#THROWBACKTHURSDAY | December 2011 - AFC Telford United 0-2 Wrexham

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 12 Apr 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! 

AFC Telford United 0-2 Wrexham 

Boxing day football is in the blood for fans and players alike, it's just a thing isn't it? Normally you would play a team close by to reduce the travel for all parties, although this season we had Barrow to debunk that theory, but none the less, these are usually blood and thunder games. 

It was no different in 2011 when Wrexham traveled to nearby AFC Telford United and took the three points in front of 1,800 traveling reds. 

Mini Match Report 

Blue Square Bet Premier leaders Wrexham extended their unbeaten league run to 13 matches with victory at AFC Telford.

Joe Clarke put the visitors in front as he latched onto Danny Wright's header to finish from six yards.

Telford went close moments later as Ashley Cain's header hit the post before Richard Davies fired wide.

Jake Speight scored Wrexham's second with a header, while Telford midfielder Phil Trainer saw red for a second booking in injury-time.

5 Things About Telford United Since

  1. Telford would go on to finish the National League 2011-12 season in 20th place avoiding relegation by 5 points. The following season they would finish rock bottom in 24th place and relegated to the National League North. 
  2. The 2013-14 season was a much happier one. They finished top of the National League North which saw them promoted as champions. 2014-15 saw them finish 23rd in the top flight and relegated again. In the North they have finished 18th in 2015-16, 17th in 2016-17 while they currently occupy 20th place in the table this season. 
  3. In 2014-15 they won the "Best FA Cup performance" award after reaching the 2nd round of the competition for the first time in their history. They beat Basingstoke Town 2-1 before being beaten 1-0 at Championship side Bristol City. 
  4. Andy Sinton was the manager when they played Wrexham. Since they have had 4 other managers with Rob Edwards currently in the hot seat at the New Bucks Head. 
  5. Telford have won the Shropshire Senior Cup twice since this game, in 2013-14 and 2016-17. 

The Line-Ups

AFC Telford United: Young, Salmon, Newton (Samuels 64'), Whitehead (Preston 46'/Brown 74'), Killock, Valentine, Trainer, Adams, Davies, Cain, Sharp
Substitutes (not used): Robinson, Rooney 
Wrexham: Mayebi, Obeng, Ashton, Creighton, Harris (Keates 70'), Tolley, Knight-Percival, Clarke, Wright (Little 90+4'), Speight (Cieslewicz 80'), Pogba
Substitutes (not used): Maxwell, Hunt

Referee: Seb Stockbridge
Attendance: 4,591 (1,800 away) 

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