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Bristol Rovers 0-1 Wycombe Wanderers

Substitute Max Kretzschmar scored a late winner to earn Wycombe all three points against Bristol Rovers.

The hosts played for an hour with 10 men after forward David Clarkson received a straight red for catching Josh Scowen with his arm.

Rovers keeper Steve Mildenhall did well to deny Jon-Paul Pittman from close range midway through the second half.

But he was caught out when he parried Pittman's low drive into the path of Kretzschmar, who slotted home.

John Ward's side are now winless in seven league games, while back-to-back victories have moved Wycombe up to seventh.

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Bristol Rovers manager John Ward told BBC Radio Bristol:

"I'm frustrated for the team and I'm frustrated for the supporters because they've really rallied together today, and not got something.

"There was hard work off the field as well as on it from the people in the blue and white and the frustration is we've got nothing to show for that.

"But I can't grumble about the effort from anyone concerned, that the annoying thing, I don't think we can try any harder.

"We've got to pick ourselves up and go to Accrington on Tuesday and reward the guys that have supported us today."

Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"We had to work extremely hard today for our win and I told the boys exactly what would happen at half time. I expected them to go out and get a 2 or 3-nil win.

"I thought the subs energised us again, but the whole 18 were fantastic today.

"It's obviously great when it comes off and substitutes score, but there's no credit. It's down to everyone; Matt Ingram, Anthony Stewart for keeping clean sheets and Josh Scowen was outstanding in possession today.

"I've always said I want to improve on last season and we're clearly doing that. I'm not getting carried away at all.

"You'd be a stupid, naïve man to think you've made something because you're sitting in the top six of the table."

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Smith
  • 30Lockyer
  • 25ClucasSubstituted forSantosat 85'minutes
  • 22Packwood
  • 6Parkes
  • 24O Clarke
  • 32O'Toole
  • 26BruntSubstituted forHenshallat 63'minutes
  • 7ClarksonBooked at 26mins
  • 17HarrisonSubstituted forHardingat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Norburn
  • 16Henshall
  • 18Harding
  • 20Gough
  • 33Santos
  • 34Keary
  • 35Southway

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 23Arnold
  • 3Dunne
  • 4Scowen
  • 19Hause
  • 5Stewart
  • 8Lewis
  • 28Knott
  • 18KuffourSubstituted forMcClureat 63'minutes
  • 12Cowan-HallSubstituted forPittmanat 76'minutes
  • 10BloomfieldBooked at 14minsSubstituted forKretzschmarat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2McCoy
  • 9Spring
  • 13Horlock
  • 16Pittman
  • 22Kretzschmar
  • 29McClure
  • 30Doherty
Referee:
Darren Sheldrake
Attendance:
5,783

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home5
Away20
Shots on Target
Home0
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away10
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol Rovers 0, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 0, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jon-Paul Pittman (Wycombe Wanderers).

  4. Post update

    John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

  6. Post update

    Mitch Harding (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Charles Dunne (Wycombe Wanderers).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers).

  9. Post update

    Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Alefe Santos replaces Seanan Clucas.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Charles Dunne.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Bristol Rovers 0, Wycombe Wanderers 1. Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Charles Dunne (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Mitch Harding replaces Ellis Harrison.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jon-Paul Pittman (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Jon-Paul Pittman replaces Paris Cowan-Hall.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from long range on the right is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.