Login Register

Yeovil Town 2-0 Wycombe Wanderers: Glovers through in Johnstone's Paint Trophy

By WGSweet  |  Posted: December 05, 2012

  • Yeovil Town 2-0 Wycombe Wanderers 0. Photos by Mike Kunz

Comments (0)

Two first half goals were enough to effortlessly send Yeovil Town into the next round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at the expense of Wycombe Wanderers.

The hosts barely broke sweat at Huish Park in front of just 1,771 fans as the Chairboys offered little resistance to their npower League One opposition.

Ed Upson and Sam Foley notched the decisive goals as Wycombe offered next to no resistance on their way to an area quarter-final exit.

With both loanees Paddy Madden and Dale Bennett cup tied, the Glovers made two changes to the team that lost to Carlisle United ten days earlier.

Gavin Williams partnered James Hayter attack as Gozie Ugwu dropped to the bench, alongside Keanu Marsh-Brown who made way for available-again captain James McAllister.

The hosts opened a dominant first half by going close on ten minutes when both Byron Webster and Dan Burn went for Williams' in-swinging free kick, nodding just wide.

Korey Smith tried his luck from 25 yards after 15 minutes but missed the target before Joe Edwards' deflected effort dipped narrowly over three minutes later.

On 24 minutes Junior Morias got the better of his Yeovil marker to rifle wide from the edge of the box only for the visitors' challenge to get that much tougher two minutes before the half hour mark.

Matt Spring and Williams leapt in for the same loose ball but the Welshman came off worse as the Wycombe midfielder received a straight red for a high tackle.

Just five minutes later the Glovers deservedly took the lead when Ed Upson nodded in Smith's wicked cross for not only his first headed Yeovil goal but his first inside the area.

After 43 minutes Edwards appeared to over run a crossing opportunity but still delivered and Wycombe stopper Jordan Archer nervously tipped over. Dan Burn ghosted in at the subsequent corner only to wastefully miss the target.

The Glovers doubled their advantage on the stroke of half time thanks to further impressive build up. McAllister crossed for Edwards to head on at the far post and Sam Foley thumped home to end a below par half for the midfielder on a high.

Reuben Reid - introduced at half time in place of Smith - hit the side netting on 55 minutes from McAllister's cross as Yeovil continued to dominate second rate opposition.

Four minutes later McAllister then swivelled and shot in the box but Archer caught at the second attempt.

Wycombe countered on the hour mark, with only Marek Stech's sharp dive to his left keeping out Dean Morgan's shot.

Williams picked out Burn with a lofted 72nd minute free kick but the Fulham loanee could only head tamely at the visiting keeper.

Three minutes later Edwards fed Upson to square, Wycombe's defence standing strong as James Hayter slid in.

The Chairboys saved their best chance for six minutes before time, substitute Matt McClure turning, shooting and rattling the bar.

However, it was too little too late as the Glovers coasted into the next round at the expense of dreadful opposition.


Yeovil Town (4-4-2) - Stech; Ayling (Marsh-Brown, 70), Webster, Burn, McAllister; Edwards, Upson, Smith (Reid, 46), Foley; Williams, Hayter. Unused subs: Hinds, Stewart, Ugwu.

Goals: Upson 33, Foley 45.

Bookings: McAllister (foul), Marsh-Brown (simulation).

Wycombe Wanderers (4-4-2) - Archer; McCoy, Winfield, Dunne, Wood (Ehui, 77); Morias (Hause, 46), Spring, Kewley-Graham, Andrade; Azeez (McLure, 24), Morgan. Unused subs: Ainsworth, Kuffour.

Dismissal: Spring (serious foul play).

Ref: Gavin Ward (Surrey).

Att: 1,771.


Photos: Yeovil Town 2-0 Wycombe Wanderers

Yeovil Town and Western Gazette match ticket offer

Read more from Western Daily Press

Do you have something to say? Leave your comment here...

max 4000 characters