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Tuesday 9th January 2001
LDV Vans Trophy - 2nd Round
LDV Vans TrophyMatt Brady - first goal at Brisbane Road - picture Paul DennisWycombe cruised through to the Third Round of the LDV Vans Trophy as they turned on the style in front of sparse crowd at Brisbane Road. Matt Brady's goal on 22 minutes set Wycombe on their way and only glaring misses from Andy Baird and Jason Cousins saved the home side from a heavier defeat. Sam Parkin headed home Michael Simpson's free-kick from the left side in the 73rd minute to finally put an end to any doubts on the final outcome.
Wycombe made three changes to the side that drew with Grimsby at the weekend but despite the pre-match hype, The O's made just two changes to the side that lost to a late goal to Spurs in their Third Round FA Cup tie. That was their first home defeat of the season but apart from a brief spell of the pressure at the start of each half, The O's never troubled a Wycombe side who gave their Third Division opponents a passing lesson. The ludicrous admission charges had kept the gate below the 1,000 mark but it was the 100 or so fans from Wycombe who made all the noise, cheering every pass in the final quarter of an hour as Lawrie Sanchez's side eclipsed the Londoners.
Before Brady's opener Jason Cousins had cleared off the line from Kelechi Opara after Paul McCarthy lost possession on the Orient right. Opara took the ball around Martin Taylor but Cousins was in the right place at the right time. O's Captain Dean Smith headed wide from Matthew Lockwood's corner in the 15th minute but from that point Wycombe dominated. The opening goal came after Michael Simpson miss-cued Rogers curling cross from the right. The ball fell to Martyn Lee who made room in front of goal before setting up Brady to tuck the ball in from around 12 yards. It was Brady's first competitive goal for The Chairboys since he scored at Wrexham last February.
The goal settled Wycombe and Bulman should have increased Wycombe's lead two minutes later when he pulled a shot wide from Rammell's pass from the left side of midfield.
Rogers limped off with a groin strain in the 26th minute and was replaced by Danny Senda. Senda could have scored five minutes later but he ran out of room at the near post. Parkin lifted an effort over the bar from Lee's pass in the 32nd as Wycombe began a spell on almost unchallenged possession up to the half-time break.
Half-time Leyton Orient 0 Wycombe 1
Ahmet Brkovic came close to equalising for the home side two minutes after the re-start as The O's enjoyed their best spell of the game. Andy Baird had replaced Rammell at the half-time break and it was Baird's miss in the 64th minute that had the majority of the small crowd shaking their heads. Baird picked up Parkin's flick on from Martin Taylor's long clearance but after doing all the hard work by taking the ball around Ashley Bayes in the O's goal, he skewed the ball wide from six yards.
Cousins, not to be out done by Baird, got in on the act when he blazed wide from Simpson's chip in from the left in the 67th minute.
Those misses could have been made to look costly if Scott Houghton had made more of being given space on the left side a minute later but he shot wide of Martin Taylor's far post.
The game was eventually wrapped up in the 73rd minute when Simpson curled a free-kick in from the left and Parkin headed home at the near post.
Substitute Stewart Castledine nearly added to the score when he connected with Baird's flick from the right and Parkin had two further efforts go astray as Wycombe finished well on top.
Final Score Leyton Orient 0 Wycombe 2
Wycombe: Taylor. Rogers (sub 26 Senda), Vinnicombe, Cousins, McCarthy, Simpson (sub 75 Castledine), Bulman, Lee, Brady, Parkin, Rammell (sub HT Baird)
subs not used: Harkin, Ryan
Leyton Orient: Bayes, Joseph, Lockwood, Smith (sub HT Martin), McGhee (sub HT Mansley), Brkovic, Walschaerts, McElholm, Opara (sub 72 Hatcher), Houghton, Beall
subs not used: Barrett, Morgan
Referee: W Jordan Attendance: 946 (Wycombe 99)
Chairboys Stat File
9th Jan 2001

Division Two
Goals For
Goals Against

Top Scorers (League)
Andy Rammell 8
Steve Brown
Andy Baird 3
Jamie Bates 3
Jermaine McSporran 2
Dannie Bulman

Sam Parkin 1

Paul McCarthy 1
Michael Simpson 1
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