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REPORT | Wrexham AFC Youth 3-0 Rochdale EDC

Trio of second half strikes sees Reds win three on the spin

16 February 2022

A trio of second half goals saw Wrexham make it three wins on the spin in a thoroughly professional performence against Rochdale.

Dan Nolan - assisted by Cledwyn Ashford - oversaw a deserved victory which saw Jacob Milner, Jake Towse and substitute Dan Davies on the scoresheet for the young Reds.

Although Wrexham were on top for the majority of the game, the first chance did in fact fall to Rochdale. Harry McLoud picked the ball up midway into the Wrexham half, moved forward before firing an effort wide from range.

It took Wrexham 15 minutes to really begin to find a glimpse of goal but after a flurry of chances, those watching wondered just how they didn't find themselves ahead. Owen Cushion tested the keeper with a routine effort at goal before Milner lobbed a defender and had his volley dealt with well.

On 17 minutes Wrexham couldn't believe they hadn't taken the lead. A corner from Cushion was headed against the bar by Reece Oliver before Ollie Hitchcox's header from a yard out was somehow stopped by Jake Beesley.

Beesley was called upon three minutes later when an outrangeous ball from Aaron James found Harry Bell, but his effort was tipped wide as it flashed across goal.

Another simple effort from Cushion was denied before each side went into the break yet to be seperated.

Half-Time: Wrexham 0-0 Rochdale

It took time for the second half to warm up but after 20 minutes, Wrexham finally had that all-important opener.

Cushion threaded through a great ball to Milner who on the left of the box opened his body to curl the ball into the top right corner.

Minutes later the score was doubled, as Jake Towse got on the end of a ball down the middle, rounded the keeper and slotted home.

Rochdale were kept at bay with relative ease with only a hopeful shot over the bar of note, whilst Wrexham left-back Davies came on and grabbed the third with a superb finish low into the bottom right corner at an angle.

It now means Wrexham are unbeaten in their last three games going into an away clash with Chorley next week.

Wrexham: Parr, Fountain, Hitchcox (c), James, R.Davies, Oliver, Mountfield, Cushion, Milner, Towse, Bell.

Subs: Hess, D.Davies, Hughes, Jenkins, Jones.

Referee: Levi Roberts.

Man of the Match: Jacob Milner

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