MATCH PREVIEW | Solihull Moors v Wrexham

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Sat 25 Aug 2018

Solihull Moors v Wrexham

Date: 27/08/2018

Kick-Off: 15:00

Location: Damson Park

Competition: Vanarama National League

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In a quick turn around Wrexham travel to Solihull 48 hours after hosting Bromley at the Cae Ras and will be looking to put right two late goals.


Wrexham come into the game on the back of a disappointing 2-2 draw at home to Bromley. Mike Fondop gave the Dragons the lead in the first half with a superb lob before Rekeil Pyke's clever back heel double the reds' lead the other side of the break. However, a penalty for the visitors was converted by Frankie Sutherland and it gave the Ravens a window of opportunity. In stoppage time with the score at 2-1 a corner was swung in and Luke Summerfield managed to head the ball into the back of his own net to share the points. Our last match on the road was at Eastleigh a week ago, where Manny Smith, an own goal and Fondop scord in a 3-1 victory.

For Solihull, after three wins on the spin to kick-start their season they have seen their form dip somewhat in the last two weeks. After a 3-1 defeat to AFC Fylde they took a point at home to Sutton United, with former Wrexham duo Danny Wright and Kyle Storer on the scoresheet. Last time out they travelled to Harrogate Town, where it was the home side who broke the deadlock early on before Adi Yussuf levelled on 11 minutes. However, two more from Harrogate sealed  a win and condemned Moors to three games without a victory.

Key Players

Wrexham striker Mike Fondop has continued his hot streak in front of goal with a fifth of the season against Bromley. The Cameroonian forward latched on to a superb ball from Akil Wright and chipped the goalkeeper to open the scoring on Saturday. Meanwhile defender Doug Tharme made his league debut for Wrexham having progressed through the youth team. Tharme came on for James Jennings who was forced off with an injury and looked very well placed throughout the game, he could now have a place on Saturday and will want to stamp his place in the Dragons line-up.

As for Solihull, ex-red Danny Wright will want to continue his reputation for scoring goals in the National League after his move from Cheltenham Town in the summer. Wright - who turned out for Wrexham from 2011 to 2013 - has two goals to his name thus far against Sutton and Aldershot Town. The powerful forward is now 33 and is still a handful for defenders, which he showed for Cheltenham as he secured the National League title in 2016. 

Head to Head

We've met Solihull Moors on five occasions in our history with the last time coming in February at Damson Park. As the Moors battled to avoid the drop they battled hard for a point in a 0-0 draw. Early that season we met at the Racecourse with Paul Rutherford's lob the difference in a 1-0 win. Our first meeting came back in 2012 during our successful FA Trophy triumph, where goals from Brett Ormerod, Adrian Cieslweicz and Dean Keates cancelled out a Junior English brace to send us through.

Team News 

Wrexham midfielder Luke Young returned to the side on Saturday but Paul Rutherford missed out. James Jennings was forced off against Bromley and is doubtful. 

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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