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Akinfenwa: "The main thing was the three points"

After bagging a brace at Vale Park, Bayo reflects on the 3-2 win over Port Vale.

14 August 2017

Adebayo Akinfenwa was pleased to open his account for the season with two goals in the 3-2 victory over Port Vale at the weekend, and delighted to get the Chairboys' first three points of the campaign.

Wanderers proved too hot to handle for the Valiants in the first 45 minutes, racing into a three goal lead thanks to a brace from Bayo either side of a delicious curling effort from Paris Cowan-Hall.

Despite having to survive a late onslaught from the home side after two quick goals inside the final few minutes, Akinfenwa was keen to take the positives from a largely controlling display from Wycombe.

"To come to a team like Port Vale, a team that got relegated from League One last season, and totally dominate is a massive positive," he said.

"Of course we will go back and look at the last five minutes and learn from it, but for 87 minutes we came with a plan and and executed it and overall we are pleased with the three points and we're happy."

Bayo's two goals on Saturday were of the sublime quality we have come to expect from the Beast during his time at the club and across his career; latching on to a Jacobson free kick for his first, and cleverly diverting a Luke O'Nien volley into the net to put the Chairboys three to the good.

When asked about his headed double, the striker said: "The first one we've been working on in training, and I managed to get my head on it for a great start then Paris' goal was him all over before unfortunately losing him to injury.

"My second one was me showing my Defoe reflexes, rolling back them years," he said laughing. "No, it was another move that we had worked on from a corner, and Luke was telling me he meant to pick me out but I don't know about that but it was nice to connect on it though and get a couple of goals.

 "My second turned out to be the winner in a 3-2 so it is always nice to score goals but the main thing was to get the three points."

Wycombe are back in action this Saturday at home to Notts County, and Akinfenwa has set his sights on making Adams Park a fortress this season with the help of the Chairboys' faithful.

"Our away and home fans have been excellent so far this season, and now we want to make Adams Park a fortress, we want to get the three points (vs Notts County) and that is what we will go to do.

"We come in this week, work hard on the training field, practice, work on it and be ready for Notts County."

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