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Wycombe 2-1 Mansfield Town

Peter Murphy
Peter Murphy scored his fourth goal of the season as Wycombe beat Mansfield.

Wycombe came from behind to record victory over Mansfield and made it four league games without defeat.

Matt Rhead headed in Adam Murray's far post corner to put the Stags in front.

A Paul Hayes penalty after Martin Riley's handball levelled things up before Aaron Holloway blasted over for the hosts from point blank range.

But the Chairboys eventually won it when Peter Murphy nodded in his fourth goal of the season after Hayes headed back across goal.

Wycombe move up to fourth place in the League Two table, five points behind early leaders Burton Albion.

Mansfield drop to 13th, but with consecutive home games against Morecambe and Carlisle to come.

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth:

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Post-match: Wycombe boss Ainsworth

"The only thing that disappointed me was the first 20 minutes. We were really hammered. They knew what was coming, the boys, but they let it happen. The pleasing thing was is for 70 minutes after that we learned, we grew into the game, and deservedly so we came out as winners today.

"Really pleased with the result- fans were great. Saw the game out but feet on the floor we've got Plymouth on Tuesday, we got a long journey now to there and we'll have to back this one up today."

On Aaron Amadi-Holloway: "That was the plan right from the start to give him a half. He's been out for two years with some serious injuries and we need to really take our time with this kid, nobody has done that before. He's really important to me and I'll make sure we don't risk him with injury because he's had enough of that in his career and he's only 21 years old."

Mansfield first-team coach Micky Moore told BBC Radio Nottingham:

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Moore on Mansfield v Wycombe

"We should have had three points - to come away with nothing is an injustice to the lads' work-rate today.

"One-nil up in the first 20 minutes and we created more chances, we just didn't take any.

"One bad decision changes the game. The handball was outside the box, their bench have openly said it was outside, so we're really disappointed for that to go against us."

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 3Jacobson
  • 2Jombati
  • 6Pierre
  • 26Mawson
  • 4ScowenSubstituted forLewisat 76'minutes
  • 11Wood
  • 18Rowe
  • 15MurphySubstituted forBloomfieldat 80'minutes
  • 9Hayes
  • 25Amadi-HollowaySubstituted forMcClureat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Lewis
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 13Richardson
  • 19McClure
  • 22Kretzschmar
  • 23Walker

Mansfield

  • 23Evtimov
  • 3RileyBooked at 29mins
  • 6Tafazolli
  • 2SuttonBooked at 90mins
  • 7BellSubstituted forPalmerat 80'minutes
  • 21Murray
  • 28Clements
  • 18BeeversSubstituted forTaylorat 85'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 19MarsdenBooked at 26mins
  • 9Rhead
  • 11Bingham

Substitutes

  • 1Studer
  • 8Fisher
  • 12McGuire
  • 14Palmer
  • 16Heslop
  • 20Thomas
  • 22Taylor
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
3,106

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away16
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 2, Mansfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 2, Mansfield Town 1.

Booking

Adam Murray (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Adam Murray (Mansfield Town).

Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers).

Adam Murray (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Paul Hayes (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town).

Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner following a corner.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Joe Jacobson.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Rob Taylor replaces Lee Beevers.

Liam Marsden (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt blocked. Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Adam Murray (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

Daniel Rowe (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Ollie Palmer replaces Fergus Bell.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Matt Bloomfield replaces Peter Murphy because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 2, Mansfield Town 1. Peter Murphy (Wycombe Wanderers) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Paul Hayes.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Stuart Lewis replaces Josh Scowen.

Foul by Martin Riley (Mansfield Town).

Paul Hayes (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Liam Marsden (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Sido Jombati.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

Attempt saved. Paul Hayes (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Martin Riley.

Attempt saved. Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton7610113819
2Morecambe7511126616
3Bury7421104614
4Wycombe7421105514
5Cheltenham742174314
6Cambridge7322149511
7Shrewsbury7322117411
8Southend732275211
9Northampton732287111
10Plymouth731396310
11Portsmouth731367-110
12Stevenage7313911-210
13Mansfield730479-29
14Tranmere7223101008
15Wimbledon72231112-18
16York715189-18
17Newport7223810-28
18Luton722357-28
19Dag & Red72141013-37
20Hartlepool721447-37
21Accrington7214813-57
22Oxford Utd7034610-43
23Exeter7034410-63
24Carlisle7034617-113
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