Wycombe still have time on their side

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The boo boys were out at Adams Park, as Wycombe succumbed to their first league defeat to Macclesfield Town.

After a mixed start to the season the Chairboys were expected to brush The Silkmen aside, but it was the away team that came away with their first victory of the campaign.

Two spectacular efforts inside the first 15 minutes sealed the win and Wycombe struggled to find a way back into the game, despite a second half penalty from Scott Rendell.

The two wonder strikes from Colin Daniel and Tyrone Barnett left Nikki Bull no chance in the Wanderers goal, as the venomous efforts were hit from 35 and 20 yards respectively.

Prior to the match Macclesfield had scored one goal in four league games, but that was a distant stat long before the full time whistle.

The first strike beat the outstretched stopper as it flew in off the post, after Daniel had wrapped his boot round the ball. The second unstoppable, rising effort hit the top corner when Barnett struck sweetly from the edge of the box.

The damage could have been worse for Wanderers when a mischievous dipped shot by Hamza Bencherif beat a stranded Bull, from twenty-five yards, only to skim the top of the crossbar.

Wycombe’s second half goal from the spot ensured they found the back of the net on one occasion for the third successive game, but in this instance they failed to pick up any points.

The anticipated free flow of goals are yet to appear as they struggle to find the back of the net from open play, despite the attacking game they possess.

The day started badly for Wycombe as striker Jon-Paul Pittman was stretchered off during the pre-match warm up, adding further dilemma to the home side’s goal scoring issues. However, it was Matt McClure how stepped in to replace Pittman on the bench, and put himself in contention once again.

Loan signing Scott Davies went straight into the starting XI after his move from Reading.

The attacking midfielder is a firm favourite among the Wycombe fans after his successful first loan spell last season, and they will be hoping he can raise spirits and goal scoring opportunities during his three months with the Chairboys.

But it was not to be on his second debut, and Davies would have hoped for a better start to life back at Adams Park, but with forty games remaining he knows they have time on their side:

"We have a lot more ability than we showed today. We know that and the fans know that. We just have to take it on the chin and move on."

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