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Yeovil comfortably progress as poor Chairboys struggle to put up a fight

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: December 05, 2012

Yeovil Town's Sam Foley (14) hammers home to make it 2-0 in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie with Wycombe Wanderers picture: Gary Day/Pinnacle

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Two first-half goals were enough to effortlessly send Yeovil Town into the next round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at the expense of npower League Two side Wycombe Wanderers.

The hosts barely broke sweat at Huish Park in front of just 1,771 fans as the Chairboys offered little resistance to their League One opposition.

Ed Upson and Sam Foley notched the decisive goals for the Glovers against a Wycombe side that played for much of the game with only ten men.

With two of Yeovil's six loanees, Paddy Madden and Dale Bennett, cup tied, the Glovers made two changes to the team that lost to Carlisle United ten days earlier.

Gavin Williams partnered James Hayter in attack as Reading loanee Gozie Ugwu dropped to the bench, alongside Keanu Marsh-Brown who made way for available-again captain James McAllister.

The hosts opened a dominant first half by going close on ten minutes when both Byron Webster and Dan Burn went for Williams' in-swinging free kick, but the ball flew just wide.

Korey Smith tried his luck from 25 yards after 15 minutes but missed the target before Joe Edwards' deflected effort dipped narrowly over three minutes later.

On 24 minutes, Junior Morias got the better of his Yeovil marker to rifle wide from the edge of the box only for the visitors' challenge to get that much tougher two minutes before the half hour mark.

Matt Spring and Williams leapt in for the same loose ball but the Welshman came off worse as the Wycombe midfielder received a straight red for a dangerously high tackle.

Just five minutes later the Glovers deservedly took the lead when Upson nodded in Smith's wicked cross for not only his first headed Yeovil goal, but his first from inside the penalty area.

After 43 minutes Edwards appeared to over run a crossing opportunity but still delivered and Wycombe stopper Jordan Archer nervously tipped over. Burn ghosted in at the subsequent corner only to wastefully miss the target.

However, the Glovers doubled their advantage on the stroke of half-time thanks to further impressive build up play. McAllister crossed for Edwards to head on at the far post and Foley thumped home to end a below par half for the midfielder on a high.

Reuben Reid – introduced at half time in place of Smith – hit the side netting on 55 minutes from McAllister's cross as Yeovil continued to dominate second rate opposition.

Four minutes later McAllister then swivelled and shot in the box but Archer caught at the second attempt.

Wycombe countered on the hour mark, with only Marek Stech's sharp dive to his left keeping out Dean Morgan's shot.

Williams picked out Burn with a lofted 72nd minute free kick but the Fulham loanee could only head tamely at the visiting goalkeeper.

Three minutes later Edwards fed Upson to square, but Wycombe's defence stood strong as James Hayter slid in looking to make contact.

The Chairboys saved their best chance for six minutes before time. Substitute Matt McClure turned, but his shot rattled the crossbar. However, it was too little too late as the Glovers coasted into the next round at the expense of dreadful opposition.

Yeovil Town (4-4-2): Stech; Ayling (Marsh-Brown 70), Webster, Burn, McAllister; Edwards, Upson, Smith (Reid h-t), Foley; Williams, Hayter. Substitutes (not used): Hinds, Stewart, Ugwu.

Goals: Upson 33, Foley 45.

Bookings: McAllister, Marsh-Brown.

Wycombe Wanderers (4-4-2): Archer; McCoy, Winfield, Dunne, Wood (Ehui 77); Morias (Hause h-t), Spring, Kewley-Graham, Andrade; Azeez (McLure 24), Morgan. Substitutes (not used): Ainsworth, Kuffour.

Sent off: Spring 28.

Referee: G Ward (Surrey).

Attendance: 1,771.

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