Words: Alex Birch; Pictures: Chorley FC
THE Magpies (23rd, 24pts) cross the border into Wales for a Boxing Day clash..
Who: Wrexham Association Football Club (21st, 26pts); Founded in 1864 and managed by Dean Keates (1st season, 2nd spell), the Red Dragons qualified for the National League playoffs last season before bowing out to Eastleigh at the first hurdle.
What: Vanarama National League (Fixture #27)
Where: The Racecourse Ground (or My Racecourse) (LL11 2AH)
When: Thursday, December 26 @ 3pm
THAT’S WHAT HE SAID
It shows just how far we’ve come as a club in recent years that our local game over Christmas and New Year is now Wrexham in the National League. It’s a big game for both clubs, as the return game at Victory Park will be in just over a week. Both clubs are battling to move away from the bottom part of the table and that always adds something to a game. We’ve been in decent form over the last half dozen games in the league and we’re looking for that to continue – Jamie Vermiglio
ON THE DAY
What are we wearing: Our third kit of yellow shirts and grey shorts/socks from Macron Store Cheshire; sponsored by Frederick’s Ice Cream, Massa’s Desert-Café Bar, Derian House, Chorley Group & Euxton Hall Hospital.
Admission: In advance online – £20 adults, £15 over-65s/under-21s, £8 over-80s/under-18s & £1 under-11s (also on sale on the day)
Away travel: All sold out – the bus leaves Brindle Street at 11:30am on Boxing Day
Programme: The ‘Wrexham AFC Review’ will be available at the ground for £3
Match highlights: Our own extended highlights will be available on Friday evening via YouTube.
Merry Christmas everyone. Enjoy the game. Come on you MAGPIES!!!