Yeovil Town 2, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

DREAMS of a Wembley final are over as ten man Wanderers were brushed aside by Yeovil in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

Matt Spring’s first half red card for a studs-up challenge left Blues with a mountain to climb and their higher graded opponents took full advantage to advance to the area semi finals.

Goals from Ed Upson and Sam Foley wrapped up a victory for Yeovil more handsome than the final scoreline would suggest, as the League One side carved out and wasted a hatful of chances.

With victory at Portsmouth in the previous round of the competition still fresh in the memory hopes were high Wanderers could pull off another surprise.

But a shock never looked like being on the cards as a Blues side featuring five changes from Saturday's win over Bristol Rovers were rarely seen as an attacking force.

The game took time to crackle into life as Upson’s miscued shot was easily fielded by Jordan Archer and big striker James Hayter headed off target from Joe Edwards’ fine right wing delivery when he might have felt he should have tested the keeper.

Wanderers’ forays into the opposing half were rare as Marvin McCoy – making a welcome return to the side after being out of action for four months – fired well off target from 35 yards out.

They missed a decent opportunity to take the lead while temporarily down to ten men with Ade Azeez, making his first professional start, off the field injured. Winger Junior Morias burst into the area from the right wing but fired into the side netting.

Azeez was unable to continue, being replaced by Matt McClure as the first piece of misfortune befell the Blues.

The second was of their own making as Spring’s raised studs connected with Gavin Williams’ knee and referee Gavin Ward had no hesitation in handing the experienced midfielder a straight red card – leaving Blues to play for over an hour a man light.

Bad luck comes in threes and minutes after the red card Wanderers went behind as another excellent Edwards delivery from the right was confidently despatched by Upson with a picture book header.

Yet Blues almost had an instant reversal in fortune as Bruno Andrade got away down the left and sent in a teasing low cross that McClure was inches away from connecting with at the far post.

But from there until half time it was all Yeovil as Upson drilled wide from the edge of the box, Williams fired off target and defender Daniel Burn sent a header from a corner wide with goalkeeper Archer in no man’s land.

The Glovers finally made the pressure tell in the final minute of the half as some crisp passing switched play from right to left, skipper Jamie McAllister’s cross was nodded back across goal and Foley was on hand to tap home a second at the far post.

Such was Yeovil’s dominance that Wanderers reshuffled their defence at the break, with Kortney Hause’s introduction giving Sam Wood licence to move further forward into midfield.

It wasn’t enough as McClure was left to feed off scraps and former Blues keeper Marek Stech was left untested.

His opposite number Archer was being kept busy as he fingertipped away Foley’s low cross-shot to prevent it creeping into the corner before making a fine save from Burn.

The big defender then fired into the side netting at a free kick before Archer clutched a right-footed shot from left-back McAllister after the Yeovil skipper had swivelled superbly to get away from his marker.

An hour was on the clock when Stech was finally called into action as the Glovers glovesman made an excellent low save from Dean Morgan’s powerful low drive, after he had been teed up by his strike partner McClure.

It was a rare moment to savour for the 94 travelling Chairboys as another spell of passing teased the visiting defence and in the end they were relieved to see Upson clip his shot wide of the post.

A barnstorming run forward from Andrade had the home defence backpedalling and both the Portuguese winger and manager Gareth Ainsworth appealed in vain for a penalty for the way his run was brought abruptly to a halt.

With the job done Yeovil eased their feet off the gas but Hayter should have done better than to head high and wide from inside the six yards after a fine hanging ball in from substitute Keanu Marsh-Brown.

They were caught napping as a tricky piece of skill from Andrade took him away from two defenders on the edge of the box and McClure hammered his resulting low cross against the crossbar, and with it any hopes of a grandstand finish evaporated.

Wanderers: Archer, McCoy, Winfield, Dunne, Wood (sub Ehui), Andrade, Spring, Kewley-Graham, Morias (sub Hause), Azeez (sub McClure), Morgan. Substitutes not used: Ainsworth, Kuffour.

Attendance: 1,771