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17:04 26th September 2009


Date: Saturday 26th September
Competition: League One
Venue: The County Ground
Kick-Off: 3pm SWINDON TOWN 1 (AMANKWAAH '16)
WYCOMBE WANDERERS 1 (CHAMBERS '89) An 89th minute equaliser from Wycombe Wanderers' Ashley Chambers denied Swindon Town all three points at The County Ground after full-back Kevin Amankwaah had given the home side the lead. A lack of cutting edge up front and some hesitant defending towards the end of the game contributed to Town dropping two points at home, writes Tom Otrebski. Danny Wilson was able to name Gordon Greer back in the starting line-up following the defender's recovery from a shoulder injury sustained in the last home game with Colchester United. The boss also kept faith with Lecsinel Jean-Francois at left-back with Alex Revell continuing up front alongside Billy Paynter and Tope Obadeyi. The visitors came straight out of the blocks and Swindon-born Chris Zebroski had a glorious opportunity to put Wycombe ahead after just 2 minutes however he scuffed a shot wide after being found by Kevin Betsy's clever reverse pass. After a slow start, Town took the lead in the 16th minute when a low cross into the box fell to Alex Revell who picked out Kevin Amankwaah on the right hand edge of the area. The full-back drilled his shot goalwards and just wide of the goakeeper who got down to the effort but couldn't stop the ball from going in. J-P McGovern almost doubled Town's lead in the 28th minute when he curled an effort against the post. After a jinking run from Tope Obadeyi, the ball squirted out to McGovern who struck the ball first time from around 30 yards out. The midfielder watched as ball thudded off the inside of the post and rolled across the face of the goal and wide with the Wycombe keeper beaten. After starting so brightly, it took the visitors untll the 35th minute before they registered another effort on goal when Stuart Green fired a shot just over having received the ball from a quickly taken free-kick. Town finished the brighter of the two sides with a succession of corners that culminated in Scott Cuthbert heading narrowly over. The second half started a lot brighter than the first and with Town applying most of the pressure Topi Obadeyi was given the freedom of the right flank to cut in and drive a shot just wide of the right hand post. Minutes later the man on loan from Bolton had the another chance when the ball fell to him on the edge of the area however he couldn't keep his shot down. Billy Paynter's first meaningful contribution came in the 59th minute when he was set free down the right hand side. Bearing down on goal the Town striker could only scuff his shot wide of the far post. Obedayi was putting in a sterling performance and he was involved again when his cross from the right was flicked just wide of the far post by Alex Revell. Michael Timlin replaced Simon Ferry in the 65th minute and was in the thick of the action almost immediately: His cross in from the left found Billy Paynter but, again, the striker could only direct his header wide. John Pittman registered Wycombe's first effort of the second half in the 70th minute when Lescinel was caught in posession on the Town left. Pittman carried the ball forward before cutting in and firing in a shot that failed to trouble Lucas. Moments later Zebroski had another good chance when he managed to out-jump Kevin Amankwaah at the far post but couldn't keep his header down. In the 75th minute Anthony McNamee replaced Town's official Man of the Match J-P McGovern just as the visitors seemed to be creating more going forward. The first seeds of panic began to creep into the Town back four with a series of mistakes that, thankfully for Swindon, Wycombe failed to capitalize on.   Alex Revell had a fantastic chance to wrap up the points for Town in the 86th minute. An Anthony McNamee cross dropped to the striker and, as the Wycombe defence appealed for offside, Revell had time to pick his spot. Frustratingly for the home supporters he delayed and allowed a defender to block his shot. In the 89th minute, Wycombe scored the equaliser that arguably their second half performance had merited. Some more hesitant defending from Town as a cross from the right came all the way over to Ashley Chambers who allowed the ball to drop before drilling his shot through a number of bodies into the back of the net. It was a first ever goal for Chambers, on loan from Coca-Cola Championship side Leicester City. Four minutes of added time were signalled by the fourth official and, in the dying seconds, Alex Revell had the best chance of the match to hand Town the win. McNamee's cross found Revell totally unmarked at the far post but the man on loan from Southend could only head the ball straight at Scott Shearer in the Wycombe goal who made a brilliant reflex save to tip it over. Full Time: Swindon Town 1 Wycombe Wanderers 1 Swindon Town: David Lucas; Kevin Amankwaah, Scott Cuthbert, Gordon Greer (Capt), Lecsinel Jean-Francois (Callum Kennedy '89); Jon-Paul McGovern (Anthony McNamee '75), Jonathan Douglas, Simon Ferry (Michael Timlin '65); Billy Paynter, Alex Revell, Tope Obadeyi Substitutes: Phil Smith (GK), Anthony McNamee, Lloyd Macklin, Callum Kennedy, Sean Morrison, Ben Hutchinson, Michael Timlin Goals: Amankwaah '16; Zebroski '89 Booking: Douglas '38, Lescinel '72 Attendance: 6929 (421 from Wycombe) Last Time Out
Saturday 26th September
Walsall 1 Swindon Town 1
Wycombe Wanderers 0 MK Dons 1 Match Officials Swindon Town vs Wycombe Wanderers
Referee: A R Hall
Assistants: G J N Jerden / A J Nunn
Fourth Official: M Russell 2009/10 Referee Stats The match referee will be Mr A R Hall who has taken charge of nine games so far this season. Games: 9
Yellow: 25
Red: 2 Match Betting Click Here for further details with some great odds on offer ahead of the game.   Head to Head Swindon Town Wins: 8
Draws: 6
Wycombe Wanderers Wins: 6
    Data provided by Press Association