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Grimsby Town 2-3 Wycombe Wanderers

Adebayo Akinfenwa
Adebayo Akinfenwa now has four goals in five games for Wycombe this season

Adebayo Akinfenwa's brace helped Wycombe claim a hard-fought victory over 10-man Grimsby in League Two.

Akinfenwa and Joe Jacobson put the Chairboys in control at Blundell Park before a penalty from Mitch Rose and goal from JJ Hooper saw Grimsby, who had Danny Collins sent-off for two bookable offences, draw level.

But with 15 minutes left on the clock, Akinfenwa found the net for the second time to hand all three points to Gareth Ainsworth's men.

Chances were few and far between in the opening stages but a trademark run from Siriki Dembele nearly brought an early reward for Grimsby.

As the clock ticked towards 30 minutes, Akinfenwa found half a yard in the home box and duly prodded home the opener.

Jacobson made it two with a calm penalty, and Rose did likewise at the other end.

A stunning long-range strike from Hooper put Grimsby back on level terms, but after Collins was given his marching orders for the home side in the 58th minute, Akinfenwa had the final say with a header.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 12Mills
  • 3Dixon
  • 5Clarke
  • 6CollinsBooked at 58mins
  • 8RoseBooked at 42mins
  • 7Berrett
  • 11KellySubstituted forJaiyesimiat 45'minutes
  • 18BolarinwaSubstituted forOsborneat 58'minutes
  • 9Hooper
  • 27DembeleSubstituted forCardwellat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Osborne
  • 15Clifton
  • 17Cardwell
  • 19Summerfield
  • 20Jaiyesimi
  • 22Clements
  • 30Killip

Wycombe

  • 1Brown
  • 3Jacobson
  • 16Harriman
  • 5Stewart
  • 6El-AbdBooked at 90mins
  • 4Gape
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forBeanat 64'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 17O'Nien
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 12Cowan-HallSubstituted forFreemanat 73'minutes
  • 25Mackail-SmithSubstituted forSouthwellat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Jombati
  • 8Bean
  • 13Richardson
  • 15Southwell
  • 22Freeman
  • 24Williams
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
4,016

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 2, Wycombe Wanderers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 2, Wycombe Wanderers 3.

Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Paul Dixon (Grimsby Town).

Booking

Adam El-Abd (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Adam El-Abd (Wycombe Wanderers).

Harry Cardwell (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Adam El-Abd (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Clarke (Grimsby Town).

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Luke O'Nien.

Attempt blocked. Paul Dixon (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Paul Dixon (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Anthony Stewart.

Attempt blocked. Diallang Jaiyesimi (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Harry Cardwell replaces Siriki Dembele.

Hand ball by JJ Hooper (Grimsby Town).

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

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 2, Wycombe Wanderers 3. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Michael Harriman with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Nick Freeman replaces Paris Cowan-Hall.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Dayle Southwell replaces Craig Mackail-Smith.

Foul by Karleigh Osborne (Grimsby Town).

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

Diallang Jaiyesimi (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers).

Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Diallang Jaiyesimi (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 2, Wycombe Wanderers 2. JJ Hooper (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Dixon.

Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zak Mills (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Marcus Bean replaces Matt Bloomfield.

Foul by Siriki Dembele (Grimsby Town).

Adam El-Abd (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Hand ball by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt blocked. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Craig Mackail-Smith (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Karleigh Osborne replaces Tom Bolarinwa.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter431074310
2Newport42209548
3Stevenage42208538
4Crewe42205328
5Luton421113587
6Accrington42119727
7Notts County42118717
8Wycombe4211101007
9Swindon421145-17
10Coventry42025326
11Carlisle42027706
12Yeovil42021014-46
13Lincoln City41217525
14Mansfield41217615
15Morecambe41213305
16Colchester411278-14
17Barnet411234-14
18Cambridge411223-14
19Forest Green4112712-54
20Crawley410345-13
21Port Vale410357-23
22Grimsby410369-33
23Cheltenham410359-43
24Chesterfield410349-53
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