On Saturday we travel to Wrexham for our last League game of 2018. We beat the Dragons at home back in late August when they arrived at the ATG Stadium unbeaten and top of the table. A late goal from Alex Gudger was enough to provide our first ever win against today’s visitors who until that moment had won four and drawn one of our previous encounters.
Wrexham D W D D D W
They sit in second place in the National League with 50 points from 25 games
Moors W D W D L W
We sit in fourth place in the National League with 47 points from 25 games
Opposite Dug Out
Graham Barrow took on the job of manager recently when Sam Ricketts left unexpectedly to fill the Shrewsbury Town vacancy. He had previously been Assistant Manager at The Racecourse but before that Manager at Chester, Wigan, Rochdale, and Bury.
Graham had a long playing career as a midfielder and is something of a legend at Chester (248 games) and Wigan Athletic (179 games)
He has recently brought in Mike Newell as his assistant. Mike has managed at Hartlepool, Luton and Grimsby and in a long playing career was in the same Blackburn team as Tim Flowers when they won the Premier League in 1995.
Opposition Key men
Mike Fondop-Talom is the leading goal scorer for Wrexham and signed for the Dragons during the summer recess. A big and powerful striker who is employed as a main forward through the middle of the park, he was born in Cameroon and moved to England from the capital Yaounde six years ago to study Actuarial Science in the University of Essex in Colchester.
He graduated with a first-class degree and only then turned his attention to playing professional football. He signed for Guiseley at the start of last season but had enjoyed spells at Whitehawk, Stanway Rovers, Billericay and Oxford City before joining the Lions.
Quote from the Gaffer
"We’ve got Wrexham away who had a massive win on Boxing Day (5 – 1 against Salford). I imagine there will be a big crowd there. Then we play Chesterfield at home. They are tough games – it’s hard work.
"Merry Christmas to all the Moors fans, I hope they all enjoyed it. They came in numbers again at Chesterfield which is wonderful and their support is invaluable.
"Thanks to them and I hope to see them all at Wrexham."
Did You Know
Founded: 1864 Wrexham AFC is the oldest club in Wales and the third oldest professional football team in the world.
The club has competed in the National League, since being relegated from Football League Two at the end of the 2007–08 season (with Mansfield Town), after 87 years of consecutive membership of the EFL.
Wrexham's home stadium, the Racecourse Ground, is the world's oldest international stadium that still continues to host international games.
Solihull supporters have the option to purchase tickets in advance and can make a £1 saving by doing so.
Simply follow this link to take advantage of the offer: Wrexham away tickets
Ticket prices on the day are as follows:
Adults - £20
Over 65/Under 21 - £15
Over 80/Under 18 - £8