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Plymouth Argyle 0
Wycombe Wanderers 3
Saturday 14th September 2013
Football League Two
Wanderers climbed to fifth place in the League Two table after an impressive 3-0 victory at Plymouth Argyle. All the Wycombe goals came in the final twenty minutes - Sam Wood firing Wanderers ahead on 70 minutes with a 25 yard effort, Dean Morgan made it 2-0 four minutes later, while Billy Knott, fresh from his extending his loan deal with Wycombe, sealed victory with a stoppage time left footer. It was the highest away victory for Wycombe since the 3-0 victory at Morecambe in March 2011.
Team news saw Gareth Ainsworth make two changes to the side that had won on the road at Hartlepool a week previous - goalscorer Max Kretzschmar and Dean Morgan returning the starting XI ahead of Nick Arnold and Matt McClure. Matt Bloomfield (returning from injury) and Charles Dunne (back from suspension) were new faces on the bench.
Highlights of the goalless first half saw Matt Ingram tip a header onto the crossbar by former Wycombe loanee Reuben Reid, although the flag had already been raised for offside. Meanwhile, Wanderers best chance of the opening 45 minutes came when a Wood corner from the right was glanced against the crossbar by Gary Doherty on 18 minutes.
Wycombe began to sense the chance for victory as the game progressed and were rewarded on 70 minutes when Wood stabbed the ball from the left of midfield, some 25 yards from goal. Morgan made it 2-0 when he timed his run onto a long bouncing through ball, to direct the ball past the oncoming 'keeper and into the left corner of the net from around 8 yards. A third consecutive long distance victory was sealed when a ball was flicked through from midfield to the left of goal where Knott cleverly dinked the ball over Luke McCormick in the Arygle goal.
Full-time - Plymouth 0 Wycombe 3
Post match reaction:
Speaking after the game, Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth said "The team selection was difficult today. The subs played a big part but the 18 who travelled today have made all this worthwhile. Everything seemed to work today, but it's not always going to be like that but it's nice when it does. Ultimately it was a brilliant performance with some great goals. We need to get our heads back down and train hard because we've got a big game against York. Hopefully we can continue this winning run because it's a great place to be at the moment. A hat-trick of away wins - I'm looking forward to a home game."
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