MATCH PREVIEW | FA Cup: Harrogate Town v Wrexham

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 18 Oct 2018

Harrogate Town v Wrexham

Date: 20/10/2018

Kick-Off: 15:00

Location: CNG Stadium

Competition: The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round

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Wrexham's FA Cup journey begins in Yorkshire this weekend as we pay a second visit of the season to Harrogate's CNG Stadium.

Form

Wrexham come into the game on the back of three wins on the spin in the Vanarama National League. Last weekend we travelled to Dagenham & Redbridge where Luke Young's first half screamer was cancelled out moments later by a Brad Walker own goal. However, in the second half Luke Summerfield tucked away the Dragons' first penalty of the season to wrap up the points. Beforehand Rekeil Pyke's goal earned victory over Barnet whilst Stuart Beavon's strike sealed a win over Havant & Waterlooville.

Harrogate were last in action on Saturday as they played host to Dover Athletic. Aaron Williams put the home side ahead before Innih Effiong levelled a minute into the second half. Effiong went on to grab his second and give the Whites the lead 20 minutes later, but deep into stoppage time Kelvin Langmead scored a dramatic late leveller to hand his side a point. A week before Williams and Callum Howe were on the scoresheet in a 2-0 win over Ebbsfleet United having followed up a a 4-2 away win over Boreham Wood.

Key Players

Wrexham midfielder Luke Young has found himself back in the side in recent weeks following an injury and capped his return in style with a terrific strike against Dagenham on Saturday. The clever middle-man arrived from Torquay United in the summer and having grabbed his first goal will be looking to get on the score sheet more often.

Town striker Williams is in red hot form having scored in each of his last three matches. Having found the net against Boreham Wood he went on to do so against Ebbsfleet United and Dover, with the last game the former Newport County striker last failed to score in a game coming against Wrexham in the National League nearly a month ago.

Head to Head

We've met Harrogate just once in a match beforehand with the game taking place just under a month ago at the CNG Stadium. With both sides riding high at the top end of the National League we played out a well-contested 0-0 draw with chances in the second half for the Dragons to seal the points, but missing out at the vital moment. 

Team News

Wrexham defender Manny Smith remains sidelined whilst James Jennings and striker Chris Holroyd will be looked at ahead of this weekend's game. 

Keep Up

You can listen to free live commentary from Wrexham AFC on Mixlr as well as keep up to date on our social media channels. Highlights will be available with the first word from the manager and players post-match on our YouTube Channel.

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