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The Review: Wrexham 4-1 Dagenham & Redbridge

Wrexham’s winning run extended to five, after sensational display.

14 September 2022

Doubles from Ollie Palmer and Paul Mullin gave Wrexham a triumphant win in front of almost 10,000 fans.

Even though results have been eye-catching, Phil Parkinson and his men admitted that performances could improve and this victory showcased just what this Wrexham side could do. 

The first half was relentless, as the press initiated all across the pitch wouldn’t allow for the Daggers to catch a moment’s breath.  

Continuous bombardment of the penalty area through crosses from Jacob Mendy and Anthony Forde gave the visitors no escape clause. 

A multitude of corners from Luke Young constantly landed on the heads of Palmer and Aaron Hayden in the penalty area and on another day, Wrexham could have taken more than a two-goal lead into the break. 

The two first half goals highlighted how best to poach as a striker. Palmer’s first in the 25th minute saw the perfect stooping header at the far-post, before joyous celebrations erupted across the Racecourse. 

Mullin would also take a slice of the pie on the brink of half time, as a flicked-on cross would see himself at the back-post ready to bundle the ball home. 

Pure attacking dominance over 90 minutes is a hard feat to achieve and Dagenham did have a twenty-minute spell in the second half where they looked more controlled on the ball.

Even though the Daggers were gaining territory and corners, the Wrexham backline looked beyond comfortable in dealing with their threat. Max Cleworth continued to thoroughly impress the Wrexham faithful. 

As the 70th minute of the game passed, it felt like Wrexham had upped the ante, and a superb slotted through ball by Jordan Davies saw a sliding Mullin swipe the ball into the far-post off his right-foot to extend Wrexham’s lead. 

The tit-for-tat between the strikers resumed after this goal, as Palmer took a hopeful shot from the right-side of the box, seeing the ball take two deflections before bouncing off the post and over the line. The piece of luck was most deserved after the Surrey man’s performance.  

Two braces in two games for Palmer and six goals in four games means the Wrexham striker is red-hot in-form. 

Junior Morias’ goal in the 96th minute spoiled a deserved clean-sheet for the Wrexham team, as defensive displays were seen all over the pitch, but Wrexham fans left the ground enormously happy with the team’s performance. 

Wrexham remain second in the National League, with the highest goal tally across the top five leagues. 

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