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Wycombe Wanderers 0-1 Mansfield Town

Krystian Pearce's early goal gave Mansfield a win at Wycombe that keeps their League Two play-off hopes alive and dents the Chairboys' own top seven ambitions.

The win leaves Mansfield just two points behind Carlisle in the final play-off place, while Wycombe are now four points off the pace and down in 13th.

Following a lively start, the deadlock was broken by the visitors in the 13th minute when a free-kick floated in by Joel Byrom was headed against the post by Pearce, who then stole in on his own rebound to nod home from a yard out.

Both sides went close during the remainder of a hard-fought first period, but neither was able to add to the scoreline.

Wycombe were the better side after the break, but could not find a way past Jake Kean.

The Stage goalkeeper produced a superb save from a Joe Jacobson free-kick and an even better one from Adebayo Akinfenwa's close-range header when the big striker looked certain to score to secure all three points for the visitors.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 27Blackman
  • 16HarrimanBooked at 87mins
  • 6Pierre
  • 2Jombati
  • 3Jacobson
  • 8Bean
  • 17O'Nien
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forFreemanat 76'minutes
  • 7ThompsonSubstituted forWestonat 81'minutes
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 24KashketSubstituted forJakubiakat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Hayes
  • 13Richardson
  • 19Weston
  • 22Freeman
  • 25Gape
  • 26Jakubiak
  • 29Saunders

Mansfield

  • 21Kean
  • 16White
  • 2Bennett
  • 5Pearce
  • 6Taft
  • 3BenningBooked at 59mins
  • 28Whiteman
  • 26ByromBooked at 29mins
  • 8PotterSubstituted forMacDonaldat 69'minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 32RoseBooked at 26minsSubstituted forArquinat 83'minutes
  • 10GreenSubstituted forCoulthirstat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Coulthirst
  • 11Baxendale
  • 12Jensen
  • 15Howkins
  • 17Arquin
  • 18MacDonald
  • 24McGuire
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
4,218

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Mansfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Mansfield Town 1.

Alex Jakubiak (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Hayden White (Mansfield Town).

Attempt saved. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Jake Kean.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Alex Jakubiak replaces Scott Kashket.

Booking

Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers).

Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Yoann Arquin replaces Danny Rose.

Foul by Myles Weston (Wycombe Wanderers).

Hayden White (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Myles Weston replaces Garry Thompson.

Attempt saved. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Jake Kean.

Foul by Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers).

Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Nick Freeman replaces Matt Bloomfield.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Jake Kean.

Attempt saved. Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town).

Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Danny Rose (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Scott Kashket (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

Hand ball by Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Alexander MacDonald replaces Alfie Potter.

Foul by Garry Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers).

Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Scott Kashket (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joel Byrom (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Shaquile Coulthirst replaces Matt Green.

Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town).

goal

As It Stood

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1Doncaster422510782473585
2Plymouth422471162431979
3Portsmouth422291167373075
4Luton421716960392167
5Exeter421981567501765
6Stevenage42205176557865
7Carlisle421615116061-163
8Blackpool4215161162441861
9Colchester421710156155661
10Mansfield421613135046461
11Cambridge42179165447760
12Accrington421514135451359
13Wycombe421611155251159
14Grimsby421610165255-358
15Notts County42158195069-1953
16Barnet421215155157-651
17Morecambe42148204965-1650
18Crewe421213175061-1149
19Crawley421310194863-1549
20Yeovil421016164357-1446
21Cheltenham421014184559-1444
22Hartlepool421013195169-1843
23Newport421012204664-1842
24Leyton Orient4296274377-3433
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