Our FA Trophy journey continues against the season's stand-out cup team.
Wrexham will be looking to bounce back from last Saturday's frustration at Torquay by reaching the quarter finals of the FA Trophy for the 4th time. Paul Mullin remains suspended, but Tom O'Connor is in line to make his home debut.
Boreham Wood are without question the outstanding side in this season's knock-out cup competitions. Their magnificent run to the fifth round of the FA Cup has seen them dismiss League One AFC Wimbledon (Ollie Palmer will be hoping for revenge after playing in the match!) and then triumph at Bournemouth, who are currently in second place in the Championship.
They arrive in spectacular form as they're unbeaten in 15 games, ther most recent defeat coming in October at the hands of Cheterfield. They've won their last 3 games, and their last 3 away games to boot.
In their ranks, of course, they include Jamie Reckord, who makes an early return to The Racecourse after leaving during the January transfer window. The left back arrived from Solihull Moors in the Summer of 2020, and made 48 appearances for Wrexham in total, scoring 3 goals.
HEAD TO HEAD
We’ve never played Boreham Wood in a cup tie before, but our league record against them is impressive. We’ve won 9 out of 11 matches against The Wood, including 4 league doubles, and have kept 6 clean sheets. However, those impressive results certainly didn’t come easily.
Matches between the two sides tend to be very hard-fought, and only two matches out of the eleven between the sides have had a winning margin of more than one goal. Those games came in the 2018-19 season, as we achieved an emphatic double over The Wood: we won 3-0 at The Racecourse through goals by Jordan Maguire-Drew, Mike Fondop and Rekeil Pyke, while Ben Tollitt scored both the goals in the return match.
We managed the league double against Boreham Wood last season, with Reece Hall-Johnson the dominant figure. He scored the first goal of last season when he put us ahead against The Wood last season, and then struck twice in the return fixture including, of course, the dramatic last minute winner.
Those goals make him our top scorer against Boreham Wood. One goal behind him are Connor Jennings, John Rooney and Tollitt.
Victory on Saturday would mean we’d establish our longest unbeaten run in this fixture and won 3 consecutive home games against them for the first time.
Tom O'Connor's home debut.
Callum McFadzean's debut.