Jacob Mendy scored Wrexham’s first goal on return to Football League.
JACOB MENDY was delighted to go down in history as the scorer of Wrexham’s first goal on their new Football League era.

Phil Parkinson’s men were promoted as National League champions last term, securing a return to the league following a 15-year absence, but things didn’t go according to plan on the opening day of the season.

The Reds tailed 2-0 after just 10 minutes against MK Dons in the League Two home showdown before Mendy pulled a goal back just before the break.

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There was no comeback as the visitors won 5-3 but there was personal recognition for the left wing-back, who scored the club’s first goal in the EFL since Chris Llewellyn netted in the 4-2 victory at Lincoln in May 2008.
“I am very happy with that,” said Mendy. “It is a great achievement personally but I was gutted we didn’t get the three points.”

Mendy, who received his first international call-up when he was named in the Gambia squad for June’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Sudan, joined Wrexham from Boreham Wood last summer.


The 26-year-old has also played for Wealdstone, Carshalton Athletic and Redhill since moving to England and is enjoying his first taste of the EFL with the Reds now three games into their new league campaign.


“There is a step up,” said Mendy.


“You feel like you have to concentrate all the time and playing against better players, you know that you have to step up your game as well and that is what I am trying to do.”


Mendy had an assist when he set-up Elliot Lee for the opening goal in Saturday’s 1-1 draw against AFC Wimbledon on Saturday and he was also the provider as Jake Bickerstaff bagged his first league goal as Wrexham beat Walsall 4-2 on Tuesday.

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