Havant & Waterlooville 2
Wycombe Wanderers 0
Saturday 21st July 2018

Wanderers conceeded a brace of penalties as they went down 2-0 at Havant & Waterlooville. The Hawks Alfie Pavey converted both spot kicks past Ryan Allsop as Wycombe were described as being 'well below par' by Manager Gareth Ainsworth in his post-match interview.

Wycombe included the same three trialists as the previous Tuesday's meeting with Brentford at Adams Park but there were returns to action for Paris Cowan-Hall and Scott Kashket having recovered from their knocks. New signing Darius Charles remained unavailable due to injury.

The match was played in souring temperatures - 24 degress C being recorded by the home side. The goal came on ten minutes when the referee spotted a handball as the ball was delivered in the Wycombe box and Pavey stepped up to knock the penalty past Allsop. It was 2-0 to the home side six minutes before the break after Adam El-Abd fouled Nicke Kabamba in the box and it was Pavey again who converted - sending Allsop the wrong way and seeing the ball go in off the post.

Wanderers improved in the second-period but couldn't find the net - Marcus Bean going closest with a couple of efforts. Wycombe complete their pre-season programme with a game at Chesham and Maidenhead United.

Full-time - Havant & Waterlooville 2 Wycombe 0
Wycombe: Allsop, Jombati (sub 72 Harriman), Jacobson, Stewart, El-Abd (sub 72 Trialist-CB), Bean (sub 72 Kashket), Gape (sub 56 Cowan-Hall), Bloomfield, Mackail-Smith (sub 63 Trialist-CF), Tyson (sub 63 Freeman), Akinfenwa (sub 54 O'Nien)
Scorers: none
Bookings: none
Havant & Waterlooville: Young (sub 85 Dudzinski), Williams (sub 54 Huggins), Stock (sub 72 Rutherford), Harris, Fogden, Pavey (sub 72 Cosgrave), Kabamba, Tarbuck (sub Carter), A.Robinson, Rose (sub 72 Woodford), P.Robinson (sub 76 Molyneaux)
Scorers: Pavey 10 (pen), 39 (pen)
Bookings: none
Referee: Mike Desborough Attendance: 500 approx

Speaking after the game, Wanderers Manager Gareth Ainsworth told the press: ""I'm not happy. I thought there was more sharpness in the Havant team than us. Obviously we are at different stages but there were a couple of indviduals well below par and that can't happen come the first game of the season." Ainsworth added: "First-half we were nowhere near it. Second-half I thought we were much better. It is pre-season, the result doesn't mean anything, it just shows me we are going to have to work hard at being sharp."

Highlights and interviews from Hawks official website

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