Histon 1 Wrexham 0

Last updated : 28 March 2009 By Gvred

Histon 1 Wrexham0

Wrexham slumped to their third successive defeat, which has surely condemned them to a second season of non league football.

With Dean Saunders on Wales duty, Terry Darracott took charge of a team showing five changes from Monday's home defeat against Kidderminster Harriers. Wrexham opted to use Mike Williams, Darran Kempson, Ashley Westwood and Aurelien Collin in an attempt to combat Histon's direct approach, while deploying Steve Abbott as a lone striker.

New keeper Gunnar Nielsen was called on within three minutes, Simpson was put clean through but his angled shot was saved by the goalkeeper.

Wrexham's new formation was working against Histon's long ball game, but again they were creating no clear cut chances.

Histon's approach was slowly starting to pay dividends, with Wrexham's defence under increasing pressure. Nielsen was again the saviour when he saved a Gwillam 25 yard free kick, Kempson headed the rebound away for a corner.

But on 30 minutes Wrexham were caught out, a free kick was directed high into the Wrexham box, and Simpson beat Nielsen with a header at the far post.

There was no more goalmouth action, The wet conditions making it difficult for Wrexham to get wingers Aiston and Flynn into the game.

Wrexham tried to up the tempo at the beginning of the second half, Abbott set up Fleming whose long range effort was saved by Naisbitt in the Histon goal. Wrexham brought on Louis and Anoruo for Fairhurst and Abbott after 55 minutes and reverted to a more familiar 4-4-2 formation.

Histon were happy to settle for what they had, and were keeping men behind the ball comfortably defending their lead. Wrexham won a few corners, but Naisbitt was not tested. In a frantic few minutes King sliced the ball across his own goal, only for Ada to clear, then Kempson went close with a header. Another Kempson header was deflected away only as far as Williamson whose effort was blocked,giving Wrexham yet another corner.

Then Histon broke away in time added on and Collin was adjudged to have brought down Midson, the referee giving the home team a spot kick

Midson stepped up to take the penalty, but it was brilliantly saved by Nielsen diving to his left.

It was the last action of the match, Wrexham can count themselves unlucky to have lost this close encounter, but the dragons rarely put the Histon defence under any pressure and are now languishing in tenth spot in the division, their season surely over.