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THE REVIEW | Dorking Wanderers 0-5 Wrexham AFC

Red Dragons show strength as early promotion favourites all start September with wins

4 September 2022

An Ollie Palmer brace, Jacob Mendy thunderbolt and Elliot Lee tap-in, all contributed to Wrexham’s dismantling of Dorking Wanderers.

The Red Dragons followed suit in flexing their muscles with other promotion favourites, as Wrexham fans were treated to a joyous afternoon in Surrey. 

Leading up to this fixture, goals seemed to be on the cards due to both sides' offensive starts to the season, but the first 20 minutes perhaps ambled against this. 

An in-form Palmer always seems a free and easy target in the box, as his first and last goal were scored right in the goalmouth.  


Wrexham bared witness to a fired-up Mendy during the victory against Gateshead and the wing-back picked up where he left off. An unmissable cross to set-up the first goal for Palmer was then quickly added to by the new signing, as he thumped Wrexham’s second goal like an arrow into the back of Slavomir Huk’s net. 

The own goal just before half-time helped give Wrexham a strong lead into the break, as they were cruising in second gear. 

Jordan Davies truly came alive in the second half, as his shot from right next to the goal found Palmer on the line, who couldn’t miss. Another assist followed in similar fashion, seeing Davies’ drilled cross find substitute Lee on the line, who once again, couldn’t miss. 


Aside from an emphatic display up-front, Phil Parkinson will be equally as happy with his side's performance at the back. 

The midfield controlled the game, whilst also protecting the three-man defence that we’re all accustomed to. 

When Max Cleworth, Ben Tozer and Aaron Hayden were called upon, they showcased effortless strength in order to keep out the Dorking attack.  

Every Wrexham player did their job perfectly and that is the best way to summarise this game. 

A fourth win on the bounce for Wrexham can only bring smiles, but it was essential with the rest of the top five all recording victories. 

Wrexham therefore remain in second place, only one point behind Chesterfield. 

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