League Two
WycombeWycombe Wanderers4SouthendSouthend United1
Matt McClure
Two goals from Matt McClure helped League Two leaders Wycombe beat 10-man Southend.

Matt McClure scored twice as Wycombe beat 10-man Southend to stay top of the League Two table.

Jack Payne put Southend ahead inside two minutes, but Paris Cowan-Hall levelled before McClure tapped in Sam Wood's pass to put the Chairboys ahead.

Southend were reduced to 10 men when Jerome Binnom-Williams was sent off for a tackle on Josh Scowen.

Joe Jacobson's superb free-kick added to the lead before McClure rounded off a comfortable win from 20 yards.

The victory put Wycombe two points clear at the top, with Southend, who had won their four previous games, dropping to eighth.

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It's possibly the result of the season so far. It's a really strong Southend team that came here today. I thought we were outstanding today.

"We've got some big games coming up over the Christmas period. Get down here and get behind your boys. Be proud of your boys. I'm extremely proud of everybody involved with Wycombe today.

"We've got to stay consistent, we've got to stay grounded. We've got to keep working so hard and keep things going. I'm so pleased because we worked really hard in training and it paid dividends."

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 2Jombati
  • 6Pierre
  • 26MawsonBooked at 90mins
  • 3Jacobson
  • 7Cowan-HallSubstituted forOnyedinmaat 80'minutes
  • 15Murphy
  • 4Scowen
  • 11WoodSubstituted forRoweat 88'minutes
  • 9HayesBooked at 50minsSubstituted forAmadi-Hollowayat 80'minutes
  • 19McClure

Substitutes

  • 8Lewis
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 12Craig
  • 13Richardson
  • 18Rowe
  • 23Onyedinma
  • 25Amadi-Holloway

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 18Leonard
  • 23Binnom-WilliamsBooked at 61mins
  • 6Prosser
  • 15Bolger
  • 7Worrall
  • 8TimlinSubstituted forWhiteat 68'minutes
  • 26O'TooleBooked at 21minsSubstituted forDeeganat 45'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 11WestonSubstituted forHurstat 45'minutes
  • 19Payne
  • 10Corr

Substitutes

  • 2White
  • 12Atkinson
  • 14Hurst
  • 16Clifford
  • 17Coulthirst
  • 21Smith
  • 22Deegan
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
4,123

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 4, Southend United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 4, Southend United 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

  4. Post update

    Jack Payne (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Booking

    Alfie Mawson (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Alfie Mawson (Wycombe Wanderers).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Daniel Rowe replaces Sam Wood.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Alfie Mawson (Wycombe Wanderers).

  11. Post update

    Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Fred Onyedinma (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Aaron Holloway replaces Paul Hayes.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Fred Onyedinma replaces Paris Cowan-Hall.

  18. Booking

    Gary Deegan (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Gary Deegan (Southend United).

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