Luton Town deservedly marched into the second round of the FA Cup after sweeping Wycombe Wanderers aside at Kenilworth Road.
An excellent first half strike from Andrew Shinnie put The Hatters on the front foot and The Chairboys were really up against it in the second half after an error by Adam El-Abd opened the door for Harry Cornick to double the home sides advantage.
After the game, I spoke to the Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth:
Wycombe Wanderers came out on top of an excellent encounter against Rochdale to make it a two wins in a week at Adams Park.
A long range Bryn Morris free-kick deceived Brendan Moore in the Dale goal to give the Chairboys the lead on ten minutes and the home side were on top for the rest of the half.
Rochdale were much improved after the break and dominated possession but the Wanderers defended resolutely and scored again themselves with a trademark goal from Adebayo Akinfenwa on 66 minutes.
With the pressure lifted, Wycombe kept pressing and Fred Onyedinma powered home a header on 72 minutes for his second goal in as many games to complete the scoring.
A third home win on the spin and a clean sheet against an attack minded Rochdale, who had scored in their previous 13 away games, gives the Wanderers a spring in their step as they head to Walsall in EFL1 this Saturday.
After the game I spoke to the Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth on BBC Three Counties Radio:
Wycombe Wanderers fought back from 2-0 down against Scunthorpe United to win their second successive home game in EFL1.
The Chairboys were facing a mountain to climb after just seven minutes as The Iron waltzed into a two goal lead but goals from Dominic Gape and Fred Onyedinma set the game up for a thrilling conclusion.
A home victory had looked unlikely after Chairboys goalkeeper Ryan Allsop was shown a straight red card for scything down Ike Ugbo, a foul which the referee judged to be denying a clear goalscoring opportunity. However, the experienced Wanderers striker Craig Mackail-Smith capitalised on a defensive error by The Iron’s skipper Rory McArdle to calmly take all three points in injury time.
After the game, I spoke with the Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth:
Too big to play football? Too old to cut it in League One? Nonsense.
At 36, Adebayo Akinfenwa is continuing to prove people wrong and against Burton Albion he scored his fourth goal in as many games and also reached the hugely impressive milestone of 200 goals in English football.
After the match against The Brewers, I spoke to The Beast, who was quick to praise his team mates:
Wycombe came out on top of a close encounter to secure their first home league win of the season against Burton Albion.
The Chairboys led 2-0 at half-time following a comfortable first 45 minutes which saw a penalty cooly converted by the recalled Joe Jacobson and a trademark finish from Adebayo Akinfenwa, his 200th goal in English football.
Brewers manager Nigel Clough switched to a 4-4-2 formation for the second half, pushing Lucas Akins further forward which resulted in a well worked goal on ’47 minutes for Marvin Sordell. Despite a much improved Burton performance, Wycombe ground out a vital win to move out of the relegation zone whilst leapfrogging their opponents in the table.
After the game, I spoke to the Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth for BBC Three Counties Radio: