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Unbeaten Away League Run Ended By Chairboys

Wycombe claim narrow home success.

3 November 2018

Wycombe Wanderers celebrate scoring their winning goal against Posh Joe Dent / theposh.com
Wycombe Wanderers celebrate scoring their winning goal against Posh

Posh beaten 1-0 by Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park.

Peterborough United suffered a first Sky Bet League defeat on the road this season as Wycombe Wanderers made it four home wins in a row with a narrow 1-0 success at Adams Park, the three points earned by a deflected free-kick from Bryn Morris.

Louis Reed fired wide from 25-yards after a lively start to the Sky Bet League One fixture at Adams Park. Charles stabbed wide from a short corner moments later as Posh were almost caught out by the quick nature of the set-piece.

Jacobson saw a left-footed free kick from 25-yards pushed around the post by goalkeeper Chapman on 18 minutes after Woodyard had been penalised for a high foot. Toney fired wide of the near post on 24 minutes after linking well with Godden after Ward instigated a bright attack from Steve Evans’ men.

Gape was cautioned on 30 minutes for a bad foul on Tafazolli before Toney’s shot into the ground forced keeper Allsop into his first real action but it was routine for the experienced shot-stopper. Samuel fired over at the other end after finding a bit of space from around 30-yards out.

Allsopp made his first good save of the half on 41 minutes as he denied Rhys Bennett who had turned and fired at goal in a sharp movement after a poor defensive clearance. Cowan-Hall sent a header from a corner over the bar on 54 minutes as the home side continued to probe for the breakthrough.

The clearest chance of the game fell to Godden on 56 minutes after a wonderful pass from Toney but the leading scorer saw his right-footed effort pushed around the post by Allsopp. A good stop from the keeper but Godden will be disappointed he didn’t finish the chance.

Tafazolli was cautioned for a foul on Onyedinma right on the edge of the penalty area on 65 minutes. From the resulting free-kick, the hosts opened the scoring as a low MORRIS free-kick took a wicked deflection via the wall and found the bottom corner.

Chapman clawed a cross away from danger and then took a clattering as the home side tried to build on the goal they had found for themselves from their first real shot on target in the second half. Steve Evans made a change on 72 minutes with Marcus Maddison replacing Dembele.

El-Abd was cautioned for a foul as Jamie Walker replaced Denton as Posh changed their approach. Cummings tested Allsopp with his left-foot on 85 minutes after a Toney flick on. Cummings then flashed a left-foot curler inches wide of the far upright after cutting inside onto his favoured foot.

Chapman beat away a fierce Onyedinma effort moments later as Wycombe caught Posh on the counter attack.

Wycombe: Allsopp, Jacobson, Gape, El-Abd, Cowan-Hall (sub Thompson 86min), Morris, Onyedinma, Charles, Williams, Samuel (sub Mackail-Smith 80min), McCarthy. Unused subs: Ma-Kalambay, Jombati, Bean, Kashket, Freeman.

Posh: Chapman, Naismith, Woodyard, Tafazolli, Godden (sub Cummings 62min), Dembele (sub Maddison 72min), Reed, Ward, Bennett, Toney, Denton (sub Walker 78min). Unused subs: Tyler, Bassong, Walker, Cooper, O’Hara.

Half-time: Wycombe Wanderers 0-0 Peterborough United
Full-time: Wycombe Wanderers 1-0 Peterborough United
Attendance: 5,225 (854 Posh fans)


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