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Grimsby 2 Wycombe 3 - stats,reactiion,highlights
Thu Sep 7, 2017 12:46

Grimsby 2 Wycombe 3 - stats,reaction,highlights

Saturday 26th August 2017

Football League Two


Wycombe: Brown, Jacobson, Harriman, Stewart, El-Abd, Gape, Bloomfield (sub 64 Bean), O'Nien, Akinfenwa, Cowan-Hall (sub 73 Freeman), Mackail-Smith (sub 72 Southwell) - subs not used: Jombati, Richardson, Williams

Scorers: Akinfenwa 28, 75, Jacobson 43 (pen),

Bookings: Bean 81, El-Abd 90

Grimsby: McKeown, Mills, Dixon, Clarke, Collins, Rose, Berrett, Kelly (sub HT Jaiyesimia), Bolarinwa (sub 58 Osborne), Hooper, Dembele (sub 79 Cadwell) - subs not used: Clifton, Summerfield, Clements, Killip

Scorers: Rose 52 (pen), Hooper 65

Bookings: Rose 42, Collins 43 - Red Card: Collins 58 (second yellow)

Referee: Mark Heywood

Attendance: 4,016 (187 away)


Gareth Ainsworth

"We're not doing it the easy way at the moment."

"It's not good enough, we are shipping too many goals in at the moment without a shadow of a doubt.

"We were really up against it when the penalty goes in because the crowd get going, you're away from home and you've got an onslaught.

"I was gutted to concede against ten men because the throw-in has got to be dealt with better, we can't do what we did in terms of showing Hooper where he went as he had a little dribble and then he unleashed one from 25-yards; that's a poor goal to concede as we can't let people shoot from there with no pressure on them.

"Apart from that I thought we defended pretty stalwartly and we definitely hung on at the end there with the subs coming on and doing exactly what I needed them to do, and Nick (Freeman) combined very well with Harriman for the winner, and what a cross by Michael Harriman, his cross for the first goal was fantastic and his cross for the third was just brilliant.

"And when you've got someone like Bayo in the box that is his food and drink, and thank goodness he scored because it won us the game, but if we keep shipping in goals we won't and that's the issue.

"So there are things we need to work on but I've just said to the boys that it is brilliant to be able to give them a bit of a rollicking after the game, and pick the bones out of mistakes but still have the three points in the bag.

"I'm really pleased with how we are going forward at the moment, we just need to tighten it up at the back and then I think we have got a good chance."


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