Wrexham v Maidenhead United
Location: Racecourse Ground
Competition: Vanarama National League
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Wrexham return to National League action at the Racecourse with Graham Barrow's side playing host to strugglers Maidenhead United.
Wrexham come into the game without a victory in 2019 so far. Last time out we met AFC Fylde at Mill Farm where an Ashley Hemmings brace sealed victory for the Coasters. Goals either side of half-time sealed the win for Fylde as they leapfrogged Wrexham in to 4th place. Beforehand we hosted Leyton Orient in the Buildbase FA Trophy where Matt Harold's second half penalty knocked the Dragons out in the second period. Our last victory came at the Racecourse where Paul Rutherford's close range effort earned a 1-0 win over promotion rivals Solihull Moors.
Last time out for the Magpies they hosted Solihull Moors at York Road with the Moors running out 2-1 winners. Liam Daly opened the scoring for the visitors before Adrian Clifton levelled with a penalty before half-time. Deep into stoppage time Adi Yussuf popped up to take maximum points back to the Midlands. United travelled to Maidstone a week before with both sides ending the game with 10-men in a six goal thriller. Goals from Alfie Kilgour, Clifton's double and Ayo Obileye sealed a 4-2 away win over a side Maidenhead are scrapping with to stay in the division.
Wrexham captain Shaun Pearson will be pivotal for the Dragons to finally get their first win of 2019 as a leader both on and off the pitch. A talismen for his side, Pearson's experience and knowledge will be key to pass on to his team mates and help bring the side through the toughest part of the campaign.
Maidenhead midfielder Adrian Clifton has an impressive record with 10 goals in 25 National League appearances this term. The former Havant & Waterlooville man has three goals in his last two games and will be a pivitol player as the Magpies look to remain in non-league's top tier.
We've met three times in our history with all games coming in the last 18-months. Our last game came back in August as goals from Mike Fondop and Jordan Maguire-Drew sealed a Wrexham win. The last time we faced eachother at the Cae Ras it ended with a home victory as Chris Holroyd and James Jennings got themselves on the scoresheet. Our first game came back in August 2017 with a Manny Smith brace earning three points.
Wrexham defenders Doug Tharme and Manny Smith both remain sidelined with injury.
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