Boreham Wood and Wrexham players walk out before kick-off.

‘Carra’ Hits Double Century Landmark For Wrexham

Defender Mark Carrington is a double Dragons centurion, making his 200th Wrexham appearance during their 2-2 draw against Boreham Wood.

Wrexham completed the first leg of their 1,000 miles round-trip trek to Hertfordshire and Kent with their focus now on Saturday’s Vanarama National League fixture at Dover, their longest away trip of the season.

Mark Harris, a loan signing from Cardiff City, and Bobby Grant, with his second goal in two matches fired Wrexham 2-0 ahead before Wood hit back to earn a draw.

“To reach 200 league games is a great little milestone,” said Carrington, now in his seventh season at The Racecourse. “We are disappointed with the result, but we go again on Saturday.”

“We have to take a lot of positives from it.

“We dominated the game and other than the two goals conceded it was almost a perfect away performance.

“We will learn from our mistakes, go to Dover and aim for three points.”

Manager Bryan Hughes wants his Dragons to be more ruthless, saying: “We had opportunities at 2-0 to make it three.

“I can’t be over critical of the players, we are creating opportunities and that means we are getting into the right areas.

“But we need to be more ruthless.

“It was a great bit of counter-attacking and pattern of play for the first goal by Mark Harris and a lovely finish for Bobby Grant when James Jennings won the ball back in midfield for the second.”

Wrexham defeated Barrow 2-1 on the opening day and looked on their way to another victory when they took control at Boreham Wood.

Devonte Redmond’s right-wing cross was met in the middle by Harris, who got ahead of his marker and the keeper to fire home from close range and grab his first goal for the Reds after 14 minutes.

Grant added Wrexham’s second on 69 minutes when he shot low into the net in front of around 400 away fans.

There should have been a third goal for Wrexham on 79 minutes, when Gregory parried a Harris shot and it dropped for Jennings, but the full-back’s shot was also saved.

With nine minutes left, a cross from Thomas was touched home by Kieran Murtagh, who was free in front on the net, to set up a nervous finale for the Welshmen.

Three minutes into added time a high ball was headed down and fell kindly for Justin Shaibu to steer it home and grab a dramatic late equaliser.

Boreham Wood: Gregory, Ilesamni (Thomas 74), Champion, Stephens, Mingola, McDonnell, Tshimanga (Shaibu 67), Murtagh, Marsh (Woodards 90+3), Thompson, Smith. Subs not used: Ricketts, Shakes.

Wrexham: Dibble, Carrington, Lawlor, Pearson Jennings, Summerfield, Redmond (Rutherford 76), Young, Grant, Hooper, Harris.

Subs not used: Szczepaniak, Chambers, McIntosh, Oswell.

Referee: Carl Brook (Sussex)

Attendance: 845 (away 391)

Two Wrexham home matches will be broadcast live on BT Sport television over the first three months of next season.

TV cameras will be at the Racecourse for Wrexham v Sutton United on Saturday, September 15 (5.20pm) and Wrexham v Chesterfield on Saturday, October 12 (5.20pm)

All 24 Clubs in The National League will be shown live by the broadcaster within the first three months of the campaign (see list below).

Vanarama National League fixtures being shown live on BT Sport television over the first three months of the season

August

Saturday 10: Notts County v Barnet (5.20pm)

Saturday 17: Barrow v Yeovil Town (5.20pm)

Saturday 24: Torquay United v Aldershot Town (5.20pm)

Monday 26: Solihull Moors v Eastleigh (7.45pm)

Saturday 31: Chorley v Boreham Wood (5.20pm)

Saturday

Wednesday 4: Dagenham & Redbridge v Bromley (7.45pm)

Saturday 7: Hartlepool United v Woking (7.30pm)

Saturday 14: Wrexham v Sutton United (5.20pm)

Saturday 21: AFC Fylde v Eastleigh (5.20pm)

Saturday 28: Dover Athletic v FC Halifax Town (5.20pm)

October 

Saturday 5: Harrogate Town v Ebbsfleet United (5.20pm)

Thursday 10: Stockport County v Hartlepool United (7.45pm)

Saturday 12: Wrexham v Chesterfield (5.20pm)

Wrexham’s full 2019-20 National League schedule

August

Sat 3 Wrexham 2, Barrow 1

Tues 6 Boreham Wood 2, Wrexham 2

Sat 10 – Dover Athletic A

Tues 13 – FC Halifax Town H

Sat 17 – Notts County A

Sat 24 – Barnet H

Mon 26 – Hartlepool United A

Sat 31 – Stockport County H

Saturday

Tues 3 – Maidenhead United H

Sat 7 – Solihull Moors A [Scottish Challenge Cup R3]

Sat 14 – Sutton United H

Sat 21 – Aldershot Town A

Tues 24 – AFC Fylde A

Sat 28 – Ebbsfleet United H

October

Sat 5 – Woking A

Tues 8 – Harrogate Town H

Sat 12 – Chesterfield H [Scottish Challenge Cup R4]

Sat 19 – Emirates FA Cup 4Q

Sat 26 – Dagenham & Redbridge A

Tues 29 – Torquay United A

November

Sat 2 – Bromley H

Sat 9 – Emirates FA Cup R1

Sat 16 – Eastleigh A [Scottish Challenge Cup QF]

Sat 23 – Yeovil Town H

Tues 26 – AFC Fylde H

Sat 30 – Ebbsfleet United A [Emirates FA Cup R2]

December

Sat 7 – Solihull Moors H

Sat 14 – Buildbase FA Trophy R1

Sat 21 – Sutton United A

Tues 26 – Chorley H

Sat 28 – Maidenhead United A

January

Wed 1 – Chorley A

Sat 4 – Aldershot Town H [Emirates FA Cup R3]

Sat 11 – Buildbase FA Trophy R2

Sat 18 – Woking H

Sat 25 – Harrogate Town A [Emirates FA Cup R4]

February

Sat 1 – Dagenham & Redbridge H

Sat 8 – Chesterfield A [Buildbase FA Trophy R3]

Sat 15 – Torquay United H [Scottish Challenge Cup SF]

Sat 22 – Bromley A

Sat 29 – Yeovil Town A [Buildbase FA Trophy R4]

March

Wed 4 – Emirates FA Cup R5

Sat 7 – Eastleigh H

Sat 14 – Barrow A

Sat 21 – Boreham Wood H [Emirates FA Cup QF/Buildbase FA Trophy SF1]

Sat 28 – FC Halifax Town A [FA Trophy SF2/Scottish Challenge Cup Final]

April

Sat 4 – Dover Athletic H

Fri 10 – Hartlepool United H

Mon 13 – Barnet A

Sat 18 – Notts County H [Emirates FA Cup SF]

Sat 25 – Stockport County A

May

Sun 17 – Buildbase FA Trophy Final

Sat 23 – Emirates FA Cup Final

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