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Tuesday 20th February
FA Cup Fifth Round - replay
Chairboys won on penalties 8-7
Steve Brown - Stand and Deliver - picture Paul DennisMartin Taylor's injury time save had given Wycombe a fully deserved reprieve but there was still an hour of high tension and incident to come.
Extra-time was barely 30 seconds old before Wayne Gray turned neatly in the Wycombe box before lifting the ball past Martin from 15 yards.
Was there a way back now? In normal circumstances probably not but as this season's FA Cup run has proved Wycombe will not lay down and die.
Within a couple of minutes of falling behind Ben Townsend had a great opportunity to level the scores again but the 19 year old sliced horribly wide at the far post. Townsend was in action at the other end three minutes later - bravely diving in to clear with his head.
Parkin almost got in from the left as the clock pushed past 100 minutes and as the first-half of extra-time ended Euell took the ball too wide after wanting an extra touch following a Dons breakaway.
Wycombe's final effort to pull the tie level was to move McCarthy up front but it looked all in vein and the tie could have been The Dons but for an incredible one-handed save from Euell's six yard effort with three minutes left.
So then, into the 120th minute. Ryan manages to get the ball out to Parkin on the left, the Chelsea youngster then makes some room before squaring the ball across to Bulman who mis-kicks his shot to the right of goal where Macca sticks out a leg and the ball is in the net. Cue terrace mayhem!
120 minutes Wycombe 2 Wimbledon 2

You had to witness the penalty shoot-out to appreciate the tension but this is how it went with Steve Brown being the first player-up.
1-0 Steve Brown - scored with a firm strike
1-0 Kenny Cunnigham - missed, hit the right corner of crossbar and post
2-0 Jason Cousins - scored with another clean strike
2-1 Jason Euell - scored just got the ball past Taylor's right
2-1 Keith Ryan - missed, high over the bar to the left.
2-2 Marcus Gayle - scored, sent Taylor the wrong way
3-2 Dannie Bulman - scored, top left corner
3-3 Jonathan Hunt - scored to Taylor's right
4-3 Sam Parkin - scored, stroked home
4-4 Neal Ardley - scored, sent Taylor the wrong way
5-4 Chris Vinnicombe - scored, top left corner
5-5 Darren Holloway - scored, top left corner
6-5 Ben Townsend - scored, bottom right corner
6-6 Wayne Gray - scored, to Taylor's left
6-6 Jamie Bates - saved, poor penalty saved to Davis' left
6-6 Peter Hawkins - saved, Taylor blocks on the line and then grabs the ball just before it looks like it might roll in and win the tie for The Dons
7-6 Paul McCarthy - scored, with cool strike
7-7 Kelvin Davis - scored, smashed home
8-7 Martin Taylor - scored, placed to Davis' right
8-7 Mark Williams - missed, the ball goes over the bar and Taylor races towards the Wycombe players and the celebrations can begin.

We've done it! - picture Paul Dennis
The Chairboys
FA Cup run 2000/2001
Sat 18th Nov 2000
1st Round
Wycombe 3
Harrow 0

Sun 10th Dec 2000
2nd Round
Millwall 0
Wycombe 0

Tue 19th Dec 2000
2nd Round replay
Wycombe 2
Millwall 1

Sat 6th Jan 2001
3rd Round
Wycombe 1
Grimsby Town 1

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

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

Sat 17th Feb 2001
5th Round
Wycombe 2
Wimbledon 2

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