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REPORT | Wrexham 3-1 Wealdstone

Mullin, Mendy and Dalby hand Wrexham all three points

11 February 2023

Match Reports

REPORT | Wrexham 3-1 Wealdstone

Mullin, Mendy and Dalby hand Wrexham all three points

11 February 2023

A performance built on grit and determination saw Wrexham claim maximum points at theRacecourse thanks to goals from Paul Mullin, Jacob Mendy and Sam Dalby.

Wrexham struck first after 40 minutes through an unmarked Paul Mullin who planted his header into the net following a great delivery from Elliot Lee.

It was the away side who came flying out the traps early in the second half, Tarryn Allarakhia levelled the match as he broke clear of the Wrexham defence, rounding Mark Howard and finishing into the net on 50 minutes.

The home side were not to be denied though, Jacob Mendy on as a second half substitute rifled his shot past Sam Howes from the edge of the penalty area, giving Wrexham the advantage once again just 2 minutes later.

Sam Dalby entered the fray late on in the match and after just 60 seconds he had his goal, coolly stroking home from inside the penalty area and giving Wrexham a well-deserved win.

Manager Phil Parkinson named 6 changes following Wrexham’s midweek FA Cup defeat. 

Mark Howard returned in goal, Eoghan O’Connell, Tom O’Connor and Callum McFadzean came into the defence, Elliot Lee slotted into midfield, while Ollie Palmer took his place alongside Paul Mullin upfront. 

The opening 10 minutes offered little in terms of chances created, with both teams enjoying periods of possession and probing the opposition defence.

On 14 minutes Paul Mullin thought he’d beaten the offside trap as he ran through one-on-one from a defence splitting pass by Ollie Palmer, only for the linesman’s flag to halt Wrexham’s early advances.

It took until the 33rd minute for the first shot on goal, neat interplay through midfield by Wealdstone allowed for Tarryn Allarakhia to find space but his low shot from 25 yard’s was a comfortable save for Mark Howard.

The breakthrough came on the 40th minute mark, Wrexham took the lead via Elliot Lee’s curling cross which was met by an unmarked Paul Mullin who nodded his effort goalbound, despite the best efforts of Sam Howes in the Stones goal he couldn’t keep it out. 

Minutes later a short corner by the home side made space for Luke Young, who drove a low shot on target but this time Wealdstone were able to repel Wrexham’s attack through a combination of Ashley Charles and Sam Howes putting the ball past their own post for a Wrexham corner.

Just 5 minutes after the restart Wealdstone found an equaliser, a counter attack from a Wrexham corner allowed Tarryn Allarakhia to run clear before rounding a helpless Mark Howard and finishing into the back of the net.

Wrexham hit back with an almost instant reply, Jacob Mendy regained the hosts lead in the 54th minute, as he found space on the edge of away sides penalty area before shifting the ball onto his right foot and whipping it into the side netting past Sam Howes.

The Stones then looked for a second response, a square pass found Tarrelle Whittaker on 71 minutes but his left footed attempt from range was straight down the throat of Wrexham’s Mark Howard.

One of the best chances of the game for Wealdstone again came through Tarryn Allarakhia, on 76 minutes he fizzed the ball across the face of the Wrexham six yard box but no one in blue could prod home.

The away side were then reduced to 10 men in the 83rd minute as Max Kretzschmar was given a second yellow card after returning onto the pitch too quickly after injury. 

To cap off the victory for Wrexham in the 89th minute, it took Sam Dalby 60 seconds to make his impact as he steered the ball home from a rebound following a good initial stop by Sam Howes. 

Wrexham then saw the game out with a string of late attacks on the Wealdstone goal but failed to add to their winning margin.


Wrexham: Howard, Forde, Tozer, O’Connor (46’ Cleworth), O’Connell, McFadzean (46’ Mendy), Young, J.Jones, Lee, Palmer, Mullin (88’ Dalby)

Subs: Lainton, Cannon

Wealdstone: Howes, Cook, Charles, Freckleton, Allarakhia, Andrews, Obiero (64’ Whittaker), Dyer, Ilunga, Kretzschmar, Barker (82’ Ferguson)

Subs: Barrett, Olomola, Hutchinson

Referee: Elliot Swallow

Attendance: 10,091


Wrexham: O’Connell (20, foul)

Wealdstone : Obiero (18, foul), Allarakhia (36, foul), Cook (59, dissent), Andrews (61, foul)

Red card: Kretzschmar (83, second yellow)

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