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Harriers prove that the early season form was exceptional and today they have their worst game so far.
There was no passion, no competitiveness and no invention in their game.
  Tyson 21
  Ahmed 90
  harriers-online match report
Saturday 28th August 2004 
Powder puff Harriers

Sadly I didn't get to see the Carling Cup game against Cardiff City and by all accounts I missed a cracker.  Even if we did eventually lose it on penalties.

I only wish that I could have missed this one too.

I'm sorry Jan but the very idea of playing Jesper Christiansen, in a lone role up front, at home, was definitely the wrong one.  I know we have a mini injury crisis at the moment but three of those injured are yet to play a single game this season.

We cannot keep being told that Isyeden Christie is just minutes away from making his debut.  If truth be told it's going to be at least another month before he gets match fit and another two weeks after that before he gets to start a game.

Look how long it's taken Richie Appleby to get fit.  He trained all close season and he hasn't even started a game yet.

We need to get a loan striker in now.  Not a utility midfielder who can play wide or deep and he needs to be an out and out striker that can shoot on sight.

Quick, before it's too late.

The game started, for us, in first gear and that's where it stayed all game.  Simon Brown tried his hardest but with out anyone running into space he was wasting his time.  Three times in the first half I saw Jesper out wide when Brownie was on one of his mazey runs.  Three times the attack broke down because he was looking for someone to play the ball in to.

Hats and Viv were also having bad games.  Both being caught out on numerous occasions and Freddy was also having a mediocre game.

It's hard to know what to say.

Now Nathan Tyson, on the other hand, he was something else.  What is he doing stuck in the depths of football when he should be playing at a bigger club than Wycombe.

Is it an attitude problem because he went from Swansea to Reading but, not being able to get a regular first team place there, went out on loan to Cheltenham.  From there he went back to Reading and was eventually released to sign for the Chairboys (awful nickname that).

On todays showing he should still be at Reading.

Every time he got the ball he was off and he had the rest of his side there with him in support.  The very thing that we couldn't do.

The first goal was sheer quality.  He saw Hatswell hesitate to tackle him on the edge of the area and he just swerved past him to slot the ball past the blameless John Danby.

We had no answer to that and failed to trouble the Wycombe keeper, Talia, once during the first half.  In comparison Wycombe peppered our goal with shots and Danby was hard at work impressing the Premiership scouts in attendance.

Danby was called into action before the goal when he did superbly well to block Ian Stonebridge's shot and he had the woodwork to thank for keeping the same players volley out just minutes later.  Tyson almost added to his goal but, again, John was there when needed.

We did come close to scoring late on in the half but it would have been through an own goal.  Williamson skewed his clearance and just as it was about to cross the line Talia managed to get to it and pushed it over the bar.

HT. 0 - 1

The second period of play started in a similar fashion to the first.  That gear box was still stuck.  Things got so desperate that Jan was forced into injecting some life into the team after only five minutes of the half.

Appleby and Mellon came on for Russell and Advice to, hopefully, form a fruitful partnership in midfield.  There was an improvement but only a small one.  We still couldn't raise a real threat on their goal.

Tyson had already tested Danby again and he repeated it minutes after the substitution with another shot to hit the foot of the woodwork after he left Hatswell for dead.  That one should have made the game a lost cause and we were very lucky that it didn't go in.

Midway through the half and we had our first meaningful attack on the Wycombe goal when Apples played Jesper in but his weak shot was dealt with easily enough by Talia.

It was back to the Tyson show again when Danby again made sure that we still had a chance when he kept out a cross goal shot from the mercurial striker.  From a narrow angle Tyson could only look on as Danby somehow got a hand to the shot that was destined for just inside the far post.

With the minutes ticking away after the fourth official added three minutes on Wycombe clinched the killer goal.

We had just had an abortive attack on goal and the ball broke free after Appleby had failed to hold onto the ball.  Tyson was there waiting to collect it and set off down the flank, running like a hare, skipping past a lost Jenkins and sliding the ball quickly across the area.

Substitute Shahed Ahmed had come up in support and had no problem in poking the ball into an empty net.

If that had been Simon Brown running down the wing he would have had no one to pass to.

This problem has got to be solved by Monday when we face a free scoring, in form Bury.

This problem can only be solved with a decent striker.

FT. 0 - 2

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I can't keep naming John as the man of the Match but until someone else, apart from Brown, shows any kind of imagination or interest then it's going to be John until he leaves.

At this rate it won't be long.
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Harriers  subs   cards      Wycombe  subs   cards 
Danby     Talia  
Jenkins     Silk  
Burton     Uhlenbeek  
Viveash     Nethercott  
Hatswell     Williamson  
Advice     Easton  
Brown     Ryan  
Keates     Birchall  
Christiansen     Tyson  
Russell     Stonebridge  
Roberts     Senda  
SUBS:       SUBS:    
Lewis     Williams  
McHale     Johnson  
Mellon     Martin  
Appleby     Ahmed
Foster     Dixon  

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