UK time is: 02:01:36
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Super first-half earns Blues 3-1 win at Hayes


An impressive first-half performance saw Wycombe Wanderers take a three goal lead into the interval before making wholesale changes in a disjointed second-half during which Hayes & Yeading pulled one back to make the final score 3-1.

The Chairboys lined up as follows. (* denotes trialist)

First Half

Bull

McCoy* Phillips* Westwood Sansara*

Ainsworth Collins* Murtagh Betsy

Strevens Rendell


Second Half

Bull (Arnold 60)

Foster Phillips* (Winfield 58) Westwood (Johnson 58) Sansara* (Westlake 62)

Fitchett (Green 82) Collins* (Belcher 58) Murtagh (Montrose 58) Federico

Pittman Rendell (McClure 64)


All three of Wycombe's first-half goals were a joy to watch. Kevin Betsy found the net twice and new signing Scott Rendell scored his first goal for the club, but it was the performance of trialist Marvin McCoy that had everyone talking at half-time.

Betsy scored his first goal after only 8 minutes when a neat interchange of passes with Rendell put him in the clear and left him with the task of coolly slotting the ball past the United keeper.

The second goal after 12 minutes was created by full-back McCoy, who went on a surging run down the right-wing before weaving his way past a couple of defenders and laying the ball back perfectly for Rendell to pick his spot with aplomb.

McCoy also played a big part in a well-worked third goal after 37 minutes. Starting another attack down the right flank, the impressive trialist played the ball infield to Gareth Ainsworth whose clever turn started a neat passing move which culminated in Rendell setting up Betsy to round the keeper and slot the ball home from a tight angle.

Nineteen different Wycombe players took part in a disjointed second-half which saw a United trialist pounce on a poor back-pass from Sam Belcher to pull one back for the home side after 72 minutes.

Blues' keeper Steve Arnold then made two good saves during a flurry of Hayes pressure, while Wycombe's best chance of the second-half fell to late substitute Stuart Green who could only hook the ball over the crossbar with the United keeper stranded.

Opinion

Marvin McCoy didn't appear for the second-half and it would be no surprise if Blues boss Gary Waddock had already seen enough to convince him to sign the Wealdstone youngster.

As far as the other trialists are concerned, I wouldn't like to hazard a guess. Sansara and Phillips weren't really tested enough defensively and while the left-back overlapped well, his crosses tended to be overhit today and he didn't impress as much as he did against Chesham on Tuesday evening.

Matt Collins was tidy in central-midfield but didn't look any better than what we already have in Montrose, Murtagh and Bloomfield.

The good news is that Rendell, Strevens, Betsy, Ainsworth and Murtagh looked like they'd been playing together for years and made watching the first-half a very enjoyable and encouraging experience for the travelling Wycombe fans. - and with England U19 international Matt Phillips, Jon-Paul Pittman and Stuart Beavon to add the mix, there should be no shortage of thrills at Adams Park during the coming season.


The Chairboys next game is at Brentford on Tuesday evening - kick-off 8.00pm






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Len Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday July 17 2010

Time: 8:02PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wycombe Wanderers Articles

Pierre puts Daggers to the sword (Saturday March 28 2015)

The Opposition View - Luton Town (Wednesday March 25 2015)

Blues defeat Luton in thriller (Wednesday March 25 2015)

Blues blow chance to go top (Tuesday March 17 2015)

Archived Wycombe Wanderers Articles

List All Vital Wycombe Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Matieeboy 3

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Dag & Red 0 - 1 Wycombe
Luton 2 - 3 Wycombe
Wycombe 2 - 2 Accrington
Wycombe 1 - 0 Shrewsbury
Southend 2 - 2 Wycombe
Tranmere 1 - 2 Wycombe

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Burton 38 23 7 8 +24 76
2. Shrewsbury 39 22 8 9 +30 74
3. Wycombe 39 20 14 5 +22 74
4. Bury 38 20 7 11 +13 67
5. Southend 38 17 12 9 +9 63
6. Newport 39 17 10 12 +3 61
7. Plymouth 39 17 9 13 +17 60

Breaking League News

Sunday Chimes #41 - Shrews break Fratton duck
Portsmouth : 29/03/2015 01:00:01
Best yet says Wilcox
York : 28/03/2015 23:09:00
Reid The Ansah
Plymouth : 28/03/2015 21:12:00
Plymouth : 28/03/2015 20:51:01
Pierre puts Daggers to the sword
Wycombe : 28/03/2015 20:42:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who was your Man of the Match against Dagenham?
Suggested By:  
Ingram 2%
Yennaris 0%
Mawson 0%
Pierre 9%
Jacobson 0%
Saunders 36%
Bloomfield 0%
Bean 36%
Wood 4%
Hayes 13%
McClure 0%
Onyedinma 0%