PREVIEW | Boreham Wood v Wrexham

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Sun 27 Aug 2017

Boreham Wood v Wrexham 

Date: 28/08/2017

Kick-Off: 3pm

Location: Meadow Park

Competition: Vanarama National League

Having sealed maximum points in the first instalment of the bank holiday weekend fixtures, we're back on our travels to face Boreham Wood on Monday.

Wrexham come into the game on the back of a hard fought 1-0 win over Woking at the Racecourse. James Jennings (or was it Manny Smith's?) goal from a corner secured the victory in what was a tough game for Dean Keates' side. It was a great way to bounce back from the previous weeks disappointing 2-1 loss to Maidstone. Wrexham's last win on the road is our only away win of the season, a 2-1 victory over Maidenhead United.

As for Boreham Wood, they come into the game with just one loss in their opening five games of the campaign, having won three on the bounce before Saturday's draw away to Tranmere Rovers. The Wood sit 3rd in the National League and just a point off top spot in these early stages. At home this season they've been very good, even if that's where their one loss came, they've overcome Aldershot who've started really well and hammered Solihull Moors 4-1.

Wrexham goalkeeper Christian Dibble kept a clean sheet on his home debut this weekend and will look to continue his fine form between the sticks for the Dragons. The 23-year old shot stopper signed in the summer and made his first Wrexham appearance during our trip to Maidstone, having been a late addition to the side following Chris Dunn's injury in the warm up. Having made some great saves and imposed himself as a competent 'keeper at this level thus far, he'll be looking to push on.

For Boreham Wood, Portuguese attacker Bruno Andrade has been superb netting a goal in each of his last five matches. Andrade scored from the spot on Saturday to give the Wood the lead against Tranmere Rovers. He began his career with QPR where he made his debut against Preston North End in the Championship, and on this day (August 27th) in 2011, he made his first and only Premier League appearance against Wigan Athletic.

Wrexham and Boreham Wood have met on four different occasions, with all four games finishing in Wrexham wins. Our first meeting came at Meadow Park in September 2015 where Connor Jennings' goal was enough to seal three points. In the return fixture, the game finished with the same scoreline and the same goal scorer, with Jennings haunting the Wood once more. Last season at Meadow Park  - the last time we played there - it finished 1-0 yet again with John Rooney bagging the winner. Our most entertaining game came in January 2017, as a tale of three penalties saw Anthony Barry open the scoring before Morgan Ferrier equalised from the spot. As the clock ticked over 93 minutes, Wrexham won yet another spot kick and Rooney slotted home in a dramatic finale. 

Chris Holroyd remains sidelined following his injury picked up on the opening day of the season, whilst Chris Dunn is also out through injury. Jack Mackreth is doubtful having been forced off against Woking on Saturday,  Mark Carrington returns following his suspension.

Can't make it to Meadow Park? You can follow the game with FREE live commentary on Calon FM, the TuneIn app, 105fm or online. You can also access live text commentary on Twitter @Wrexham_AFC. Following the game, you can catch our highlights on YouTube - 'Wrexham AFC'.

 

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