PREVIEW | Woking v Wrexham

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 15 Mar 2018

Woking v Wrexham

Date: 17/03/2018

Kick-Off: 15:00

Location: Kingfield Stadium

Competition: Vanarama National League

Following Sunday's derby heroics Wrexham are back on the road as we travel to face Anthony Limbrick's Woking.

Wrexham come into the game thirteen matches unbeaten and on a high following a convincing 2-0 victory over arch rivals Chester FC in Sunday's Cross-Border Derby. Second half goals from Scott Quigley and a first for Nicky Deverdics was enough to seal not only the bragging right, but a big three points to lift the Dragons to fourth in the table. It came on the back of four draws on the spin, the latest of which came at the Racecourse in a 2-2 draw against Aldershot. Last time out on the road we faced Solihull Moors in a game that ended goalless. 

Woking currently sit 17th and know another couple of victories should see them safe for another season. Last weekend they faced FC Halifax Town at the Shay and left Yorkshire with nothing to show for their efforts, as Charlie Carter's effort wasn't enough in a 3-1 defeat. It now leaves the Cards without a victory in their last five matches, their last win coming at the beginning of February in a 1-0 win against Chester FC. 

Wrexham striker Quigley now has seven goals in seven starts for Wrexham including the opener in last weeks derby. The forward on loan from Blackpool has made a serious impact for the reds and will be looking to continue his fine form. Defender David Raven stepped in for Manny Smith who was forced off last weekend, with Raven - already covering at left back for suspended James Jennings - moving to centre-half. The versatile defender put in a superb performance and when called upon has been solid. 

Woking midfielder Charlie Carter is having a great season having bagged nine goals from the middle of the park. The academy graduate signed for the first team in 2016 and has cemented his place in the first team set up, and has scored some important goals for the Cards. The 21-year old who as mentioned grabbed a goal in their loss to Halifax will be looking to continue his form in front of goal this weekend.

 

We've met a total of 14 times over the last decade with Wrexham edging it with six wins to Woking's five, leaving room for three draws. Last time out we met at the Cae Ras earlier this season where James Jennings' close-range effort was the difference between the two sides. The first time we met was at the end of December 2008 where a 1-1 draw in North Wales shared the points. Our first meeting at the Kingfield Stadium came in March 2009 ending by the same scoreline three months earlier. The biggest winning margin between the two sides came in November 2014 in the FA Cup with goals from Neil Ashton, Wes York and Andy Bishop sending us through to the next round.

Defender Olly Marx has returned to action but was this week sent to Southport on loan whilst left-back Jennings is serving the final game of his suspension. Manny Smith who was forced off last weekend is a doubt. Mark Carrington returned from a lengthy layoff last weekend and could feature. 

Can't make it to the Kingfield Stadium? 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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