FLASHBACK | Emirates FA Cup First Round

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Sat 10 Nov 2018

Slightly different for this weeks flashback as Sunday will mark the first encounter between Wrexham and Weston-super-Mare AFC.

We thought we would share some FA Cup gold this week and flashback to a previous first round match against Cambridge United. The U's forced a replay in the tie before Wrexham were victorious in the replay. 

Cambridge United 2-2 Wrexham | November 2011

Josh Coulson scored a late equaliser as a Cambridge United side drew with Wrexham in the first round of the FA Cup.

Wrexham went ahead through then player-manager Andy Morrell, who nodded in Lee Fowler's cross in the 20th minute.

Coulson levelled when he glanced in Ashley Carew's free-kick, before Morrell struck again when he found the bottom corner from 10 yards.

But in added time defender Coulson made it 2-2 with a scrappy finish as Cambridge took the tie to a replay.

Home keeper Danny Naisbitt did well to repel a number of Wrexham chances as Morrell and Mathias Pogba came close to extending the visitor's lead before the break.

Key Facts

  • James Jennings and Kevin Roberts would both later sign for Wrexham but played for the U's at the time
  • Goalkeeper Danny Ward was named as a Wrexham sub for this game while number 2 choice Chris Maxwell was on duty with Wales Under 21's

Cambridge United: Naisbitt, Roberts, Coulson, McAuley, Jennings, Carew (Marriott 69'), Shaw, Jarvis (Patrick 69'), Dunk, Berry, Gash (Charles 80')
Substitutes (not used): Brown, Wylde, Hughes, Thorpe

Wrexham: Mayebi, Westwood, Creighton (Hunt 58'), Knight-Percival, Ashton, Tolley, Fowler, Clarke, Pogba (Speight 70'), Wright, Morrell (Cieslewicz 79') 
Substitutes (not used): Ward, Clowes, Little, Anoruo

REPLAY: Wrexham 2-1 Cambridge United | November 2011

Wrexham edged the FA Cup replay against Cambridge to book a second-round trip to then League One side Brentford on 3 December 2011.

After a tight first half, Mathias Pogba put Wrexham ahead as he flicked Curtis Obeng's dangerous ball into the net.

Obeng also laid on Wrexham's second with an even better cross from the right, allowing Danny Wright to head home against his former club.

Michael Wylde headed a late goal for Cambridge, diverting James Jennings' cross, but Wrexham held their nerve.

Key facts

  • James Jennings had the assist for Cambridge's goal
  • Blaine Hudson was on the Cambridge bench for this one. He would later go on to sign for Wrexham in 2014 

Wrexham: Mayebi, Obeng, Creighton, Knight-Percival, Ashton, Harris, Tolley (Fowler 69'), Clarke, Wright, Pogba, Morrell (Speight 60') 
Substitutes (not used): Maxwell, Cieslewicz, Hunt, Little, Westwood

Cambridge United: Naisbitt, Roberts, Coulson, Wylde, Jennings, Carew, Jarvis (Berry 74'), Shaw, Dunk (Patrick 74'), Hughes, Gash (Charles 81') 
Substitutes (not used): Brown, McAuley, Marriott, Hudson

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