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Match Report - Wycombe 2-1 Rovers

26 December 2022

Match Reports

Match Report - Wycombe 2-1 Rovers

26 December 2022

Rovers are beaten on Boxing Day.

Rovers fell to defeat at Adams Park after an early second-half goal saw the hosts take all three points in a closely fought-encounter. 

The Gas had the perfect start to the tie at Adams Park. A sublime ball from Antony Evans played in Aaron Collins who got his head up and picked out Josh Coburn in the middle of the box who was on hand to roll the ball past Max Stryjek in the Wycombe net to put the Gas into the lead. 

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Referee Sunny Gill showed Bobby Thomas an early yellow card for apparent time-wasting less than ten minutes into the clash at Adam Park. The hosts found the equaliser just past the 20-minute mark. Anis Mehmeti played a teasing ball into the Rovers penalty area where David Wheeler was on hand to level the scores. Rovers had strong appeals for a penalty waved away after Marquis looked to have been fouled by Stryjek after the Wycombe goalkeeper had spilt the ball following a cross.

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The two sides exited the field at half-time with the scores level. Wycombe took the lead only minutes after the restart. Lewis Wing did well to find the angle to squeeze the ball over the line after some stalwart defending by Rovers.

Rovers looked to level the scores once again as Aaron Collins' effort was safely gathered by Stryjek. Luke McCormick entered the fray after 68 minutes replacing John Marquis. McCormick's neat backheel flick almost carved open a chance at goal for Coburn who mistimed his run and was flagged offside.

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McCormick was involved yet again as the clock ticked towards the 80-minute mark. The midfielder had two shots within 30 seconds of each other with each effort being well saved by Stryjek. There was to be no late drama at Adams Park and Rovers head back to The Mem empty-handed.

Rovers are back in action on Thursday, 29th December when we take on Exeter City at The Mem. (3pm)

Wycombe Wanderers: Stryjek, Grimmer, Tafazolli, Wheeler, Vokes, Wing, Mehmeti, McCleary, Obita, McCarthy (c), Scowen.

Subs: Dickinson, Jacobson, Forino, Thompson, Kaikai, Hanlan, Freeman.

Rovers: James Belshaw, James Connolly, Scott Sinclair, John Marquis, Aaron Collins, Paul Coutts (c), Lewis Gibson, Antony Evans, Luca Hoole, Bobby Thomas, Josh Coburn.

Subs: Anssi Jaakkola, James Gibbons, Lewis Gordon, Sam Finley, Luke McCormick, Ryan Loft, Harvey Saunders.

Referee: Sunny Gill

Attendance: 6,664 (1,203 away)


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