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Magpies remain unbeaten on the road

Magpies remain unbeaten on the road

By Grace Scott
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We take a point from the Tuesday trip to Wales...

Maidenhead United maintained their unbeaten away form this season with a 2-2 draw away at Wrexham.
Josh Smile netted the vital equaliser after Jason Oswell and Luke Young overturned the latter’s 22nd minute own goal which gave the visitors the lead.

Alan Devonshire made one change from the side that beat Sutton 3-0 on Saturday with James Akintunde coming in for Bernard Mensah.

44 Maidenhead fans made the journey to Wales and their voices heard throughout the game.

The first chance of the match came on five minutes when a Young corner met the head of Akil Wright, but he could only convert the ball wide.

Fast forward 17 minutes and the Magpies took the lead after Akintunde’s cross found the net via Young.

Smile almost made it two just past the half-hour mark but he could only force Shaun Pearson into a block.

Young began to redeem himself from his earlier own goal by whipping in a free-kick which was headed in by Oswell to level the scores five minutes before the break.

The Wrexham number eight was in the thick of it again on the stroke of half-time when his free-kick from the left nearly crept into the top corner.

However, it landed just over the bar as both sides returned to the changing rooms level-pegging.

The Dragons should have taken the lead in the early stages of the second period when Wright, not once but twice, fired the ball over the bar from close.

However, they did finally have their noses in front when Young played a one-two with Ben Tollitt before slotting past Taye Ashby-Hammond on 64 minutes.

It wasn’t long before proceedings were levelled again though when Smile unleashed a brilliant shot from distance which flew into the top right corner.

Wright had another chance to find the net shortly after when he blasted over the bar after Ashby-Hammond saved his initial effort.

The Dragons looked the more threatening in the latter stages of the game, but the Magpies held on to clinch a hard earned point on the road.

Wrexham AFC: Dibble, Jennings, Pearson ©, Chambers, Carrington, Summerfield (McIntosh 88’), Young, Wright (Redmond 82’), Grant, Oswell, Tollitt (Rutherford 72’).

Subs not used: Szczepaniak (GK), Barton.

Maidenhead United: Ashby-Hammond (GK), Steer, Ellul (Davies 82’), Fenelon (Whitehall 70’), Comley, Cassidy, Nana-Twumasi, Akintunde (Mensah 64’), Upward, Massey ©, Smile.

Subs not used: Sheckleford, Kelly.

Attendance: 3667 (44 Maidenhead)

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Match details

Match date

Tue 03, Sep 2019






Vanarama National League

League position

Maidenhead United