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24 November 2020

Match Reports


24 November 2020

Town take a point from Adams Park following a 0-0 draw with Wycombe Wanderers in the Sky Bet Championship.

Naby Sarr had Town’s best chance of the game, hitting the post from close range towards the end of the first half, but the deadlock remained throughout a well-fought midweek encounter in Buckinghamshire.

Head Coach Carlos Corberán made four changes from the side that started at Stoke three days prior, with Ryan Schofield making his first start of the season in goal.

Captain Christopher Schindler, Juninho Bacuna and Adama Diakhaby also returned whilst 20-year-old forward Kieran Phillips made his first appearance in the match day squad off the back of a prolific season for the B Team to date.

Getting under way at the slightly earlier time of 7pm on a chilly Tuesday evening at Adams Park, it was the hosts who looked to settle into their familiar surroundings with the game’s first opportunity.

Wycombe skipper Adebayo Akinfenwa looked to set in strike partner Scott Kashket who eventually got round Ryan Schofield, but his eventual cross was cleared by Naby Sarr.

Town’s first chance of the game fell to one of the four players to come into the side from the weekend’s narrow defeat to Stoke.

A low ball across the box found the feet of Adama Diakhaby who placed his effort just wide of the near post from the left side of the penalty area.

In a game that was becoming more of a battle by the minute, Sarr found some space inside the opposing box to register the encounter’s best chance so far.

Fresh off his first Town goal on Saturday, Sarr met Isaac Mbenza’s low whipped ball from the right, finding the post with a effort at full stretch from close range.

The Terriers carried that momentum into the start of the second half when it was substitute Richard Stearman, who replaced injured skipper Christopher Schindler at the interval, tried his luck but Ryan Allsop in the Wycombe goal was equal to his low effort.

After Joe Jacobson saw his deflected effort creep just past the post at the other end, Town’s enjoyed a good spell as Mbenza curled just over the crossbar with a first-time effort.

Both sides’ search for that all-important goal was ongoing, as Daryl Horgan flicked wide from a corner before substitute Garath McCleary forced Schofield into a good save to keep the scores level late on.

The encounter’s last opportunity did fall to Town however, moments before the six added on minutes.

Having just had a low effort stopped by Allsop, Danny Ward met a corner from the right perfectly, but his goal-bound header was equally matched by the ‘keeper once more.

A cagey stoppage time period followed but neither side could break the deadlock as Town took a point from Adams Park.

Next up for Town is a return to the John Smith’s Stadium with Middlesbrough the visitors in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday 28 November 2020; 3pm kick-off.


Ryan Allsop; Joe Jacobson, Anthony Stewart, Josh Knight, Jack Grimmer; Dominic Gape (David Wheeler, 59’); Curtis Thompson, Dennis Adeniran (Alex Samuel, 80’); Fred Onyedinma (Garath McCleary, 80’); Scott Kashket (Daryl Horgan, 67’), Adebayo Akinfenwa (c)

Unused subs

Curtis Anderson; Alex Pattison, Nick Freeman, Jason McCarthy, Anis Mehmeti


Ryan Schofield; Harry Toffolo, Naby Sarr, Christopher Schindler (c) (Richard Stearman, 46’), Juninho Bacuna; Jonathan Hogg, Lewis O’Brien, Carel Eiting; Isaac Mbenza, Fraizer Campbell, Adama Diakhaby (Danny Ward, 69’)

Unused subs

Joel Pereira; Demeaco Duhaney, Josh Koroma, Jaden Brown, Matty Daly, Rarmani Edmonds-Green, Kieran Phillips


Steve Martin

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