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Report: Wycombe 1-0 Plymouth

Read the report as the Chairboys made it three wins on the spin.

26 January 2019

Wycombe extended their winning run to three consecutive wins when they defeated Plymouth Argyle 1-0 on Saturday.

A very dominant first half display from the Blues saw them score the only goal of the game when Yann Songo’o headed into his own net on 24 minutes.

The Chairboys were the better side for large periods of the game and were unlucky not to put the match to bed before fending off pressure from the visitors late on.

Wanderers boss, Gareth Ainsworth made two changes to the side who defeated Bristol Rovers 1-0 last weekend with Adebayo Akinfenwa and Matt Bloomfield coming in for Alex Samuel and Scott Kashket with new Manchester City loan signing Luke Bolton, among one of the substitutes.

Plymouth remained unchanged as Derek Adams started the same side who won their last four league games in what appears to be a resurgent period for the Pilgrims.

Wycombe hadn’t beaten Plymouth at Adams Park since September 2002 but came very close to opening the scoring inside just two minutes.

Joe Jacobsen’s corner found its way to Dominic Gape on the edge of the area. His first-time ball back into the box was met by the head of Akinfenwa but Kyle Letherin got low to make a strong save in the Argyle goal.

The hosts then had another great opportunity just minutes later as Bloomfield latched onto Jason McCarthy’s low cross but a strong tackle saw the ball fall for Akinfenwa. He laid it off to Paris Cowan-Hall but Letherin made another good save to deny the Chairboys again.

Wycombe continued to dominate with another header from Akinfenwa and a bobbled effort from Nick Freeman drifting just wide of the post, but they soon took a deserved lead inside 25 minutes.

Jacobsen, who assisted Sido Jombati from a corner in the victory over Bristol Rovers last weekend, put in another great corner from the right. Akinfenwa rose with a number of Plymouth bodies and the ball found itself nestle into the bottom corner thanks to a Songo’o own goal.

It was a strong start from Wanderers and they were unlucky not to get a second. Cowan-Hall found himself through on goal after Freeman helped on Akinfenwa’s flicked header but Letherin was there to make the stop once more.

It was a poor first-half from a Plymouth perspective with a Graham Carey free-kick which sailed over the bar being their only real shot on goal.

That was until the first minute of stoppage time when Ruben Lameiras found some space on the edge of the area to curl a left-footed strike which smashed off the crossbar.

The second-half began just as lively with Akinfenwa heading just wide before being denied twice more by Letherin.

As the game went on chances fell few and far between for both sides as it became a feistier affair in the wet conditions with Derek Adam’s side frustrated that they could not break down a solid Chairboys back-line.

It was a sterling effort from Wanderers who were able to see the game out 1-0 after soaking up a lot of late pressure from the Pilgrims.

The winning run sees Gareth Ainsworth’s side rise to 9th while Plymouth remain 17th as their four-game win streak and unbeaten run at Adams Park come to an end.

The Chairboys will be looking to made it four wins in a row themselves when they travel to 8th placed Blackpool on Tuesday. 

Attendance: 5,691 (1,293 Away)

50/50 Result:
£1 Draw (£646.50) - 22372
£2 Draw (£116) - 28752

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