The previous season an impressive Cirencester side had given Wanderers a real run for their money at the same stage of the competition but this time Wanderers dominated for the vast majority of the game. After Matt Heggie had gone close with an instinctive lob from around 60 yards on 10 minutes it was Mark Philo who gave Wanderers the lead two minutes later when the ball broke kindly on the right side of the penalty area and he finished cooly.
More Wanderers pressure culminated in another goal on 28 minutes when Rob Tungatt was upended to earn a free-kick in a central position that Stuart Hole slammed through the visitors wall and into the back of the net.
In the 15 minutes leading up to the break Wycombe could have added further goals. Matty Warner's inviting ball in from the left side of midfield on 35 minutes almost found the head of John-Paul Kelly while Hole went close with a header four minutes later only a glancing touch from Paddy Slattery deflecting the ball wide at the far post.
Warner then missed a glorious chance from the left channel before showing a dazzling piece of skill on the stroke of half-time when he flicked the ball into space in the left corner after Nathanial Griffiths had worked hard to keep the ball in play.
Half-time Wycombe 2 Cirencester Town 0
It remained one-way traffic following the break and after Tungatt had seen his effort from the left pushed away for a corner on 49 minutes, Philo headed wide from the resulting corner with the goal at his mercy.
A double substitution on 50 minutes livened the visitors and when substitute Erron Dussard worked the ball in from the left wing on 52 minutes Ken Hawkins volleyed just over for the visitors best move of the evening.
Tungatt shot wide after a goal mouth scramble on 64 minutes and Warner also missed the target on 72 minutes as Wanderers continued to waste the chance to completely kill the tie off. Meanwhile the visitors made little impact although they should have scored in stoppage time when Liam Barry contrived to miss the target after the ball had seemingly eluded everybody following a low cross from the left.
The draw for the Third Round has paired Wanderers at home with Tranmere Rovers. The game takes place at Adams Park on Tuesday 3rd December - kick-off 7pm - entrance is £3 adults and £1 juniors.
Final Score Wycombe 2 Cirencester Town 0
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