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NATIONWIDE Division Two Wigan Athletic v WYCOMBE 
Friday 12th November
Division Two
Wycombe ended a hectic week with the Friday night trip to second placed Wigan Athletic but came away with nothing. It was Wycombe's first ever visit to the JJB stadium and was a real test for Lawrie Sanchez's injury hit squad. Andy Baird was the latest casualty to join Dave Carroll and Paul McCarthy on the sick list after picking up a groin strain in the midweek game against Oxford City.
Wycombe took the lead on 28 minutes after a mix-up in the Wigan defence between Stuart Balmer and Latics second choice 'keeper Derek Stillie alllowing Jermaine McSporran to nip in and slot home. Wycombe held onto the lead until two minutes before the break when Paul Emblen gave the ball away in midfield and allowed Stuart Barlow to score with his head after a cross from the right. Wigan have yet to lose in the League this season after just missing out on promotion last term. Before Friday their home form had seen them drop just two points from a possible 21 and concede only three goals. After the break the introduction of the Latics big striker Simon Haworth immediately caused problems for Wycombe. The winning goal on 61 minutes was hotly disputed by Wycombe after Balmer looked to have climbed over Mark Rogers to head home a corner from the left. Wycombe responded well and McSporran had good chance after a one-two with Simpson but his first touch let him down and the 'keeper gathered. Minutes later Devine saw a header cleared off the line by Michael O'Neill. Lawrie Sanchez made a brave substitution on 75 minutes when he brought on the diminutive Danny Senda for Matt Lawrence but the gamble didn't pay off and despite the performance being gutsy The Wanderers came away pointless.
Final Score Wigan 2 Wycombe 1
Wycombe Team: Taylor, Lawrence (sub 75 Senda), Beeton, Cousins, Bates, Rogers, Brown, Emblen (sub 83 Harkin), Simpson, McSporran, Devine subs Bulman, Vinnicombe, Osborn. Att:5,523
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