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OPPONENTS: FLEETWOOD TOWN (H)

DATE: Tuesday 11 th February 2020

COMPETITION: League One

SCORE: Blues 0 Town 1 (Madden 75)

ATTENDANCE: 3,286 (including 61 who reckon the theme tune for Captain Pugwash is a

an absolute banger)

REFEREE: Kevin Johnson

SUMMARY: On a miserable night for Wycombe, the visitors should have been 3-0 up by

halftime, but as the game went on it was looking like we’d hold on for an undeserved

point, only for us to concede a sloppy, late goal to really sum the evening up. Town did

their best to try and help us by repeatedly missing the target and having their manager

and one of their players sent off, but we threw it back in their faces with a turgid display,

Josh Parker(!) managing our only shot on target for the entire game. Ched Evans was in a

particularly wasteful mood upfront and the same player was dismissed midway through

the second half for an elbow on McCarthy. At this point, we should’ve at least held out

for 0-0, but Madden, who’d already had an effort ruled out, capped off a rubbish, errorridden

game when he tapped home his third goal in four games against us. Barton was

sent to the stands for being Joey Barton-y, but quite frankly we were so lacklustre, Town

could’ve had their entire team sent off and we’d still have struggled to find an equaliser.

BEST BIT: Allsop’s last-gasp save to claw the ball off the line and deny Town a second…

WORST BIT: …Which made up for him bizarrely passing the ball directly to Evans in the

first half (although he did at least save his subsequent effort).

HERO: The ref, for having the guts to confront an angry Joey Barton and send him off.

VILLAIN: Ched Evans, for the elbow and for being a toxic slimeball

MEMORABILITY RATING: 1/10

OPPONENTS: BOLTON WANDERERS (A)

DATE: Saturday 15 th February 2020

COMPETITION: League One

SCORE: Wanderers 0 Wanderers 2 (Nsiala 44 og, Jacobson 62 pen)

ATTENDANCE: 11,737 (including 625 who support the better Wanderers)

REFEREE: Graham Salisbury

SUMMARY: Not a game that will live long in the memory, but another exciting first for

Wycombe fans, as we made our first ever visit to the University of Bolton Stadium. We

always looked in control of this one and the only surprise when we took the lead was

that it had taken us so long to do so. Once Jacobson doubled the lead, the game was as

good as done and whilst there was maybe a hint of frustration that we didn’t push for a

third, considering this was our first away win since November, we were just glad to pick

up the three points. Bolton didn’t offer much, but looked a better side than the sorry lot

that visited us on the opening day and hopefully better times now lie ahead for them.

BEST BIT: Going away to Bolton and being the favourites. How far we’ve come.

WORST BIT: Getting home, as Storm Dennis played havoc with the trains and roads.

HERO: The returning Onyedinma, winning the penalty in his first start since October 5th.

VILLAIN: The weather.

MEMORABILITY RATING: 6/10

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