FA TROPHY | Part 1: 2008-2010 Wrexham In The FA Trophy

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Mon 09 Dec 2019

2008-2009 (Fourth Round)

Wrexham entered the FA Trophy for the first time during the 08-09 season following relegation from the Football League.

The Dragons have always entered at the first-round stage since competing at the top level of non-league football.

Brian Little had already been sacked as manager with Dean Saunders taking charge of the side in time for the club’s first ever match in the FA Trophy.

It was to be a hot tie, as the two clubs relegated from League two the previous season would face off… 

First-Round: Wrexham 2-1 Mansfield Town
Venue: The Racecourse Ground | Sat. Dec 13, 2008
Wrexham Goals: Jonathan Brown, Ashley Westwood
Attendance: 1,559

Second Round: Basingstoke Town 1-2 Wrexham
Venue: The Camrose | Tue. Jan 13, 2009
Wrexham Goals: Own Goal, Jefferson Louis
Attendance: 597

Third Round: Workington 1-3 Wrexham
Venue: Borough Park | Sat. Jan 31, 2009
Wrexham Goals: Nathan Fairhurst, Marc Williams (x2)
Attendance: 1,029

Fourth Round: Wrexham 0-0 Ebbsfleet United
Venue: The Racecourse Ground | Sat. 21 Feb, 2009
Attendance: 3,028

Fourth Round Replay: Ebbsfleet United 3-1 Wrexham
Venue: Stonebridge Road | Tue. 24 Feb, 2009
Wrexham Goal: Jefferson Louis
Attendance: 992

So Wrexham crashed out in the fourth round after a replay was required against holders Ebbsfleet United.

Wrexham managed to score eight goals in five games conceding six times.

2009-2010 (First Round)

The following season with Saunders still in the Wrexham hot-seat the reds didn’t pass the first-round with a full strength side taken to a reply by Altrincham and subsequently beaten with 10-men after Mansour Assoumani was sent off.

The manager left the press waiting for nearly an hour after holding an inquest with players in the away changing room at full-time, and emerged hinting at a major overhaul of personnel required, having already used an astonishing 45 players so far that season.

First Round: Wrexham 0-0 Atlrincham
Venue/Date: The Racecourse Ground | Sat. Dec 12, 2009
Attendance: 1,065

First Round Replay: Altrincham 1-0 Wrexham
Venue/Date: Moss Lane | Tue. Dec 15. 2009
Attendance: 407

Out at the first stage - but will better things follow in part two when Wrexham are under new management? 

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