Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Chairboys Ride Their Luck

In lieu of anything better to do, and certainly preferable to watching the scores roll in on Sky, Liz and I found ourselves at the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Stadium for the third time this season. It did allow us the chance to have another of their wonderful burgers too...

Wycombe Wanderers were the visitors today, fresh from their defeat at Valley Parade where hopefully Darlo would do a lot better tonight.

After the first 25 minutes, it looked like another defeat was on the cards as the Daggers constantly attacked down the flanks with on-loan Ritchie the dominant threat - lots of fluid attacking but let down by bad finishing. What looked to be a good goal for them was disallowed for off-side and it must have been a relief for the Chairboys to go in level at half-time after being second-best to the ball all night.

Wycombe had a bright ten-minute spell after the break and it was then thay they went ahead against the run of play. From then on Dagenham pressed for an equaliser but the Wycombe goal led a charmed life and they held out for the win.

It has been said to me by a Wycombe fan that they've had a lot of luck this season - their late equaliser against us, late winners in other games and not least the fact that Zebrowski had a three-match ban rescinded and then went onto score the winners in the subsequent games - but it might just be this sort of luck that makes the difference for them this season.

Elsewhere Darlo got what looked to be a very solid point at Valley Parade after almost three weeks without a game whilst Rotherham's Wembley dreams are put to bed for this season - let's hope Luton can now beat Scunthorpe in the JPT final.

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