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Half-time Wycombe 0 City 0
The match should have been a special occasion for Jermaine McSporran who joined Wycombe from Oxford City last November. McSporran had fired City Manager Paul Lee after being quoted in the Oxford Mail of saying that City's defence is slow and the game should be over by half-time but McSporran had a disappointing game and was substituted after 60 minutes. Wycombe looked more lively after Emblen had replaced McSporran - the goal hero at Lincoln firing wide from a Simpson corner three minutes after coming on. When Simpson tucked in Alan Beeton's low cross from the left after 66 minutes it looked like Wycombe had got out of jail. Five minutes later Andy Baird saw his downward header brilliantly saved by City 'keeper Alan Foster but Wycombe failed to kill the game off. Mo Harkin had a lively fifteen minutes when he replaced Steve Brown but with just five minutes left a defensive mix-up involving debutant Mark Rogers forced Taylor to make another first-class save from Davy. However, the resulting corner from substitute Matty Whitehead saw Pierson's glancing header find the back of the net despite seven Wyombe defenders being in the six yard box. Even then Wycombe had a chance to win the game when Harkin sent Devine through on the left but his low cross was somehow turned wide of the target by Baird. At the final whistle the Oxford fans were dancing in the rain while the Wycombe faithful were left in shock for the second week running.
Final Score Wycombe 1 Oxford City 1
WYCOMBE TEAM:Taylor, Rogers, Beeton, Cousins, Bates, Ryan, Simpson, Baird, Brown (sub 74 Harkin), McSporran (sub 60 Emblen), Devine subs not used Vinnicombe Bulman and Osborn Att:2,963
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