Wealdstone were defeated in their penultimate pre-season friendly, going down 1-0 against League One side Wycombe Wanderers.

Scott Kashket scored the game’s only goal early on, while Stones goalkeeper Joe Ringer put in an excellent performance on his first start for the club.

Ringer, 18, was only introduced to the squad late on, replacing regular goalkeeper Jonathan North in the line-up, while Jake Sheppard also came in for one of the club’s trialists at late notice.

It only took three minutes for Wycombe to break the deadlock as Kaskhet broke through the Wealdstone defence and fired beyond Ringer to give the Chairboys the lead.

They had a good chance to double the advantage four minutes later through Nick Freeman, but his well-struck effort was parried away by the young Stones keeper.

The hosts’ first chance came on the 10 minute mark when Billy Clifford played a delightful ball through for Jacob Mendy but he was unable to convert.

Wealdstone then came even closer to an equaliser on the brink of half-time as Danny Green broke into the area, but Wycombe’s trialist goalkeeper kept him at bay.

After another missed Stones chance at the start of the second half, Wycombe’s superiority began to tell, and they were only denied a second by the fingertips of Ringer as he tipped Craig Mackail-Smith’s header onto the post.

Wycombe were awarded a golden opportunity to put the game to bed late on when Paul Smyth was sent tumbling by Jacob Cook in the area, however Jason McCarthy couldn’t make it count and Ringer produced an excellent double save.

The early goal, though, proved to be enough and Wealdstone now face just one more friendly before the season starts.