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Maidenhead United 1
Wycombe Wanderers 4
Saturday 30th July 2016
Wycombe came back from conceeding an early goal to run out comfortable 4-1 winners in the final pre-season friendly at Maidenhead United.
Dave Tarpey fired the home side into the lead on 10 minutes following a long ball that caught out the Wanderers defence and a low shot that squeezed through the dive of Scott Brown. However, Wycombe levelled on 25 minutes when Danny Rowe's cross was drilled home by Garry Thompson. Five minutes later Luke O'Nien gave Wanderers the lead with a low shot from around the 25 yard mark.
Kicking down the slope in the second-half, Wycombe dominated and added a third through O'Nien on 58 minutes when he volleyed home from Joe Jacobson's delivery. Substitute Sam Wood scored the goal of the day when he rifled home an effort from around 30 yards that flew into the top left corner of the United net.
Wanderers now prepare for the opening League game of the season - away to Crawley Town on Saturday 6th August.
Full-time - Maidenhead United 1 Wycombe 4
Speaking after the game, Wanderers Manager Gareth Ainsworth told the press: "Woody’s goal is typical Woody, it was a great strike, and Luke works hard on his technique with the volley. Thommo’s is a left foot poacher’s goal which is what he is paid to do as a centre-forward. I’m really pleased that the old brigade got the goals, but the new brigrade made a big impact. I am really excited by Nick Freeman, he is a great signing from non-league and we have great strength. I look on the bench in the second half and I just see problems with team selection which is a great thing. We have to take credit for a decent performance today. The people who were here today will agree that some of the moves were excellent."
Commenting on partnership of Anthony Stewart and Will De Havilland in the centre of defence, he added: "We have two young’uns at the back there and one long ball did us early on. I was disappointed with that. That goal is very preventable and we went through it at half-time. Will De Havilland has come out of under-21 football and is learning all the time. I thought he come through the second half really well."
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