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Exeter City 0
Wycombe Wanderers 2
Tuesday 3rd September 2013
Football League Trophy - First Round
Wanderers went through to the Second Round of the Football League Trophy following a 2-0 victory at Exeter City. Gareth Ainsworth made five changes to the starting line-up that had beaten Southend the previous Saturday - Max Kretzschmar was given his first competitive start, while Anthony Stewart, Stuart Lewis, Jo Kuffour and Matt McClure also returned to the starting XI in place of Leon Johnson, Gary Doherty, Josh Scowen, Dean Morgan and Steven Craig.
It was one of those new faces, Matt McClure, that gave Wanderers the lead on 30 minutes as he tucked in a Billy Knott reverse pass. Wycombe then went on to stiffle any threat from the home side and wrapped the tie up in the 83rd minute when a Sam Wood corner was partially cleared only for the return to met by a bullet header from Anthony Stewart.
Full-time - Exeter 0 Wycombe 2
Post match reaction:
Speaking after the game, Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth said, "I thought we applied ourselves really well, the JPT can play second fiddle to the league, but winning breeds winning. We came here to win the game and I think we showed that from the off and every player showed that. It was a good tactical game in the second half and we had to change a few times but it's great when that comes off. We are a pressing, energetic team and we reflect the manager. Anyone that saw me play will know that's how I did it, it's all or nothing. But when we get the ball, we have a bit of quality as well. We always do things a bit differently when we come down here because it's such a long way, so we had a quiz on the team coach to keep the brains alive and get ready for the game. It's all part of the team spirit for this 'One Wycombe' we are trying to create."
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