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Wycombe Wanderers 1
York City 0
Saturday 10th January 2015
Football League Two
Wanderers consolidated their position at the top of 'League Two' as they reached the milestone of 50 points League points following a 1-0 victory over York City at Adams Park. Like the previous week it was Millwall loanee Fred Onyedinma who netted the only goal of the game but the margin could have been much greater on a day when City debutant 'keeper Bobby Olejnik pulled off a number of impressive saves.
With Paul Hayes missing with through injury, new signing Marcus Bean was given his Wanderers debut, while new Brentford loan signing Courtney Senior remained an unused substitute. However, it was Bean who could have been on the scoresheet during a game where Wycombe had 17 shots at goal, 9 of those on target. The only goal of the game came in two minutes into the second-half when Joe Jacobson's cross from the left was partially cleared in the box to Sam Wood who looped the ball to the right side of the six yard box when Onyedinma nodded home. However, Wycombe also had 'keeper Matt Ingram to thank again in the 70th minute when he dived full length to tip a powerful shot from former Wanderer Marvin McCoy away from the top left corner of the net.
The game also marked the 100th First Team appearance for midfielder Josh Scowen. The 21 year old made his Wanderers debut in March 2011 and has flourished under the Managership of Gareth Ainsworth - attracting the attention of scouts from higher league clubs. Meanwhile, the 50 point total reached by Wycombe with 21 games of the season remaining is the same total they reached for the whole of the 2013/14 season.
Full-time - Wycombe 1 York 0
Post match reaction:
Commenting after the game, Gareth Ainsworth said, "Let them keep saying they nicked it, because that’s what I like about this Club. We’ve been written off for years and years as little Wycombe – and we are little Wycombe – and it’s great to have a team that really fights against it and says, ‘We are together’. We are making this place a fortress, which is really good to see, and we are playing some good stuff doing it as well. It’s great to reach that [50 points] with 21 games to go. It shows how far we’ve come and how far we could potentially go. There’s still a long way to go and it keeps me on my toes. I think consistency is going to be the key. If we’d have drawn today, I’d have been happy because of the performance. Results can go either way – the shot Marvin McCoy had, that could have gone in. It was a fantastic save from Matt Ingram and that’s what he’s paid to do. If that goes in, I’m still sat here a happy man because the performance was fantastic. That’s what gets you higher in divisions – consistency." The Wycombe boss concluded: "We thoroughly deserved the win today. We could have had a lot more goals. We controlled the first half – their keeper must have won the man of the match award after 25 minutes. Second half was tough, they chucked a bit more at us, but if that had been a 3-or-4-0, nobody would have grumbled."
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