Vital Football

Latest Wycombe Wanderers News

McGurk heaps misery on Wycombe

McGurk heaps misery on Wycombe


Burton Albion 1-0 Wycombe Wanderers

A second half header from Adam McGurk hammered another nail in the coffin for relegation threatened Wycombe Wanderers this evening.

Gareth Ainsworth made three changes from Saturday's 2-0 defeat to Rochdale. Aaron Pierre replaced Leon Johnson at centre back, while Sam Togwell and Nick Arnold came in for Stuart Lewis and Max Kretzschmar.

The Chairboys had a fair few efforts on goal in a goalless opening half but none were particularly threatening. The best moments came when Morgan scampered down the left and saw his drilled cross blocked after 11 minutes, and ten minutes later when Reece Styche did well to regain possession and his cross was headed weakly by Morgan into the arms of the goalkeeper.

Sam Togwell shanked an effort high and wide on the stroke of half time and Arnold had a speculative effort from range beaten away by Rob Lainton.

Burton had fewer openings but their strike pairing of Billy Kee and Adam McGurk looked far more dangerous. Bloomfield was dispossessed in the box but Kee's cutback was fired narrowly over by McGurk. Next, McGurk turned on the edge of the box but his excellent curling effort struck the post with Ingram beaten.

The half ended goalless and there wasn't much between the two teams.

The hosts took the lead after 54 minutes after coming out of the blocks far quicker than Wanderers. It was the front pair linking again as Kee's header across goal was directed back into the opposite corner by McGurk, leaving Ingram motionless.

It was nearly two after 68 minutes but MacDonald's drive was parried by Ingram and Gray put the rebound out for a throw in. Robbie Weir also sent a drive high over the bar.

Steven Craig then replaced Styche on 69 minutes and Jon Paul Pittman came on for Morgan just two minutes later but neither of Ainsworth's changes helped to turn the tide of the game back in Wycombe's favour. The closest they came was when Pierre's header drifted narrowly wide from a corner. What was clear was evidence of a lack of quality, but more worryingly, a severe lack of confidence, and thus belief that the visitors could muster a goal.

Anthony Jeffrey replaced the dreadful Arnold nine minutes from time but there was precious little goal threat from the Blues. Weir and Kee both saw efforts from range saved by Ingram.

Five minutes of stoppage time passed without much incident except one powerful Jeffrey cross that flashed across the goal and the game was up.

Tonight's defeat makes it four defeats in five games. AFC Wimbledon's last minute equaliser at Northampton will be gratefully received but unless Wycombe improve on one goal in five games, which itself was a penalty, it will be a brief let off before they fill 23rd position.

Ratings: Ingram 8*, McCoy 5, Pierre 7, Stewart 6, Wood 6, Arnold 4 (Jeffrey 81' N/A),Togwell 6, Scowen 6, Bloomfield 5, Styche 6 (Craig 69' 4), Morgan 6 (Pittman 71' 6).



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

Writer:Dale Jenkins
Date:Wednesday March 26 2014
Time: 12:09AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Wycombe Wanderers Articles

New EFL Radio Deal Starts 2017/18

The Football League confirmed yesterday that a new three year deal with Talksport and the BBC had been signed to increase radio broadcast coverage from next season.

FA Boosts Cheating Powers for 2017/18

The Football Association announced earlier today that they have extended their powers when it comes to punishing retrospective simulation.

Potential League Two Make Up 2017/18 (15/5/17)

With no games remaining in the 2016/17 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Clubs Agree To EFL Trophy Extension

The majority of League One and Two clubs have today agreed to keep the Under 23 element of the EFL Trophy for a further two years.

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 Cambridge?
Suggested By:
Blackman11%
Harriman16%
Jombati0%
Pierre2%
Jacobson0%
Bean5%
Bloomfield0%
Saunders43%
Kashket5%
Akinfenwa16%
Weston2%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Portsmouth 46 26 9 11 87 39
P Plymouth 46 26 9 11 87 25
P Doncaster 46 25 10 11 85 30
4 Luton 46 20 17 9 77 27
5 Exeter 46 21 8 17 71 19
6 Carlisle 46 18 17 11 71 1
7 Blackpool 46 18 16 12 70 23
8 Colchester 46 19 12 15 69 10
9 Wycombe 46 19 12 15 69 5
10 Stevenage 46 20 7 19 67 4
11 Cambridge 46 19 9 18 66 8
12 Mansfield 46 17 15 14 66 4
13 Accrington 46 17 14 15 65 3
14 Grimsby 46 17 11 18 62 -4
15 Barnet 46 14 15 17 57 -7
16 Notts County 46 16 8 22 56 -22
17 Crewe 46 14 13 19 55 -9
18 Morecambe 46 14 10 22 52 -20
19 Crawley 46 13 12 21 51 -18
20 Yeovil 46 11 17 18 50 -15
21 Cheltenham 46 12 14 20 50 -20
22 Newport 46 12 12 22 48 -22
R Hartlepool 46 11 13 22 46 -21
R Leyton Orient 46 10 6 30 36 -40
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)

Write for Vital Football