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NATIONWIDE Division Two Gillingham v WYCOMBE
Saturday 28th August
Division Two
Wycombe scored their first goals at Gillingham for over five years but still only came away with a point from a 2-2 draw at an under-construction Priestfield. Premiership referee David Elleray awarded two first half penalties - one to each side - but despite another Wycombe goal with ten minutes left of normal time, The Gills hit back again to take a point.
It was a changed Wycombe line-up that made its way through the building site at Priestfield to take the pitch. Major news was that Sean Devine was out with a groin strain picked up in training the previous Thursday, allowing Andy Baird his first start. Alan Beeton came in at the back allowing Steve Brown back into midfield.
With the Wycombe fans enjoying a rare sunning on the Priestfield terrace it was The Wanderers who took the lead on 34 minutes when Baird was tripped by Miller on route to goal - Steve Brown rammed home his first ever Wycombe penalty with ease. The lead lasted five minute before at the other end Paul McCarthy caught the the heels of Bob Taylor and the ex-Brentford striker got up to pull The Gills level. Taylor hit the post ten minutes into the second-half as the game swung from end to end. Wycombe looked to have snatched the game on 80 minutes when a quick throw on the right ended with a centre from McSporran that was met with a looping header by McCarthy. Junior Lewis hooked the ball clear but there were few complaints as the officials signalled a goal. The levelling goal with just four minutes left was a sickener for Wycombe fans. A right wing cross was flapped down by Martin Taylor straight into the path of Gills sub Brian McGlinchey, who struck the ball into an empty net.
Final Score
Gillingham 2 Wycombe 2 
WYCOMBE TEAM:Taylor, Lawrence, Bates, McCarthy, Beeton, Ryan, Simpson (sub 84 Holsgrove), Carroll (sub 86 Harkin), Brown, Baird (sub 79 Emblen), McSporran subs not used Osborn and Cousins Att:6,180
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