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Wycombe Wanderers 3-2 Torquay United

Paris Cowan-Hall claimed a brace as Wycombe and Torquay played out a five-goal thriller in League Two.

Ade Azeez put the visitors ahead following some hesitant Chairboys defending, only for Jo Kuffour to race through and equalise a minute later.

Krystian Pearce headed in Lee Mansell's corner to put the Gulls in front again on his return to the side after being hospitalised with breathing problems.

But two headers from Cowan-Hall helped snatch the points for the home side.


Wycombe Manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio

"I'm delighted. I had to have a few choice words at half-time, and we were very passionate in the second half. First half an hour of the second half, we really took the game to them. I'm so pleased because we deserved that today.

"The benchmark is passion and drive and running and closing. We are a high-pressing team, and now we're adding extra little bits of tactics and football and playing through people. When they're both there like in the second half it pays dividends.

"(Paris Cowan-Hall is) a physical nightmare for defenders because he's quick, he can win headers, he's strong. I know he can play left, he can play right, he can play down the middle. He scored two great goals, he really deserved his plaudits today.

"One thing we need is cleverer heads on the pitch. We've got the brawn, but sometimes this game is about thinking as well. It gave me the opportunity to give them a real kick up the backside at half-time and come out and prove that they are a good team."



Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Ingram
  • 23Arnold
  • 11Wood
  • 28Knott
  • 19Hause
  • 5Stewart
  • 12Cowan-HallSubstituted forSpringat 81'minutes
  • 8Lewis
  • 18KuffourSubstituted forPittmanat 61'minutes
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forKretzschmarat 75'minutes
  • 4Scowen


  • 2McCoy
  • 9Spring
  • 13Horlock
  • 16Pittman
  • 17Morias
  • 22Kretzschmar
  • 25Fletcher


Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Rice
  • 2Tonge
  • 3Nicholson
  • 7MansellSubstituted forCameronat 90'minutes
  • 5PearceBooked at 64mins
  • 21Cruise
  • 6LathropeBooked at 59minsSubstituted forCraigat 83'minutes
  • 12Chapell
  • 26BenyonSubstituted forMcCourtat 75'minutes
  • 23Azeez
  • 9Hawley


  • 1Poke
  • 11Cameron
  • 17McCourt
  • 20Craig
  • 30MacKenzie
  • 31Sullivan
  • 32Hutchings
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 3, Torquay United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 3, Torquay United 2.

  3. Post update

    Jak McCourt (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jon-Paul Pittman (Wycombe Wanderers).

  5. Post update

    Hand ball by Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Courtney Cameron replaces Lee Mansell.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Nicholson (Torquay United).

  8. Post update

    Billy Knott (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers).

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Thomas Cruise (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Karl Hawley (Torquay United).

  13. Post update

    Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Nathan Craig replaces Damon Lathrope.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Kortney Hause (Wycombe Wanderers).

  16. Post update

    Karl Hawley (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Matthew Spring replaces Paris Cowan-Hall.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 3, Torquay United 2. Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Josh Scowen with a cross following a corner.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Thomas Cruise.