Plymouth move into second place
“At the start the Wycombe players had GPS systems on their backs and they were sticking out.
“We had to get clarification if they could use that. I noticed in the tunnel and alerted the referee.
“I don’t think it should be allowed. I’m not sure what the ruling is but someone could head it, it could get pulled or somebody could even get choked.”
Once the game got underway there was an early double dose of the curse of the ex-player as former favourites came back to haunt their old clubs.
First Reid, a former Wycombe loanee, tapped in at the far post on four minutes before Banton - who joined the Chairboys from their opponents Plymouth during the summer - blasted home from Aaron Pierre’s knock-down. Luke O’Nien hit the post for the hosts before seeing his follow up effort blocked on the line by Pilgrims captain Curtis Nelson.
And that clearance proved pivotal as Plymouth were back in front just moments later - albeit in somewhat bizarre circumstances.
The ball cannoned in off Jervis while the winger lay inside the six-yard-box as Wycombe tried to clear their lines following one of numerous dangerous setpiece deliveries from Graham Carey.
Matt Ingram then saved well from the ever-impressive Reid’s header before Gozie Ugwu missed a great chance to level before the break, firing straight at Luke McCormick when he was well placed inside the area.
Garry Thompson should have equalised after half time, but his effort came back off the post after being allowed in by the dozing Nelson as Wycombe tried in vain to salvage a result.
For Gareth Ainsworth the defeat was tough to take due to his side’s set-piece defending which saw the Chairboys double the amount they had conceded all season in the league inside 32 minutes.
“It’s disappointing the way we’ve conceded the two goals,” said the Wycombe boss.
“Defending set-plays is something we have prided ourselves on but if you don’t do that you’re asking for trouble.
“We’ve given them two goals rather than making them earn it and I felt that in general play we were the better side.
“We created many more chances but that other goal just eluded us.
“It was a bit farcical at the start. You just have to get on with it but the early goal wasn’t down to anything but shoddy defending from us.
“If people think the GPS systems are dangerous then they need to lodge that with the FA.
“We’ve been told we can use them and the data has been vital for us.”
TUSSLE: Wycombe’s Gozie Ugwu battles Plymouth’s Curtis Nelson and Plymouth fans celebrate victory with a Green Alien inflatable
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