Wycombe Wanderers 4 Swindon Town 1

By Footymad Previewer
Last updated : 08 November 2003

New Wycombe boss Tony Adams got his tenure off to an excellent start as he watched the Chairboys thrash Swindon 4-1 in their FA Cup first round clash at the Causeway Stadium.

Both sides started the game tentatively with the hosts having the better of the play, sending three good crosses into the Swindon box, but nobody could get on the end of them to finish.

Swindon hit the post just after the half-hour from a shot from Brian Howard.

The game came to life right on half-time, Andy Thomson thundering in a header from a corner by Darren Currie to give Wycombe the lead.

Former England and Arsenal captain, Adams, clearly had words to say to his side at half-time as they came out and doubled their advantage on 64 minutes.

Dannie Bulman fired in a shot from 20 yards which Robins keeper Rhys Evans spilled in the melee, and Darren Currie followed up to score.

Swindon were given a lifeline on 70 minutes when former Wycombe striker Sam Parkin was fouled in the area by Michael Simpson and the referee had no hesitation in pointing to the spot.

Visiting skipper Andrew Gurney drilled home the penalty past former Swindon keeper Frank Talia.

There then followed some intense Swindon pressure on the home goal, but it was Wycombe who broke away twice in the last five minutes to book themselves a place in the second round of the FA Cup.

Firstly on 85 minutes, Currie bent in a 20-yard free-kick which had Evans rooted to the spot and then, with just two minutes remaining, Wycombe's wing wizard Jermaine McSporran raced down the right and fired past a helpless Evans.

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