Slough and Wycombe produce another thriller

Wycombe Wanderers

Wycombe Wanderers

Long (18), Glynn (34, 90+4)
Slough Town

Slough Town

Evans (57), James (65)
League Attendance: 711 Eggie James
Playing their usual brand of fast, direct, attacking foot-ball, it took Wycombe just nine minutes to go ahead. Joe Moloney lost the ball on the left to Glynn, who in turn sent Ken Wilson clear.

His low cross into the Slough penalty area was not cut out by Young and Steve Long was presented with an easy chance from close range.

Seven minutes later, a Wilson header struck the Slough woodwork, while at the other end Gary Lester did well to beat away a powerful effort from James.

After Les Barrett had blocked a Long shot on the line, it took a tremendous one-handed save over the bar by Frank Parsons to keep out a 25-yard effort from Howard Kennedy after 34 miutes.

But one minute later, Wycombe went further ahead when a Bobby Dell corner on the right, skidded low across the Slough penalty area and Glynn knocked the ball home from about eight yards out.

However, after the break we saw a different Slough side as they showed the kind of commitment, drive and endeavour which has been so desperately missing from their game in recent matches.

Inspired by Keith White, they took total control of the midfield and started to dominate the match and pose problems for the Wycombe defence.

And after 57 minutes they were rewarded when a neat move on the left, ended with Barry Friend crossing and Evans sending a glancing header past Gary Lester, just inside the far post.

Slough continued to push forward and eight minutes later were back on level terms. Friend and Barrett combined well on the left with the latter's cross to the far post being headed down by Rowan Dodds for James to score from close range.

Wycombe were now a mere shadow of the side we saw in the first half and rarely troubled the Slough defence, although Long did waste a good opportunity after 75 minutes.

With 77 minutes gone, a long, flighted cross from Francis Araquez ended with a brave header from Dodds flashing just wide of the target. As the game entered injury time, it looked certain to be heading for a draw, but then Wycombe struck in the 94th minute.

A move on the right saw George Borg break into the Slough penalty area and de-liver another low cross, which again eluded the Rebels' defence and presented Glynn with the easiest of goals to clinch the match for Wycombe.

Slough's spirited second half fightback was certainly worthy of giving them at least a point, but victory for Wycombe will come as sweet revenge for when the Rebels snatched a point, earlier this season, with an injury time equaliser at Wexham Park.

Rebels' manager Terry Reardon said afterwards: "I thought we were worth a draw, and could have even won the match with our second half display. "But then we gave away two sloppy goals in the first half, and you can't afford to give Wycombe a two-goal start."

Wycombe Wanderers Lineup

G. Lester; R. Davies. G. Borg, S. Toll. A. Vircavs, R. Dell (sub: A. Longstaff, 73 mins), J. Jacobs, H. Kennedy, T. Glynn, S. Long. K. Wilson.


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