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Wrexham close on league leaders as Aaron Hayden header earns win over Maidenhead

01 Nov 2022 2 minute read
Wrexham’s Racecourse Ground. Background picture by Markbarnes (CC BY-SA 3.0).

Wrexham maintained their perfect National League home record with a 1-0 victory over Maidenhead to narrow the gap on leaders Notts County to one point.

Aaron Hayden’s thumping header after half-an-hour secured Wrexham’s ninth Racecourse win of the season and cut the gap to leaders Notts County – held 1-1 at home by Bromley – to a single point.

It was central defender Hayden’s eighth goal of the season and his fifth in as many games.

Maidenhead survived an incredible goalmouth scramble, with goalkeeper Alexis Andre hooking the ball off the line with a trailing leg.

Hayden almost added to his goal tally in the second half as Andre pushed out his first attempt and Sam Barratt deflected the follow-up effort over the bar.

Maidenhead failed to produced a single shot on target and escaped again seven minutes from time when Paul Mullin blazed wide from the penalty spot.

Notts County saw their lead at the top of the league cut after failing to beat Bromley at home.
The hosts opened the scoring thanks to Adam Chicksen’s goal but Bromley levelled on the hour and held on for the draw.

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