Wycombe Wanderers 1 Rotherham United 0

Last updated : 16 February 2008 By Footymad Previewer
Captain David McCracken headed home early in the second half to give Paul Lambert's side all three points - and they draw level with their visitors on 54 points, five off automatic promotion.

In truth this was a dire game played on a poor pitch with few moments of genuine quality as the game degenerated into a scrappy midfield battle.

The contest started brightly, though, as on six minutes Wycombe's Russell Martin darted down the right before pulling the ball back to Sergio Torres, but the midfielder blazed over.

Wycombe were playing in a very narrow formation, in part due to the fact that their three man midfield of Gary Holt, Neil Lennon and Tommy Doherty have an astonishing 98 years between them.

After 14 minutes, Wycombe threatened as McCracken forced a smart save from Frank Fielding with his near-post flick from Torres' free-kick.

Rotherham created their first chance of note five minutes before half-time as Mark Hudson created space down the left and lobbed in for Danny Harrison, whose goalbound volley was well blocked by Leon Johnson.

The deadlock was finally broken five minutes into the second half as captain McCracken rose highest to head home Martin's corner.

It was a superb header from the centre-back, whose effort flew past Andy Warrington and into the roof of the net for his first goal of the season.

The visitors lacked a cutting edge, although Jamie Green came on for his debut as manager Mark Robins looked to freshen up his side.

Wycombe were rarely threatened though and came out of the encounter with the win their performance just about deserved.

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