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PREVIEW | Wrexham vs Marine (FA Cup Replay)

After a barnstorming first game, we meet again.

18 October 2021

Jordan Davies' 95th minute free kick earned Wrexham a spectacular reprieve on Saturday, and a replay in which they can try to make amends for a disappointing afternoon against Marine.

The game will be played on neutral territory, of course, and Marine will hope that the loss of home advantage will have an impact on the Red Dragons.

Certainly, the open space of the Weaver Stadium will make it less of a bear pit than Rossett Park, where the hemmed-in nature of the ground turned it into a superb arena for a cup tie.

Wrexham will have a number of injuries to check on after Saturday’s encounter. Rob Lainton and Jake Hyde went off injured, while Paul Mullin completed the game with a knock after receiving an injury following Phil Parkinson’s third substitution.

A number of Wrexham's squad will be fresh going into the tie and are available for selection including the likes of Devonte Redmond, Dan Jarvis, Tyler French, Cameron Green, Jake Bickerstaff and Max Cleworth.

Shaun Brisley was named in the squad on Saturday for the first time in a competative game, having picked up an injury in pre-season.

MILESTONES

First game Wrexham have played a competitive game in Nantwich since 17/10/1908.

One [stoppage] caused through the bursting of the ball, two others through injuries to players, one of whom was attended by the referee, and an alleged assault on the South Liverpool linesman.

First competitive home game played by Wrexham away from the Racecourse since 1913. Wrexham faced South Liverpool in the 1913 FA Cup with two replays required. Wrexham won the initial tie 1-0, but South Liverpool insisted on a replay due to insuffient time being played.

One report from the time said:

"It transpires that through some cause or other the referee's watch went wrong, and during the last four minutes of the game he used that belonging to the linesman. The linesman informed the referee that there were four minutes to go, and upon this the referee stopped the game when the four minutes had expired.

The commission who dealt with the matter...had abundant evidence that from the time the second half started until the blowing of the whistle for time only 45 minutes had expired.

There had been at least four stoppages, one caused through the bursting of the ball, two others through injuries to players, one of whom was attended by the referee, and an alleged assault on the South Liverpool linesman.

No deduction of time had been made for these stoppages, and the commission could come to no other conclusion than that the full time had not been played."

The replay ended 1-1 but this time it was Wrexham who appealed, stating similar reasons to the original tie! The decision was upheld and a third replay was to take place, but this time at Chester's Sealand Road.

The third game ended 2-1 to South Liverpool, as Reg Jones' goal wasn't enough to see Wrexham through to the next stage in front of 3,000 supporters on the Flintshire border.

 


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