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11 November 2013

See how the press reported the 1-1 Cup draw


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Blues boss Gareth Ainsworth hailed his side's progress in the last year after watching them secure a battling 1-1 draw against League One side Crewe, writes Zhen-Kuang Goh.

 

The FA Cup has not been kind to the Chairboys in recent years with Wycombe having fallen at the first hurdle for the past few years.

 

Today's opponents were the victors when the Chairboys were dumped out of last season's FA Cup at the same stage with 4-1.

 

And although Crewe looked like they could run away with the tie at times in the first half, a Paris Cowan-Hall header cancelled out an early Anthony Grant strike as Wycombe battled their way back into the match.

 

"Obviously we went out up at Crewe last year, we got beaten 4-1, so this is a show of how we've progressed," Ainsworth said.

 

"The progress we've made in a year and the youth we have here, it's great for the future of the club. I'm really encouraged. Our biggest problem is going to be holding on to them all."

 

Crewe Chronicle

 

CREWE Alex forced an FA Cup relay after being held to a draw at Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.

 

Anthony Grant gave them a brilliant start with a superb goal on four minutes of the first round tie, but Paris Cowan-Hall levelled it up before the break.

 

Both sides had chances to win it but the clinical edge was missing and they musty do it all again at Gresty Road on Tuesday, November 19.

 

It was not the outcome Davis was looking for two years to the weekend that he took the top job at the Alex. But it could have been worse after an entertaining game.

 

Bucks Free Press

 

GARETH Ainsworth said a draw was a fair result in this afternoon's first round FA Cup tie between Wanderers and Crewe Alexandra.

 

The sides will meet again at Gresty Road on Tuesday, November 19 as Paris Cowan-Hall's header cancelled out a stunning early strike from former Blue Anthony Grant.

 

Ainsworth felt his side were the better team in the second half after growing into the game once they fell behind, with Crewe having their best spell of the match just prior to Cowan-Hall's equaliser.

 

The Blues boss said: "I'm content to get the replay because it means we haven't been beaten.

 

"I thought we played really well. As you could see at the end of the game both teams were really going for it because I don't think the replay was desired by either manager. We've got it and I'm full of confidence going up to Crewe now in ten days' time.

 

"The big thing is we are in the hat tomorrow. We've done exactly that.


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