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Wycombe Wanderers 1-0 Exeter City

Adebayo Akinfenwa's winner five minutes from time handed Wycombe a hard-fought 1-0 home victory over Exeter in League Two.

Akinfenwa chested down in the box and saw his deflected shot fly past Bobby Olejnik to continue Wycombe's impressive home form - they have lost just one of six league games at Adams Park this term.

Paul Hayes should have given the hosts the lead after 18 minutes when a bouncing ball fell to him five yards out but his looping header cleared the crossbar.

Exeter striker Reuben Reid's driven 27th-minute shot bounced dangerously in front of Wycombe keeper Jamal Blackman, who temporarily spilled, and the visitors were then denied a glorious chance as Ollie Watkins was penalised for a foul when one-on-one.

The Chairboys dominated the second period as substitute Akinfenwa nodded over and Paris Cowan-Hall flicked Joe Jacobson's delivery wide.

But after 85 minutes, Anthony Stewart's lofted ball from the left fell straight to Akinfenwa, allowing the big striker to turn and smash the ball past Olejnik for his second goal since joining the club.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 27Blackman
  • 16Harriman
  • 5Stewart
  • 6Pierre
  • 3JacobsonBooked at 74mins
  • 7Thompson
  • 18RoweBooked at 45mins
  • 25Gape
  • 11WoodSubstituted forBloomfieldat 90+2'minutes
  • 9HayesSubstituted forAkinfenwaat 63'minutes
  • 12Cowan-HallSubstituted forKashketat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Jombati
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 13Richardson
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 22Freeman
  • 23De Havilland
  • 24Kashket

Exeter

  • 1Olejnik
  • 28StaceySubstituted forSweeneyat 73'minutes
  • 29Croll
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 3Woodman
  • 14Watkins
  • 4James
  • 25TaylorBooked at 81mins
  • 10HolmesSubstituted forWheelerat 86'minutes
  • 33Reid
  • 8SimpsonSubstituted forMcAlindenat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Wheeler
  • 16Oakley
  • 19McAlinden
  • 20Jay
  • 23Riley-Lowe
  • 30Pym
  • 31Sweeney
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
3,297

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home8
Away3
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Exeter City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Exeter City 0.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Jordan Moore-Taylor.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Matt Bloomfield replaces Sam Wood.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Liam McAlinden replaces Robbie Simpson.

Hand ball by Robbie Simpson (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. David Wheeler replaces Lee Holmes.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 1, Exeter City 0. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Anthony Stewart.

Booking

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Scott Kashket (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Scott Kashket replaces Paris Cowan-Hall.

Foul by Dan Rowe (Wycombe Wanderers).

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers).

Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Pierce Sweeney replaces Jack Stacey.

Attempt blocked. Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Croll (Exeter City).

Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Adebayo Akinfenwa replaces Paul Hayes.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Lloyd James.

Foul by Paul Hayes (Wycombe Wanderers).

Luke Croll (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Joe Jacobson.

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

Foul by Lloyd James (Exeter City).

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Jack Stacey.

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

Foul by Robbie Simpson (Exeter City).

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

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

Second Half

Second Half begins Wycombe Wanderers 0, Exeter City 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Exeter City 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth11812178925
2Doncaster116232214820
3Carlisle114701611519
4Luton115332012818
5Crawley115331313018
6Portsmouth115241812617
7Notts County105231714317
8Crewe114521515017
9Grimsby115151717016
10Morecambe105141618-216
11Colchester114341616015
12Accrington114341515015
13Hartlepool113621718-115
14Mansfield11353910-114
15Wycombe114251315-214
16Blackpool113441512313
17Leyton Orient113351214-212
18Barnet102621012-212
19Cambridge113351015-512
20Stevenage103251417-311
21Yeovil113171119-810
22Cheltenham111641215-39
23Exeter11308816-89
24Newport91351015-56
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