Buidling Dreams Together


The Chairboys Capitalize on Missed Opportunities as Wigan Rue Chances

Josh Scowen’s deflected first half strike earns Wycombe their 2nd win on the bounce.

It was most certainly a game of 2 halves. The open period didn’t have much going for it with a low key attendance of 3,568 including 183 hardy souls making long journey from Wigan.

With clear cut chances at a premium at neither team gaining a strong foothold on the game, Wycombe did begin to start dictating the pace.

In the 19th minute, Jack Grimmer’s throw in down the right hand side found Scowen who tuned his man and drove towards the by-line and unleashed a fierce cross-shot which goalkeeper Tickle could only palm into his own net. Both players will want that credited to Scowen!

Wigan’s Smith might count himself lucky being still on the following a 2 footed challenge on Bez Lubala and another aggressive challenge on Josh Scowen. He was walking a fine line and was subsequently subbed at the break.

No one really knew what to expect for the 2nd half as neither team had made a huge impact.

Wycombe looked to extend their lead early on in the second period. Luke Leahy’s almost pin-point freekick from just inside the Wigan half was half an inch too high for Lubala to capitalise.

Wigan chasing a goal, sensed the Chairboys were feeling tired after a tough game at Reading a few days earlier. They started playing some nicer football around the halfway line but needed to make the possession count.

Thelo Aasgaard and Charlie Kelman were both wasteful when well placed to score. The Chairboys backline were looking to build on their strong performance from Reading to keep Wigan out.

Stand in Wycombe keeper Ravizzoli kept his place with following some good performances even though number one Max Stryjek had served his 3-match suspension.

The blues had to call on their glovesman in the 7 minutes of stoppage time. The stopper made 2 outstanding saves from Aasgaard again and then Jordan Jones to keep Wigan at bay.

Wycombe somehow clung on giving up 66% possession to the visitors but made it 3 wins in their last 4.  

My player of the match: Franco Ravizzoli

Chief’s Chatter:

Chairboys Chief Matt Bloomfield said “We showed sheer character and resilience at the end there. We’d liked t have played better and we had to d a lot of work out of possession but I’m proud of the lads. Saturday took a lot out of us.”

Latics Gaffer Shaun Maloney said “In terms of us, the first half was very poor, I didn’t at all like what I saw in anything really. 2nd half we did everything but score, that’s how I want us to play. I’m sorry we couldn’t give our fans anything to go home with.”

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