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Wycombe   2 - 1   Cheltenham

Wycombe v Cheltenham

Wycombe 2-1 Cheltenham

Wycombe continued their promotion push with a narrow win over Cheltenham Town.

The home side went ahead when Alan Bennett flicked on Matt Bloomfield's corner for Ben Strevens to tap in.

Wycombe doubled their lead through captain Gareth Ainsworth, who latched onto Kevin Betsy's cross and smashed the ball home.

Cheltenham set up a tense finish when Wesley Thomas collected a diagonal ball and squeezed a shot in at the near post but the home side held on.


Wycombe manager Gary Waddock told BBC Three Counties Radio:
"Earlier on in the season we weren't getting the result we were looking for.

"But now we've been doing that in front of the home fans and we're pleased with that.

"We were able to close the game out and I think that's due to the experience we've got in the group."

Cheltenham manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:
"I thought we were more than a match for a very good team. I've asked the lads to be honest with me because I thought we should have had a stone wall penalty, they said it was 100% and a minute later we're trailing 2-0.

"I think we showed tremendous character. Steve [Elliott] has been blocked for the first goal, but teams work on that and the referee didn't see it.

"We didn't get the breaks but as long as I get the work rate and quality they gave me then I'll be delighted."

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Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Wycombe 2-1 Cheltenham FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Strevens 28
  • Ainsworth 54
  • Thomas 56

Wycombe

  • 01 Bull
  • 02 Foster
  • 04 Bennett
  • 19 McCoy
  • 23 Westwood
  • 07 Ainsworth (Montrose 79)
  • 10 Bloomfield (Donnelly 89)
  • 11 Betsy (Straker 86)
  • 18 Lewis
  • 12 Strevens
  • 20 Beavon

Substitutes

  • 32 Arnold,
  • 06 Johnson,
  • 21 Straker,
  • 29 McClure,
  • 17 Montrose,
  • 22 Donnelly,
  • 16 Pittman

Cheltenham

  • 01 Brown
  • 02 Lowe
  • 03 Andrew yellow card
  • 22 Elliott (Lewis 88)
  • 26 Eastham
  • 04 Bird
  • 11 Smikle
  • 20 Artus (Green 67)
  • 24 Pack
  • 09 Thomas
  • 10 Goulding

Substitutes

  • 12 Lloyd-Weston,
  • 06 Riley,
  • 07 Pook,
  • 14 Melligan,
  • 17 Lewis,
  • 23 Green,
  • 27 Walsh
Ref: TannerAtt: 3,409
WYCOMBE
CHELTENHAM

