The Blues ‘have gelled and are still growing’
Keeper points to solid performance at noisy Pompey
outfit Chesham United Reserves are in the hat for the next round though after seeing off Leverstock Green 2-0 thanks to Corey-Jay Johnson and Jack Harris.
Their league game with Stony Stratford Town at the weekend was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch and they are were solid defensively and we’re still growing.
“Last year, possibly, we might have crumbled under the pressure. We’re looking strong this year though, particularly at the back, and we’ve had a few clean sheets. When we do concede it’s only the one or two.
“We’re all disappointed we didn’t come away with the three, but Portsmouth is a tough place to come with the following they’ve got and they are doing quite well in the league. I think if you’d asked most people before the game if they’d have taken a 1-1 draw they’d have said yes.”
Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth – who faces one of his former clubs this weekend when Cambridge United visit Adams Park – is enjoying seeing his team reside in the top three places after last season’s battle with relegation.
He said: “The pressures being at the bottom are horrible. You’ve got to try and keep focused. Being at the top just breeds confidence and it backs up what you’re trying to do in training every day. The lads are great and fantastic to work with.
“I know what I’ve got here at Wycombe Wanderers and we’ll just keep going. The main aim is to never repeat what happened last year. If we just keep getting these points on then we’ll be far away from the bottom this season.”
Meanwhile, Wanderers’ home clash with Burton Albion has been moved to Monday, November 17, for live Sky Sports coverage, having originally been scheduled to be played two days before.
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