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REPORT: Wycombe Wanderers 1 Stanley 0

Reds suffer third successive defeat

13 September 2022

Match Reports

REPORT: Wycombe Wanderers 1 Stanley 0

Reds suffer third successive defeat

13 September 2022

Accrington Stanley lost their third successive League One game as Wycombe celebrated a 1-0 win.

In a sombre opening, there was a minute’s silence in memory of Queen Elizabeth II and the National Anthem was played at Adam’s Park.

John Coleman brought captain Seamus Conneely back into the fold as he looked for a second victory of the season for the Reds.

Wycombe started well but Stanley had the best early chance although Tommy Leigh’s strike was straight at former Accrington loan keeper Max Stryjek.

Stanley forced corners and throw-ins around the Wycombe box but couldn’t test the Wanderers goalie.

Former Burnley striker Sam Vokes had a header which was easy for Lukas Jensen for Wycombe’s best early chance before they opened the scoring on 21 minutes.

Josh Scowen’s ball sent Jason McCarthy racing through on his own and he tucked the ball under Jensen.

The home side immediately looked for a second with a Vokes header gathered on the line by Jensen while McCarthy found the top of the net with a strike.

Shaun Whalley had a couple of chances for Stanley but one was high and the other, just before the break, was comfortable for Stryjek.

Stanley came out on strongly in the second half with an Ethan Hamilton strike pushed away by Stryjek.

Wycombe were a threat, especially on the break, and Anis Mehmeti broke from a goal kick and cut inside with his final shot thankfully easy for Jensen.

Mehmeti then played a ball to Vokes at near post but his flick was blocked.

Stanley’s best chance came on 51 minutes when Leigh’s cross found Whalley who had got ahead of his marker in the six-yard box but his shot was saved by the legs of Stryjek.

Striker Matt Lowe came on on the hour mark and the Reds enjoyed a spell of pressure, with Leigh firing wide from distance, although Wycombe continued to be dangerous on the break.

One on counter attack, Mitch Clark stopped Dominic Gape racing clean through and a Mehmeti low shot was pushed away by Jensen.

Lowe’s effort was deflected on 75 minutes while Wycombe charged forward again with Lewis Wing breaking through but he was denied.

Stanley continued to press around the Wycombe area, bossing possession, as Lowe and Whalley looked for the all-important equaliser.

Mitch Clark wasn’t far off finding the bottom corner on 83 minutes while, at the other end, Burnley loan keeper Jensen did well to stop Mehmeti dinking the ball over him.

Stanley appealed for a penalty for hand ball in the final minute but referee Darren Drysdale waved away the protests in a frustrating evening at Adam's Park.

 

Stanley: Jensen, Clark, Tharme, Astley, Rodgers, McConville, Hamilton (Lowe), Coyle, Conneely (Nolan), Whalley, Leigh

Subs: Savin, Sangare, Martin, Sloane, Fernandes

Yellow: Tharme, Coyle

Attendance: 3704


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