have no crowd figure).

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Wrexham's Biggest Boxing Day Wins 

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Wrexham's Biggest Boxing Day Defeats 
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