0 v 0
Gavin Cowan’s preparations for the new season stepped up a gear as AFC Telford United earned a 0-0 draw at home to National League Premier outfit Wrexham.
The visitors from North Wales represented the toughest pre-season test so far for the Bucks having emerged unscathed from encounters with Ellesmere, Market Drayton and Stafford, but nonetheless Telford remain unbeaten this term followinng a tightly contested affair at the New Bucks Head.
Telford’s best chances fell to strike pair Jason Oswell and Aaron Williams, Oswell stinging the palms of Wrexham keeper Rob Lainton midway through the second half, while the latter fizzed a solo effort inches wide of the post as the game entered the last ten minutes.
At the other end, former AFC Telford youth player Elliot Durrell came close to winning it for Wrexham with a powerful strike from the edge of the penalty area which arrowed wide of Ashley Rawlins’ post.
There was a further chance for several trialists to impress in the second half, with run-outs for Dom McHale and Jordan Davies, while ‘keeper Russ Griffiths made his first competitive start for the Bucks since joining the club permanently over the summer.
AFC Telford United: Griffiths(Rawlins 66), White(Lilly 60), Sutton(Streete 60), Meppen-Walter(Sweeney 66), Vaughan(Bower 66), Daniels(Trialist 60), Cowans, Walker(Byrne 60), Hardy(McHale 60), Williams(Davies 60), Oswell(Barnes-Homer 67).
Match Date: September 15th, 2020 7:30 pm
Competition: Pre-season Friendly
Kick Off: 19:30
Venue: New Bucks Head
Official 4: n/a