Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 06 May 2021

Four points over the Bank Holiday weekend kept Wrexham in the play-off places, and the squad's depth was illustrated as rotation and injuries meant 16 of Dean Keates' squad contributed over the two games.

Yeovil Town, though, experienced the extreme ends of the spectrum over the weekend. A comfortable away win at Wealdstone was followed up by a 3-0 home loss to Halifax, although The Shaymen were flattered by the scoreline after grabbing two goals in the closing 6 minutes.

Those results summed up their recent form. The Glovers recovered impressively from a hugely disappointing start of the season which prematurely killed off their hopes of challenging for promotion. However, recently they have been strikingly erratic: in the previous week they collapsed 5-1 at Solihull Moors, then gained revenge 4 days later with a comfortable 3-0 win over the Moors.

Their all-or-nothing nature means they've drawn just 1 game of their last 28. This is a game which seems unlikely to end in a dull stalemate.


Yeovil’s only previous visit to The Racecourse was a dramatic affair. It took place in November 2019, as Dean Keates was trying to steady the ship after replacing Bryan Hughes, but the high-flying Glovers would offer a significant test.

Within three minutes Rhys Murphy had put them ahead, but Akil Wright equalised half way through the first half. Murphy struck again, but we fought back to equalise again before the break, through Paul Rutherford.

We came out of the traps quickly in the second half, and within a minute of the restart Bobby Grant put us ahead. It looked like a strong second half performance would earn us a victory, but Murphy completed his hat trick to secure a 3-3 draw.

Earlier this season we enjoyed our first win over Yeovil, Kwame Thomas sliding in to score his first goal for Wrexham to clinch a 1-0 win at Huish Park.

That result ended a horrible run of results at Yeovil, as our previous two games there saw us lose 4-1 in the FA Cup, and suffer a depressing 3-0 loss in the National League in our last away match before the coronavirus lock-down ended last season prematurely.

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