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Wycombe Wanderers 3-2 Swindon Town

Adebayo Akinfenwa's 89th-minute header snatched the points for Wycombe as they defeated fellow promotion contenders Swindon 3-2 in a thrilling contest.

The big striker's late intervention means the Chairboys stay third in League Two and in the automatic promotion places, but the Robins drop to sixth, five points adrift.

The match got off to a sensational start as Marc Richards tapped in for Swindon in the second minute after Matt Taylor's shot was saved by Scott Brown.

But Wycombe immediately levelled through a terrific strike by Luke O'Nien before taking the lead inside 10 minutes, as Paris Cowan-Hall squared the ball for Craig Mackail-Smith to roll into an empty net.

Swindon then drew level after 61 minutes through a thunderous free-kick by Taylor from 35 yards out that flew into the top corner.

After having an earlier 'goal' ruled out, Akinfenwa was the Chairboys' hero late on when he beat Robins 'keeper Reice Charles-Cook to O'Nien's cross to head in via the underside of the bar.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Brown
  • 18Moore
  • 28Scarr
  • 6El-Abd
  • 3Jacobson
  • 8Bean
  • 4Gape
  • 17O'Nien
  • 25Mackail-SmithSubstituted forFreemanat 90+3'minutes
  • 20AkinfenwaSubstituted forMcGinleyat 90+6'minutes
  • 12Cowan-HallSubstituted forTysonat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Bloomfield
  • 15McGinley
  • 19De Havilland
  • 22Freeman
  • 23Tyson
  • 29Thompson
  • 30Ma-Kalambay

Swindon

  • 21Charles-Cook
  • 24Knoyle
  • 2Purkiss
  • 6Lancashire
  • 32Menayese
  • 31Taylor
  • 19ElsnikBooked at 78mins
  • 29Banks
  • 30AndersonSubstituted forWooleryat 54'minutes
  • 9NorrisBooked at 73mins
  • 17Richards

Substitutes

  • 5Robertson
  • 7Mullin
  • 8Dunne
  • 14Iandolo
  • 22Woolery
  • 23Romanski
  • 28Moore
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
4,863

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home19
Away12
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home11
Away8
Fouls
Home6
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 3, Swindon Town 2.

Full Time

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

Attempt missed. Nathan Tyson (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Nathan McGinley replaces Adebayo Akinfenwa.

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

Foul by Rollin Menayese (Swindon Town).

Rollin Menayese (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Nick Freeman replaces Craig Mackail-Smith because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 3, Swindon Town 2. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dominic Gape with a cross.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kyle Knoyle (Swindon Town).

Attempt missed. Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from very close range misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Rollin Menayese.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Matthew Taylor.

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Oliver Banks (Swindon Town).

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.

Booking

Timi Max Elsnik (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Timi Max Elsnik (Swindon Town).

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Ben Purkiss (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Nathan Tyson replaces Paris Cowan-Hall.

Marc Richards (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Craig Mackail-Smith (Wycombe Wanderers).

Booking

Luke Norris (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Luke Norris (Swindon Town).

Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Ben Purkiss.

Attempt missed. Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Luke Norris (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam El-Abd (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Luke Norris (Swindon Town) header from very close range misses to the left.

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

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 2, Swindon Town 2. Matthew Taylor (Swindon Town) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton33207672324067
2Accrington32194956371961
3Wycombe32178763461759
4Notts County32169754351957
5Mansfield321511651341756
6Swindon33173135147454
7Lincoln City321411744301453
8Exeter30164104135652
9Coventry32155123627950
10Colchester33131194539650
11Crawley33146133840-248
12Newport321210104143-246
13Carlisle32119124444042
14Cambridge32119123143-1242
15Cheltenham33109144648-239
16Stevenage33109144248-639
17Yeovil32108144550-538
18Grimsby3399152947-1836
19Port Vale3297163546-1134
20Forest Green3295183655-1932
21Morecambe31710142941-1231
22Crewe3293203554-1930
23Chesterfield3276193358-2527
24Barnet3267193048-1825
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