Wrexham 0 Histon 0

Last updated : 08 April 2009 By Gvred

Wrexham 0 Histon 0

Wrexham managed back to back clean sheets for the first time this season, and also recorded their first ever scoreless draw in non league football.

Dean Saunders again made changes to his line up, Mansour Assoumani became the 44th player to pull on a Wrexham shirt this season, and lined up in defence with Aurelien Collin, Ashley Westwood and Mike Williams as Saunders looked to combat an expected aerial barrage from the visitors.

Histon had two early opportunities to test the dragons from free kicks, but the defence dealt with both set pieces. It took Wrexham some time to settle, and it took ten minutes before Wrexham had a shot of any note.

Histon's direct approach was causing Wrexham problems, and on twenty two minutes, Midson headed Gwillams free kick onto the crossbar. Wrexham were not able to string any passes together as Histon continued to Squeeze them, the game became very scrappy with a distinct lack of quality football being played, it was a relief when the ref blew for half time.

The second half got under way, and continued in the same vein as the first period. More direct play by Histon causing trouble in the Wrexham defence, and Histon's excellently organised back four not allowing Wrexham any scoring opportunities.

Collin and Assoumani were developing a good understanding at the back, and were coping well with the aerial threat. On sixty six minutes Andrew Crofts brought an excellent save from Naisbitt in the Histon goal, but the corner was easily cleared.

Nielsen brilliantly tipped a Midson shot over for a corner after 72 minutes, but overall the game had developed into a very scrappy affair. With eight minutes left, A long Nielsen clearance caught Naisbitt off his line, but the goalkeeper scrambled back and pushed the effort onto the bar and away for a corner.

With five minutes left, Nielsen was again in the thick of the action, this time turning away a fierce drive from Wright. A couple of late free kicks for Wrexham amounted to nothing, and in time added on a Histon corner was headed clear by Assoumani.

The ref then blew for time, the match had been a dour affair, with little entertainment. The point consolidates Histon's position in the playoffs and ends any fading hopes Wrexham had of a late playoff push.