Wycombe Wanderers have progressed to the round of 16 in the EFL Trophy following a 3-2 victory over the Fulham U21s.

The Chairboys were quick out the traps and nearly took the lead on three occasions inside the opening 20 minutes, twice through Kieran Sadlier and once through Luke Leahy.

The ex-West Ham United man saw two of his crosses go just wide of the mark, whilst the latter, who was making his first appearance for the club since the 1-0 home defeat against Stevenage, fired over.

And whilst Sadlier was pulling the strings, it was Taylor who got on the scoresheet first.

His well-struck volley on 21 minutes past Steven Benda ended a run of 10 matches without a goal.

Wanderers continued to dominate as Garath McCleary’s shot from range was brilliantly tipped over by the keeper before Kian Breckin and David Wheeler also tried their luck.

The second period began as a non affair with both sides being passive, but things turned somewhat frantic in the final 15 minutes.

The Cottages started to get a foothold in the contest as Joshua King, Idris Odutayo and Devan Tanton all came close, with Franco Ravizzoli in the Wycombe goal being forced into several important saves.

It become somewhat nervous for Wycombe but with 11 minutes remaining, Chris Forino scored his second goal of the campaign to make it 3-1 to the Chairboys.

The Saint Lucian centre back smashes home his first Adams Park goal of the season on the half-volley with his left foot to give Wanderers a two-goal cushion.

But just 120 seconds, Jonathan Esenga’s deflected cross flew over Ravizzoli to make it a nervy ending at Adams Park.

Wanderers will find out their next opponents on December 6, with that fixture taking place week commencing January 4.

Up next for Wycombe is Shrewsbury Town at home in the league this Saturday.