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Wycombe Wanderers 3
Cambridge United 0
Saturday 13th August 1994
Football League Division Two

Wanderers opened their first ever Second Division campaign with a convincing 3-0 home victory over Cambridge United at Adams Park.

'Veteran' Simon Garner opened the scoring for Wanderers after just 2 minutes and 17 seconds when David Titterton thumped the ball into the box for Terry Evans to rise and head down for the ex-Blackburn man to blast a right footed shot into the net.

United, managed by Gary Johnson, had their best spell after the break where Paul Hyde had to be alert to deny Junior Hunter on 68 minutes. However, Wanderers new signing Cyrille Regis had also seen a header thwarted at the other end by a Gordon Bank's style one handed save from U's 'keeper John Filan. Dave Carroll has had game where he could have scored four - the best chances coming mid-way through the second-half when he hit the upright twice in quick successive followed by an effort similar to his one-man mazy run at Wembley in May 1994.

However, Wycombe went further ahead in the 80th minute when substitute Tony Hemmings thumped the ball home from 25 yards with the help of a deflection off Dean Barrick. Three minutes later Jason Cousins then wrapped things up when he scored from the spot after Carroll had been brought down by Micah Hyde.

Wycombe: Hyde, Cousins, Titterton, Crossley. Evans, Ryan, Carroll, Thompson, Regis, Garner (sub 78 Hemmings), Stapleton (sub 84 Creaser)- Sub unused: Moussaddik
Scorers: Garner 2, Hemmings 80, Cousins 83 (penalty)
Bookings: none
Cambridge: Filan, Hunter, Barrick, Craddock, Heathcote, O’Shea, M Hyde, Elad (sub HT Morah), Butler, Corazzin, Nyamah (sub 55 Fowler) - Sub unused: Sheffield
Scorers: none
Bookings: Elad 43 (foul), Hunter 53 (foul), Filan 83 (dissent)
Referee: Mr J Holbrook (Ludlow) Attendance: 5,782
Speaking after the game Manager Martin O'Neill commented, “It could not have started any better. The first goal was a great start. We needed the second goal to basically kill the match. Cambridge had some chances." O'Neill added, "I heard that there was talk in the club bars last week that we were staring relegation in the face. Relegation is something we don’t really think about here. We have had a good win, now we have to build."

Wycombe and Cambridge fans were featured in 90 Minutes magazine article. Recognise any faces?

Next game - Brighton v Wycombe - Tuesday 17th August 1994 - League Cup
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