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Northampton Town 2-3 Wycombe Wanderers

Alfie Mawson
Alfie Mawson's dramatic late winner moved Wycombe Wanderers above Southend United into fourth place

Wycombe scored late to beat Northampton but their hopes of grabbing the last League Two automatic promotion spot were ended by Bury's win at Tranmere.

Aaron Holloway put the visitors ahead with a volleyed effort before Nico Yennaris doubled their lead.

The hosts got themselves back in it when Wycombe midfielder Sam Wood put the ball into his own net.

Ryan Cresswell levelled to set up a nervy finish before Alfie Mawson scored deep in added time to win it.

Bury took third spot on the final day, while Wycombe finished a point behind in fourth and will face Plymouth in the play-offs.

Paul Hayes could have put the visitors in front but, after latching onto Mawson's free-kick, his dipping effort hit the crossbar.

A quiet first half livened up when Wycombe scored two goals in three minutes, the first coming when Hayes' blocked shot fell to Holloway, who volleyed the ball home.

Yennaris collected Hayes' through ball and coolly placed the ball past Shwan Jalal to double the lead.

Hayes had a goal disallowed for offside before Northampton pulled a goal back when Wood diverted a cross past Matt Ingram and into his own net.

Cresswell added to Wycombe's misery when he with his equaliser but Mawson's finish in the 97th minute allowed Wycombe to move above Southend into fourth.

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Northampton:

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Wilder on Northampton v Wycombe

"We have finished where we deserved to finish in the table. There's a lot of work to do in the summer.

"Lasting impressions are big for me and I wanted us to walk out of here tonight in a positive frame of mind. We're feeling flat.

"The boys are going to work extremely hard on their fitness. There will be evolution in the summer."

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Ainsworth on Northampton v Wycombe

"We came here to win, we set up to win and we did. Unfortunately things went against us elsewhere.

"The boys are OK, they're not down because they've won a game, but it's a strange one.

"We've got to get to Saturday and an away trip to Plymouth where we know we're up for a tough couple of legs."

On Matt Ingram's injury: "No news at the moment, I'll let my medical team deal with that and hopefully we can get him ready for the play-offs."

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 42Jalal
  • 16Diamond
  • 36Cresswell
  • 3HorwoodSubstituted forCarterat 85'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 26Holmes
  • 21Taylor
  • 10O'TooleBooked at 45minsSubstituted forHackettat 65'minutes
  • 25Byrom
  • 19D'Ath
  • 9Richards
  • 24ToneyBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 1Duke
  • 4Carter
  • 11Hackett
  • 14Gray
  • 22De Girolamo
  • 28Warburton
  • 34Clifton

Wycombe

  • 1IngramSubstituted forLynchat 75'minutes
  • 8BeanBooked at 64mins
  • 6Pierre
  • 26Mawson
  • 11Wood
  • 31EphraimSubstituted forBloomfieldat 62'minutes
  • 15Murphy
  • 4Yennaris
  • 12CraigBooked at 85mins
  • 9Hayes
  • 25HollowaySubstituted forOnyedinmaat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Jacobson
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 16Fletcher
  • 21Lynch
  • 22Kretzschmar
  • 23Onyedinma
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
5,723

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home21
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 2, Wycombe Wanderers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 2, Wycombe Wanderers 3.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 2, Wycombe Wanderers 3. Alfie Mawson (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Steven Craig.

Foul by Jason Taylor (Northampton Town).

Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Northampton Town).

Booking

Darren Carter (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Darren Carter (Northampton Town).

Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Sam Wood.

Attempt saved. Marc Richards (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Fred Onyedinma (Wycombe Wanderers) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town).

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Lawson D'Ath.

Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

Booking

Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Northampton Town).

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

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 2, Wycombe Wanderers 2. Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jason Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Darren Carter replaces Evan Horwood.

Booking

Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers).

Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt saved. Peter Murphy (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Alexander Lynch replaces Matt Ingram because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Joel Byrom (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Fred Onyedinma (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Shwan Jalal.

Attempt saved. Alfie Mawson (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Ryan Cresswell.

Goal!

Own Goal by Sam Wood, Wycombe Wanderers. Northampton Town 1, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton462810869393094
2Shrewsbury462781167313689
3Bury462671360402085
4Wycombe462315867452284
5Southend4624121054381684
6Stevenage462012146254872
7Plymouth4620111555371871
8Luton4619111654441068
9Newport461811175154-365
10Exeter461713166165-464
11Morecambe461712175352163
12Northampton46187216762561
13Oxford Utd461516155049161
14Dag & Red46178215859-159
15Wimbledon461416165460-658
16Portsmouth461415175254-257
17Accrington461511205877-1956
18York461119164651-552
19Cambridge461312216166-551
20Carlisle46148245674-1850
21Mansfield46139243862-2448
22Hartlepool46129253970-3145
23Cheltenham46914234067-2741
24Tranmere46912254567-2239
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