Game on. Website reaction to Wycombe thrashing.

Last updated : 09 April 2003 By Michael Morris
3 goals in 2 games
City responded to last Saturdays defeat with a perfect reply tonight. A 4 - 0 win at Adams Park has put City back into thrid place and just 1 point behind Crewe. Both teams have played 40 games.

Peter Thorne scored after only 4 mins as a large group of City fans, myself included were still trying to get in. The remainder of the half was hardly a classic with too many errors. Wycombe created a few chances that worried City with Margetson seeing one ball beat him and his far post and another bounce to safety off the cross bar.

City upped the tempo in the second half and played classic quick break countter attacking football, still mistakes were made but the chances were getting better. When the second goal came it was Alan Mahon who broke and finally a city player shot on sight and he rifled the ball into the bottom corner.

City were looking dangerous in possession and it it did not take long for the third to come, Ainsworth left his marker for dead and crossed over for Thorne to find time to turn and blast the ball home. Game over but City were looking for more, sub Andy Legg followed Mahon's lead and shot on sight as he broke into the box and it was 4 - 0. It should have been five, the chance of the night scuffed by Robert Earnshaw, it would have been his 31st league goal. Maybe on Sunday.

The loudest cheer of the night came on 60 mins. Daniel Gabbidon came on for Spencer Prior and after a few nervy moments as he adjusted to the pace Gabbidon proved himself to be pure class. His calmness and presence was a joy to watch and he cruised the last 20 mins with some superb touches and one traditional Gabby run through midfield.

It was a huge win tonight and now City can only watch as Crewe go to Blackpool on Saturday. Anything less than a win will allow City to go second with a win at Chesterfield on Sunday.

City were cheered on by 1027 supporters and at the end the relief, passion, emotion was superb. Gareth Ainsworth was subbed last on for Mark Bonner and he was virtually back on the pitch doing the Ayatollah after he was subbed. Another show of passion came when Alan Mahon scored his goal, the City winger was booked for diving into the crowd.

So we are right back in it. 6 games to go, the rollercoaster goes on. Chesterfield next, Sunday at 2pm.