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Report: Wycombe 0-5 Burton Albion

Young Chairboys beaten by strong opposition.

9 November 2021

An Aaron Amadi-Holloway hattrick inspired Burton to a strong victory over Wycombe in the Papa John’s Trophy.

A young Wycombe side was no match for a travelling Burton squad in both teams’ final game in the tournament this season.

Gareth Ainsworth made a plethora of changes, with only Adam Przybek, Jordan Obita, Brandon Hanlan and Chris Forino keeping their starting spots, with Anis Mehmeti being the most notable returnee to the line-up. Adam Leathers was the sole debutant.

In a quiet first half, the main chance came from Leathers, who fired in a speculative effort which was beaten away by Brewers’ keeper Ellery Balcombe.

Shortly after, Obita could easily have given Wycombe the lead from a cracking Mehmeti cross, but his fizzing volley was straight at Balcombe.

Przybek had to be on top-form to deny Burton the opener on the half hour mark, instinctively tipping a goalbound effort away from goal.

Przybek made another stunning save early on in the second half to deny Omari Patrick, who had cut inside and fired what looked to be an unsavable effort which the ‘keeper managed to get a hand to, to push it wide.

However, from the resulting corner, former Chairboy Amadi-Holloway rose highest to knock past a helpless Przybek.

With 20 to play, the visitors doubled their lead. Przybek rushed out to claim a cross but was beaten to it by Amadi-Holloway, who knocked it in over the ‘keeper.

To make matters worse for the Chairboys, Charlie Lakin fired a daisy-cutting shot into the bottom left corner to put the game beyond all doubt.

Jonny Smith came off the bench to make it four moments later, bursting onto a long ball before calmly slotting past Przybek.

Amadi-Holloway completed his hattrick with a towering header in stoppage time.

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