Sunday, 10 August 2008

Borough Better Than You Think

No Wrexham fan expects us to swan into the Conference and sweep everything before us-two years of awful football have taught us not to have grand aspirations! Ironically, the 5-0 beating of the pre-season title favourites last Saturday has only reinforced that sense of respect for the Blue Square Premier.

Stevenage might have defended poorly, but their approach play was superior to virtually anything we saw in League Two last season. Their commitment to keeping the ball on the floor was admirable, although it was costly when their defenders tried to pass from the back and were pressed by an ernergetic Wrexham side which had done its homework well.

Perhaps the only area in which Borough compared poorly to Football League sides was their finishing. Despite splashing out on some established Conference strikers, they were wasteful in front of goal. Opponents last season would have punished us given the number of opportunites Borough created.

Still, their ability to move the ball around was impressive. If that's the standard we'll face this season we'll see a lot more quality football at The Racecourse over the next nine months.

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