Wrexham AFC Striker Paul Mullin Out To Slay Giant Killers Yeovil Town In FA Cup
FA Cup giant killers Yeovil Town FC travel to Wrexham’s Racecourse Ground tomorrow in the second round of the FA Cup. However, the Glover’s reputation of giant killing holds no fear for their record-breaking goal scorer Paul Mullin.
Mullin is in a rich vein of form in the famous cup competition, having netted in the Reds’ last seven games. Nine goals arrived in matches against Blyth Spartans, Oldham, Farnborough, Coventry City and both games with Sheffield United last season, not only helping Parkinson’s men reach the fourth round but also earning Mullin the Golden Ball Award as the competition’s top scorer in 2022-23.
The 29-year-old then found the net in the 2-1 win at League Two rivals Mansfield United in Wrexham’s opening tie in this season’s competition, lining up a second-round clash with National League South leaders Yeovil Town at The Racecourse on Sunday.
It is some record, and Mullin got great accolades for that last year, although Yeovil Town will enter the pitch tomorrow with no fear as traditional giant killers.
Yeovil coach Marcus Stewart has already given the top-of-the-table a lecture on how to soak up the occasion and turn it into positive energy.
Whilst The Wrexham team boss, Parkinson, has said:
“It is some record, and Paul got great accolades for that last year,”
“He was the top scorer in the FA Cup, which is incredible.
“I said to the lads last year, and before the Mansfield game, our club had a great FA Cup tradition, and we wanted to uphold that.
“Paul is building his reputation in the FA Cup, and we want to add to both of those factors over the weekend.”
Mullin bagged a hat-trick in Saturday’s brilliant 6-0 home win against Morecambe in League Two to take his tally for the campaign to nine goals, having not featured until early September after suffering a collapsed lung and four broken ribs during the club’s pre-season tour of the USA.
Wrexham supporter Dai Lewis added fuel to the fire as he told Global247news this morning:
‘ Yeovil may have an ancient reputation; that’s what it is – ancient. I spoke to Paul this week after training, and he told me he’s out to slay Yeovil Town and will be upset if he doesn’t score three.
‘ The TV have picked this game not on Yeovil’s ancient reputation as they used to; this is selected because they know Mully will be banging them in; we are the team everybody wants to watch these days’ he claimed.
Maybe Yeovil Town’s defence may have different thoughts, but their supporters certainly do.
As over 1,000 Yeovil Town fans prepare to travel to Wrexham, even though the game is on television – supporter Martin Barnes simply said, ‘ It’s a Welsh thing; they like to talk themselves up, We go as giant killers, a team in form and we aren’t afraid of no one.
‘ As for Mullin – can’t say I’ve heard of him ‘ he laughed.