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Saturday 21st April 2001
Nationwide Football League Division Two
Steve Brown went close for Wycombe - picture Paul DennisIn front of the biggest League gate of the season at Adams Park, Wycombe huffed and puffed to a point against a Swindon side desperate for all three points to help avoid the drop to Division Three. A point is more use to Wycombe than the visitors and The Wanderers remain in 18th place in the table with 51 points from 41 games. Swindon are one place behind on 49 points but have just two games left to try and salvage the season.
Backed by a large following it was the Wiltshire side who were the first to show. After just three minutes Paul McCarthy had to be alert to block a close range effort from Gary Alexander but they should have been ahead after five minutes but for a woeful miss from Michael Reddy from just six yards out.
Wycombe eventually found their feet in the 13th minute when an exchange between Dave Carroll, Guy Whittingham and Danny Senda saw Wycombe force their first corner of the game. McCarthy went close with a header from the resulting corner and moments later Dannie Bulman fired into side netting.
Whittingham was the only change to the Wycombe side that had beaten Bristol City on Easter Monday - replacing the injured Andy Rammell. The ex-Pompey forced a save from Swindon 'keeper Steve Mildenhall in the 29th minute after a quick free-kick by Carroll from the right flank.
A minute later Reddy had another moment to forget when he fell over the ball just a few yards from goal as Swindon broke down the left wing. The visitors were then nearly gifted a goal after Chris Marsh was caught in possession in midfield but thankfully for Wycombe David Duke curled his effort wide of Martin Taylor's left-hand upright.
Wycombe's best chance in the first-half came just three minutes before the interval when Danny Senda sliced wide after an exquisite pass from Dannie Bulman. Wycombe finished the half the stronger side, forcing two more corners but Mildenhall was shown too much of the ball.
Half-time 0-0
Gary Alexander saw an effort ruled out for offside four minutes into the second-half but after Wycombe converted to a back five with the introduction of Jamie Bates for Carroll, The Wanderers were rarely troubled again. Keith Ryan also gave Wycombe more battling qualities down the left wing after he replaced Senda.
After the game Swindon Manager Andy King said his side "would have won on points if it had been a Boxing match" but Wycombe created enough chances in the final quarter to have won the game. Guy Whittingham didn't quite get enough on Dannie Bulman's stab into the six yard box on 64 minutes and Paul McCarthy headed just wide from Steve Brown's 70th minute corner. Chris Vinnicombe came moreBoth Marsh and Brown had long range efforts to upset the large Swindon following and 'Brownie' could have completed a sweeping move from Wycombe in the 85th minute but he curled his effort wide of the target after Ryan's cross from the left had been played on by Michael Simpson.
Speaking after the game Lawrie Sanchez was grateful for the point, saying "The important thing today was that we didn't lose and we are gradually inching our way to safety"
Final Score Wycombe 0 Swindon 0
Wycombe: Taylor, Vinnicombe, Marsh, McCarthy, Cousins, Carroll (sub 53 Bates), Bulman, Simpson, Brown, Whittingham, Senda (sub 63 Ryan)
subs not used: Essandoh, Clegg, Lee
Yellow cards: Simspon (foul 32), McCarthy (foul 39), Vinnicombe (dissent 45), Brown (foul 52)
Swindon Town: Mildenhall, Willis, Duke, Hewlett, Reeves, O'Halloran, Heywood, S Robinson, Reddy (sub 81 Grazioli), Invicibile, Alexander
subs not used: Griemink, Davis, Bakalli, McAreavey
Yellow cards: O'Halloran (foul 44), Hewlett (foul 56)
Referee: G Cains Attendance: 6,844 (1,358 Swindon)
Chairboys Stat File
21st April 2001

Division Two
Played 41
Won 13
Drew 12
Lost 16
Goals For 40
Goals Against 48
Position 18th

Top Scorers (League)
Andy Rammell 10
Steve Brown
Andy Baird 3
Jamie Bates 3
Keith Ryan 3
Martyn Lee 3
Michael Simpson 3
Jermaine McSporran 2
Dannie Bulman 2
Paul McCarthy 2
Sam Parkin 1
Mark Rogers 1
Chris Vinnicombe 1
Danny Senda 1
Guy Whittingham 1
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