Stevenage 1 Wycombe Wanderers 3

Three wins from four league games whilst averaging two goals per game: things are definitely looking up for Wycombe Wanderers.  Gareth Ainsworth was clearly expecting a tough physical test from Graham Westley’s recently-relegated Stevenage side and his team selection was spot on. A few eyebrows were raised when the news broke that Danny Rowe was starting in midfield ahead of the fit-again Stuart Lewis and Matt Bloomfield. The young centre back had a good game though, adding height, strength and composure in midfield. Steven Craig came in for Matt McClure and whilst the Scottish striker never really looked like scoring, his work rate was excellent, never letting the inexperienced Stevenage rear guard have a moment’s peace.

Speaking of inexperienced defences, I am really enjoying watching the partnership of Aaron Pierre and Alfie Mawson develop. Undoubtably they are still learning their trade, but both are relishing the chance to play regular competitive League football, which makes me wonder what Anthony Stewart does on Saturday afternoons these days? I sincerely hope he finds himself a club soon.

A wonderful strike by Paul Hayes, a ‘well worked’ goal from a set piece, plus two substitutes combining to kill the game resulted in a great day out in Hertfordshire.  The revolution gathers pace but Gareth Ainsworth is still keeping his feet firmly on the ground.  Here are his thoughts after the game… 

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Commentary highlights from myself and Steve Watkins for BBC Three Counties, many thanks to Keith Cummings for the audio.

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A short interview with goalscorer Peter Murphy 

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