Chesham 2
Wycombe Wanderers 2
Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Max Kretzschmar - 30 yard equaliser versus Chesham Wanderers came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Chesham United in their third official friendly before the start of the 2014/15 campaign. Goals inside the opening 30 minutes from Ryan Blake and Mark Bell gave the Southern League side a two-goal advantage. But Wycombe battled back with two goals in as many minutes before the break to draw level.

The match saw Wanderers field two new triallists - released QPR striker Hogan Ephraim look skilful upfront for Wanderers and assisted for both Wycombe goals - midfielder Will Hudson was less impressive, while ex-West Ham defender Callum Driver was given 90 minutes in an effort to impress Manager Gareth Ainsworth. In goal for Wycombe was 44 year old goalkeeping coach Barry Richardson.

Richardson was picking the ball out of the net twice before the half-hour mark and earlier there had been more bad news for Wycombe after a hefty challenge from Blake on Stuart Lewis on 15 minutes forced the Wycombe Captain to limp off with an injured foot. But Wycombe hit back. First new signing Sido Jombati crashed in a header off the underside of the bar following a free-kick delivered into the box by trialist Ephraim - then substitute Max Kretzschmar smashed home a 30 yard effort following another assist from the former QPR player.

Wycombe came closest to grabbing a winner in the second-half when Chesham 'keeper Shane Gore failed to hold a shot from Ephraim and substitute Paul Hayes tapped in, only to be denied by the offside flag.

Full-time - Chesham 2 Wycombe 2
Wycombe: Richardson, Driver, Fletcher, Doherty (sub HT Pierre), Jombati (sub HT Jacobson), Morias (sub 63 Hayes), Bloomfield (sub 63 Murphy), Lewis (sub 21 Kretzschmar), Wood, Hudson (sub 63 Evans), Ephraim - subs not used: Ainsworth, Horlock
Scorers: Jombati 34, Kretzschmar 35
Bookings: Murphy 89
Chesham : Gore, Prosper (sub HT Brathwaite), Lynn (sub HT Cooper), Ballard (sub 81 Fenton), Purse (sub Brown 75), Hamilton (sub HT Effiong), Fotheringham (sub 61 Mace), Bell (sub 79 Rowe), Thomas (sub 61 Graham), Blake (sub HT Towner), Smith (sub 61 Nwokeji)
Scorers: Blake 24, Bell 30
Bookings: none
Referee: Mr Simon Parbery Attendance: TBC

Post match reaction:
Gareth Ainsworth Commenting after the game, Gareth Ainsworth said, "I thought we conceded two sloppy goals to be fair - I was very disappointed in them - but the way we bounced back was fantastic. We created many more chances and I thought we could have nicked one. Hayesy's goal was probably onside, he was unfortunate for that one not to count. It was a good game of football for the neutral to watch. I was really pleased with some of our attacking play, which is what we lacked last year. Some of the interplay around the box and the finishing was just lacking, but the chances we were creating were very pleasing. I'm sure we can build on that."

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