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PREVIEW | Kings Lynn v Wrexham

Can Wrexham build on the Aldershot win?

12 November 2021

A five-goal burst at The Recreation Ground has put a spring in Wrexham's step.

Tuesday's spectacular win at Aldershot made the league table suddenly look a lot better for Phil Parkinson's team. Ten points off top spot with a game in hand over everyone above us except Bromley feels a much more promising position than we were in three weeks ago.

A goal against Kings Lynn would mean Wrexham match a club record: we've only scored in each of our first 17 games once since joining the Football League in 1921. 

The mark was set in 1932-3, the most prolific season in our history. We scored a remarkable 106 league goals in that campaign, with five players reaching double figures and three scoring more than 15. Leading the way, of course, was the phenomenal Tommy Bamford, with 40 goals from 49 games. At home we averaged over 3.5 goals per game!

And, of course, we didn't get promoted! Only the league champions went up in those days, so finishing second in the Third Division North meant we went back to square one. Perhaps the National League promotion bottleneck isn't so remarkable after all!

Wrexham welcome Paul Mullin back after suspension, of course, and will delighted that both Luke Young and Reece Hall-Johnson got valuable minutes under their belts in the last week.

Kings Lynn's home form is not much better than Aldershot's. They've managed just one point at The Walks this season, from a 1-1 draw with Barnet at the start of last month.They've shown what they're capable of in away games, though, beating Maidenhead and Yeovil, adn slugging ut an epic 3-3 draw at Eastleigh.

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Our first trip to Kings Lynn came in January 2021, and it marked something of a turning point in our season.

In truth, it was a fairly straight forward win - the Linnets would cause us far greater problems in the return match at The Racecourse. Jamie Reckord struck in the first half, registering his first goal for Wrexham, before Adi Yussuf added a second in the 26th minute, which turned out to be his final goal for us.

We’d not won in four games leading up to the match, and had scored just one goal in that time, but victory at Kings Lynn would lead to a dramatic upturn in our away form. We’d win 6, draw 4 and lose just 2 of our remaining away matches, and would actually drop more points at home than away in the run-in.

We did manage to beat Kings Lynn at home, though, in our final match of the campaign at The Racecourse. Kings Lynn put up a terrific fight, though, and we had our work cut out securing a 5-3 win.

The two goals scored in that match makes Gold Omotayo our top scorer in this fixture, and he can add to his tally for The Linnets on Saturday! Omotayo did a fine job for the Red Dragons at the end of last season, stepping in when Wrexham were looking to recruit despite being restricted by the transfer window, scoring three goals in ten starts and working selflessly up front.


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