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REPORT | Wrexham 2-2 Woking

Two goals apiece saw Wrexham and Woking take a point each

14 February 2023

Match Reports

REPORT | Wrexham 2-2 Woking

Two goals apiece saw Wrexham and Woking take a point each

14 February 2023

Both sides failed to hold onto their respective leads, as a fifth goal evaded the second and third placed teams in the National League.

Phil Parkinson made three changes to the starting eleven, following the victory over Wealdstone last time out. Harry Lennon, Jacob Mendy and Andy Cannon all came in to start for Tom O’Connor, Callum McFadzean and James Jones. 

Wrexham got off to the worst start, as Rohan Ince’s flicked header at the front post found Padraig Amond on the opposite side, where the striker couldn’t miss his free header. 

Opportunities were limited throughout the half, as Wrexham tried to get a foothold in the game, with Andy Cannon looking the brightest.  

Jacob Mendy would find some room on the edge of the box on the left-wing, before he took a snapshot out of nowhere. The ball collided with the far-post and cannoned out agonisingly for the Wrexham wing-back with 36 minutes gone. 

Just two minutes later, Anthony Forde slammed home a free-kick from inside the ‘D’ to level the scores. The pure speed on his right-footed effort left Craig Ross with no chance. 

Half time would be called with the scores level, thanks to Forde’s sublime strike.  

A short corner just after the restart would see Elliot Lee whip in a cross from within the box. A scramble then led to Ince kneeling over the ball for a period of time, with the Wrexham players desperate to win the ball, but the Cards cleared their lines amidst screams for a penalty. 

Ollie Palmer was fed through in the box by Mendy in the 54th minute, before shifting the ball onto his right foot and being taken out by Luke Wilkinson in the process. Paul Mullin then made no mistake from the spot, as he thumped the ball into Ross’ bottom right corner. 

Substitutes James Jones and Max Cleworth came on just after the 70th minute and unfortunately were both involved in Woking’s penalty and equaliser. A quick cross came in from James Daly seeing the ball rebound off the shins of Cleworth. Daly had followed the ball in from his cross and snuck up behind Jones to win the ball first. The substitute, unaware of his presence, brought down the number seven and the referee instantly gave the decision. 

Rhys Browne calmly tucked away the resulting penalty, waiting for Mark Howard to move before pushing the ball the other way with 73 minutes on the clock. 

Aside from a stoppage time Palmer header falling at the feet of Ross, no meaningful chances were created to find that all important fifth goal from either side. 

Wrexham’s league winning run would therefore come to an end, but the unbeaten run at the Racecourse Ground continues.  

Wrexham AFC: (5-3-2): Howard (GK), Forde (Dalby 80’), O'Connell, Tozer, Lennon (Cleworth 72’), Mendy, Young (C), Cannon (J.Jones 71’), Lee, Mullin, Palmer 

Subs not used: Lainton (GK), McAlinden 

Woking FC: Ross (GK), Lofthouse, Casey (C), McNerney, Wilkinson, Daly, Amond (Hessenthaler 89’), Moss, Browne (Dackers 84’), Kellermann, Ince (Nwabuokei 82’) 

Subs not used: O’Connell, Jaaskelainen 

Attendance: 10,030 

Woking Bookings: Ince 61 (foul) 

Wrexham Bookings: None 

Man of the Match: Ollie Palmer 


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