|HOME|||LATEST NEWS|||CURRENT SEASON RESULTS, FIXTURES AND STATS|||LATEST TABLE|||NEWS ARCHIVE|
Wycombe Wanderers 5
Saturday 17th December 2016
FA Cup Second Round
Scott Kashket scored a hat-trick as Wanderers made it through to the Third Round of the FA Cup for the second succesive season following a remarkable 5-0 victory away to 'League One' Chesterfield. Kashket has now bagged nine goals for Wanderers in nine appearances since signing on a short term deal following his release from Leyton Orient in August.
The victory at Chestefield came after Gareth Ainsworth stuck with the same starting XI that had beaten Hartlepool the previous weekend. Wycombe dominated from the off and took the lead when Paul Hayes headed home a Kashket pass on 21 minutes. Kashket made it 2-0 three minutes later and Wanderers never looked back. Three goals in seven second-half minutes had the home fans heading for the exits - Kashket scoring on 70 before Anthony Stewart made it 4-0 on 64 minutes. Kashket completed his hat-trick on 77 minutes and it will now be Ainsworth's priority to secure his contract before the Third Round tie on the weekend of 7th January 2017.
The draw for the Third Round takes place on Monday (5th December) at 7pm on BBC2.
Full-time - Chesterfield 0 Wycombe 5
Speaking after the game, Wanderers Manager Gareth Ainsworth told the press: "We knew it would be tough and if we could turn it on we may have a chance but the way we did it was very emphatic and we didn’t switch off. I thought Adebayo Akinfenwa was unplayable at times. We played every pass at the right time at the right moment. I told them to dream and think about who you want to get and to make those dreams reality is incredible.”
Commenting on Scott Kashket, Ainsworth added: “I spoke to a few people who had him and they said he was a midfielder. I took one look at him and immediately thought he was a striker and I am pleased to have been justified so far. We will try and keep the best players we can and that includes Scotty, especially considering he has nine goals in a very short space of time so we will work on keeping these guys with us."
Meanwhile, hat-trick hero Scott Kashket said: "I just want to thank the team for playing so well and helping create the chances for me. “I love playing with Bayo, he takes other defenders away and you know he is going to flick it on and give me more space and it is brilliant to play there with him.”
He added: “I'm enjoying it, which you can see out on the pitch. I don't particularly want to go anywhere else, where I'm enjoying my football is where I want to be. I was having problems at Orient and the gaffer took a chance on me, so I owe him as well. I've played [as striker] before and played just behind the striker out wide. I prefer playing just off the striker and getting more involved in the game, but I think the gaffer prefers me when I play as the last man, and that's where I'm scoring. Scoring my first hat-trick was special. I've always wanted to get one, and maybe it's a little bit more special doing it in the FA Cup. It feels more special because in the league you get a second chance, but in the FA Cup if you muck up, you're out.”
All there is to say and know about Wycombe Wanderers on the Internet