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Farnborough friendly abandoned

17 July 2013

Wanderers’ friendly at Farnborough was called off at half-time after the referee raised concerns over the Cherrywood Road pitch.

The official said the surface was too soft to continue and brought a halt to proceedings with the players' safety in mind.

Subs: Ingram, Dunne.
Wanderers: Horlock, Stewart, Trialist, Trialist, Fletcher, Kretzschmar, Hause, Kewley-Graham, Morias, Trialist, Trialist.

However, that was to be the last action of the evening as referee Dave Woolford wasn’t happy for the two teams to return to the field of play for the second half due to the poor surface.

He doubled his and the Wanderers’ tally shortly afterwards when he converted from six yards after great work down the left-hand side by Kortney Hause and Morias.

But it was the Blues who took the lead on the half-hour mark courtesy of their No.10, who turned smartly away from a challenge before placing his effort perfectly into the bottom left-hand corner.

Dan Bennett missed a golden opportunity to give the hosts the lead midway through the first half, scuffing his close-range effort wide of the target when well placed.

Junior Morias, operating on the left-hand side of midfield, then saw a dangerous effort deflect away from the danger as the clocked approached 15 minutes.

At the other end, there were chances for both of the Wanderers’ trialist strikers – the first dragged his shot just wide after a smart turn before the second hit the crossbar from 12 yards with an open goal to aim at.

One of those youngsters, Charlie Horlock, was the first to be called into action, rushing off his line to superbly deny Elvis Hammond as the striker raced down on goal.

Ainsworth named a youthful side for the clash with Anthony Stewart being handed the captain’s armband.

  Gareth Ainsworth’s men were leading 2-0 at the time of the abandonment courtesy of two goals from a trialist striker.

Blues fans that attended the game will be given a free food voucher by Wycombe for any League 2 game of the 2013/14 season. Contact the ticket office on 01494 441118 for more information.

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