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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.

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Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth on Fleetwood defeat

"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

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Stewart Murdoch replaces Antoni Sarcevic.

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

Foul by Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town).

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

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

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

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Stephen Jordan.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Gareth Evans replaces David Ball.

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

Foul by Anthony Jeffrey (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Anthony Jeffrey replaces Nick Arnold.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jamille Matt replaces Iain Hume.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Junior Morias replaces Matt Bloomfield.

Attempt saved. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Antoni Sarcevic.

Attempt saved. Matty Blair (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Daniel Rowe (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Stephen Jordan.

Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

Hand ball by Iain Hume (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt saved. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Foul by Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town).

Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Fleetwood Town 0, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Dean Morgan replaces Reece Styche.

Half Time

First Half ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Sam Wood.

Attempt missed. Matty Blair (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

goal

As It Stood

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1Scunthorpe442020466402680
2Chesterfield442115867392878
3Rochdale442391266462078
4Fleetwood442291364491575
5Burton441915104739872
6Southend4418141254381668
7York4417161149391067
8Oxford Utd441614145145662
9Plymouth441610184754-758
10Bury441318135547857
11Dag & Red441415155054-457
12Mansfield441415154755-857
13Portsmouth441415154959-1057
14Wimbledon441414164751-456
15Newport441316155457-355
16Cheltenham441316155158-755
17Hartlepool441410204953-452
18Accrington441215174953-451
19Morecambe441214184964-1550
20Exeter441213195057-749
21Wycombe441114194252-1047
22Bristol Rovers441114194152-1147
23Northampton441114193656-2047
24Torquay44119243962-2342
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