Home Comforts: Best And Worst National League Records

By Steven Coney

We all know how important it is to make your own ground a fortress - it’s something every manager aims and hopes for.

Winning your home games and drawing your matches on the road has always been seen as the blueprint for success.

So we’ve decided to look at the National League and see which clubs give their home fans the most to shout about. And who need to buck their ideas up?

1. Wrexham (Won 8; Drawn 6; Lost 1)

2. Tranmere Rovers (Won 9; Drawn 2; Lost 3)

3. Dagenham & Redbridge (Won 9; Drawn 2; Lost 4)

4. Ebbsfleet United (Won 7; Drawn 5; Lost 3)

5. Macclesfield Town (Won 7; Drawn 5; Lost 3)

Whilst Tranmere have the best winning percentage, Wrexham have picked up more points in total. The Dragons have earned 30 from their 15 fixtures at the Racecourse, conceding just nine times along the way. If Rovers pick up a victory at home against Maidenhead next Saturday, they could go top of this pile.

Dagenham’s home form has also been impressive and it’s been vital as they’ve only won three of their 14 away games. The Daggers have scored the most home goals so far this season, netting 30 times which is one more than Tranmere.

Leaders Macclesfield have the best road record to go along with a strong showing at the Moss Rose. Play-off chasing Ebbsfleet United also make it into the top five having picked up points from 12 of their 15 games at Stonebridge Road.

20. Maidstone United (Won 3; Drawn 7; Lost 4)

21. Guiseley (Won 2; Drawn 7; Lost 4)

22. Solihull Moors (Won 3; Drawn 4; Lost 7)

23. Chester (Won 3; Drawn 3; Lost 7)

24. Torquay United (Won 2; Drawn 5; Lost 6)

It’s no surprise to see all of the bottom four in this list. Mid-table Maidstone United also make an appearance, however, having won just three times at the Gallagher Stadium. Luckily, the Stones have won twice as many games on the road this season and sit 13th in the National League table.

Guiseley and Torquay have tasted victory the fewest times at home, both winning just twice on their own patch. The Gulls have picked up the fewest amount of points in total, taking just 11 from 13 games. Chester, meanwhile, have scored the fewest amount of goals at home, finding the net just 11 times at the Deva Stadium.

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