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Wycombe Wanderers 1-2 Crawley Town

A stunning Josh Payne free-kick gave Crawley a narrow victory on an emotional day for home club Wycombe.

Former Wycombe player Paul McCarthy died on Monday aged 45 and was remembered before kick-off.

Sam Wood went close to giving Wycombe the lead in the 14th minute, a rasping drive being met with a fine tip over from Glenn Morris.

It was the resulting corner which led to the opening goal, Adebayo Akinfenwa with a back-heel finish from close range.

Crawley responded well and carved out good opportunities, one of which drew a superb point-blank save from Jamal Blackman.

The visitors' pressure told and the Red Devils levelled via a 43rd-minute Joe McNerney header from a corner.

The first action of the second half was a blistering long-range effort from Will De Havilland in the 55th minute which drew a superb save from Morris.

Substitute Payne's 20-yard free-kick six minutes from time was the difference in a closely-fought second half as the Chairboys slipped to a fifth straight league defeat.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 27Blackman
  • 2Jombati
  • 23De HavillandBooked at 49mins
  • 21MüllerBooked at 90mins
  • 16Harriman
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forSaundersat 75'minutes
  • 25Gape
  • 17O'NienBooked at 83minsSubstituted forWestonat 88'minutes
  • 12Cowan-HallBooked at 55minsSubstituted forJakubiakat 80'minutes
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 11Wood

Substitutes

  • 7Thompson
  • 8Bean
  • 13Richardson
  • 19Weston
  • 22Freeman
  • 26Jakubiak
  • 29Saunders

Crawley

  • 12Morris
  • 25LelanSubstituted forYoungat 21'minutes
  • 6ConnollyBooked at 69mins
  • 22McNerney
  • 14BlackmanSubstituted forYorwerthat 68'minutes
  • 8Smith
  • 24DjalóSubstituted forPayneat 72'minutes
  • 7Boldewijn
  • 44Henderson
  • 28Cox
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 2Young
  • 4Payne
  • 13Mersin
  • 15Yorwerth
  • 17Bawling
  • 18B Clifford
  • 39Murphy
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
3,206

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home22
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Crawley Town 2.

Full Time

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

Foul by Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers).

Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers).

James Collins (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Max Müller (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Max Müller (Wycombe Wanderers).

Josh Payne (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Josh Yorwerth.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Myles Weston replaces Luke O'Nien.

Attempt blocked. Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 1, Crawley Town 2. Josh Payne (Crawley Town) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Booking

Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers).

Lewis Young (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

Foul by Alex Jakubiak (Wycombe Wanderers).

Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Alex Jakubiak replaces Paris Cowan-Hall.

Foul by Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers).

Lewis Young (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Conor Henderson (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Sam Saunders replaces Matt Bloomfield.

Delay in match Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) because of an injury.

Foul by Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers).

Josh Payne (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Josh Payne replaces Kaby.

Booking

Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster33198663402365
2Plymouth32195852351762
3Carlisle33151355648858
4Portsmouth32167948291955
5Luton331412749311854
6Exeter331561253371651
7Colchester33148115042850
8Mansfield33131194338550
9Stevenage33154145250249
10Cambridge32137124137446
11Wycombe33137134042-246
12Barnet331112104144-345
13Morecambe32136134147-645
14Grimsby33128133940-144
15Blackpool321013947351243
16Crawley32126144050-1042
17Yeovil33912123340-739
18Crewe33812133648-1236
19Cheltenham33811143746-935
20Accrington31810133444-1034
21Notts County3397173758-2134
22Hartlepool33711153958-1932
23Leyton Orient3385203551-1629
24Newport33511173753-1626
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