Wrexham v Boreham Wood
Location: My Racecourse
Competition: Vanarama National League
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Four days on from our first home game of the season we return to the Racecourse for Saturday’s early kick-off against Boreham Wood.
Wrexham come into the game on the back of a home draw against AFC Fylde on Tuesday night. In what was a fantastic game to watch neither side could break the deadlock, although Paul Rutherford did have the ball in the back of the net but his well worked header was flagged for offside after some great work from Jordan Maguire-Drew. Three days beforehand we made the long trip to Dover Athletic on the opening day of the campaign. Mike Fondop got himself off the mark with a stunning effort to seal a 1-0 win , our first victory over the Whites – taking the Dragons nine attempts.
As for Boreham Wood they were also in action on Tuesday night where they faced National League new-boys Havant & Waterlooville at West Leigh Park. The Wood have managed to replicate Wrexham’s start to the new season by drawing 0-0 with the Hawks in midweek, having won 1-0 against Dagenham & Redbridge last weekend, Angelo Balanta grabbed the winner.
Wrexham’s Maguire-Drew put in a man of the match performance against Fylde on Tuesday night and having had more time to build his fitness to the standard he’d like will be raring to go on Saturday. Having signed from Brighton & Hove Albion last week the winger made his debut as a substitute against Dover and got his first start on Tuesday. He was clever from the off with some neat touches to play through his fellow attackers and impressed by beating defenders at will throughout the game.
For Boreham Wood, former Wrexham defender Jamal Fyfield could make his debut for the club having switched to Hertfordshire from Gateshead in the summer. He spent a season with the Dragons in 2015/16 and has been on the bench for the Wood for the opening two matches. Meanwhile forward Balanta will be looking to replace the goals lost from striker Morgan Ferrier, he grabbed his first against Dagenham last week.
We’ve met six times in our history all of which have come in the last three seasons. Wrexham dominate the statistics with five wins in those six matches, scoring six and conceding just twice including four clean sheets. Last time we met it was Boreham Wood who were victorious, their first and only win as Morgan Ferrier netted a penalty at the Racecourse. Wrexham’s last win came at Meadow Park, Alex Reid’s goal was the difference.
Wrexham boss Samuel Ricketts will assess the injury list with Nicky Deverdics and Chris Holroyd yet to feature for the Dragons so far.
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