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THE REVIEW | Wrexham AFC 4-0 Altrincham

The winning run continues as we prepare to welcome Maidenhead United to the Racecourse

30 October 2022

Exquisite goals encapsulated a ninth successive home win of the season.

Paul Mullin’s overhead kick started proceedings, while James Jones ended it with a fabulous one-touch team goal. 

The last home game’s victory over Halifax saw Ollie Palmer and Mullin both fail to score in a home game for the first time since the season opener against Eastleigh. However, Palmer scored the second and third goals with two sweeping efforts, as he relished in the opportunity to celebrate in front of the Racecourse.

His celebration for his second goal was a fine contest to Ryan Reynolds’ iconic Deadpool pose. 

Joyous moments such as this added to the perfect footballing afternoon that Wrexham fans experienced on Saturday. 

The goalscoring form at home is quite simply something to marvel at, but a focus on the other end of the pitch was needed after recent results.

Mark Howard was on hand on various occasions to keep his mitts on the team’s clean sheet. This would also see Jordan Tunnicliffe, in his fourth successive start under Phil Parkinson, obtain his first clean sheet for the Red Dragons, after displaying some impressive form at centre back. 

Where the team really excelled though was when they were put under pressure. 

Wrexham dominated large periods of the game, but with no cutting edge. However, Altrincham had their spells in the game, where they started to claim more of the possession and territory. A flicker switched from this and Wrexham upped the ante, seeing the first two goals scored within two minutes of each other. Furthermore, Palmer’s second goal was registered after some dangerous moments from the likes of Ryan Colclough for the Robins. 

The ability to move through the gears can be praised or criticised, but the men in red certainly know how to quell any uprising from the opposition. 

As much as Mullin’s overheard kick was jaw-dropping and had every Wrexham fan leaping out of their seats, appreciation has to be accosted to Jones’ goal a little over ten minutes from time. Captain Luke Young was pushing the ball forward with force and with the aid of Palmer and Jones himself, the skipper was able to slide in the latter who couldn’t help but slot the ball home. The definition of ‘pass and go’ football in its entirety. 

With another two home games to come, this was the perfect result in the bid to hunt down table-toppers Notts County. Three points separate the historic clubs, with the Magpies having a superior goal difference by one. The only team left to play away from home in the current top seven are Solihull Moors and with the astounding home form, Wrexham remain in a favourable position. 

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