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Exeter City 2-1 Wycombe Wanderers

Scot Bennett
Exeter City captain Scot Bennett scored his first goal of the season

Exeter City came from behind to secure a narrow win and end League Two leaders Wycombe's 10-game unbeaten run.

Wycombe took the lead early on when Sam Wood's deep cross was headed into the bottom corner by Peter Murphy.

Exeter goalkeeper Christy Pym saved from Paul Hayes before David Wheeler equalised for the hosts, bundling in a rebound from Graham Cummins' shot.

The Grecians found the winner when Scot Bennett was first to another Cummins rebound and he scored from close range.

Wycombe remain top despite the defeat, ahead of Burton on goal difference, while Exeter move up to 13th in League Two.

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Ainsworth on Exeter v Wycombe

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

''Fair play to them (Exeter). I think the movement caught them (the defence) out. We had one of our poor games this season, we still created some good chances.

''We have a few tired legs I think. We'll get them right for Saturday. But credit to Exeter, they took all three points today and we can learn from that and make sure it doesn't happen again.

''I haven't seen an Exeter team go direct like that for a long time. Their goals come from direct play, which we've dealt with very well this season. That's the unfortunate thing.''

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 30Pym
  • 6Ribeiro
  • 4Bennett
  • 2Butterfield
  • 11Davies
  • 8Oakley
  • 22WheelerSubstituted forNobleat 81'minutes
  • 14GrimesBooked at 77mins
  • 3Woodman
  • 10Keohane
  • 31CumminsSubstituted forNicholsat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 19Noble
  • 20Nichols
  • 21Hamon
  • 25Riley-Lowe
  • 26Tillson
  • 27Jay
  • 29Watkins

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 2Jombati
  • 6PierreBooked at 44mins
  • 26Mawson
  • 3Jacobson
  • 7Cowan-HallBooked at 58minsSubstituted forCraigat 66'minutes
  • 22KretzschmarSubstituted forBloomfieldat 67'minutes
  • 4ScowenBooked at 76mins
  • 11Wood
  • 15Murphy
  • 9HayesSubstituted forMcClureat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Lewis
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 12Craig
  • 13Richardson
  • 18Rowe
  • 19McClure
  • 23Walker
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
3,129

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 2, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 2, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

Scott Bennett (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

Attempt blocked. Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City).

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Tom Nichols replaces Graham Cummins.

Attempt missed. Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Alfie Mawson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Matt McClure replaces Paul Hayes.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. David Noble replaces David Wheeler.

Attempt missed. David Wheeler (Exeter City) right footed shot from long range on the right misses to the left.

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

Foul by Matt Grimes (Exeter City).

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

Booking

Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Matt Grimes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

Matt Oakley (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Sido Jombati.

Foul by Scott Bennett (Exeter City).

Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Danny Butterfield (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Matt Bloomfield replaces Max Kretzschmar.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Steven Craig replaces Paris Cowan-Hall.

Attempt missed. Alfie Mawson (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 2, Wycombe Wanderers 1. Scott Bennett (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

Attempt saved. Graham Cummins (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Scott Bennett (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

Danny Butterfield (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers).

Booking

Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe1484220101028
2Burton149142018228
3Luton148331710727
4Bury148242316726
5Shrewsbury1473421101124
6Plymouth14725148623
7Morecambe147251713423
8Newport146441713422
9Cheltenham146441514122
10Southend146351312121
11Portsmouth145541414020
12Wimbledon145452021-119
13Exeter145451618-219
14Accrington146172125-419
15Cambridge145362417718
16Northampton145362322118
17Mansfield145361216-418
18Stevenage145271822-417
19Oxford Utd144461619-316
20Dag & Red144281724-714
21Carlisle143381826-812
22York141851219-711
23Hartlepool14329923-1411
24Tranmere142481118-710
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