Possession

  • Wycombe 53%
  • Cheltenham 47%

Attempts on target

  • Wycombe 1
  • Cheltenham 1

Attempts off target

  • Wycombe 7
  • Cheltenham 6

Corners

  • Wycombe 5
  • Cheltenham 1

Fouls

  • Wycombe 8
  • Cheltenham 11
  • Final Result
  • 94:58 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+2:30 Foul by Wesley Thomas on Lewis Montrose, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Marvin McCoy.
  • 88:17 Substitution Scott Donnelly joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matt Bloomfield.
  • 87:46 Substitution Theo Lewis is brought on as a substitute for Steve Elliott.
  • 87:26 Wesley Thomas is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Nikki Bull restarts play with the free kick.
  • 86:00 Unfair challenge on Danny Andrew by Ben Strevens results in a free kick. Scott P Brown takes the direct free kick.
  • 86:00 Substitution Anthony Straker is brought on as a substitute for Kevin Betsy.
  • 82:52 The ball is sent over by Matthew Green.
  • 82:03 David Bird takes a shot. Save made by Nikki Bull.
  • 80:41 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Bloomfield by Keith Lowe. Direct free kick taken by Matt Bloomfield.
  • 78:31 Keith Lowe challenges Ben Strevens unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nikki Bull takes the free kick.
  • 78:31 Substitution Lewis Montrose is brought on as a substitute for Gareth Ainsworth.
  • 78:11 The ball is swung over by Gareth Ainsworth, clearance made by Keith Lowe.
  • 77:20 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Matt Bloomfield played to the near post, Brian Smikle manages to make a clearance.
  • 76:15 Wesley Thomas delivers the ball, Alan Bennett manages to make a clearance.
  • 76:00 Centre by Stuart Beavon, Keith Lowe manages to make a clearance.
  • 74:22 Stuart Beavon has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 73:46 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marlon Pack on Stuart Lewis. Gareth Ainsworth takes the direct free kick.
  • 72:30 Matthew Green produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.
  • 71:30 Centre by Kevin Betsy, Marlon Pack manages to make a clearance.
  • 68:35 Brian Smikle fouled by Marvin McCoy, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Andrew takes the free kick.
  • 67:07 Kevin Betsy produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
  • 66:25 Substitution Matthew Green comes on in place of Frankie Artus.
  • 64:41 Gareth Ainsworth sends in a cross, save by Scott P Brown.
  • 63:29 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Matt Bloomfield from the right by-line to the near post.
  • 62:30 A cross is delivered by Gareth Ainsworth, Ashley Eastham makes a clearance.
  • 61:27 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Marlon Pack from the left by-line, Unfair challenge on Kevin Betsy by Keith Lowe results in a free kick. Nikki Bull takes the free kick.
  • 59:59 Effort from outside the penalty area by Kevin Betsy goes wide left of the target.
  • 59:18 Danny Andrew gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stuart Beavon. Direct free kick taken by Matt Bloomfield.
  • 59:18 Booking Danny Andrew is shown a yellow card.
  • 58:17 Stuart Lewis is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Keith Lowe takes the direct free kick.
  • 55:32 GOAL - Wesley ThomasWycombe 2 - 1 Cheltenham Wesley Thomas finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Wycombe 2-1 Cheltenham.
  • 53:20 The ball is delivered by Kevin Betsy, assist on the goal came from Kevin Betsy.
  • 53:20 GOAL - Gareth AinsworthWycombe 2 - 0 Cheltenham Gareth Ainsworth finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Wycombe 2-0 Cheltenham.
  • 51:40 The assistant referee signals for offside against Wesley Thomas. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Westwood.
  • 50:56 Jeff Goulding crosses the ball, clearance by Alan Bennett.
  • 50:03 Gareth Ainsworth produces a cross, Matt Bloomfield has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
  • 49:40 Wesley Thomas crosses the ball, clearance made by Danny Foster.
  • 48:46 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Bennett by Steve Elliott. Nikki Bull restarts play with the free kick.
  • 48:02 Stuart Lewis concedes a free kick for a foul on Frankie Artus. Danny Andrew restarts play with the free kick.
  • 46:42 Corner taken by Matt Bloomfield from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Marlon Pack.
  • 45:46 Centre by Stuart Beavon, clearance made by Frankie Artus.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:10 The first half comes to an end.
  • 45:00+0:41 Effort on goal by Stuart Beavon from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 44:24 A cross is delivered by Frankie Artus.
  • 43:36 Jeff Goulding has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 41:36 Alan Bennett concedes a free kick for a foul on Frankie Artus. Direct free kick taken by Danny Andrew.
  • 41:17 David Bird takes a shot. Save made by Nikki Bull.
  • 39:20 The ball is crossed by Gareth Ainsworth, Steve Elliott makes a clearance.
  • 38:31 Inswinging corner taken by Matt Bloomfield from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Marlon Pack.
  • 37:31 Gareth Ainsworth sends in a cross, Ben Strevens takes a shot. Save by Scott P Brown.
  • 37:07 The ball is crossed by Stuart Beavon, Keith Lowe makes a clearance.
  • 36:43 The referee blows for offside against Jeff Goulding. Nikki Bull takes the free kick.
  • 36:20 David Bird takes a shot. Save made by Nikki Bull.
  • 35:24 Stuart Beavon is adjudged to have handled the ball. Scott P Brown takes the free kick.
  • 32:21 Handball by Frankie Artus. Nikki Bull restarts play with the free kick.
  • 30:39 Wesley Thomas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Westwood. Direct free kick taken by Chris Westwood.
  • 30:09 Marvin McCoy crosses the ball.
  • 29:28 The ball is swung over by Kevin Betsy, Frankie Artus manages to make a clearance.
  • 27:41 Corner taken by Matt Bloomfield from the right by-line to the near post, Alan Bennett provided the assist for the goal.
  • 27:41 GOAL - Ben StrevensWycombe 1 - 0 Cheltenham Ben Strevens finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Wycombe 1-0 Cheltenham.
  • 23:45 Effort from long range by Gareth Ainsworth goes wide right of the target.
  • 23:02 Marlon Pack gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Betsy. Matt Bloomfield takes the free kick.
  • 22:50 Marvin McCoy sends in a cross, clearance by Steve Elliott.
  • 14:52 Frankie Artus challenges Matt Bloomfield unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matt Bloomfield.
  • 13:59 The assistant referee signals for offside against Stuart Beavon. Free kick taken by Steve Elliott.
  • 13:14 Handball by Matt Bloomfield. Scott P Brown takes the direct free kick.
  • 12:51 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marlon Pack by Ben Strevens. Marlon Pack takes the direct free kick.
  • 12:38 The ball is delivered by Gareth Ainsworth, clearance by Steve Elliott.
  • 9:43 Danny Foster gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wesley Thomas. Marlon Pack takes the free kick.
  • 8:31 The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Nikki Bull.
  • 8:14 Unfair challenge on David Bird by Matt Bloomfield results in a free kick. Steve Elliott takes the direct free kick.
  • 7:40 Stuart Beavon is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Scott P Brown takes the direct free kick.
  • 6:52 Marlon Pack produces a cross.
  • 6:23 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Betsy by Keith Lowe. Direct free kick taken by Danny Foster.
  • 5:19 Shot by Jeff Goulding from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
  • 4:08 Wesley Thomas is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Nikki Bull.
  • 3:18 Centre by Keith Lowe, Foul by Gareth Ainsworth on Frankie Artus, free kick awarded. Scott P Brown restarts play with the free kick.
  • 1:37 A cross is delivered by Danny Foster, Frankie Artus makes a clearance.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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Npower League Two
Venue: Adams Park Date: Tuesday, 1 February Kick-off: 1945 GMT
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Npower League Two table snapshot

As it stood on 1 Feb 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chesterfield 27 23 54
2 Wycombe 26 10 49
3 Rotherham 27 14 44
4 Bury 26 15 43
5 Port Vale 27 7 43
6 Shrewsbury 28 12 42
7 Crewe 27 14 41
8 Gillingham 28 4 41
9 Southend 27 5 39
10 Oxford Utd 28 0 39
11 Cheltenham 28 -1 38
12 Stevenage 25 9 34
13 Northampton 26 -3 34
14 Torquay 25 5 33
15 Accrington 25 -2 32
16 Aldershot 26 -7 32
17 Morecambe 26 -5 31
18 Bradford 28 -11 31
19 Lincoln City 25 -11 31
20 Hereford 25 -11 28
21 Macclesfield 25 -13 27
22 Burton Albion 22 -1 25
23 Barnet 28 -18 25
24 Stockport 29 -35 25


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