AS I mentioned in last week's column, I am back in the United States at the moment, where it is, as you are reading this, Thanksgiving Day.

Traditionally, this is a day on which the participants are encouraged to speak about what they have been grateful for this year.

Today, as my in-laws give thanks for continued health in the face of a global pandemic, the newly-minted marriage of my brother-in-law, Phil, and the heroic quantity of turkey and pecan pie we will be cramming in, I shall instead be offering up my thanks to James Jones, Paul Mullin and the 1,200 travelling Reds who roared them on to victory against a very capable Halifax Town side on Tuesday night.

After the frustration of Saturday, where nothing seemed to quite fall our way, and with things looking dicey around 80 minutes, Tuesday was as gratifying a win as we have enjoyed this season.

Walloping some unfortunate team 5-0 is great, and thoroughly enjoyable, but few things in football beat a last-minute winner, especially against a team that are fellow promotion contenders.

Following Tuesday's result, we've now taken 10 points from our last 12 and if we win our game in hand, we'll be just six points off the top.

Once again, the travelling support was magnificent, never letting the lads drop their heads, even after we went behind. The galvanizing effect of the crowd can't be overestimated.

I was at Anfield for the infamous Gerrard slip and the game that day was lost long before the ball fell to Demba Ba. After about five minutes as Chelsea started wasting time and Jose Mourinho started riling up the Anfield crowd, the stage was set.

I've never sat in such a nervous crowd and the players could feel it. It seeped into their game, stifling them.

Tuesday night is a textbook example of the opposite effect. You may have, by now, seen the footage from the game of the players celebrating with the crowd, both when they scored and at the final whistle.

They knew how important and impactful that support had been and will continue to be if we are to achieve our goals this season. All of us at the football club do.

Away from the first team, we've had a couple of changes of personnel. One is a new arrival in the form of the new Head of Ticketing, Peter Wynne.

Pete is local to Wrexham, a longtime fan and brings a wealth of experience to the role.

Ticketing for this season has presented us with any number of challenges, as we've scaled up the numbers of season and on-the-day ticket purchases to unforeseen heights, switched to a new system and installed new internet access to try and improve stability of the turnstile scanners.

Pete's arrival to oversee all aspects of the ticketing process is a very welcome piece of the puzzle.

Our second change means congratulations are in order to Steve Dale, who has been promoted from assistant manager to manager of our Women's first team.

Steve is also one of the heads of delivery for our Community Trust and has been an unfailingly cheerful figure as he delivers football coaching on behalf of the club in schools across the North Wales area.

I did have to laugh, immediately following the announcement of Steve's appointment on Twitter, as a case of mistaken identity meant that various people believed we had appointed a different Steve Dale, the former chairman of Bury FC to the role.

The other Mr Dale is a somewhat controversial figure, and there was a remarkable amount of wailing and gnashing of teeth before it was established that there is not, in fact, "Only one Steve Dale".

The games continue to come thick and fast and, for the first time this season, we finally have two at home in a row. Let's get behind the boys and bank another 6 points. Come on you Reds!