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Wycombe Wanderers 3-0 Rochdale

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:

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Two goals in two games for Fred

 

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Adebayo Akinfenwa – 200 Not Out

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“The cross was like food, and I was due a snack.”

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:

 

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Wycombe Wanderers 2-1 Burton Albion

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:

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Fleetwood Town 1-1 Wycombe Wanderers

A windy affair ended in a draw at The Highbury Stadium as The Chairboys fought back in the second half.

The hardy Wycombe fans who made the long midweek journey would have been buoyed by the display of the talismanic Adebayo Akinfenwa, who has put his goalscoring drought behind him with three goals in as many games.

After the game I spoke with the Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth for BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Beast Mode: On

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The Little & Large Show Is Back

The Chairboys defeat against Bristol Rovers at Adams Park gave the home fans very little to cheer about after the Gas dominated large parts of the game and they deservedly took the three points.

However, the introduction of Scott Kashket as a second half substitute led to Wycombe making a real game of it in the closing stages.

The diminutive striker scored his first goal of the season late on after a knock down from the talismanic Adebayo Akinfenwa. It was a familiar sight from two seasons ago when Kashket and Akinfenwa were the scourge of League Two defences and Wanderers fans will be praying that Scott can stay fit and firing alongside The Beast.

After the game, I spoke with Kashket about his goal, fitness and his Panenka penalty against Northampton Town in the League Cup:

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Striking fear into League One defences

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Doncaster Rovers 3-0 Wycombe Wanderers

Three second half goals from Doncaster Rovers were enough to see off Wycombe Wanderers at the Keepmoat Stadium. The defeat was the first loss on the road in 2018 for the Chairboys and after the game I spoke with Gareth Ainsworth for BBC Three Counties Radio:

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“We never lose. We either win or we learn.”

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Gareth Ainsworth interview pre Chesterfield

Six points from the last two games of the season will see Wycombe Wanderers promoted to League One. Ahead of the trip to already relegated Chesterfield, I spoke to a clean shaven and youthful looking Gareth Ainsworth:

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A close shave for Gareth Ainsworth

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