Match Report: Wycombe Wanderers (Pre-Season)
A good workout and a promising start to pre-season
Taken from the STFC website
It ended honours even between Slough and historic rivals Wycombe in the first match at the fully-completed Arbour Park Community Stadium.
Over a thousand spectators watched this opening pre-season match for both sides, and the Rebels held their own against their League 2 opponents but had goalkeeper Jack Turner to thank as he pulled off a number of saves.
Wycombe had the ball in the net early on but the long-range effort from the Chairboys’ trialist at left back was disallowed due to the referee blowing for a foul.
Slough were forced to sit back and soak up the pressure for long spells and threatened only rarely, whilst the full-time visitors had the better of the play and chances on a hot afternoon.
Wycombe’s Danny Rowe was twice denied by blocks from Turner, before Nathan Tyson miscued a header in front of goal.
Turner beat away another strike later in the half from a Wycombe winger.
In the second half, Dayle Southwell was central to much of Wycombe’s attacking threat, and he went closest but his free kick cannoned back off the crossbar. Shortly after, Turner then denied the Chairboys once again as he stuck out a leg to block a shot from the same player.
Slough were able to give minutes to 16 players, including two trialists, Pete Skapetis and Paul Hodges, whilst Wycombe changed most of their team at half time. Hodges bent a shot narrowly wide from 20 yards in the closing stages and Slough’s best chance came nine minutes from time, but Gavin James put his shot wide.
The Rebels face Wealdstone in their next warm-up match, at Arbour Park on Tuesday evening.
Team: Jack Turner, Nathan Smart, George Wells, Alan Inns (c) (Nathan Webb), Mark Nisbet, Lee Togwell (Warren Harris), James Dobson (Pete Skapetis), Simon Dunn, Matt Lench (Paul Hodges), Chris Flood (Gavin James), Sean Fraser. Subs not used: Guy Hollis, Brad Wadkins.