TUESDAY night's FA Cup victory against Marine at Nantwich Town's Optimum Pay Stadium may not end up warranting much more than a quirky quiz question in Wrexham AFC's illustrious history: "When was the last time Wrexham played a home competitive fixture away from home?"

But after the struggle of the first leg up in Liverpool, it was just a pleasure to get back to winning ways.

We've a long season ahead of us, and seeing players who've been waiting patiently for an opportunity come in and perform when presented with the chance is always gratifying.

We now have a first round fixture away to Harrogate Town to look forward to on November 6. Let's hope we can save some fireworks from the night before.

Everybody at the football club, I know, wants to say a huge thank you to everyone at Nantwich Town, who made us all feel very welcome, from the moment we arrived.

They couldn't have been more accommodating and at relatively short notice and I want to pay particular tribute, as well, to the likes of Martin Bradley, our Safety Officer, Dilwyn Baker and Mike Hanmer, our Stewarding Supremos, for so effectively and efficiently turning an away venue into something approaching home.

Finally, I'd like to thank the fans that made the trip along the A534 to support the boys and I'm glad we were able to treat them to a couple of lovely goals from Paul Mullin.

Winter is coming and the nights are closing in, so we are delighted to be able say the club shop will begin selling our Winter range of training and travel wear from Friday, both online and at The Racecourse.

I myself am rarely to be found without my big puffy jacket as it is usually freezing inside the stadium and the jacket also acts as a relatively effective disguise of my pot belly.

We will have more stock of both home and away shirts back in the club shop as well, in plenty of time for Christmas.

The club staff put out a team on Sunday in The Commissioner's Cup, a six-a-side tournament organised by the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner, held on Glyndwr University's Hockey Pitch to help mark Hate Crime Awareness Week.

After an indifferent start losing two of our group games, the judicious application of much too much pizza during our 90 minute break between games three and four produced a startling uptick in performances across the squad and we won our last two games.

It was a great day, played in a terrific spirit and helped to raise awareness of a very important issue.

Also, Stadium Manager Phil Bennett got a video of himself scoring a goal that he won't stop showing people, so it was a successful afternoon all round.

Next up is Barnet away on Saturday, followed by Maidenhead away. See you there!