Wycombe v Reading - a pulsating clash between two sides who had differing fortunes at the start of the season.

Wycombe unbeaten, Reading losing both games. It promised to be a tight match and it certainly was. But the ebb and flow of the game was a joy to watch and both sides should be lauded for that.

From a Wycombe perspective, the team more than matched their Championship opponents.

Early on, the Royals piled the pressure on and they weathered an early storm but they worked their way back into the contest and finished the first half strongly.

The second half, I felt the Blues certainly edged and Alex Samuel's terrific header was deserved reward for his typical, hard-working performance.

That goal kicked Reading into life and they forced home an equaliser but once again, Wycombe weathered that and managed to get back on top again.

What is instantly striking this season is the strength of the squad.

To be able to bring on the likes of Adebayo Akinfenwa, Fred Onyedinma and David Wheeler is an absolute godsend. It shows they have players more than capable of coming in should injuries curtail their progress.

The Beast came so close to a winner but his header walloped the bar.

Reading showed their class on the shoot-out with four top drawer penalties but Wycombe certainly lost nothing in defeat to Jose Gomes' side.

There were some outstanding performances on the night. Debutants Giles Phillips and Jamie Mascoll were superb and belied their inexperience in defence.

Dominic Gape, skipper for the evening, was everywhere and Jack Grimmer a constant threat down the right.

Wycombe can take so much from this game and it certainly bodes well moving into Saturday's game. 

It is definitely a good time to be a Wanderer!