Sam Wood's early goal of the season contender was undoubtedly the highlight for Gary Waddock as his Wycombe side opened their npower League Two campaign with a 3-1 win at York.
Goals from Matt Bloomfield and Stuart Beavon either side of the midfielder's looping effort were enough to seal the points to spoil The Minstermen's return to the Football League.
After a spell at Rotherham last season, Wood laid down a marker for himself for the rest of the campaign with an assured performance as well as his tremendous 35-yard strike.
"It was a fantastic goal," said Waddock.
"He doesn't score too many and he won't score too many like that. It was a wonderful strike and it capped off a wonderful performance by him and the team.
"York are a good side. Obviously with the promotion last season they had a fantastic year and the momentum was with them today with the big crowd, but we've got a valuable three points away from home."
Jason Walker deflected in Jonathan Smith's header to give The Minstermen a lifeline but EWycombe held on.
"We were 3-0 down, but we kept going and got the goal back and got back into it," said York boss Gary Mills.
"We kept changing little bits to get us into the game and Matty Blair had a cracking chance to make it 3-2, and you never know we might have got something out of the game if that chance had gone in.
"The first half was the one for me because it wasn't how I wanted to start or how to play and unfortunately that has cost us."