York City 1 Wrexham 0
ONE of Brian Little’s former charges came back to haunt him at KitKat Crescent last Thursday night as the Dragons tasted defeat in their first Blue Square Premier away game.
Skipper Mark Greaves, who was under the Wrexham boss’s command at Hull, headed home a 74th-minute corner to deservedly swing the Setanta-live clash the home side’s way and ensure the visitors did not build on their opening game beating of Stevenage.
Little said: "Their goalscorer was one of my old players. He is a decent player who will do well here. He’s dangerous at set-pieces so when I saw him there I thought he might do something. You just can’t afford to lose people like him in the box."
The winner came moments after centre-back Nat Brown limped off to be replaced by Wales international Steve Evans.
Little said: "Nat going off just changed us a little bit, not that Evo was at fault. It was just a disappointing goal as a point here would have been a good one.
"Most teams will find it difficult here as York are a powerful, strong, decent side.
"I thought we did okay, but okay is not quite good enough."
Former Dragons boss Denis Smith was guest of honour to commemorate his achievement in guiding York to the Fourth Division title 25 years ago in which they became the first team in Football League history to break the 100-points barrier.