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Saturday 27th January 2001
FA Cup Fourth Round Proper
The teams come out at the start of a great day for Wycombe fans - picture Paul LewisA simply marvellous day was had by all Wycombe fans at a packed Adams Park as a Sam Parkin goal just five minutes from time took Wycombe through to the last 16. Wycombe contained the visitors through several spells of pressure in an even first-half but when Andy Rammell muscled in to give Wycombe the lead in the 36th minute you knew it might be Wycombe's day.
A record crowd of over 9,617 saw the visitors enjoy their best spell of the game after the break and when Carl Robinson dived in to convert Lee Naylor's left wing cross on 59 minutes it would have been easy for Wycombe to collapse. However, once again Lawrie Sanchez pulled some rabbits out of the hat as Steve Brown and Sam Parkin were given their chance for FA Cup glory. That duo then combined in the 85th minute - Brown curling in a delightful ball from the left that Parkin finished in style - minutes later the final whistle signalled scenes of sheer joy as Wycombe players, officials and fans celebrated one of the most memorable days in the ten year history of Adams Park.
Fielding an unchanged line-up to the one that won at Grimsby it was Wycombe almost took the lead in the opening minute when Michael Simpson's cheeky lob grazed Mike Stowell's left-hand post. Stowell, playing only his second game inside a year, then saw his team begin to test Wycombe's defence. Ludovic Pollet went close from a 4th minute corner while it was Michael Branch who gave Chris Vinnicombe a hard time down the Wolves right flank. In the 22nd minute his twisting and turning run got the better of 'Vinni' but Martin Taylor picked the ball out at the near post. Two minutes later Adam Proudlock's flick cannoned off Branch's knee and Taylor could only watch as the ball hit the crossbar before before collected the grateful Wycombe 'keeper.
The game was taking on a similar shape to the first game with Grimsby but Wycombe weathered the storm and in the 35th minute Rammell pulled a shot against the post to give the visitors a warning of what Wycombe were capable off. A minute later Wycombe were ahead - Martyn Lee sent over a corner from the left and when Paul McCarthy's header was only half-cleared Rammell was there to pounce for his 13th goal since joining Wycombe in September. Rammell made use of the piles of snow surrounding the pitch for his celebration - lying half-covered on his back before being swamped by his team mates.
Half-time Wycombe 1 Wolves 0
The goal had stunned Wolves but Wycombe were forced to re-group when Paul McCarthy didn't recover from a twist to his ankle late in the first half. 'Macca' limped out for the second-half but was immediately replaced by Jamie Bates. It signalled the visitors best spell of the game as they forced a succession of corners. Six minutes into the half Pollet saw a header come back off the Wycombe cross-bar following another Branch cross and four minutes later Taylor stood up well to parry away a fierce drive from Robinson. The pressure finally paid off in the 59th minute when Lee Naylor's cross from the right was converted at the near post by the head of Robinson. The Wolves fans went crazy and you wondered whether Wycombe might collapse. However, to Wycombe's credit the players went up another gear. Simpson saw a diving header end in the side netting from Matt Brady's cross just after the hour but it was the introduction of Steve Brown moments later that gave Wycombe the vital advantage - a fact that Wolves skipper Simon Osborn will confirm after he limped off following a robust challenge from 'Brownie'.
The final piece in the jigsaw was the introduction of Sam Parkin. Parkin, only released by Chelsea to play in the Cup the previous week replaced a tiring Andy Baird. It was in the 85th minute that Taylor cleared long and when Brown curled in a cross from the left side of midfield it was Parkin who rose to thump a header past Stowell from 10 yards. Parkin seemed to enjoy it and 8,000 Wycombe fans agreed as three sides of the ground erupted - a truly amazing sight. From there on, there was only one winner and the celebrations at the final whistle confirmed just how much this result meant to all those concerned.
Final Score Wycombe 2 Wolves 1
Wycombe: Taylor, Rogers, Vinnicombe, Cousins, McCarthy (sub HT Bates), Brady, Simpson, Bulman, Lee (sub 61 Brown), Baird (sub 66 Parkin), Rammell
subs not used: Senda, Westhead
Yellow Card: Lee (43 dissent)
Wolves: Stowell, Naylor, Robinson, Pollett, Emblen, Branch, Osborn (sub 77 Ndah), Sinton (sub 88 Camara), Andrews (sub 61 Green), Lescott, Proudlock
subs not used: Ketsbaia, Oakes
Yellow Card: Andrews (38 foul), Lescott (81 foul)
Referee: Paul Danson Attendance: 9,617 (Wolves 1677)
Chairboys Stat File
27th Jan 2001

Division Two
Played 25
Won 10
Drew 7
Lost 8
Goals For 27
Goals Against 21

Top Scorers (League)
Andy Rammell 10
Steve Brown 4
Andy Baird 3
Jamie Bates 3
Jermaine McSporran 2
Dannie Bulman 2
Sam Parkin 1
Paul McCarthy 1
Michael Simpson 1
FA Cup run 2000/2001
Sat 18th Nov 2000
FA Cup First Round
Wycombe 3
Harrow 0

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

Tue 19th Dec 2000
FA Cup 2nd Round
Wycombe 2
Millwall 1

Sat 6th Jan 2001
FA Cup Third Round
Wycombe 1
Grimsby Town 1

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