The Season That Wasn’t In Numbers

With the 2019/20 season now declared null and void due to the ravages of the coronavirus the league table, results, appearances, goalscorers and all other stats are rendered meaningless and are as if they never happened.

Even so Town had played 38 matches (33 League and 5 Cup) before the arrival of the virus, and they all seemed important at the time with the main talking point among supporters being the number of players that took the field in a Town shirt which eventually reached the unprecedented and scarcely believable figure of 72.

Dan Vann topped the Appearances stats with 34 (32 starts plus 2 as a substitute) followed by Lewis Wilson 31 (30 plus 1) and Chris Wreh 27 (16 plus 11)

But with so many comings and goings seemingly every week Courtney Richards (24) and Kyle Rowley (23) were the only others who featured in more than half of the games while 34 – nearly half the overall total – appeared 5 times or less.

And an amazing number of 14 made only a single appearance including 9 whose solitary outing was as a substitute.

Chris Wreh was the leading scorer with eight but he hit four in the season’s opening four games and only managed four more before he left for Rushall Olympic in January. Five of his goals were scored when he was in the starting line-up and three when he came on from the subs bench.

Nabil Shariff followed Wreh with seven including three in the F A Cup tie against Midland League side Boldmere St Michaels.

In his brief spell at the Arden Garages Stadium Dan Sweeney hit four in only six games, while mention must also be made of Rheiss McLean who made his only appearance as a 64th minute substitute in the 2-1 defeat against Rushall Olympic on New Year’s Day and scored Town’s goal in stoppage time.

Officially they may no longer count for anything but for those interested complete details are now available under the First Team Appearances and Goalscorers Sections.

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