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Wycombe Wanderers 0
Preston North End 1
Saturday 7th December 2013
FA Cup Second Round
A 34th minute wonder strike from Kevin Davies was enough to end Wanderers' involvement in the FA Cup for another season as they made their exit at the Second Round stage at home to Preston North End. 36 year old Davies' sent in a dipping volley from 30 yards out on the right of midfield for the only goal of a game where Wanderers only start to press in the final 20 minutes.
Wanderers went into the tie with four changes from the side that drew the previous Tuesday at Portsmouth - Charles Dunne, Anthony Stewart, Kortney Hause and Josh Scowen all returning to the starting line-up in place of Gary Doherty, Leon Johnson, Matt Spring and Sam Wood. Meanwhile Preston included former Wanderer Stuart Beavon started, but they were without the free scoring striker Joe Garner and Paul Gallagher through suspension.
North End were generally stiffled by a Wycombe defence that included the return from injury for Kortney Hause but had to deal with the 14th minute loss through injury of Charles Dunne. Wycombe's late charge saw a Max Kretzschmar shot and an Anthony Stewart header force saves from Declan Rudd in the North End goal. But is was too little too late for Wycombe.
Full-time - Wycombe 0 Preston 1
Post match reaction:
Commenting after the game, Gareth Ainsworth said "There wasnít too much in it. All that separated us was a world-class strike from what was once a world-class player. You can see that he can still do it and Preston have obviously brought him in for a reason. Kevin has proven what he can do. I was really pleased with how we performed and how we stirred at the end, we nearly got the equaliser, and there keeper has probably made some better saves than ours has. Thatís the FA Cup though, itís a great competition."
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