Wycombe 1 Macc 2 A view from The Moss
Simmo contrary to popular spin and kidology dealt pretty much the same cards as last week although he was good to his word on tightening things up. To this effect Hamza replaced Hamshaw as the Silkmen went 4-1-3-2. Emile and Tyrone were told to get amongst them early with Daniel and Draper supplying the bullets.
----2 Reid 5 Brown 6 Morgan 3 Tremarco---
------------------4 Bencherif --------------------
--------8 Draper 15 Bolland 11 Daniel---------
-------------9 Sinclair 23 Barnett--------------
Wycombe fielded a typically strong side as you would expect with a budget 3 1/2 times that of the Silmen. Davies was also in on loan from Reading and the big transfer fee of the Summer, Scott Rendell from Posh, started up front.
-------------1 Bull (G)------------
2 Foster 6 Johnson 5 Winfield 3 Sandell
10 Bloomfield 11 Betsy 22 Davies 8 Murtagh
-------12 Strevens (F) 9 Rendell(F)-------
But To The game, some spin and a priceless win……
Colin Daniel, clearly well breakfasted on three weetabix, came charging out of the blocks and tore down the left to feed the sprightly Sinclair who side footed but a hairsbreadth over the bar. Daniel again routed their right this time freeing Barnett who did well to find the side netting from an angle sharper than the tongue of a woman scorned.
Jose Veiga the Cape Verde crusader then made light of a dangerous cross as the hosts looked to get a foot in after words from Waddock on the bench. But the Macc attacks were the norm with Daniel a dervish down the left, laying waste and leaving all in his wake. On 11 minutes not to be outdone Daniels saw his freekick beat the wall but cannon back off another Chairboy. He contested and one the second ball to hammer a haymaker from 30 yards past the helpless Nicky Bull.
Maccs spun a second spellbinding wonder goal two minutes later. Tremarco headed down the left hand channel, Tyrone took the ball in his stride, but was forced wide. Intelligently he played a quick one two with Sinclair to see him back at the corner of the penalty area with the slightest sight of goal. What a strike, as the excoset arrowed into the far corner with a slight curve - though that was purely for effect. This was pure power from another of Simmo`s rough diamonds who is set to go far.
It could have been three as the lions rampant continued to tear the stuffing from the chairs. Sinclair crossed deep with Hamza an inch away from heading on target. Veiga needed to be alert as Wycombe threatened to get back into the game with Rendell waiting for any scraps as Daniels hacked clear.
Emile beat everyone on the park with goal of the season on the cards until his drive flashed the wrong side of the Chairboys crossbar. Hamza had a notion too as he chested, took it in his stride, then fired a ferocious drive from 30 yards that caressed the crossbar.
Wycombe brought on evergreen Gareth Ainsworth and Lewis Montrose to shake things up second half. The storm saw several corners as Brown, Morgan Tremarco and Reid had an all for one and one for all, all-star performance at the back in the face of an onslaught as Strevens, Rendell and Sandell were all denied.
The counter was proving a bit more than a vent for the pressure, given the pace in the Macc attack. Hamza was put clear by Draper only to be robbed as he was about to pull the trigger. Then shock gasp horror as Morgan was adjudged to have nudged Kevin Betsy in the box for a penalty. Rendell sent Veiga the wrong way to set up a all rise from the benches please, last quarter to the game.
Simmo replied taking the formation to the pretty much Dutch 4-2-3-1, with Wedgebury on at the expense of Sinclair and Chalmers on for Draper who looked shattered. Ross covered some ground for the cause yesterday. Amidst some all hands to the pumps defending man of the match Colin Daniel burst down the left cut inside and was only denied by a brave block from fullback Foster.
But this one lifts the gloom for Simmo and his squad, amassed on a shoestring budget. It shows that once we get a little rub of the green and a put away a couple of the plethora of chances created over the last few matches ; the Macc could have a decent season this year. Injuries apart, the defence and midfield is a solid one, fit for purpose for the marathon on a multitude of different surfaces and environments ahead.
This was a good performance; continue in this vein and who knows. All spin aside scope for optimism ahead of a huge date at the Moss next week, when the Vale cometh.
Wycombe Wanderers 1 - 2 Macclesfield Town
Stadium: Adams Park,
Match Time: September 11, 2010, 15:00 BST
Referee P Miller
Wycombe Wanderers Macclesfield Town
Shots (on Goal) 4(1) 4(0)
Fouls 13 10
Corner Kicks 13 5
Offsides 2 0
Time of Possession 50% 50%
Yellow Cards 1 2
Red Cards 0 0
Saves 1 6
Wycombe Wanderers - Rendell (Pen 65)
Macclesfield Town - Daniel (11) Barnett (14)
Wycombe Wanderers - Dave Winfield (47)
Macclesfield Town - Carl Tremarco (44) Paul Morgan (64)
Gareth Ainsworth for Kieran Murtagh (46) Lewis Montrose for Matt Bloomfield (46) Stuart Beavon for Ben Strevens (83)
Lewis Chalmers for Ross Draper (69) Samuel Wedgbury for Emile Sinclair (78)
Why in all earnest I do declare the man can walk on air - taking the chair after chair with him. And none of this cheep imported stuff mind we're talking Chippendales at a club clearly awash with money given their budget.