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PREVIEW | Maidenhead United vs Wrexham

It's straight back to the South East in search of back-to-back wins.

25 October 2021

After Saturday's excellent win at Barnet, we face a team which ended a poor run in spectacular style last Saturday.

Maidenhead United started the season in excellent style, winning their first two games. However, they went into last Saturday's home match with Woking having not won in the league since. A sequence of 2 draws and 6 defeats left them hovering just above the relegation zone, and they fell behind twice to the in-form Cards.

However, The Magpies managed a couple of equalisers and, with the visitors down to ten men, snatched a 90th minute winner through Sam Barratt's second of the game.

They'll hope the win will mark a turning point in their season, and won't have to look far for an example of a team whose form has suddenly improved. Wrexham have certainly turned the momentum around since the near-defeat at Marine, with a change of shape yielding two emphatic wins and two clean sheets.

HEAD TO HEAD
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We won our first 4 games against Maidenhead, but haven’t won in 4 subsequent matches.

Our match at York Road last season saw us show real spirit to come back from a terrible first half performance. It looked like we were going to suffer a third consecutive loss to The Magpies as we trailed 2-0 at the break, but improved massively in the second period and laid siege to Maidenhead’s goal.


Jordan Davies pulled a goal back from a corner and substitute Dior Angus scored the equaliser. Despite late pressure, we couldn’t get a winner to repeat the victories we enjoyed in our first two games at York Road though.

The first occasion, in August 2017, ended in a 2-1 win as Manny Smith, scored two goals in a match for the only time in his career.


A year later we went top of the table after a 2-0 victory thanks to two goals in four minutes half way through the first half. First Jordan Maguire-Drew opened the scoring with a magnificent strike, and then Mike Fondop scored following a mistake by the goalkeeper.

Our good run of results at Maidenhead ended emphatically in December 2019, when we put in a poor performance to lose 2-0.


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