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Nationwide League Division Two WYCOMBE v Stoke City
Tuesday 22nd November
Second Division
Wycombe slumped to their worst ever defeat in the Football League when they conceded four goals without replying against a powerful Stoke City side at Adams Park on Tuesday evening. Wycombe had more than matched the former top flight side during the first half but after granting two goals within a minute as half-time loomed, there was no way back. It was just under a year ago when The Potteries side were flying high in the Second Division and were fortunate to leave Wycombe with all three points. This time it was a different story despite some noisy support from the Wycombe fans who responded well to the ludicrous suggestions by Club Officials that the Club would be better leaving High Wycombe. Former Wycombe defender Nicky Mohan made his first visit to Adams Park since he was off-loaded by Lawrie Sanchez last March and celebrated with City's fourth goal. To complete a miserable evening for Wycombe, Jermaine McSporran was sent-off in the final minute for a what was assumed to be a combination of throwing the ball away and dissent.
The large contingent of Stoke fans in the 4,300 attendance were silent for the majority of the first-half as Wycombe and their fans attempted to blow away the recent poor form. Dave Carroll saw a deep free-kick from the right cleared on 16 minutes while Michael Simpson also saw a free-kick go close ten minutes later and on the half-hour mark Simo has 25 yarder well held by Gavin Ward in the City goal. Stoke first threatened on 39 minutes when Graham Kavanagh fired over. A minute before the break Kavanagh then saw a low shot from the right edge of the box creep through the arms of Martin Taylor. Nicky Mohan let his pent up frustration get the better of him by gesturing to the Valley End and hurling some four letter abuse - an incident later reported by Wycombe stewards. A minute later Wycombe's night fell apart when City substitute Einar Danielsson was allowed a free run at goal and literally walked the ball past Taylor.
Half-time Wycombe 0 Stoke 2
A shell-shocked Wycombe were never in it in the second-half. On 52 minutes Kavanagh should have made it three-nil after a quick break and then seconds later Matt Lawrence had to be alert to clear off the line. Keith Ryan saw an attempted back flick fail from a McSporran cross from the left before City sealed their victory. The third goal came on 62 minutes after Wycombe were left claiming, justifiably, for a foul on Devine but Peter Thorne was having no complaints as the ball hit the back of the Wycombe net again. Nine minutes later Mohan completed Wycombe's worst ever defeat at Adams Park when he headed home. Sean Devine put in his claim for miss of the season when he fluffed a chance from no more than three yards while the Wycombe fans amused themselves with a rendition of "Always look on the bright side of life". McSporran's sending off in the final minute prevented Lawrie Sanchez from sending on Mo Harkin for a seemingly pointless appearance. Sanchez took the option of not speaking to his team or the press after this defeat and after Saturday's clueless outburst it was probably the better option.

Read the pre-match Carling Opta Head to Head facts
Jamie Bates v Nicky Mohan.

Final Score Wycombe 0 Stoke 4
Wycombe Team: Taylor, Lawrence, Vinnicombe (sub 45 Beeton), Cousins, Bates, Carroll, Ryan, Devine, Simpson, McSporran, Emblen (sub 59 Bulman). subs not used Osborn, Harkin and Brady Att:4,345
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