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Saturday 8th March 2003
Football League Division Two
Darren Currie
Darren Currie - Fourth goal sealed easy victory.[player profile]
Goals from Jonny Dixon, Danny Senda and substitutes Gavin Holligan and Darren Currie sealed a comfortable 4-0 victory over Brentford at Adams Park on Saturday. Lawrie Sanchez gave a start to Jermaine McSporran ahead of Craig Faulconbridge and the pace of the Wycombe front line was too much for a lethargic Bees.
Dixon opened the scoring after 16 minutes following a long punt from Frank Talia that was played on by Michael Simpson and a minute later the lead was doubled when Senda converted at the far post after a ball in from the left wing by McSporran. Talia made two brilliant saves early on the in the second half but after Mark Peters had been red carded in the 75th minute for a foul on Simpson, Wycombe wrapped it up. Holligan slotted away in style on 80 minutes after Bulman had played through and with two minutes remaining Currie finished in style from Simpson's pass to confirm Wycombe's biggest home victory of the season and one which sees them leapfrog Brentford in the table to 12th place.
As usual the Adams Park fixture between the two sides was in stark contrast to the lifeless meetings that have taken place at Griffin Park in recent seasons. In the corresponding game last season Wanderers were victorious by 5 goals to 3 in game many regard as one of the bext ever at Adams Park. This encounter won't rank that highly but it was entertaining never the less and provided some revenge for defeats earlier in the season in both League and FA Cup.
Jonny Dixon gave a brief warning of what was to follow with a long range shot in the opening seconds while the visitors first real chance came on 8 minutes when Andy Thomson headed into the path of Rowan Vines only for The Bees player to shoot high of the target from around 12 yards.
Wanderers took control of the game with two goals in as many minutes. On 16 minutes Dixon notched hsi fifth goal in just seven starts and before Brentford even had a chance to respond, Senda finished off a good move that left the Bees defence horribly exposed.
Wycombe had comeback from 2-0 in the 5-3 game but any ideas of such a comeback from Brentford were twarted by first class keeping by Talia. On the hour mark he got down well at his right hand post to keep out a close range header by Eddie Hutchinson and a minute later he made another incredible save when he pushed Mark McCammon's header on the crossbar when a goal looked certain.
Brentford's day finally collapsed on 75 minutes when a lunge on Simpson by Brentford substitute Mark Peters drew a straight red card from Premiership official Graham Poll. The decision looked harsh but it was game over for Wally Downes sides as Wycombe took full advantage.
Gavin Holligan and Craig Faulconbridge were introduced for McSporran and Dixon on 76 minutes and it took Holligan just four minutes to find the net when he steered the ball into the far corner of the net after Bulman had played the ball through into the right channel.
Bulman should have made it 4-0 on 86 minutes when Holligan pushed the ball to the left side of goal bu Bulman shot straight at the Bees 'keeper. Darren Currie came on for his cameo role towards the end and following a bit of showboating he sealed victory with a calculated finish after Simpson's cross was only partially cleared by the Bees defence.
Final Score Wycombe 4 Brentford 0
Wycombe: Talia ,Senda ,Thomson, Rogers, Johnson, Ryan, Bulman, Simpson, Brown (sub 81 Currie), McSporran (sub 77 Holligan), Dixon (sub Faulconbridge)- subs not used McCarthy, Rammell
Yellow Cards: McSporran (foul 76), Johnson (persistant foul play 83)
Brentford: Paul Smith, Dobson, Frampton, Marshall, Somner, O'Connor, Hutchinson, Jay Smith (sub 53 Peters), Rowlands, McCammon (sub 72 Constantine), Vine - susb not used: Fieldwick Julian, Williams
Red Card: Peters (serious foul play 75)
Referee: Graham Poll Attendance: 5,930 (away end 811)
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