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25 years on: Wycombe 1-0 Chester

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Chairboys' first ever home game in the EFL... and their first win.

21 August 2018

The 21st of August 1993 saw the Chairboys achieve their first ever Football League victory, in their maiden game at Adams Park since clinching the Conference trophy three months earlier.

Chester City were the visitors to south Bucks on Saturday 21st August, with Martin O’Neill’s men looking to capitalise on growing momentum from their opening day draw at Carlisle, and the 2-0 League Cup first round first leg win at Leyton Orient.

However, the club had said farewell to one of the legends of their non-league era, with striker Kim Casey opting not to follow his team-mates into full-time football. The prolific goalscorer instead made a move to Solihull Borough, with O’Neill bringing in local lad Alec Norman to replace him.

The starting XI was unchanged from the midweek win in London, and any nerves amongst the near 5,600 crowd were settled when Keith Scott opened the scoring after just eight minutes. The target man striker raced onto a 40-yard pass from Steve Guppy, whose name had been linked with many higher level clubs without a concrete offer being made.

The game ebbed and flowed in both directions but the steely determination of the Wanderers backline was enough to secure the clean sheet and the three points on this historic occasion, ensuring that the first Football League game to be played at Adams Park would be remembered for all the right reasons.


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