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York City 0
Wycombe Wanderers 0
Saturday 30th August 2014
Football League Two
Wanderers sit in 5th place in League Two after five games following a 0-0 draw at York City. The home side, unbeaten in 21 games, stretching back into last season, but also with four straight draws this season, were frustrated by a resolute Wanderers display at the back and could have found themselves on the end of a defeat if Paul Hayes' 82nd minute effort had hit the back of the net.
Team news for Wanderers saw Gareth Ainsworth stick with the same starting XI that had won at Stevenage the previous weekend, while the home side included former Wanderers Marvin McCoy in their starting line up, with Dave Winfield, Anthony Straker and Lewis Montrose on the bench.
It was the home side who had the better chances in the first half, with Femi Ilesanmi striking a low shot past the left hand upright on 20 minutes. While Matt Ingram had to get down low to gather from Luke Summerfield on 29 minutes.
The second-half saw Wycombe come out of their shells with Steven Craig almost tucking the ball in at the near post on 55 minutes after Paris Cowan-Hall had swept the ball in from the right wing. A York free-kick on 58 from just outside the box saw Ingram parry to his left and Jake Hyde (nephew of former Wanderer Paul Hyde) put the follow up wide under pressure from ?
Wanderers late effort came after a move down the right, which ended with Hayes stabbing an effort goalwards but home 'keeper Ingham got down to block and save City's long unbeaten run.
Full-time - York 0 Wycombe 0
Post match reaction:
Commenting after the game, Gareth Ainsworth said, "It was a terrible game on a terible pitch - the wind up here is frightening and that's two years running now that it has had a massive impact on the game. We could have nicked it at the end, but I think 0-0 is a fair result, and a happy result for me. The pitch is awful. It's full of sand and so it's a good point for us away from home. We had two or three players under par, but we had six, seven or eight really on form and ready to stand up against anything."
He added, "We created the two best chances of the game and could have nicked the three points – I’m not sure I would have gone in for a drink [with York manager Nigel Worthington] afterwards if we’d have done that. I think a draw is a fair result. They didn’t create much. They huffed and puffed a lot around our box, but I thought we handled everything they gave us. For the first month of the season, I’m proud of what everyone’s achieved at Wycombe. Well done boys, but I’m bringing you back down because on Monday we’ll be back on the training ground ready for Coventry on Tuesday.”
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