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Saturday 3rd February 2001
Nationwide Football League Division Two
Gerard Lavin - impressive home debut - picture Paul LewisOnce again it was the most predictable result of the season as Wycombe and Brentford played out yet another 0-0 draw. This was the third consecutive goalless game between the two sides and in 12 Football League meetings six have ended up 0-0.
The game with The Bees attracted the highest League gate of the season to Adams Park but there was little the fans to cheer and a late injury to Andy Rammell could be a major concern for Lawrie Sanchez and the Wycombe fans.
'Rambo', along with Jamie Bates and Jason Cousins, went into the game walking a suspension tightrope. All three players were on yellow cards with any misdemeanor resulting in a suspension for the FA Cup Fifth Round tie in two weeks time. Thankfully the trio came through without cautions but the sight of Rammell limping down the tunnel in the 85th with what looked like a hamstring problem brought frowns all around.
Both sides will claim they had chances to win this game but it was Martin Taylor who was the busier of the two 'keepers - denying Bees Captain Paul Evans in the 21st minute when he tipped a 30 yarder onto his crossbar and then being alert in the dying moments to see off Evans again.
Wycombe had chances too but were never firing on all cylinders up front. Niall Thompson could have done better in the 12th minute from Chris Vinnicombe's chip into the box, while Danny Bulman, who signed a new three year deal this week, saw a shot deflected wide in the 18th minute.
Without the forwards on form it was left to Jamie Bates to claim the closest effort for Wycombe when he saw a 31st minute header palmed away from Michael Simpson's corner.
Taylor made another good stop from a Ivar Ingimarsson header in the 36th minute after Michael Dobson's cross while Rammell's bullet like cross from the right in the dying embers of the first-half nearly found it's way into net off Bees' defender Gavin Mahon.
Half-time 0-0
The second-half was simply dreadful from a spectators point of view and it was only in the final ten minutes that either side threatened to break the goalless sequence to this fixture. Bulman fired high of the target on 81 minutes and then Dobson clattered the ball into The Valley End from 12 yards.
It was after Taylor had got down well to keep out Evans' shot that Wycombe could have won the game with literally the last kick of the afternoon. Substitute Andy Baird was sent through just left of centre by Bulman but the out of luck striker saw the ball bobble and the chance saved by the legs of Olafur Gotskalksson in the Bees goal - it summed up the afternoon.
One high point of the game was the home debut of on loan Bristol City right-back Gerard Lavin. After a fairly low key debut in the midweek defeat at Swindon in the LDV, Lavin added a new dimension to the Wycombe right flank. However, Lawrie Sanchez will have been frustrated yet again with his frontline and he could forced be into the transfer market to try and come up with another Devine or Rammell.
Final Score Wycombe 0 Brentford 0
Wycombe: Taylor, Lavin, Vinnicombe, Cousins, Bates, Brady (sub 70 Harkin), Lee, Simpson, Bulman, Rammell (sub 84 Ryan), Thompson (sub 65 Baird)
subs not used: Brown, Rogers
Yellow Card: Lavin (39 foul), Bulman (59 foul)
Brentford: Gotskalksson, Marshall, Lovett, Dobson, Mahon, Powell, Evans, Rowlands, Ingimarsson, Owusu (sub 74 McCammon), Partridge (sub 89 Williams)
subs not used: Smith, Javary, Gibbs
Yellow Card: Rowlands (67 foul)
Referee: Paul Durkin Attendance: 6,604 (Brentford 980)
Chairboys Stat File
3rd Feb 2001

Division Two
Played 2
Won 10
Lost 8
Goals For 27
Goals Against 2
Position 12

Top Scorers (League)
Andy Rammell 10
Steve Brown
Andy Baird 3
Jamie Bates 3
Jermaine McSporran 2
Dannie Bulman

Sam Parkin 1

Paul McCarthy 1
Michael Simpson 1
Previous Games
Tue 30th Jan 2001
LDV Vans Trophy
Swindon 2
Wycombe 1

Sat 27th Jan 2001
FA Cup 4th Round
Wycombe 2
Wolves 1

Tues 16th Jan 2001
FA Cup 3rd Round replay
Grimsby Town 1
Wycombe 3
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