Date:Saturday July 28 2012
Wycombe Wanderers 0 Fulham 3
Having battled to hold Fulham to a one-goal lead with only five minutes remaining, the Blues conceded twice at the death to give the scoreline a more realistic look.
The visitors took the lead after 18 minutes when Nikki Bull was beaten by a delightful curling shot from Mladen Petric.
The Cottagers' late goals were an exquisite 85th minute free-kick from Bryan Ruiz and a back-post tap-in from Steve Sidwell just two minutes later.
The margin would have been far greater but for the performance of Bull in the Wycombe goal.
The first half yielded just one attempt on goal from the hosts, a long range effort from Stuart Lewis that flew high and wide of the target after 35 minutes.
Their second attempt didn't arrive until the 58th minute when Lewis tried his luck again with identical results.
New signing Matt Spring was next to have a go, his ferocious effort clearing the roof of the Green King Terrace on its way to the stratosphere.
Wycombe's one and only 'shot' on target didn't arrive until the 86th minute when Dennis Oli found himself in the clear and instead of putting his foot through the ball, tried to chip Fulham's 6' 5" keeper Mark Schwarzer with predictable results.
The fact that Oli was still on the pitch at that point can only be explained by the need to get valuable minutes under his belt.
It was never going to be easy to breach the Fulham defence, but worryingly, Wycombe didn't appear to have a clue how to go about it.
After his senior side recorded consecutive goalless draws at Forest Green and Luton, manager Gary Waddock told reporters that he intended to shift his focus to the attacking side of the game having concentrated his efforts on organisational shape and defensive solidarity so far this summer.
His words will be music to the ears of anyone who has witnessed the Blues' pre-season campaign so far.
Bull, McCoy, Doherty, Stewart (Johnson 62), Basey (Dunne 62), Oli, Spring (Bloomfield 62), Lewis, Wood (Angol 74), Logan (McClure 74), Beavon (Grant 62)
Date:Saturday July 28 2012
It all starts with the Shrimps again. (Wednesday June 19 2013)
Jesse signs on for another year (Tuesday June 18 2013)
Chairboys look to out-Fox the Fosse in League Cup (Monday June 17 2013)
Blues sign Nick Arnold from Reading (Friday June 14 2013)
Big Dave departs Adams Park (Wednesday June 12 2013)
Blues to face Royals and Spitfires in pre-season (Tuesday May 28 2013)
Blues sign keeper Horlock (Thursday May 23 2013)
Blues announce friendlies at Staines and Burnham (Thursday May 23 2013)
A Wycombe fan's guide to next season's travel (Saturday May 18 2013)
Lambert to return to Wycombe (Friday May 17 2013)
|Duffy Bid Rejected
» Scunthorpe : 20/06/2013 01:22:00
|Iron Begin Campaign At Mansfield
» Scunthorpe : 20/06/2013 01:17:00
|Dale Fixtures For 2013-14
» Rochdale : 20/06/2013 00:51:00
|Alexander Smiles At 650 Mile Round Trip
» Fleetwood : 20/06/2013 00:36:00
|2013-14 Is Upon Us
» Fleetwood : 20/06/2013 00:25:00
|Juniors Sponsor Schumacher
» Fleetwood : 20/06/2013 00:13:00
|Coles On Season Opener
» Exeter : 20/06/2013