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Posted Sun 09 Mar 03 at 12:49 PM


Brentford were sent home from Buckinghamshire licking their wounds as Wycombe score four goals without reply.

Wally Downes will be hoping Tuesday night's match with Colchester can provide a platform to bounce back from a sloppy display. He had to make do without influential Senegalese defender Ibrahima Sonko, who missed the match due a stomach complaint. Scott Marshall stepped up from the bench to replace him.

Wycombe signalled their intentions within eight seconds - but Jonny Dixon fired the ball wide. Rowan Vine was then handed a decent chance to open the scoring for Brentford but he shot over when well-placed. Wycombe broke the dead-lock in the fourteenth minute. Having dealt with Andy Frampton's shot on goal, Wycombe goalkeeper Frank Talia noticed Michael Simpson unmarked on the right; his cross into the Bees area was not cleared, and Dixon made sure from eight yards.

Brentford's despair deepened a minute later - Jermaine McSporran teased Paul Smith out of goal and gave Danny Senda an easy tap-in to double the home side's lead. It was a poor first forty-five minutes of football, Referee Graham Poll signalling the first corner in the 31st minute.

On the hour-mark, The Bees sprang to life with firstly Eddie Hutchinson and then Mark McCammon's header tipped onto the bar from Rowlands' delicate chip. Mark Peters sending-off for a lung on Michael Simpson with fifteen minutes left was the signal for a further two Wycombe goals. Gavin Holligan scored the third from Bulman's pass and Wycombe wrapped up the game with four minutes left, substitute Darren Currie making it four.

Attendance: 5930 (811 Bees)

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