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Fleetwood Town 1-0 Wycombe Wanderers

A stunning goal from Josh Morris gave 10-man Fleetwood Town a vital three points over struggling Wycombe Wanderers.

The home side were reduced to 10 men when Alan Goodall was judged to have stamped Nick Arnold.

Morris put Fleetwood ahead after he struck home from distance to claim his second goal in two games.

Wycombe almost levelled through Chris Maxwell's curling effort but Fleetwood held on to win.

Fleetwood stay within three points off second-placed Chesterfield and third-placed Rochdale.

Wycombe stay in 21st place, level on points with fellow strugglers Bristol Rovers and Northampton.

Wycombe Manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I'm really frustrated. We had a glorious chance today, even a point would have been good for us.

"When they went down to 10 men, it's all very well thinking you're going to win the game, but sometimes it's difficult playing against 10 men."

"It was a sloppy (Fleetwood) goal. I'm upset that he seemed to dance right through our midfield, where we tried to pack it out and keep them wide, and then a great finish.

"We didn't create much. Obviously it's an issue, but we've got to put this to bed quick now because we have a huge game next week against Bristol Rovers at home, which for all intent and purposes will probably decide the future of the club."

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 28Maxwell
  • 15McLaughlin
  • 25Jordan
  • 13GoodallBooked at 13mins
  • 5Roberts
  • 6Pond
  • 17Blair
  • 18SarcevicSubstituted forMurdochat 90+2'minutes
  • 36HumeSubstituted forMattat 71'minutes
  • 23BallSubstituted forEvansat 79'minutes
  • 24Morris

Substitutes

  • 1Davies
  • 4Murdoch
  • 7Evans
  • 8Schumacher
  • 9Parkin
  • 10Matt
  • 16Cresswell

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 33Rowe
  • 11Wood
  • 4Scowen
  • 19PierreBooked at 49mins
  • 5Stewart
  • 23ArnoldSubstituted forJeffreyat 77'minutes
  • 8Lewis
  • 27StycheSubstituted forMorganat 45'minutes
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forMoriasat 66'minutes
  • 22Kretzschmar

Substitutes

  • 3Dunne
  • 7Morgan
  • 13Horlock
  • 15Jeffrey
  • 17Morias
  • 40Ainsworth
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
2,711

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

  3. Post update

    Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town).

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Daniel Rowe (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Stewart Murdoch replaces Antoni Sarcevic.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Junior Morias (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town).

  9. Post update

    Junior Morias (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Anthony Jeffrey (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Stephen Jordan.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Gareth Evans replaces David Ball.

  14. Post update

    Stephen Jordan (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Jeffrey (Wycombe Wanderers).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Anthony Jeffrey replaces Nick Arnold.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Junior Morias (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jamille Matt replaces Iain Hume.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Junior Morias replaces Matt Bloomfield.

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