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Cheltenham Town 1-4 Wycombe Wanderers

Paris Cowan-Hall
Paris Cowan-Hall netted his second goal of the season

Wycombe moved top of League Two after an emphatic win at 10-man Cheltenham.

The Robins took a third-minute lead through a Steve Elliott header but Wycombe were soon level as Paris Cowan-Hall fired in off the crossbar.

Cheltenham's Lee Vaughan was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Peter Murphy in the 24th minute, before Steven Craig put the visitors ahead.

Joe Jacobson made it 3-1 with a superb strike from 30 yards and Matt McClure added a fourth late on.

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Yates on Cheltenham v Wycombe

"We've literally not defended well from the second minute of the game, all the way through until the end, and been punished for it.

"Lee Vaughan's cost us the chance to have a go but I expect better, even with 10 men.

"I expect us to be more determined to shut goals out and have more energy to go and get something out of the game.

"I've watched a team I care about - a team I've put together - perform not in the way I would have liked."

Gareth Ainsworth told Three Counties Radio:

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Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth on Cheltenham

"The boys really got it spot on today. Josh coming back today was a big boost. I thought he was in control of the game. We were the better side.

"We'll be looking at the results today. There seems to be two groups emerging, the bottom half and the top half. Obviously I want to stay in the top half but I've got to keep a mind to how far I am from the bottom half.

"This club has been in big trouble, people will not realise how close this club came. It's going to be a big rebuilding process but if we can have days like today that's great and I'm really proud to be the manager."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Carson
  • 2VaughanBooked at 25mins
  • 5Brown
  • 15Deaman
  • 6Elliott
  • 3Braham-Barrett
  • 7FerdinandSubstituted forDe Vitaat 81'minutes
  • 25TaylorSubstituted forSterling-Jamesat 58'minutes
  • 8Richards
  • 9Harrison
  • 10GornellSubstituted forMarquisat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Gould
  • 16Hanks
  • 17Kotwica
  • 18Black
  • 19Sterling-James
  • 26Marquis
  • 28De Vita

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 2Jombati
  • 6Pierre
  • 18RoweBooked at 66minsSubstituted forLewisat 73'minutes
  • 3Jacobson
  • 7Cowan-Hall
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 4Scowen
  • 15Murphy
  • 12Craig
  • 9HayesSubstituted forMcClureat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Lewis
  • 13Richardson
  • 16Fletcher
  • 19McClure
  • 22Kretzschmar
Referee:
Darren Sheldrake
Attendance:
2,833

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home5
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away10
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Wycombe Wanderers 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Wycombe Wanderers 4.

John Marquis (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Sido Jombati.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Wycombe Wanderers 4. Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Raffaele De Vita (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

John Marquis (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Raffaele De Vita.

Foul by Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town).

Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Matt McClure replaces Paul Hayes.

Foul by Raffaele De Vita (Cheltenham Town).

Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Raffaele De Vita (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Hayes (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Raffaele De Vita replaces Kane Ferdinand.

Foul by Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town).

Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

John Marquis (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

Omari Sterling-James (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Trevor Carson.

Attempt saved. Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Stuart Lewis replaces Daniel Rowe because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Wycombe Wanderers 3. Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Paris Cowan-Hall.

Foul by Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town).

Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Daniel Rowe.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Daniel Rowe.

Booking

Daniel Rowe (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Rowe (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. John Marquis replaces Terry Gornell.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Craig Braham-Barrett.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Matt Richards.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Troy Brown.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe18105328161235
2Burton1811252521435
3Luton1810442012834
4Shrewsbury18103529151433
5Southend189451915431
6Plymouth1893621101130
7Bury189362721630
8Newport187742519628
9Exeter187652423127
10Portsmouth187562119226
11Morecambe188281920-126
12Accrington188282629-326
13Cambridge187382923624
14Northampton187382725224
15Stevenage187382626024
16Wimbledon186662325-224
17Mansfield186481521-622
18Cheltenham186481727-1022
19Oxford Utd185581923-420
20York183961722-518
21Dag & Red1853102330-718
22Carlisle1853102334-1118
23Tranmere1826101625-912
24Hartlepool1833121331-1812
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