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Hartlepool United 0-2 Wycombe Wanderers

Adebayo Akinfenwa netted his 17th goal of the campaign as Wycombe closed the gap on the League Two play-off places with victory at Hartlepool.

The veteran striker's effort was added to by a late strike from substitute Paris Cowan-Hall, whose stoppage-time dismissal did not prevent Wanderers securing a deserved win that moved them to within three points of the top seven.

Akinfenwa displayed all his class to put Wycombe ahead, showing great control before playing a one-two with Dayle Southwell and finding the bottom corner.

The hosts' frustration ratcheted up a notch soon after as referee David Webb missed a clear handball against Max Muller in the Wycombe box.

Wanderers continued to look the more dangerous side, Pools goalkeeper Joe Fryer producing fine saves to deny Myles Weston, Southwell and Dominic Gape.

However, he was helpless in the 89th minute when Cowan-Hall coolly slotted into the corner.

The winger's joy proved short-lived as he was shown a second yellow card for an altercation with Scott Harrison, although that did not stop Wycombe extending their unbeaten run to five games.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 42Fryer
  • 35Richardson
  • 8Walker
  • 26HarrisonBooked at 90mins
  • 17Deverdics
  • 14Woods
  • 4Featherstone
  • 18HawkinsSubstituted forRooneyat 72'minutes
  • 7N Thomas
  • 9Amond
  • 15Alessandra

Substitutes

  • 6Bates
  • 13Bartlett
  • 20Orrell
  • 28Rooney
  • 29Martin
  • 34Hawkes
  • 38Rodney

Wycombe

  • 27Blackman
  • 16Harriman
  • 6PierreSubstituted forMüllerat 32'minutes
  • 23De Havilland
  • 3Jacobson
  • 17O'NienBooked at 29mins
  • 25Gape
  • 29Saunders
  • 19Weston
  • 20AkinfenwaSubstituted forCowan-Hallat 55'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 15SouthwellSubstituted forThompsonat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Jombati
  • 7Thompson
  • 12Cowan-Hall
  • 13Richardson
  • 21Müller
  • 22Freeman
  • 26Jakubiak
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
3,356

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home1
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Hartlepool United 0, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 0, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

Nicky Deverdics (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by Padraig Amond (Hartlepool United).

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

Foul by Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United).

Dayle Southwell (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers).

Lewis Alessandra (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers).

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 0, Wycombe Wanderers 2. Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dominic Gape.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Kenton Richardson.

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

Hand ball by Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Garry Thompson replaces Dayle Southwell.

Foul by Louis Rooney (Hartlepool United).

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

Booking

Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers).

Louis Rooney (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Max Müller (Wycombe Wanderers).

Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) hits the bar with a header from the left side of the box following a corner.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Jamal Blackman.

Attempt saved. Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Louis Rooney replaces Lewis Hawkins.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Will De Havilland.

Attempt missed. Max Müller (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Joe Fryer.

Attempt saved. Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Sam Saunders (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United).

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Joe Fryer.

Attempt saved. Dayle Southwell (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Lewis Hawkins (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Paris Cowan-Hall replaces Adebayo Akinfenwa.

Attempt saved. Myles Weston (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster38239675443178
2Plymouth382261058401872
3Portsmouth381981159342565
4Stevenage381941564521261
5Luton371514854342059
6Carlisle38151495656059
7Exeter381771460441658
8Blackpool381415959392057
9Mansfield381413114542355
10Wycombe381510134746155
11Colchester38159145350354
12Cambridge37158144842653
13Grimsby38149154547-251
14Barnet371115114751-448
15Morecambe37137174456-1246
16Accrington361112134547-245
17Yeovil381015133948-945
18Crewe381112154354-1145
19Crawley38129174460-1645
20Hartlepool381011174863-1541
21Notts County37117194165-2440
22Cheltenham38912173852-1439
23Newport37711194161-2032
24Leyton Orient3895244167-2632
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