Matchday Essentials 2001-2002 Click here for the latest match previews and reports
Click here for your Rough Guide to Wycombe Wanderers Wycombe Wanderers 0 Click here for Quick Guide
Chestefield 0
Saturday 8th September 2001
Football League Division Two
Gavin HolliganWycombe surrended their 100% home League record this season when struggling Chesterfield went back to Derbyshire with a point following an uninspiring 0-0 stalemate at Adams Park.
It was a frustrating afternoon for Wycombe and their fans in a game where neither 'keeper was overworked. Despite the draw Wycombe climb one place in the table to 8th after five games played. Before the game Sanchez said he was in no mood to see the home run ended and his frustration showed towards the end of the game as he left his seat in the stand and vented his anger from the bench. He had told the Bucks Free Press "Dropping points at home against teams like Chesterfield is a no, no if we want to do anything. It's a game we are looking to win and if we don't, it will be three points dropped."
Sanchez gave a full home debut to Gavin Holligan and there was a return in the starting line-up for Paul Emblen who replaced Andy Rammell who was reported to have missed the game with a thigh strain. However, despite the occasional touch of brilliance by Darren Currie and some impressive endevour from Holligan, Wycombe failed to unlock a Chesterfield defence that leaked six goals to Colchester on the opening day of the season.
The closest Wycombe came to scoring was in the opening couple of minutes when Steve Brown saw a header hooked off the line by Ian Breckin following Holligan's break from midfield and Currie's deep cross from the right bye-line. Unlike at Huddersfield there were no goodwill jestures from the Assistant Linesman as claims for a goal fell on deaf ears.
A goal then mau have opened the floodgates as per the Wrexham game but after Luke Beckett had forced Taylor to tip his effort wide on seven minutes the visitors grew in confidence as they forced a series of corners and half chances.
Meanwhile, Wycombe's frustrations mounted. Brown, obviously keen to make up for his own goal howler at Huddersfield forced a rare save from Nathan Abbey in the Spireites goal on 27 minutes after he had been picked out down the left channel by Currie.
Currie was Wycombe's key playmaker in a Wycombe midfield that had a bad day at the office. However, the ex-Barnet man was regularly tracked by at least two defenders and on the rare occasion he skipped through his markers in the 36th minute, Holligan could only over hit his cross.
Chesterfield finished the half the stronger side and after Mark Rogers' timely intervention had prevented Beckett from having a clear shot at Taylor there were further dangerous moments for Wycombe, including Breckin heading inches wide after Marcus Ebdon had lofted the ball in from the right wing.
Half-time 0-0
Sanchez made changes at the interval, swopping out midfielder Dannie Bulman for makeshift right wingback Danny Senda. The switch saw Wycombe convert to a back five to try and match the visitors style but it left Wycombe light in midfield and without the killer instinct up front a goal never looked like coming.
It was left to Wycombe's Man of the Match, Gavin Holligan, to come the closest to breaking the deadlock on 55 minutes with a speculative lob from wide left. The ball hung in the air for what seemed like an age before dropping just wide of the far post.
Five minutes later Sanchez left his new spot at the back of the Main Stand to join Assistant Terry Gibson on the bench. However, the game fell flatter as time went on with neither side looking likely to score. Keith Ryan and Jermaine McSporran were introduced late on but there was no last minute drama as seen against QPR two weeks previous.
Full time Wycombe 0 Chesterfield 0
Wycombe: Taylor, Cousins, Vinnicombe, McCarthy, Rogers, Simpson, Brown, Bulman (sub HT Senda), Currie (sub 83 McSporran), Emblen (sub 81 Ryan), Holligan
subs not used: Carroll, Lee
Yellow Cards:Cousins (40 foul), Emblen (66 foul)
Chesterfield: Abbey, Breckin, Booty, Reeves, Hyde, Howard, Beckett, Richardson, Williams, Ebdon, Payne
subs not used: Richmond, Pearce, Hewitt, Rushbury, Jones
Yellow Cards: Payne (2 foul), Howard (6 foul). Richardson (35 foul),
Hyde (54 foul)
Referee: K Hill (Royston) Attendance: 5,644 (277 Chesterfield)
Interactive Stats
Match and players
All the Wycombe results, scorers, team line-ups and statistical breakdown of the current season - FULLY INTERACTIVE to your heart's content.
Latest Table and form Updated table with results archive of ALL Division Two games plus form guide and previous meeting between ALL clubs for the past four seasons.
Squad Info
Quick Links

Chairboys on the Net - click here to reload from the top
Match Report Archive.
Current season plus all matches back to July 1996 >>>
Click here for Quick Guide Quick Guide
Past meetings, player connections, web links and more
Visit The Gas Room"Was our reporter at the same game? Have your say!!"
Click here other results on this dayOn This Day
More Wycombe results from 8th September

All match reports © 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999,2000, 2001
Chairboys on the Net - Not to be reproduced without our written permission.

Back To Top

Chairboys on the Net All there is to say and know about Wycombe Wanderers on the Internet