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It's tough to take for Waddock


Wycombe Wanderers manager Gary Waddock was a disappointed man when Oldham Athletic's last minute penalty denied his side all three points yesterday.

The referee penalised Adam Hinshelwood for handball when, with his arms by his sides, the defender was struck by a fierce shot from close range with even the Oldham supporters agreeing that he couldn't have got out of the way if he'd tried.

Speaking to wwfc.com, Waddock said: "The decision has been a killer blow for us because we needed the three points - It's as simple as that."

"We took the game to Oldham and for that to happen so late in the game is a blow to say the least."

The travelling Wycombe fans had given their team tremendous vocal support throughout the match and had been rewarded when a Matt Harrold penalty and a Kevin Betsy strike gave the Chairboys a 2-1 lead.

When the referee awarded Oldham their last minute spot-kick there was a feeling in the stands that he was simply evening things up after the Latics had strongly protested over Wycombe's first-half penalty.

Although controversial refereeing decisions can mean the difference between staying up and going down, there was no doubt that Wycombe could have already made the game safe by converting earlier chances.

Waddock acknowledged this, saying: "We didn't take our chances when they cropped up, but to come here and play like we did in the second half and return with just a point is very disappointing."

With the loan transfer window still open for another couple of weeks, Wycombe could do with finding someone capable of taking these chances in the same way that John Akinde did when he rescued the Chairboys' faltering promotion campaign last season.




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Date:Sunday March 14 2010

Time: 6:09PM

 

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