#THROWBACKTHURSDAY | September 2010 - Wrexham 4-0 Histon

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 15 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 4-0 Histon

Back to Septemeber 2010 and not much to cheer for if you were from Histon. Not only did their team get beat by a rampant Wrexham side 4-0, they also broke a long-standing record, they brought no away fans to the match! 

This result left the village side from just north of Cambridge second-bottom in the "Blue Square Conference" and red faced as the national media went in to a frenzy with pictures showing an empty "Yale Upper, Mold End". 

In fairness, it was a six-and-a-half hour, 330 mile round trip for the Histon supporters and they were probably the smallest of clubs in the division at the time in terms of support. 

Wrexham fans were in great voice however with such chants as "Is that all you bring away?" and "It's all gone quiet over there!" being aimed at the empty away end. 

Empty Away End vs Histon

Mini Match Report

Wrexham made it eight games unbeaten as they brushed aside struggling Histon.

Jamie Tolley opened the scoring for the Welsh side from close range after Andy Mangan drove into the Histon area and laid the ball off for the midfielder.

Dean Keates doubled Wrexham's lead soon after with a spectacular free-kick that the captain fired into the top corner.

Mangan set up the Dragons' third with a perfect near-post cross that Gareth Taylor buried, before Nathaniel Knight-Percival grabbed a close-range fourth.

5 Things About Histon Since

  1. Histon would go on to end the season in the top-flight of non-league rock-bottom with just 28 points.
  2. They would go on to finish 16th in 11-12, 19th in 12-13 then relegated in 21st during 13-14 in the National League North.
  3. After relegation they competed the 15-16 season in the Southern Football League (SFL) Premier Division and were again relegated in 22nd place. The following season (16-17) they were relegated yet again, this time in the SFL Division One Central in 21st place. This season they are currently in 5th place in the Eastern Counties Premier Division.
  4. Since this game they have won the Cambridgeshire Professional Cup four times.
  5. David Livermore was player/manager at Histon at the time of this game - he left the club to join Millwall in 2012 as a youth coach. He now serves as assistant manager at The Den to Neil Harris. Former goalkeeper Lance Key is now in the Histon hot-seat charged with turning around the clubs fortunes.  

The Line-Ups

Wrexham: Maxwell, Blackburn, Sinclair, Andrews, Ashton, Keates (Brown 81'), Harris, Tolley, Mangan, Taylor (Knight-Percival 69'), Morrell (Cieslewicz 64'). Substitutes (not used): Obeng, Smith.

Histon: Welch, Okay, Clerima, Fitzsimons, Ilesanmi, Smith, Clarke, McCrae (Stevenson 77'), Sparkes, Riza (Adjei 80'), Danny Mills. Substitutes (not used): Lawton, Livermore.

Attendance: 2,376
Referee: Matthew Bristow (Manchester)

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