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Colchester 1 Wycombe 0 - stats,reaction,highlights
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:38

Colchester 1 Wycombe 0 - stats,reaction,highlights

Tuesday 21st February 2017


Wycombe: Blackman, Harriman, Jacobson, De Havilland (sub HT Muller), Stewart, Bean (sub 84 Wood), O'Nien, Saunders, Jakubiak (sub 60 Thompson), Cowan-Hall, Akinfenwa - subs not used: Richardson, Jombati, Bloomfield, Gape

Scorers: none

Bookings: De Havilland 12, Jacobson 76 - red card: Jacobson 88 (second bookable offence)
Jacobson - automatic one game suspension for Saturday's game at home to Crawley

Colchester: Walker, James, Elokobi, Briggs, Brindley, Lapslie, Murray (sub 78 Fosu-Henry), Garvan, Dickenson, Porter (sub 73 Wright), Guthrie - subs not used: Vincent-Young, Wynter, Barnes, Pyke, Edge

Scorers: Elokobi 13

Bookings: Lapslie 44

Referee: Trevor Kettle

Attendance: 3,031 (275 away)


Gareth Ainsworth

"It's belief time now and we have to go again - it's about that quality in the final third. We got in some good positions but the cross or the shot just failed. It's not as if we don't work on that but it was just one of those nights.

"Their centre-half has put a worldy in - did he mean it or was it a cross? It's just that time for us at the moment and we're not getting the rub of the green at all but maybe a draw would have been a fairer result.

"I can't say we did enough to win the game by any means and they've won the game. We had two cleared off the line and I thought the red card (for Joe Jacobson) was very harsh. Jamal (Blackman) wasn't really troubled and he was called upon once to make a great save and he did."

John McGreal (Colchester Head Coach)

"You can't fault our boys and to a man, I thought they were excellent. Moving into the top seven was a little bit of our incentive and I thought the desire, the application and the work-rate from us was excellent.

"It was an unbelievable strike from George and it came from nowhere. We know he's got a lovely left foot and we all know that he can hit them and he's found the top corner with a great goal. He deserves all the praise he gets and I have to give young Cameron James a mention - what a performance on his first start. He played against a high-profile centre-forward in Ade Akinfenwa and I thought he was absolutely fantastic.

"Wycombe have been everywhere this season - they've been in the top seven, the FA Cup and the Checkatrade Trophy and we knew it was going to be a tough game because both teams could go into the play-offs tonight."


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