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Wrexham find form with first-half hat trick as play-off race narrows

calendario 17.04.2021
by: Zach
  • England
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  • Vanarama National
Wrexham find form with first-half hat trick as play-off race narrows

Wrexham’s triumphant 4-0 victory away at Halifax made their promotion ambitions clear, as the season narrows with a mere nine games to play. The worldwide reds, inconsistent at the best of times, chose a fine time to find form. Their four important goals, all in the first half, mark Wrexham’s biggest away win of the season, and their biggest at Halifax in the club’s history. 

The fact that the club’s away fixture at Halifax last season saw them break their record for their worst defeat at The Shay with a 4-0 loss shows just how far Wrexham have come since their star-studded takeover last winter.

Meanwhile, the club are forging their own stars, in the form of hometown hero Jordan Davies. The Wrexham local, labelled ‘the Coedpoeth assassin’ on the club’s website, quadrupled his club goal total with his Halifax hat trick. Following a blistering half of Wrexham pressure, the reds' academy product found the back of the net in the fourth, thirty-second, and thirty-sixth minute. 

Strong starts have been a Wrexham calling card in recent games, but their three consecutive losses before journeying to Halifax show that they’ve found goals hard to come by. However, with four goals from their eight shots on target at The Shay, they showcased the requisite skills to earn a place in the National League playoffs.

Beyond the obvious morale boost, this win offers the reds a vital strategic advantage on their journey up the table. Halifax rank among the club’s play-off rivals, and Wrexham overtook them for a fifth-place spot with this victory. Of the nine games to go, only two opponents currently rank above Wrexham in the table, offering a reasonable chance for play-off football going forward.

In recent weeks, the club bolstered their squad to see the season out with added depth and durability. Ex-Halifax striker Gold Omotayo faced his old club in his Wrexham debut this game, joined by the new attacking talents of Keanu Marsh-Brown and Chris Sang, who received a yellow card in the first minute of his reds career. The club also look to fix any leaks in their defence with their new left-back Cameron Green, a no-nonsense defender who started his career with the Met Police before honing his talents with Championship clubs like Reading and Watford.

With four new players and four first-half goals under their belt, Wrexham burst with potential at the business end of the season. Their fixtures offer a full 27 points up for grabs, and fans of the movie-star-powered side look forward to a photo finish in the National League playoffs this year.

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