#THROWBACKTHURSDAY | April 2012 - Wrexham 5-1 Braintree Town

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 01 Feb 2018

Back for 2018 is #ThrowbackThursday! This time we've gone visual and raided the back-catalogue of club DVD's to bring you a new video every Thursday from yesteryear! 

We can't promise you a classic every week - but we can promise you a look back at some of the more unusual games! 

Wrexham 5-1 Braintree Town

This week we go back in time to April 2012 and the final day of the season. With this final result confirmed, Wrexham finsished the season with 98 points in 2nd place behind champions Fleetwood Town who amassed an incredible 103 points, a certain Jamie Vardy firing them to the title. 

Five goals in the game and skipper Dean Keates ran the show from midfield. If any of our current midfielders happen to read this - watch the video and copy the gaffer; you'll end up the best in the league and a Wrexham hero - you can thank me later! 

Mini Match Report

Wrexham booked a two-leg Blue Square Bet Premier play-off clash with Luton Town after a convincing 5-1 win against Braintree Town.

The Dragons took the lead in the 19th minute through player-manager Andy Morrell, before Adrian Cieslewicz added a second just before half-time.

Ben Wright's 52nd-minute header gave Braintree Town hope but Mathias Pogba soon restored Wrexham's two-goal advantage.

Danny Wright and a Neil Ashton penalty completed the scoring for Wrexham.

Wrexham player-manager Andy Morrell spoke to the Media Team after the match and said: "I'm really pleased because that was more like us and we got the goals that I think the performance deserved.

"There were a few scrapes along the way that we're going to have a look at and work on but it's unbelievable, getting 98 points in the season - it's frightening that you get 98 points and don't go straight up.

"We knew what it was like at the start of the season but that's an incredible acheivement. Have we overachieved, yes, but now that takes us nicely in to the play-offs on the back of two good performances."

5 Things About Braintree Town Since

  1. Braintree finished the 2011-12 season in 12th place. They would go on to finish 9th during the 2012-13 season, 6th in the 2013-14 season, 14th in the 2014-15 season and then 3rd in the 2015-16 season. 
  2. They reached the play-offs in 2016 under manager Danny Cowley loosing out in the two-legged semi-finals to Grimsby Town. They did however win the first leg 1-0 at home but went on to loose 2-0 at Blundell Park after extra-time. 
  3. Following their play-off exploits they were relegated from the National League the following season. They finished in 22nd place four points from safety after srapping it out with York City and Guiseley in the closing weeks. York ended up relegated as well after Guiseley managed a great escape on the final day. 
  4. They are competing in the Vanarama National League South this season and look good value for their current 5th place and are well on course for a play-off place. 
  5. They were promoted to the National League as champions in 2011 and the aforementioned 3rd place in the National League during the 2015-16 season is their highest ever league finish as a club. 

The Line-Ups

Wrexham: Mayebi, Ashton, Creighton, S.Wright, Harris (Hunt 65'), Cieslewicz, Keates, Tolley (Clarke 46'), Knight-Percival, Morrell (Wright 69'), Pogba
Substitutes (not used): Maxwell, Westwood

Braintree Town: McDonald, Thomas, Bailey-Dennis, Paine, O'Connor (Quinton 67'), Wells, Reason (Symons 76'), Davis, Gibson, Wright, Guy (Bentley 80')
Substitutes (not used): Haxell, Peters
Referee: Declan Ford
Attendance: 3,303

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