MATCH PREVIEW | Havant & Waterlooville v Wrexham

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 14 Feb 2019

Havant & Waterlooville v Wrexham

Date: 16/02/2019

Kick-Off: 15:00

Location: Westleigh Park

Competition: Vanarama National League

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Under new boss Bryan Hughes the Dragons are back to good form with back to back wins for the first time in 2019 and now they look to make it a trio ahead of a busy schedule, beginning with the Hawks.


Wrexham come into the game on the back of a 1-0 victory over Dagenham & Redbridge at the Cae Ras last weekend. Substitute Stuart Beavon came off the bench to win it for Wrexham with an thunderous rebound after an initial save by Elliott Justham who denied Luke Young's initial effort at close range. Bryan Hughes was unveiled to the crowd and began his reign with three points, complimenting Wrexham's last game falling under Graham Barrow, a 1-0 win over Maidenhead in North Wales.

As for Havant, they come into the game this weekend on the back of two goaless draws home and away in the National League. Last time out they travelled to Gateshead taking a point back to the South Coast having also drawn by the same scoreline to Dover beforehand, grinding out a point having been down to ten men with Chris Robertson sent off after just 36 minutes. Unbeaten since January 5th in the league, the Hawks have done well thus far in their goal to hold their place in non-league's top tier.

Key Players

Dragons forward Bobby Grant made his first start for the side in recent times having found himself on the bench, and impressed going forward in Hughes' side. A former team-mate of the manager, if Hughes can bring the best out of Grant Wrexham will surely profit from a forward with vast experience and ability.

As for Havant, forward Alfie Rutherford has been in hot form this season as the Hawks top scorer with nine goals in his 21 National League games this season. The former Moneyfields and Bognor attacker moved to Havant in 2016 and has risen through the ranks with the side from the Southern Premier to the National League.

Head to Head

We've met just once in our history coming earlier this season at the Racecourse Ground, with Wrexham coming out on top in a 1-0 victory. Stuart Beavon's first half goal was the settler on a warm North Wales afternoon back in October.

Team News

Wrexham could be without right-back Kevin Roberts who's picked up an injury whilst there are still concerns of over Luke Summerfield. Manny Smith remains sidelined.

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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