Vital Football

Latest Wycombe Wanderers News

Blues throw it away again

Blues throw it away again


Accrington Stanley 1 Wycombe Wanderers 1

Wycombe Wanderers were denied their first away win of the season when Rory Boulding's stoppage time equaliser cancelled out Matt Bloomfield's 66th minute goal.

The Blues may be unbeaten after five league games but their solitary victory against Morecambe on the opening day of the season is a distant memory now and the last thing they needed was to concede a heartbreaking late equaliser for the second week in a row.

Stanley, on the other hand, will feel that a point was the least they deserved from the game.

In an evenly matched first-half Wycombe's best efforts came from strikers Ben Strevens and Scott Rendell.

Strevens' 14th minute volley from a Matt Bloomfield cross needed a goal-line clearance from Stanley's Phil Edwards to keep it out, while Rendell's dipping shot twenty minutes later hit the crossbar with keeper Ian Dunbavin well beaten.

Further opportunities fell to the lively Bloomfield, who linked-up well with Strevens before firing a tame shot into Dunbavin's arms and had a further effort blocked after collecting a superb crossfield ball from Gareth Ainsworth.

Shortly before half time a shot from Danny Foster struck Strevens and deflected wide leaving the full-back with his head in his hands convinced that his effort was goal-bound.

Accrington saw long-range shots from Jimmy Ryan, Andy Proctor and Sean McConville sail over the crossbar before they were thwarted by the woodwork following another a fine strike from McConville after 26 minutes.

Stanley came out all guns blazing at the start of the second-half and Dean Winnard had a shot deflected wide before Jimmy Ryan saw another long-range effort flash narrowly past the post.

Blues' keeper Nikki Bull then made two fine saves, the first from Andy Parkinson and the second from a Jimmy Ryan free-kick.

Wycombe manager Gary Waddock reacted by bringing-on Jon Paul Pittman and Stuart Beavon in place of Rendell and Strevens with half an hour still to play.

Six minutes later the Blues were in front when Pittman fed Betsy who found Bloomfield unmarked at the far post and the midfielder fired the ball high into the net from close range.

Stanley pressed for an equaliser but were restricted to further long-range shots from Ryan and a blocked effort from McConville before Wycombe's Bloomfield went from hero to zero with a dreadful miss from point-blank range.

In a glorious opportunity to go two-up after 84 minutes, Kevin Betsy had the chance to take a shot himself or leave the ball for Pittman to strike but instead elected to roll it to the unmarked Bloomfield who somehow contrived to put the ball wide from just a few yards out.

It was a miss which came back to haunt Wycombe when their failure to keep possession deep in the opposition half and some sloppy defending by Andy Sandell and Lewis Montrose gifted an equaliser to Stanley's Rory Boulding in the fourth minute of stoppage time - making it two weeks in a row that the Blues have thrown away two points at the end of a game.


Wycombe Line-up

Bull, Foster, Winfield, Johnson, Sandell, Ainsworth, Montrose, Bloomfield, Betsy, Rendell (Pittman 60), Strevens (Beavon 60).

Exclusive to Vital ! Read now ! The Vital Boxing John H Stacey Interview



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

Writer:Len
Date:Saturday September 4 2010
Time: 6:14PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Wycombe Wanderers Articles

The Opposition View - Notts County

What the Magpies thought of yesterday's game

It's seven in a row as Blues down Magpies

Notts County 0 Wycombe Wanderers 2

Stats: Notts County v Wycombe Wanderers

All the stats from Notts County (0) vs (2) Wycombe Wanderers, Meadow Lane Att: 3,680 (396 away)

EFL Trophy Round 3 Draw In Full 2016/17

In midweek, the third round draw for this years EFL Trophy was conducted and here's how the balls fell.

Archived Vital Wycombe Articles

Vital Wycombe articles from

Site Journalists

Len
Editor email
Profile
Benny
no email
Profile
Dale Jenkins
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Who was your Man of the Match against Notts County?
Suggested By:
Blackman2%
Harriman0%
Stewart0%
Pierre6%
Jacobson13%
O'Nien0%
Gape6%
Bloomfield13%
Kashket0%
Akinfenwa60%
Cowan-Hall0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Plymouth 20 13 2 5 41 10
2 Carlisle 20 10 9 1 39 14
3 Doncaster 20 12 3 5 39 12
4 Portsmouth 20 10 4 6 34 13
5 Luton 20 8 8 4 32 10
6 Wycombe 20 9 4 7 31 3
7 Blackpool 20 8 6 6 30 13
8 Barnet 20 7 9 4 30 1
9 Cambridge 20 8 4 8 28 3
10 Yeovil 20 8 4 8 28 0
11 Stevenage 20 8 3 9 27 -1
12 Grimsby 20 7 5 8 26 1
13 Mansfield 20 6 8 6 26 -4
14 Crewe 20 6 8 6 26 -5
15 Crawley 20 7 5 8 26 -9
16 Colchester 20 6 6 8 24 1
17 Exeter 20 7 2 11 23 -3
18 Morecambe 19 7 2 10 23 -13
19 Hartlepool 20 5 7 8 22 -9
20 Notts County 20 6 4 10 22 -10
21 Leyton Orient 20 6 3 11 21 -4
22 Accrington 20 5 6 9 21 -6
23 Cheltenham 20 3 9 8 18 -10
24 Newport 19 4 5 10 17 -7
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Wycombe Wanderers Results (view all)

Wycombe Wanderers Fixtures (view all)

Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Leyton Orient (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Plymouth Argyle (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 30 2016 7:45PM : Cheltenham Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Newport County (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Jan 7 2017 3:00PM : Exeter City (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Jan 14 2017 3:00PM : Yeovil Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Write for Vital Football