Bees are tor­mented by ter­rific Thompson

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Aaron Pow­ell

WY­COMBE Wan­der­ers sit top of the ta­ble af­ter spoil­ing Bar­net’s party but man­ager Gareth Ainsworth is keen to preach cau­tion.

The Bees were buzzing af­ter knock­ing Mill­wall out of the Cap­i­tal One Cup in mid­week but two goals from vis­it­ing striker Garry Thompson saw Ainsworth’s men take all three points home with them.

New sign­ing Thompson hit a beauty on 53 min­utes, leav­ing Bar­net goal­keeper Graham Stack stranded as he turned and fired into the top cor­ner.

The hosts threw ev­ery­thing at Wy­combe and sub­sti­tute Michael Gash was des­per­ately un­lucky to see an over­head kick bril­liantly saved by Matt In­gram be­fore Thompson set­tled mat­ters from the penalty spot deep into in­jury time.

“Bar­net are a strong side and they had some big lads on the pitch at the end.We had to deal with a lot that they threw at us,” said Ainsworth, whose side beat York City 3-0 last week­end.

“But we fought hard and I thought we de­served the points.

“I’m re­ally proud of the com­mit­ment shown by all of them; Garry Thompson’s work rate was phe­nom­e­nal and he de­served both his goals for that alone and in Matt In­gram we’ve got the best goal­keeper in the di­vi­sion.

“We are top of the league but it doesn’t mean a thing. It’s nice to be up there but there’s plenty of football to be played yet.”

Bar­net boss Martin Allen was frus­trated that his side, who were beaten 2-0 at Ley­ton Ori­ent in their opener, did not make pres­sure tell in front of their home fans.

Striker John Akinde used his strength well but twice fired wide when through on goal in the first half, while cap­tain Curtis We­ston saw an ef­fort blocked and winger Luke Gam­bin hit the bar be­fore the break.

And sub­sti­tute Gash, who came on de­spite hav­ing eight stitches in a gash to the head he suf­fered against Mill­wall, went clos­est at the death as Bar­net threw ev­ery­thing at Wy­combe but couldn’t find a way through.

“We dom­i­nated the game. We had chances ga­lore but we didn’t take them,” said Allen.

“At Mill­wall we were ab­so­lutely su­perb. Against Ori­ent for 65 min­utes we were the dom­i­nant team and I don’t think any­one could leave here say­ing that Bar­net were beaten by a far bet­ter team.

“I think 90 per cent of the game was played in their fi­nal third of the pitch but we just didn’t have enough to get in.

“If you don’t make chances then you’ve got a big prob­lem as a man­ager but we’re cre­at­ing chances. We’re not tak­ing them at the mo­ment but we’re open­ing teams up and if we con­tinue to do that then points will come.”

STAR MAN GARRY THOMP

SON Wy­com

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