Going into last nights game without a League Cup win (over 90 minutes) since the quarter final victory over Charlton Athletic in 2006, Wycombe looked to have their work cut out against ‘Championship’ Millwall. However, despite the narrow defeat there were many positives to take from the performance and a chance at the lottery of extra time and penalties would not have flattered The Chairboys.
Millwall stalwarts Alan Dunne and David Forde had to be at their best to keep Wycombe at bay but even against ten men for the final thirty minutes the decisive cutting edge wasn’t there. The performance of Sido Jombati was the highlight, making several important tackles and always willing to get forward, he looks to be an excellent signing already. Jacobson and Murphy continue to grow into their roles well whilst Paul Hayes again showed some good touches. The first sighting of Aaron Holloway in a Wycombe shirt was also a plus point with the young Welshman a real nuisance after his introduction in the second half.
After reading the excellent Family: Life, Death and Football by Michael Calvin, I was really looking forward to my first visit to The New Den and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s a great club and in Ian Holloway I think they have the right man in charge, it was also admirable to see six of their academy graduates on the bench.
Here is my brief match report for BBC Three Counties closely followed by the post match thoughts of Gareth Ainsworth