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Wycombe Wanderers 0-1 Plymouth Argyle

Conor Hourihane's strike gave Plymouth victory at relegation-threatened Wycombe as the Pilgrims continued their play-off push.

Plymouth keeper Jake Cole tipped Sam Wood's in-swinging corner onto the crossbar before Argyle took the lead.

The visiting captain fired home a left-footed volley after the break following Marvin McCoy's weak defensive header.

Reuben Reid could have doubled Argyle's lead but saw two fine strikes beaten away by Matt Ingram.

The win ended Wycombe's six-match unbeaten run while Plymouth are now just outside the play-off zone on goal difference after Southend's draw with Scunthorpe.

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Post-match: Wycombe boss Ainsworth

Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It was a poor game I thought, we didn't do enough to win it. It should have been 0-0 here tonight.

"I just said can we go up to York and win on Saturday and everyone has given me a positive yes.

"Plymouth have been free-scoring, they've been battering teams so it shows how far we've come. I'm disappointed on tonight, but I'm not down."

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 2McCoy
  • 11Wood
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 5Stewart
  • 6Johnson
  • 23ArnoldSubstituted forKuffourat 76'minutes
  • 21Kewley-Graham
  • 29McClureSubstituted forCraigat 60'minutes
  • 7MorganSubstituted forStycheat 76'minutes
  • 22Kretzschmar

Substitutes

  • 13Horlock
  • 15Jeffrey
  • 18Kuffour
  • 19Pierre
  • 20Craig
  • 27Styche

Plymouth

  • 1Cole
  • 2Berry
  • 26Parsons
  • 6Hourihane
  • 4Blanchard
  • 16TrotmanBooked at 72mins
  • 14YoungSubstituted forWottonat 90+3'minutes
  • 11Blizzard
  • 9Reid
  • 7AlessandraSubstituted forObadeyiat 85'minutes
  • 17Nelson

Substitutes

  • 8Boco
  • 10Morgan
  • 15Wotton
  • 19Thomas
  • 27Gurrieri
  • 28Obadeyi
  • 32Dawson
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
3,042

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home4
Away4
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Matt Bloomfield.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Neal Trotman.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Paul Wotton replaces Luke Young.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Matthew Parsons.

Foul by Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle).

Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Tope Obadeyi (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Reece Styche (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Marvin McCoy (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Tope Obadeyi replaces Lewis Alessandra.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Neal Trotman.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

Foul by Matthew Parsons (Plymouth Argyle).

Jesse Kewley-Graham (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers).

Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers).

Marvin McCoy (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Jo Kuffour replaces Nick Arnold.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Reece Styche replaces Dean Morgan.

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle).

Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle).

Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers).

Hand ball by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Marvin McCoy.

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield361712757342363
2Scunthorpe361517456371962
3Rochdale351871054381661
4Burton36161284035560
5Fleetwood361771251411058
6Oxford Utd361414848341456
7Southend361312114436851
8Plymouth35149124038251
9York361213114238449
10Hartlepool361210144040046
11Morecambe351210134249-746
12Dag & Red351112124344-145
13Newport341111124346-344
14Cheltenham351014114046-644
15Wimbledon361110153541-643
16Bristol Rovers351012133436-242
17Portsmouth36915123748-1142
18Mansfield361012143649-1342
19Bury34914114040041
20Wycombe351011143842-441
21Accrington351011143945-641
22Exeter361010164148-740
23Northampton35910162944-1537
24Torquay3589183353-2033
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