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REPORT | Wrexham v Dorking Wanderers

A win full of marvellous goals!

25 February 2023

Match Reports

REPORT | Wrexham v Dorking Wanderers

A win full of marvellous goals!

25 February 2023

Elliot Lee, Paul Mullin and Sam Dalby all scored eye-catching goals, to secure three points against visiting Dorking Wanderers.

Lee’s sumptuous long-range goal, followed by Paul Mullin’s weaving strike gave Wrexham the lead at half-time, before Dalby extended the score early into the second half with a powerful, singular goal.  

Phil Parkinson named four changes to the side that beat Scunthorpe United by two goals. Anthony Forde, Jacob Mendy, Andy Cannon and Sam Dalby all started, with new signing Ryan Barnett making the bench. 

Lee and Mullin’s partnership has always been one to watch, and Wrexham eyes eagerly watched in the ninth minute. A hooked cross from Mullin inside the box found the head of Lee, whose header cannoned off the crossbar and away from goal. 

This would not be an issue for Lee, as a few minutes later he smashes the purest of strikes from 25 yards out to see the ball caress into Daniel Lincoln’s top corner. A sublime strike from the attacking midfielder. 

Dalby, rewarded with a start for his excellent recent form, attempted to replicate Lee’s superb strike, as he blasted one from 25 yards out. Off his line, Lincoln was still able to tip the powerful shot over and keep the score at 1-0. 

As the break was looming, Mullin tip-toed his way into the Dorking Wanderers’ penalty area from the right wing, before shifting the ball onto his left foot and placing it in the far corner of the goal to double Wrexham’s lead. 

Wrexham would take a 2-0 lead into the break, after two sublime goals and great attacking football. 

In the 54th minute, Mullin and Dalby both made breaking runs from the Wanderers backline, to see them both go through on goal. Dalby unselfishly squared the ball across to Mullin when one-on-one with Lincoln, but the ball went just behind Mullin and Wrexham had scuppered a glorious chance. 

Moments later, Dalby beat his man on the right-wing and strode into the box. Not passing this time, he cleverly moved past the near-post and curled the ball back into it on his left foot. 

There was to be no clean sheet for Wrexham today though, as a neat header from James Muitt flew past Rob Lainton in goal, following an inch perfect cross from Seb Bowerman in the 77th minute.  

It may have been the 89th minute, but Dalby was still running beyond the backline of Dorking. Having muscled his way through, he smashed a left footed shot which was parried by Lincoln into the path of substitute Ollie Palmer. Off-balance, Palmer swiped the ball just over the bar. 

Full time was whistled and Wrexham would take home all three points, after a riveting performance in front of goal. 

Wrexham AFC: (5-3-2): Lainton (GK), Forde, Cleworth, Tozer, Tunnicliffe, Mendy, Young (C), Cannon (J.Jones 82’), Lee (J.Davies 88’), Dalby, Mullin (Palmer 70’) 

Subs not used: Howard (GK), Barnett 

Dorking Wanderers: Lincoln (GK), Taylor, Harris (Philpot 55’), Briggs (Muitt 20’), Seager, McShane, Taylor (Bowerman 49’), Moore, Ottaway, Craig, Cook 

Subs not used: Gallagher, Jebb 

Referee: Aaron Banister 

Attendance: 10,053 

Wrexham Bookings: Cannon 35’ (simulation) 

Man of the match: Elliot Lee 



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