Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Wycombe Wanderers CC1

Plymouth Argyle 2 (Bullock 41 og, Hodges 44) - 1 Wycombe Wanderers (Oakes 76)

It wasn't a pretty match but we got her in the taxi, as Holloway might say.
Argyle have a shockingly bad history in this cup, having only got through to the 2nd round once in 14 years (excluding tonight) and there was little optimism for a good result tonight. Holloway fielded a youthful team as well as giving second choice first teamers a run out with Ebanks-Blake and Chadwick forming the strike force and McCormick back between the sticks.

The first 10 minutes were dominated by Wycombe until Argyle found their feet but not the goal - there were numerous attempts and near misses, including Ebanks-Blake rounding the keeper but panicking and losing the ball, until in the 41st minute when a defection came off Wycombe's Bullock into their net (this was mistakenly credited to Reuban Reid due to his proximity to the action). This spurred Argyle on with Hodges scoring 3 minutes later and they dominated the first half. Holloway decided to make some substitutions during the second half - and unlike at Hull, it didn't pay off. Argyle sat back and lost control of the game, culminating in Wycombe grabbing a goal back on 76 minutes. This led to a nail biting finish, with the possibility of extra time and penalties lingering in the air; but thankfully Argyle held on to win.

The 2nd round draw will take place on Thursday, whilst the game will be played on Wednesday 29 August.

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