Ainsworth not in the mood to cel­e­brate

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By James Walker

WY­COMBE boss Gareth Ainsworth in­sists the club should not get car­ried away with their ex­pec­ta­tions de­spite get­ting off to a win­ning start.

Debu­tant Paris CowanHall’s early header was the dif­fer­ence be­tween Wy­combe and More­cambe af­ter an end to end sec­ond-half.

The hosts con­trolled most of the first half but Matt In­gram res­cued them 15 min­utes from time with a su­perb div­ing save from Jack Samp­son’s goal­bound ef­fort.

And Chair­boys man­ager Ainsworth said:“I’m very happy with the re­sult. More­cambe are renowned for be­ing a good foot­balling side, and I think we more than matched them in the first half.

“It’s prob­a­bly a dis­ap­point­ment that it’s 1-0 be­cause I don’t think any­one would be­grudge us a 3-0 or a 4-0 nil win. 1-0 is a nice re­sult be­cause it doesn’t raise ex­pec­ta­tion lev­els of any­one else com­ing here .

“Peo­ple aren’t say­ing we’re go­ing to win the league now be­cause we’ve won 4-0. It’s not like that.

“A 1-0 is a steady per­for­mance, a real pro­fes­sional per­for­mance and I’m very pleased with the way we played.”

Cowan-Hall opened the scor­ing by head­ing home from Dean Mor­gan’s sev­enth-minute cross as he wrong footed cen­tre-back Chris McCready to get the de­liv­ery in.

Josh Scowen and JonPaul Pittman should have dou­bled the lead on 26 min­utes af­ter they found them­selves two-on-one with Barry Roche, who blocked the for­mer’s side footed-ef­fort with his legs.

Mor­gan al­most scored on 50 min­utes but dragged the ball wide from 15 yards and came close again with a 65th-minute strike that was des­tined for the top cor­ner be­fore Roche saved.

In­gram’s 77th-minute div­ing save de­nied Samp­son from close range and the Shrimps striker also fired a 64th-minute strike from 15 yards wide.

McCready al­most equalised with a header from a Ryan Wil­liams cor­ner but he hit the bar.

More­cambe man­ager Jim Bent­ley said:“It could’ve been 4-4, it could’ve been 6-4 it was a bit of a mad game like that but over­all we didn’t re­ally de­serve any­thing out of the game.

“They played with an un­be­liev­ably high tempo; and stopped us from play­ing.

“It was ev­i­dent in the chances we con­ceded, we got caught in pos­ses­sion and they broke with pace.

“We knew what to ex­pect, but some­times you’re not go­ing to have it all your own way in football.

“The pitch is very long so we couldn’t zip it round.

“In the sec­ond-half we had a go and their keeper made a cou­ple of good saves.” To comment on this match go to http://boards.footy­mad.net/

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