League Two
HartlepoolHartlepool United1WycombeWycombe Wanderers3
Alfie Mawson
Alfie Mawson scored his first goal for Wycombe with a header to make it 3-0

League Two leaders Wycombe remained at the summit with a comfortable victory against bottom-of-the-table Hartlepool.

Pools' Neil Austin missed a first-half penalty following Joe Jacobsen's foul on Marlon Harewood, after Paris Cowan-Hall had put Wycombe in front.

Matt Bloomfield drilled a low shot on 76 minutes to double the lead and a header from defender Alfie Mawson made it 3-0 to the Chairboys.

Harewood headed in a consolation for the Pools with seven minutes left.

The win is Wycombe's seventh away victory of the season, one more than they managed in the whole of last season.

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It was a really tough game. I warned the boys what was coming.

"We had to dig deep and take the onslaught before we came into the game.

"They missed a penalty but I still think we would have gone on to play like we did if that had gone in.

"Second half, we were just the better team by far, we attacked well and some of the moves we put together were awesome."

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 1Flinders
  • 2Austin
  • 4Bates
  • 24Lanzoni
  • 19Richards
  • 8WalkerSubstituted forFranksat 65'minutes
  • 16Featherstone
  • 15Dolan
  • 29CampbellSubstituted forSchmeltzat 58'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 17Fenwick
  • 9Harewood

Substitutes

  • 7Franks
  • 13Maxted
  • 14Woods
  • 18Hawkins
  • 20Jones
  • 27Schmeltz
  • 31Ironside

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 3Jacobson
  • 26Mawson
  • 6Pierre
  • 2Jombati
  • 15Murphy
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 4Scowen
  • 12CraigSubstituted forMcClureat 78'minutes
  • 9HayesSubstituted forKretzschmarat 90+1'minutes
  • 7Cowan-HallBooked at 81minsSubstituted forOnyedinmaat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Lewis
  • 13Richardson
  • 16Fletcher
  • 18Rowe
  • 19McClure
  • 22Kretzschmar
  • 23Onyedinma
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
3,053

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home6
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hartlepool United 1, Wycombe Wanderers 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Wycombe Wanderers 3.

  3. Post update

    Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Jordan Richards.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Matteo Lanzoni.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Max Kretzschmar replaces Paul Hayes.

  12. Post update

    Matthew Bates (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Paul Hayes (Wycombe Wanderers).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Neil Austin.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    Matthew Bates (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Peter Murphy (Wycombe Wanderers).

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Wycombe Wanderers 3. Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Jonathan Franks.

  19. Post update

    Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers).

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