MATCH PREVIEW | Wrexham v Bromley

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 23 Aug 2018

Wrexham v Bromley

Date: 25/08/2018

Kick-Off: 15:00

Location: My Racecourse

Competition: Vanarama National League

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Following our first full week’s break from league action, the Dragons jump straight back into it with a bank holiday doubleheader, starting this Saturday at home to Bromley.


Samuel Ricketts’ side come into the game without tasting defeat thus far and have recorded three wins on the trot. Last weekend we made our way to the Silverlake Stadium to take on Eastleigh. Wrexham came out the blocks early taking an early 2-0 lead through Manny Smith and an Alex Wynter own goal. After the break substitute Andrew Boyce was sent off for two yellow cards within three minutes of eachother, but the Spitfires rallied and pulled one back through Paul McCallum. However, there would be no late resurgence as Mike Fondop’s individual brilliant rounded off the game. Beforehand we’d bagged a 2-0 win away at Maidenhead United – goals from Jordan Maguire-Drew and Fondop - and in our last home game put Boreham Wood to the sword 3-0 as Maguire-Drew, Rekeil Pyke and Fondop all netted for the reds.

As for Bromley they sit 16th in the National League so far, with just the one win to their credit. They’ll be looking to kick on after getting that first win last weekend late on against Gateshead. Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe’s 88th-minute effort handed the Ravens three points. Beforehand they’d lost 1-0 to Eastleigh and earned a draw at home to newly promoted Harrogate Town, George Porter got the goal for Bromley.

Key Players

Wrexham midfielder Luke Summerfield has been in fine form as of late and grabbed the assists for all three Wrexham goals against Eastleigh. The former Grimsby Town middle-man has hit the ground running since his Racecourse arrival and impressed in the early stages of the season. Utility man Mark Carrington has recently stepped up to cover right back and has done well at the back and going forward, and his experience is vital for this season.

For Bromley, 24-year old striker Omar Bugiel will be eager to go and find the net for the first time this season. The forward helped Forest Green Rovers to promotion in 2017 and now the Berlin-born Raven grabbed four goals during a loan spell as Hayes Lane last season and now will be looking to find the net regularly having signed a permanent deal.

Head to Head

We’ve met each other six times since Bromley’s promotion to the National League in 2015. The Dragons edge the head to head statistics with three wins to Bromley’s two, with the remaining game ending in a draw. Our first match was Bromley’s introduction to life in non-league’s top tier in August 2015, where the celebrations continued with a 3-1 win for them. Our first game at the Racecourse followed in February 2016 as Lee Fowler and Connor Jennings grabbed the goals. Our last meeting here at the Cae Ras was in September 2017, a Ntumba Massanka brace handed Wrexham maximum points.

Team News

Wrexham midfielder Luke Young and right-back Kevin Roberts missed out on Maidenhead United and Eastleigh through injury and illness and will be looked at ahead of the weekend.

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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