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WXMANORAK | Wrexham v MK Dons

The drama resumes.

8 August 2023


STÖK Cae Ras’ biggest home attendance as a 3-sided ground.

Wrexham’s biggest home attendance since 05/05/2007 Boston United (h) 3-1

For the first time in the club’s history, Wrexham’s last 45 league home games have had an attendance of 7,000 or above.

For the first time in the club’s history, our last 29 home league games each attracted attendances above 9,000.

Wrexham’s last 37 home league games each attracted attendances above 8,000 for the first time since 1979.


Wrexham’s first home defeat since 28/5/22 Grimsby Town 4-5

Wrexham’s first home league defeat since 30/11/21 Yeovil Town 0-2

Second largest aggregate for an opening day match in Wrexham’s history, and equal largest since joining the Football League in 1921.

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Largest aggregate score in a Wrexham game since 8/10/22 Barnet (h) 7-5

First time Wrexham have lost a home league game in which we didn’t have a player sent off since 18/5/2021 Notts County 0-1

First opening game of the season in which no Wrexham player made his debut since 2013: Welling United (h) 2-1

Wrexham made only one change from the last game of the previous season: the last time we made only 1 change was 1978-79 (I've not found any examples of an unchanged side on the first day of the season, but I'll keep looking!)

Wrexham extend the club record for most consecutive home games scored in to 48.

Wrexham’s unbeaten home run ends at 28 matches, the 5th longest in our history.

Wrexham’s unbeaten home league run ends at 37 matches, the 4th longest in our history, and 2nd longest since joining the Football League in 1921.

Last time Wrexham conceded 5 goals: 8/10/22 Barnet (h) 7-5

Last time Wrexham conceded 3 goals in a half: 8/10/22 Barnet (h) 7-5


Last time 2 Wrexham substitutes scored: 11/02/2023 Wealdstone (h) 3-1

Jordan Davies’ last goal: 25/10/22 Halifax Town (h) 3-1

Two Wrexham substitutes scored on the opening day of the season for the second time. (Previously: Marc Williams and Christian Smith in 2008 – Wrexham’s first game in the National League.)

Wrexham substitutes who have scored on the first day of the season.

11th time two Wrexham substitutes have scored in the same game.

Jake Bickerstaff’s first league appearance for Wrexham since 5/12/20 Torquay United (a) 1-3, and first league appearance under Phil Parkinson. Only Bickerstaff, Luke Young and Jordan Davies (unused sub) remain at the club from the 16 players selected for that game. In the meantime, Bickerstaff has played 29 league appearances for Caernarfon and Nantwich.

Last own goal scored by a Wrexham player: 19/2/23 Jordan Tunnicliffe Aldershot Town (a) 4-3

Last own goal scored by a Wrexham player in a home game: 13/10/20 Jamie Reckord Boreham Wood (h) 2-1 (Also on the opening day of the season.)

Wrexham’s Record against MK Dons

MK Dons’ biggest win at Wrexham

Last time Wrexham conceded 5 goals in a home game.

Biggest attendance for this fixture.

Largest goal aggregate for this fixture.



Ryan Barnett’s 175th career appearance.

Sam Dalby’s 50th Wrexham appearance.

Billy Waters’ 300th league appearance.

Jake Bickerstaff, Jordan Davies and Jacob Mendy made their EFL debuts.

DATA CORNER (Stats from FBRef)

Only Notts County had more possession than Wrexham on the first day of the League 2 season: the top 5 sides in terms of possession got 1 point between them!

Wrexham had the most shots on match day 1….

…but only the 7th most on target (1 behind MK Dons).

Wrexham put a cross into the MK Dons penalty area every 3 minutes.


Ryan Barnett and Elliot Lee were in the top 10 crossers of the day.

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