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Wycombe 1 Cambridge 1 - report,stats,highlights
Mon Mar 12, 2018 14:06

Wycombe 1 Cambridge 1 - report,stats,highlights

Saturday 10th March 2018

Football League Two


Wycombe: Brown, Moore, Scarr, El-Abd, Jacobson (sub 60 McGinley), Gape, O’Nien, Bloomfield (sub 90+6 Kashket), Cowan-Hall (sub 85 Freeman), Akinfewna, Tyson - subs not used: Ma-Kalambay, Bean, Mackail-Smith, Thompson.

Scorers: Akinfenwa 45+4

Bookings: none

Cambridge: Forde, Halliday, Taylor, Taft, Dunk, Deegan, O’Neil (sub 80 Brown), Maris (sub 19 Lewis), Waters (sub 69 Amoo), Ibehre, Ikpeazu - subs not used: Mitov, Carroll, Legge, Elito

Scorers: Lewis 90+3

Bookings: Ibehre 45+3, Waters 68

Referee: Nick Kinseley

Attendance: 4,426 (371 away)

Team Changes

One change from the starting XI that had lost at home to Coventry eleven days previous

In: Matt Bloomfield
Out: Marcus Bean

Returning from injury on the bench: Nathan McGinley and Scott Kashket


Gareth Ainsworth

“It wasn’t the best of games; Cambridge came here to stop us. It was gladiatorial stuff at times from my boys. We had to battle, and played some good stuff at times.”

"I thought there was a foul in the build-up to their goal and I think a lot of people agree with me but the referee didn't and that is the story of the game. I think they had two shots on our goal which is frustrating as we limited them. We had some decent chances and I thought they rode their luck at times. We hit the post, had one off the line and Forde made a good save from Bayo's left-footed shot.

"It wasn't a pretty game. Cambridge came with a plan to use their two big front men and uitimately they created a chance which they scored off at the end.

"I thought Nathan Tyson was a thorn in their side all game. Paris Cowan-Hall did well too, Nick Freeman looked good when he came on and we had plenty of attacking players on the pitch and plenty of shots at their goal.

"However, we just needed one more goal. 1-0 is a precarious scoreline and they didn't cause us too many problems but they popped up late on as we have done so many times this season.

"I am a bit disappointed but we have stopped the rot and I am hoping they will be a good reaction ahead and we still have plenty to play for."

“Teams aren’t ripping us apart; Morecambe are the only side where we’ve had one bad half in the past 11 or so games. Games are becoming tight and many teams set up not to lose, but we’ll be back firing on all cylinders soon.

“Scotty coming back is a big bonus, and I thought Nathan (Tyson) was a thorn in their side. Paris (Cowan-Hall) did well, Bayo (Akinfenwa) got his goal and then there’s Nick (Freeman) and Craig (Mackail-Smith) to call on as well, so we’ve got plenty of firepower to utilise.

“Now we’re looking forward to going to Barnet; it seems like we haven’t been on the road for an age but it’ll be good to group together and we know the fans will be right behind us as they always are. Everyone will expect us to win but it doesn’t always work like that; however we know that if we do what we do best then we can beat anyone in this league.”


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Wanderers travel to bottom placed Barnet next Saturday (17th March).

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