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Accrington Stanley 1
Wycombe Wanderers 1
Saturday 2nd November 2013
Football League Two
Wanderers conceeded a 94th minute equaliser as they drew 1-1 at Accrington Stanley. In a game played mostly in torrential rain, Wycombe had the better chances of the two sides and eventually took the lead in the 72nd minute when Anthony Stewart netted from the right side of the box following Josh Scowen's corner from the opposite wing. Wycombe could have sealed victory when further chances fell to Dean Morgan and Kortney Hause but as Stanley pressed forward in the closing stages, it was Peter Murphy who scrambled the ball home at the far post, with the Wycombe defence claiming handball as the ball came in from the left.
Team news saw Gareth Ainsworth make four changes to the side that had lost at home to Bury seven days previous - Marvin McCoy, Sam Wood, Dean Morgan and Matt McClure replacing Nick Arnold, Matt Bloomfield, Billy Knott and Jo Kuffour. The Club reported that Arnold and Knott did not make the trip because of injury. Loan signing Sebastian Cann-Svard was named on the bench for the first time since joining Wanderers at the end of October.
The result leaves Wycombe 12th in the table with 21 points from their opening 14 games.
Full-time - Accrington 1 Wycombe 1
Post match reaction:
Commenting after the game, Gareth Ainsworth , "We defended well, it’s just that one incident in the 93rd minute which taints it. If you look at the big picture it’s a point gained away from home. Accrington have won two on the spin. But the nature of it is it’s two lost and that’s how I’m feeling at the moment. It’s a tough one to take. It’s just assured clearances going up the pitch. There’s no individuals. We are in it together – we could have scored a couple of goals at the other end. Maybe if we were sharper at the other end we’d score a couple more goals. I thought the lads played really well. There was only one team in it today. I think Accrington will feel like they have escaped a defeat there – they have nicked a point, we’ve lost two. We were the better team and I think everyone in the ground would probably agree with that. I’m down on that score but away from home, terrible conditions – the rain hammered it down – I feel we did a real professional job. We maybe should have hit the net a couple more times than we did but we limited Accrington to only one shot on our goal and that was in the 93rd minute, and they managed to get it in. We have to look at that, seeing games out is really important for us."
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