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Wycombe Wanderers 0-1 Notts County

Wycombe Wanderers' League Two play-off hopes suffered a blow as Shola Ameobi grabbed the only goal in Notts County's win at Adams Park.

Ameobi scored via the post after 27 minutes to ensure Wycombe fall to 11th, four points behind seventh-placed Exeter.

But County took a giant step towards Football League safety, moving 13 points clear of the drop zone.

Both sides traded chances in a frenetic opening with Jon Stead forcing a brilliant save from Jamal Blackman, before Luke O'Nien blazed an effort over from seven yards.

The midfielder was then denied a goal by a terrific block by Richard Duffy and it proved a crucial intervention as County scored from their next attack when Ameobi rattled a shot in via the post, following some brilliant work by Stead.

Wycombe tried to claw their way back into the game and should have levelled when Adebayo Akinfenwa volleyed wide of the post.

The hosts then appealed for a penalty when Myles Weston went down in the box but referee Ross Joyce waved play on as the Magpies survived.

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Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 27Blackman
  • 16Harriman
  • 21Müller
  • 23De Havilland
  • 3Jacobson
  • 17O'Nien
  • 25GapeSubstituted forHayesat 68'minutes
  • 29Saunders
  • 19WestonBooked at 61minsSubstituted forFreemanat 79'minutes
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 26JakubiakSubstituted forThompsonat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Jombati
  • 7Thompson
  • 9Hayes
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 11Wood
  • 13Richardson
  • 22Freeman

Notts County

  • 1Collin
  • 2Tootle
  • 5Duffy
  • 6Hollis
  • 3Dickinson
  • 18Hewitt
  • 8O'ConnorBooked at 53mins
  • 12MilsomBooked at 90mins
  • 17Grant
  • 9AmeobiSubstituted forSmithat 90'minutes
  • 30Stead

Substitutes

  • 4Smith
  • 11Forte
  • 14Campbell
  • 23Clackstone
  • 24Campbell
  • 35Searson
  • 47Howes
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
4,362

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Notts County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Notts County 1.

Attempt missed. Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

Booking

Carl Dickinson (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Carl Dickinson (Notts County).

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Alan Smith replaces Shola Ameobi.

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

Attempt missed. Nick Freeman (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from long range on the left misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Will De Havilland (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Michael O'Connor (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Richard Duffy (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Haydn Hollis.

Attempt missed. Nick Freeman (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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

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

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Will De Havilland.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Nick Freeman replaces Myles Weston.

Shola Ameobi (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Saunders (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Max Müller.

Attempt blocked. Shola Ameobi (Notts County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Robert Milsom (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Garry Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Matt Tootle.

Attempt missed. Jon Stead (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Haydn Hollis (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers).

Michael O'Connor (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Paul Hayes replaces Dominic Gape.

Haydn Hollis (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Garry Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by Max Müller (Wycombe Wanderers).

Jon Stead (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Myles Weston (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Haydn Hollis (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Garry Thompson replaces Alex Jakubiak.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster38239675443178
2Plymouth382261058401872
3Portsmouth392081161352668
4Stevenage391951564521262
5Blackpool391515961402160
6Luton391515956371960
7Exeter391781463471659
8Carlisle391514105658-259
9Mansfield391513114843558
10Colchester39169145551457
11Wycombe391510144747055
12Cambridge38159144842654
13Grimsby391410154648-252
14Barnet391215125053-351
15Accrington381213134849-149
16Crewe391212154554-948
17Crawley39139174760-1348
18Yeovil391016134251-946
19Morecambe39137194661-1546
20Notts County39137194365-2246
21Hartlepool391011184965-1641
22Cheltenham39912183955-1639
23Newport39712204364-2133
24Leyton Orient3995254170-2932
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