PREVIEW | WREXHAM V WEALDSTONE

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Fri 26 Feb 2021

Wrexham and Wealdstone clash 4 days after they both drew 0-0, but for the visitors it certainly wasn't a typical experience.

It was only the third clean sheet The Stones have kept all season, and the first goalless draw at Grosvenor Vale since February 2017. Wealdstone's matches tend to have goals at both ends: both sides have scored in 15 of their 24 games this season.

Wealdstone started the season superbly, and their 4-3 win over Wrexham in October kickstarted a run of 5 consecutive wins which catapulted them deep into the play-off spots.

Since then, however, they've won just one game in 13 in the league and have slid to 19th place, with the worst home defence in the division, and the second-worst overall.

Yet there are signs of hope. That 0-0 draw, at home to Eastleigh, was definitely a step in the right direction agains the side on the longest unbeaten run in the division, and three games ago they drew at league leaders Torquay.

WEALDSTONE'S LINE-UP AGAINST EASTLEIGH

Clearly they are capable of pulling out a good performance against strong opposition, and they certainly pose a threat in front of goal. However, 2 points out of the last 21 is relegation form, and they need to find defensive consistency to keep out of the relegation zone.  

Wrexham, meanwhile, battled their way to a goalless draw against Hartlepool as they looked to put the poor performance at Aldershot behind them.

With players starting to become available again after injury, Dean Keates will be looking to take advantage of an upcoming series against sides at the bottom end of the table to embed his side more deeply in the play-off positions.

HEAD TO HEAD

Our match at Grosvenor Vale in October was the first time we’ve faced Wealdstone, and it was a remarkable first meeting. We fell behind after a quarter of an hour, equalised within a minute through a bizarre own goal, were leading again 3 minutes later only for The Stones to be level again in the 22nd minute through an absolutely magnificent long range strike.

The second half saw us concede two goals from set pieces and despite Adi Yussuf getting a second goal we lost 4-3.

MILESTONES
Paul Rutherford's 175th league game for Wrexham.

Elliott Durrell's 50th league game for Wrexham.

Jordan Ponticelli's 50th career league match.

 

 

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