The Football League Paper - - FA CUP FOURTH ROUND -

THE THOU­SANDS that ar­rived in north Lon­don from Buck­ing­hamshire and packed the Park Lane End can only have done so in faint hope rather than ex­pec­ta­tion at wit­ness­ing an FA Cup fourth round shock.

But their wildest dreams looked to be com­ing true at half-time. So many have tried and failed to top­ple Spurs in the Premier League this term, but Wy­combe were do­ing just that in the cup and were wor­thy of the lead given to them by Paul Hayes.

Tot­ten­ham came back, as to be ex­pected, but the strength of char­ac­ter not to wilt when pegged back to 2-2 and re­take the lead was per­haps the great­est plus point on an af­ter­noon of ex­treme emo­tions for Wy­combe and their fans.

A spot in Mon­day’s fifth-round draw would have been won­der­ful but, in truth, a big­ger pri­or­ity than the cup run has to be the pro­mo­tion push.

And, on this ev­i­dence there will be more highs than lows for Gareth Ainsworth, his play­ers, and those loyal fans.

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