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Wycombe Wanderers 2-1 Cheltenham Town

Alfie Mawson
Alfie Mawson has now scored four goals in his last eight games for Wycombe

Alfie Mawson's header kept Wycombe Wanderers' League Two title hopes alive as they beat bottom-of-the-table Cheltenham Town at Adams Park.

Aaron Pierre gave the hosts the lead after he fired through a crowded box just before the interval.

Cheltenham levelled when Durrell Berry comfortably found the bottom left corner for his first goal for the club.

But Mawson stole all three points for Wanderers when he nodded home Sam Saunders' corner.

Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Ainsworth on Wycombe v Cheltenham

"It is a huge three points. We've put the two defeats to bed and we've got rid of the curse of the manager of the month award.

"To not lose against them was very important, and to win was excellent.

"We're getting stretched now with the squad. I need the time to run out quicker than I'm losing my players.

"The spirit is great, we just want to get a couple more wins under our belt and that could be enough [for automatic promotion]."

Cheltenham Town manager Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Johnson on Wycombe v Cheltenham

"If we want to go and win a football match, we have to do a little bit more than just kick it and chase it.

"Our only hope is that there're still two teams worse than us at the moment, but we're the ones that are chasing.

"I didn't want anybody to think we've come to Wycombe and only been beaten by the odd goal against a team that's going up. We've got to be better than we were today.

"Picking a team, a shape and a tactic is quite difficult at the moment but I'm going to keep going and try and get that elusive win."

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 4Yennaris
  • 26Mawson
  • 6Pierre
  • 3JacobsonBooked at 15minsSubstituted forMurphyat 44'minutes
  • 7SaundersBooked at 90mins
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 11Wood
  • 25HollowaySubstituted forCraigat 89'minutes
  • 9Hayes
  • 23Onyedinma

Substitutes

  • 8Bean
  • 12Craig
  • 15Murphy
  • 16Fletcher
  • 19McClure
  • 21Lynch
  • 31Ephraim

Cheltenham

  • 1Carson
  • 2Vaughan
  • 5Brown
  • 15DeamanBooked at 5minsSubstituted forTaylorat 74'minutes
  • 3Braham-Barrett
  • 28McDonaldBooked at 76mins
  • 24Sparrow
  • 8Richards
  • 20WynterSubstituted forBerryat 45+1'minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 39Manset
  • 10BurnsSubstituted forHaynesat 27'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Taylor
  • 6Mills
  • 9Haynes
  • 12Gould
  • 16Hanks
  • 25Berry
  • 29Harrad
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
3,907

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away4
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 2, Cheltenham Town 1.

Full Time

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

Foul by Peter Murphy (Wycombe Wanderers).

Matt Sparrow (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Fred Onyedinma (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Richards (Cheltenham Town).

Booking

Sam Saunders (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Steven Craig replaces Aaron Holloway.

Aaron Holloway (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town).

Foul by Paul Hayes (Wycombe Wanderers).

Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mathieu Manset (Cheltenham Town).

Foul by Paul Hayes (Wycombe Wanderers).

Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Nico Yennaris (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shaquille McDonald (Cheltenham Town).

Booking

Shaquille McDonald (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shaquille McDonald (Cheltenham Town).

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

Booking

Durrell Berry (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Fred Onyedinma (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Durrell Berry (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Matt Taylor replaces Jack Deaman.

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

Foul by Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town).

Nico Yennaris (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shaquille McDonald (Cheltenham Town).

Foul by Peter Murphy (Wycombe Wanderers).

Matt Sparrow (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Sam Saunders (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Aaron Holloway (Wycombe Wanderers).

Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Hand ball by Paul Hayes (Wycombe Wanderers).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) because of an injury.

Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mathieu Manset (Cheltenham Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton42259860342684
2Shrewsbury42258965283783
3Wycombe422114762412177
4Bury412271255391673
5Southend412012948351372
6Stevenage421811135850865
7Plymouth4218101449321764
8Newport421711144748-162
9Luton421710154943661
10Exeter421613135759-261
11Northampton42176196155657
12Morecambe421512154747057
13Wimbledon421413155256-455
14Portsmouth421314154950-153
15Dag & Red42157205055-552
16Oxford Utd421215154348-551
17Accrington42149195369-1651
18Cambridge421212185557-248
19York421018144346-348
20Carlisle42136235069-1945
21Mansfield42129213455-2145
22Hartlepool42117243362-2940
23Tranmere42912214359-1639
24Cheltenham42813213662-2637
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