REMI MATTHEWS… 6.5
A rush of blood for the first goal, no doubt, but he made up for the error with some great saves – three of which prevented Pattison from getting a goal his performance probably deserved.
HARRY BROCKBANK… 8
Calm and composed. Rewarded with a two-year deal after training without pay all summer. One of our own - and deserves plenty of credit.
YOANN ZOUMA… 8.5
Was shattered by the end, but lapped up every ounce of the fans’ attention with a commanding display at the back. Quick, powerful, looks like he has a future.
LIAM EDWARDS… 7.5
Had to take the hit marking the ultra-physical Akinfenwa but let nobody down at all, making some important contributions.
JOSH EARL… N/A
Unlucky to be forced off with an ankle injury so early. Hopefully he will be back up and running quickly.
DENNIS POLITIC… 8
Showed some real touches of class and definitely has the confidence to make an impact in the senior game. Would be a great story to see him push on and command a regular place.
JASON LOWE… 8
His experience was vital on the day – and it will be for the rest of the season, too. Compact in possession and ran himself to a standstill.
LUKE MURPHY… 6
Worked hard for the cause but his use of the ball had to be better. Showed the signs of a difficult summer more than anyone else.
JAMES WEIR… 7
Took a while to get up to speed in the game and missed a good chance to play-in Oztumer in the first half. Some encouraging signs after that.
ERHUN OZTUMER… 6.5
Didn’t get many chances to influence the game, which was a shame, but if things settle it would be great to think a side could be built around his creativity.
EDDIE BROWN… 6.5
Worked so hard to track down defenders but didn’t get a sniff of goal. Didn’t get much change out of El-Abd or Stewart but a day he won’t forget.
Subs: White 7, 14 (for Earl) – The 17-year-old has been with the club for a decade. It was harsh on Earl to pick up an injury early on, but what a story for Whites to get a league debut.
Darcy 6, 70 (for Oztumer) – One to watch. Has the tools to be a real player.
King-Harmes 77 (for Zouma) – Replaced the tiring Zouma and had to put up with some intense pressure later on.
Not used: Alnwick, Boon, Senior, Graham.
Wycombe (4-4-2): Allsopp; Grimmer, El-Abd, Stewart, Jacobson; Gape, Bloomfield, Pattison, Smyth; Akinfenwa, Samuel.
Subs: Wheeler 62 (for Samuel), Onyedimna 69 (for Smyth), Freeman 79 (for Bloomfield) Not used: Kashket, Yates, Phillips, Parker.
Referee: Tom Nield
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