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Wycombe Wanderers 1
Leyton Orient 0
Tuesday 24th August 1993
Football League Cup First Round
Wanderers went into the Second Round of the Football League Cup after securing an aggregate win over Leyton Orient. A Keith Scott goal just before the break took Wycombe into a 3-0 overall lead and despite second half pressure from the visitors the result was never in doubt.
The reward for the victory was a Second Round pairing with Premiership Coventry City - the first leg at Highfield Road to take place week commencing 20th September, with the return at Adams Park a week later. Commenting on the draw, Martin O'Neill said, "It's a great draw. They are attractive opposition and will be a stern test for us." City had started their season by beating Arsenal 3-0 at Highbury. O'Neill added, "That underlines the task ahead of us now"
The Wycombe Manager went on to reveal after the tie with Leyton Orient that he was hoping to add at least three new players to his squad ahead of the forthcoming Saturday meeting at Wigan Athletic (top spenders in the Third Division) and the following Tuesday's visit to Hereford United.
Bucks Free Press - Claire Nash reporting from Brisbane Road:
Blues assured themselves of Premiership or Division One opposition with a second determined showing against the east London club.
It was a tight and at times bruising confrontation in front of a.5,000-strong crowd at Adams Park. Orient boss Peter Eustace said beforehand that whoever got the first goal would be decisive, and so it proved. Keith Scott survived a clash of heads with Orient's Sam Kitchen [during an incident in the 32nd minute] - for which both players needed to leave the pitch to be stitched up - to head home Hakan Hayrettin's inch-perfect swinging cross from the right in first-half injury time.
Just as Scott was receiving on-pitch treatment, Steve Thompson went down with a recurrence of his groin strain.
Steve Guppy was at his defence-terrorising best on the flanks, keeping Wycombe's forwards well serviced, which later earned this tribute from Eustace: "Overall the best team won because we could not deal with their number ten (Scott) and in both games their number 11 (Guppy)."
Orient's sole shot on target was Dominic Ludden's 14th minute attempt which beat keeper Paul Hyde but ricocheted off the post.
The visitors came out in a last-ditch attempt to keep their lights burning in the Coca-Cola Cup by pushing four up front. But Andy Kerr and Matt Crossley remained resolute.
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