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Wycombe Wanderers 1-0 Bristol Rovers

Luke O'Nien
Luke O'Nien has scored four goals this season

Midfielder Luke O'Nien's header gave Wycombe Wanderers victory over Bristol Rovers to lift them into the League Two play-off places.

Rovers keeper Steve Mildenhall kept it goalless on the half-hour mark when he pushed Joe Jacobson's free kick wide.

The visitors had their own chances and needed Ryan Allsop to stop Lee Mansell and Ollie Clarke finding the net.

But O'Nien gave Wycombe a valuable win when he latched on to Jacobson's free-kick to head past Mildenhall.

The result means the Chairboys leapfrogged Bristol Rovers and move up to sixth in League Two, whilst Rovers slip to 10th.

Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Ainsworth on Wycombe v Bristol Rovers

"It's a huge three points. The best team won as well. I really do believe that today. I think we reduced Bristol into a long-ball team. They play some good stuff, they do knock it about well. We restricted that today.

"It was ironic that a set play determined this game, because there was plenty of good football out there. We worked really hard this week on what we were going to do.

"I have to give major to credit to Richard Dobson and Barry Richardson, and my staff and my two coaches. Without them I'd be nothing and they've been fantastic this week."

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Allsop
  • 19Harriman
  • 5Stewart
  • 22McCarthy
  • 3Jacobson
  • 8BeanSubstituted forWoodat 21'minutes
  • 4McGinn
  • 20O'Nien
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 17KretzschmarSubstituted forUgwuat 82'minutes
  • 9Hayes

Substitutes

  • 2Jombati
  • 11Wood
  • 13Richardson
  • 15Sellers
  • 23Ugwu

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 15J ClarkeBooked at 84mins
  • 4Lockyer
  • 5McChrystalBooked at 31mins
  • 2LeadbitterSubstituted forBodinat 57'minutes
  • 7Mansell
  • 8O Clarke
  • 16LawrenceBooked at 52minsSubstituted forFallonat 87'minutes
  • 3Brown
  • 17EasterSubstituted forTaylorat 67'minutes
  • 30GaffneyBooked at 70mins

Substitutes

  • 6Parkes
  • 10Taylor
  • 14Lines
  • 21Montaño
  • 23Bodin
  • 25Puddy
  • 33Fallon
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
4,759

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away9
Fouls
Home8
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Bristol Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Bristol Rovers 0.

Attempt missed. Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Anthony Stewart.

Attempt blocked. Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Ryan Allsop.

Attempt saved. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Rory Fallon replaces Liam Lawrence.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 1, Bristol Rovers 0. Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe Jacobson.

Booking

James Clarke (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Stephen McGinn (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Foul by Paul Hayes (Wycombe Wanderers).

Liam Lawrence (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Gozie Ugwu replaces Max Kretzschmar.

Attempt saved. Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Anthony Stewart.

Attempt blocked. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Paul Hayes (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mark McChrystal (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt saved. Jason McCarthy (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers).

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

Foul by James Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Ryan Allsop.

Attempt saved. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Matty Taylor replaces Jermaine Easter.

Attempt saved. Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Stephen McGinn.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

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

Stephen McGinn (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Liam Lawrence (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt blocked. Liam Lawrence (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

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1Northampton33235559322774
2Plymouth33197748272164
3Oxford Utd331710655322361
4Accrington31168755381756
5Portsmouth321313651292252
6Wycombe32157103730752
7Leyton Orient33141094945452
8Wimbledon32149950391151
9Mansfield34149114640651
10Bristol Rovers32155124234850
11Carlisle31131084944549
12Cambridge33138124846247
13Luton33128134848044
14Exeter33128134348-544
15Barnet32117144248-640
16Notts County32116154655-939
17Crawley33115173755-1838
18Morecambe33106175461-736
19Newport31810133544-934
20Stevenage34810164257-1534
21Yeovil33611163347-1429
22Hartlepool3084182949-2028
23York3368193761-2426
24Dag & Red3248203258-2620
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