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25 years on: Bury 1-2 Wycombe

We continue our '25 years in the EFL' series.

11 September 2018

On this day in 1993, Martin O'Neill's Wanderers continued their unbeaten start to their first season in the EFL, recording a 2-1 victory at Bury.

O’Neill dipped into the transfer market to bolster his squad ahead of the trip to Bury the following weekend, with Tony Hemmings arriving from Northwich Victoria for an initial £25,000. Meanwhile Glyn Creaser made a long-awaited return from injury in a reserve game at Woking, alongside Mark West – who had signed Football League terms with the club despite originally opting against turning full-time – and trialist Kenny Sansom, formerly of England and Arsenal.

And Hemmings made a name for himself on his debut with a game-changing cameo from the bench, aiding the Chairboys in their 2-1 victory at Gigg Lane. Andy Kerr opened the scoring – adding to his brace in the win at Hereford – when he steered Terry Evans’ header over the line, before Hemmings came off the bench to set up the second goal for Tim Langford, who’d only just come on as a substitute himself.

Luther Blissett scored a consolation for the Shakers from Alan Knill’s assist but Wycombe held on and climbed to fourth in the league, with O’Neill commenting: "It's not just that but the manner and way we play. We are having a go at teams and scoring quite a number of goals away from home - in four games we have scored nine goals - so we are attacking."


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