Date:Sunday July 21 2013
Wycombe Wanderers continued their encouraging pre-season campaign with a fully deserved 2-2 draw at home to Aston Villa.
The Chairboys opened the scoring after 11 minutes when Marvin McCoy's deflected cross caught the Villa keeper flat-footed and nestled nicely inside the far post.
The full-back was lucky on that occasion, but his overall performance was an excellent mix of forays down the wing and last-ditch interceptions in his own box. It was certainly McCoy's best display since he broke his leg last season.
Villa equalised after 24 minutes when Charles Dunne flattened one of their players just outside the box. The Blues failed to clear the resulting free-kick and a totally unmarked Matt Lowton planted his header in the back of the net from Leandro Bacuna's cross.
Wycombe regained the lead after 32 minutes when Jon-Paul Pittman met Matt Spring's corner with a glancing header into the heart of the penalty area where Leon Johnson leapt to head the ball home.
Pittman won almost everything in the air today in what was an impressive return to Adams Park.
Villa equalised again after 52 minutes prompting a mini pitch-invasion from a cerebrally challenged minority of Villa supporters who had spent the afternoon blocking the gangway, refusing to sit, repeatedly knocking over advertising hoardings and generally intimidating the handful of stewards charged with the task of looking after them. Classy.
It must have been a big relief to the Premier League titans to scrape a draw against League Two minnows when Ashley Westwood's curling free-kick exploited a weakness in Wycombe's defensive set-up and beat keeper Matt Ingram at his near post.
The closest the Chairboys came to a winner was when the rapidly-improving Max Kretzschmar had a fine effort saved at full stretch by Jed Steer.
All in all, their shape was solid, and this was another encouraging performance from Wycombe just two weeks before their first league game of the season at home to Morecambe.
Ingram (Horlock 80), McCoy (Arnold 71), Stewart (Fletcher (80), Johnson (Hause 46), Dunne, Cowan-Hall, Spring (Kewley-Graham 71), Lewis, Wood (Kretzschmar 59), Pittman (Kuffour 59), Morgan (Morias (80)
Date:Sunday July 21 2013
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Blues win a game of two halves (Saturday July 12 2014)
Lynch & Evans join the Blues (Wednesday July 2 2014)
Blues sign Joe Jacobson (Tuesday July 1 2014)
Wycombe sign Peter Murphy (Friday June 20 2014)
Morias signs new contract (Wednesday June 18 2014)
Tough start for the Blues (Wednesday June 18 2014)
Blues draw Millwall away (Tuesday June 17 2014)
Blues skipper signs new contract (Monday June 9 2014)
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