After a remarkable week on the road, Wrexham return to The Racecourse hoping to get back to winning ways at home.
The last home match was a frustrating 1-1 draw with Torquay, which saw Phil Parkinson’s team control the opening hour of the game but fail to kill off The Gulls, who fought back determinedly.
Wrexham’s fixtures have been imbalanced between home and away games this season, a factor few have considered when looking at the league table. We’ve played 5 home league games so far, taking 9 points from 15, while 9 games have been played away. Last week’s results mean we’ve amassed 14 points from the 27 available on the road.
Wealdstone come into the game on a good run of form. Unbeaten in three they wo their last two matches 1-0 at home. One of those victories was an impressive win over Grimsby Town, who were top of the table at the time.
They beat Barnet last Saturday, despite having lost Dennon Lewis in midweek. The winger was outstanding as Wealdstone beat Wrexham 4-3 last season, and has been a key player for the Stones during their current spell in the fifth tier, but departed for title-chasing Boreham Wood.
HEAD TO HEAD
Our first encounters with Wealdstone were certainly action-packed.
Our paths had never crossed before last season, but if you enjoy goals the pairing was worth the wait! The sides shared 12 goals in two games, and split the 6 points between them too.
The away match was a frenzied affair, with the lead regularly changing hands, own goals flying in and an absolute worldy to boot from the home side, just when the tide seemed to have turned in our favour.
Adi Yussuf scored his first two goals for Wrexham, but it wasn’t enough to deny The Stones a 4-3 match.
They arrived at The Racecourse keen to repeat that success and went into the break 1-0 up, but Wrexham put in a fine second half performance to sweep them away.
Kwame Thomas swiftly equalised after the resumption, and a Luke Young goal meant we were ahead within the first ten minutes of the half. Thomas grabbed another and Dior Angus rounded off a 4-1 win.
Reece Hall-Johnson’s 125th career league appearance.