PREVIEW | Ebbsfleet United v Wrexham

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Sun 08 Apr 2018

Ebbsfleet United v Wrexham

Date: 10/04/2018

Kick-Off: 19:45

Competition: Vanarama National League

Location: Stonebridge Road

Following late heartache away at Eastleigh on Saturday, the Dragons will be looking to bounce back with a win and cement ourselves in the play-offs.

Wrexham come into the game on the back of three games without a win and will be looking to put that right in Kent. On Saturday the reds were on course for a fine victory following a cooly taken first-half penalty from Scott Quigley. But as the minutes ticked on Chris Dunn pulled off save after outstanding save until stoppage time, where a corner was swung in and Ryan Cresswell managed to poke home through a sea of bodies. This followed on from our first home defeat since the opening day of the campaign, as Bruno Andrade's spot kick was the difference between Wrexham and Boreham Wood.

Ebbsfleet are in some exceptional form having not lost a match in over two months. The eight game run has seen them rise to 9th in the league table and seven points adrift of the play-offs. With two games in hand, catching Fylde in 7th it isn't completely out of the question if the run continues. They've picked up four points in April with a draw on Saturday against league leaders Macclesfield Town ending in spectacular circumstances. With the Silkmen 2-0 up the Fleet pulled two goals back in the last twenty minutes, whilst Macc forward Nathan Blissett was sent off for what appeared little reason by Paul Marsden. Beforehand they managed a superb 2-1 win over Dover Athletic to keep in touch with their sixth-placed Kent rivals. 

Wrexham goalkeeper Chris Dunn put in a man of the match performance against Eastleigh with a string of outstanding saves to deny the Spitfires. The former Cambridge custodian made saves in both halves that he had no right to and will be looking to continue in the same vain on Tuesday against the Fleet attack.

Fleet striker Danny Kedwell has been getting himself amongst the goals this term having netted 14 thus far this season. Kedwell sits eighth in the goal scorers table and tops the chart for his side. He grabbed a double a couple of weeks ago against Woking to snatch three points and scored a vital penalty against Macclesfield to begin the comeback. 

Wrexham and Ebbsfleet have met on eleven occasions over the last nine years, the first meeting being played out in September 2008. We met at the Racecourse with the Dragons running out 3-2 winners through a Jefferson Louis brace and Simon Brown's penalty. Of our ten games, Wrexham have six wins, three draws whilst the Fleet have recorded two victories.

The biggest margin of victory between us falls in the favour of Wrexham, who smashed Ebbsfleet 0-5 in Kent in March 2013 with goals from Mathias Pogba, an Andy Morrell brace, Stephen Leslie and Jake Speight from the penalty spot. Our last meeting came in November where a Chris Holroyd double handed Wrexham three points.

Wrexham right-back Kevin Roberts continues his suspension after being sent off against Boreham Wood whilst Chris Holroyd is out following a foot injury at Eastleigh.

Can't make it to Stonebridge Road? You can follow the game with FREE live commentary on Calon FMMixlr, 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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