Wrexham v Woking
Location: My Racecourse
Competition: Vanarama National League
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Following a disappointing loss on the road last weekend, the Reds return to the Racecourse for the visit of Woking.
Our last fixture came on Saturday as we made yet another journey down to the south east to face Maidstone United. Alex Reid made it two goals in as many games after nine minutes to give Dean Keates’ side the lead, but goals from Alex Wynter and Jack Richards sent the Stones through to half-time with the lead. In the second half there were no goals but plenty of talking points as Manny Smith was sent off whilst conceding a penalty, followed seconds later by the dismissal of Mark Carrington for dissent. It was disappointing for the Dragons who were looking to make it back-to-back wins following victory against Gateshead at the Racecourse five days previous.
As for Woking, they come into the game on the back of a 0-2 home defeat to Leyton Orient. Much like ourselves, Woking’s record so far this season has been the same as ourselves with two wins (against Eastleigh and Gateshead) and two defeats (against Tranmere, Barrow and the aforementioned Orient).
Wrexham striker Alex Reid has two goals in two games and will be looking to carry on that form into the weekend. The young forward signed on loan from Fleetwood Town just hours before our 1-0 win over Gateshead, where he came off the bench to net the winner.
Inih Effiong has started brightly for the Cards having scored twice in the opening five games. A creative midfielder, he joined Woking in the summer from Barrow and will look to continue to cause trouble on Saturday.
Wrexham and Woking have met on 13 different occasions, with each side recording five wins each and drawing three. We first met in December 2008 drawing 1-1 at the Racecourse, as Marc Williams opened the scoring before Tom Denton’s equaliser. The last time we met was in January as the Dragons took the victory following a dramatic nine minutes. John Rooney gave Wrexham the lead on 51 minutes before Fabio Saraiva’s equaliser four minutes later. On the hour mark Rob Evans sealed victory for the Dragons in a pulsating encounter.
Wrexham will be without the suspended Mark Carrington who will sit out the match having been dismissed at Maidstone, whilst Manny Smith will also be unavailable due to suspension. Chris Holroyd is yet to recover from his injury picked up on the opening day whilst Chris Dunn should be fit for a return after picking up a knock in the warm up last weekend.
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