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Wycombe Wanderers 2-1 Newport County

Wycombe Newport

Promotion chasing Wycombe Wanderers had to fight back for to win against League Two's bottom side Newport County.

Despite dominating, with County goalkeeper Joe Day producing some fine saves, the hosts fell behind after a defensive error gifted Mark Randall a close-range goal with an hour gone.

Wycombe struck back with a scissor-kick goal from Sam Wood to level the scores, but there was late drama to come.

Paris Cowan-Hall lobbed home from 25 yards on 80 minutes to seal victory.

The result means the Exiles have now lost seven league games on the bounce and are five points from safety at the foot of the table while Wycombe have won 10 of their last 11 games in all competitions and move up to fifth.

Newport manager Graham Westley told BBC Radio Wales Sport: "The result was fair. It was a fair reflection of the game. One team went forward with a lot more verve and penetration than the other.

"We are in a very difficult moment. We've got work to do in January to put ourselves in a position where we can win games and get ourselves out of the situation we are in right now."

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Brown
  • 2Jombati
  • 5Stewart
  • 6Pierre
  • 3Jacobson
  • 7ThompsonBooked at 54minsSubstituted forCowan-Hallat 69'minutes
  • 25Gape
  • 17O'Nien
  • 11Wood
  • 19WestonSubstituted forKashketat 69'minutes
  • 9HayesSubstituted forAkinfenwaat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Bean
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 12Cowan-Hall
  • 13Richardson
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 23De Havilland
  • 24Kashket

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 2Barnum-Bobb
  • 4JonesBooked at 90mins
  • 40Meite
  • 14BignotSubstituted forO'Hanlonat 85'minutes
  • 11Myrie-WilliamsBooked at 82mins
  • 16SheehanSubstituted forJebbat 63'minutes
  • 8RandallBooked at 44mins
  • 27RiggSubstituted forOwen-Evansat 61'minutes
  • 19Healey
  • 41Williams

Substitutes

  • 3Butler
  • 7Compton
  • 13Jackson
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 30Bittner
  • 33Jebb
  • 34O'Hanlon
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
4,288

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home17
Away1
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 2, Newport County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 2, Newport County 1.

Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Darren Jones (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Josh O'Hanlon (Newport County).

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Josh O'Hanlon (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

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

Foul by Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County).

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

Rhys Healey (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jack Jebb (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Josh O'Hanlon replaces Paul Bignot.

Attempt blocked. Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Booking

Jennison Myrie-Williams (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jennison Myrie-Williams (Newport County).

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 2, Newport County 1. Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from long range on the right to the top left corner.

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

Foul by Jack Jebb (Newport County).

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

Foul by Jazzi Barnum-Bobb (Newport County).

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 1, Newport County 1. Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Adebayo Akinfenwa.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Paris Cowan-Hall replaces Garry Thompson.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Adebayo Akinfenwa replaces Paul Hayes.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Scott Kashket replaces Myles Weston.

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

Foul by Darren Jones (Newport County).

Attempt blocked. Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jennison Myrie-Williams (Newport County).

Attempt blocked. Myles Weston (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Abdoulaye Méité.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Jack Jebb replaces Josh Sheehan.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Tom Owen-Evans replaces Sean Rigg because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 0, Newport County 1. Mark Randall (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster24154546311549
2Plymouth24153637251248
3Carlisle241210245311446
4Portsmouth24126637221542
5Wycombe2412573226641
6Luton24108634221238
7Cambridge2411583526938
8Colchester2410683629736
9Barnet249963333036
10Blackpool2497836251134
11Exeter24103113327633
12Grimsby249693228433
13Crawley2495103038-832
14Yeovil2486102528-330
15Stevenage2493123539-430
16Mansfield247982329-630
17Crewe2461082431-728
18Hartlepool246993342-927
19Morecambe2383122741-1427
20Leyton Orient2474132634-825
21Accrington2467112331-825
22Notts County2464142744-1722
23Cheltenham2449112437-1321
24Newport2345142741-1417
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