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CENTRE-BACK: Donervon Daniels – Doncaster Rovers. Donny proved tricky opposition

on their November 2019 visit to Adams Park, with top of the table Wycombe struggling

to break them down, despite the visitors being reduced to ten men early in the second

half. As the clock ticked into the 87 th minute, it was looking like Wycombe were going to

have to settle for a point, that is until Donervon Daniels needlessly shoved Bayo over in

the in box, somehow injuring himself in the process and gifting Wycombe a penalty that,

after a five minute delay for Daniels’ treatment, Jacobson eventually dispatched in the

92 nd minute to snatch the three points.

LEFT CENTRE-BACK: Frankie Kent – Peterborough United. Before Darragh MacAnthony

et al get too indignant about our ‘undeserved promotion’, they might look back at some

of their defending in the pulsating 3-3 draw at Adams Park in October 2019, where the

Posh contrived to blow a two goal lead, before failing to hold on against a Wanderers

side reduced to ten men. Having pulled themselves back into the game at 2-1, Wycombe

produced a delightful, flowing 12-pass move that resulted in Jack Grimmer’s teasing

cross being shinned into his own net by the dozy Kent, who proceeded to stumble after

the ball into the goal as he struggled to regain control of his feet. To be honest, it was a

bit of a shame it was a United player who got the final touch, as otherwise it would

surely have been our goal of the season, not that any of us really cared too much at the

time. The Peterborough players could only look on in dismay – but worse was to follow…

LEFT WING-BACK: Dan Butler – Peterborough United. Despite the setback, Posh retook

the lead and with Curtis Thompson receiving his marching orders shortly after, it looked

like it was game over for Wycombe as the game entered stoppage time. However, on an

afternoon of drama and defensive incompetence, there was one last twist in the tale

and one last moment of madness in the Peterborough backline, with Butler inelegantly

bundling Scott Kashket to the floor as they challenged for a high ball into the box. With

no Jacobson on the pitch, it was left to Akinfenwa to do the honours from the spot and

The Beast nonchalantly side-footed home the 95 th minute penalty to claim what proved

to be a vital point for Wycombe and an ultimately fatal two points dropped for the Posh.

RIGHT CENTRAL MIDFIELD: James Henry – Oxford United. After conceding an early goal

in the playoff final, Oxford immediately began to push for an equaliser, laying siege to

the Wanderers goal. Wycombe defended valiantly, but the U’s pulled level and with

their tails up, they launched wave after wave of attacks on the beleaguered Chairboys

defence. Shortly after the goal, a defence-splitting pass sent Henry through on goal. He

raced into the box, with just Allsop to beat, but just when it looked like Henry was about

to give Oxford the lead, he inexplicably squared the ball to Matty Taylor at the far post.

Taylor, who clearly wasn’t expecting the pass, hesitated, allowing Anthony Stewart to

slide in to nudge the ball to safety. Hands on his head, Henry had to endure the accusing

glares of his colleagues, but his wasn’t to be the greatest crime committed that night…

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