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Wycombe 2 West Ham United U21 0 - stats,reaction,highlights
Wed Nov 29, 2017 13:09

Wycombe 2 West Ham United U21 0 - stats,reaction,highlights

Tuesday 29th November 2017

Football League Trophy - Group stage


Wycombe: Ma-Kalambay, Jombati, De Havilland, El-Abd, Scarr (sub 64 Stewart), Williams, Saunders (sub 82 Bloomfield), O’Nien, Eze, Freeman, Southwell - subs not used: Brown, Cowan-Hall, Ainsworth

Scorers: De Havilland 32, Jombati 55

Bookings: Scarr 40

West Ham United U21: Trott, Johnson, Collins (sub 23 Diangana), Akinola, Coventry, Makasi, Haksabanovic (sub 70 Browne), Hector Ingram, Quina, Samuelsen, Neufville (sub 47 Powell) - subs not used: Matrevics, Wells, Scully

Scorers: none

Bookings: Neufville 31

Referee: Charles Breakspear

Attendance: 699 (199 away)

This was the lowest attendance at Adams Park for a competitive First Team game since Wanderers gained promotion to the Football League in 1993

others 'lows' - all in 'Football League Trophy'

1,060 v West Ham - October 2016

1,035 v Northampton Town - September 2009

1,026 v Exeter City - December 2000

1,012 v Swansea City - November 2004

931 v Cheltenham Town - October 2011

771 v Bristol Rovers - September 2011

Team Changes

Six changes to the side that had beaten Yeovil Town the previous weekend - Gareth Ainsworth named himself on the bench.

In: Ma-Kalambay, De Havilland, El-Abd, Williams, Saunders, Freeman
Out: Brown, Stewart, Cowan-Hall, Akinfenwa, Bloomfield, Jacobson


Gareth Ainsworth

"I would love to still be in the competition when you see a performance like that but we didn't do enough against Bristol Rovers or Swindon Town.

"This game was all about players coming into the team, players coming back from injury and illnesses and really giving me a selection headache for Sunday which they have done.

"It was a good performance. It was a system (3-5-2) that we haven't played regularly. I am trying to drip-feed it in as I like playing three at the back.

"I thought Sido and Jack Williams at wing-back were excellent. Jack, in particular, did so well tonight after a knee injury.

"He is learning so much about the game. And the two up front (Nick Freeman and Dayle Southwell) ran their socks off.

"It was a great win for us but the thoughts to do turn to Sunday as that is a huge game and we want to make sure we get to the third round but it was nice to bow out with a win.

"It is big that these guys have all come back from various injuries and illnesses. They will have a bit of downtime now ready for Sunday."

"Yves made two important saves in the game.

"His starting positions were cracking. He starts high, which we like, and we do try and defend set plays very high.

"He did all the right things and it is fantastic to have him as a deputy and he is a good keeper and I am sure 'Brownie', who has been superb lately, is feeling the pressure from Yves as well."


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