League Two
Carlisle2Wycombe3

Carlisle United 2-3 Wycombe Wanderers

Fred Onyedinma
Fred Onyedinma has now scored five goals in his last nine appearances

Wycombe survived a Carlisle comeback to get back to winning ways in the race for promotion from League Two.

Aaron Pierre bundled in before Fred Onyedinma and Matt McClure fired home to give the Chairboys a 3-0 lead.

Carlisle responded immediately and pulled a goal back when Kyle Dempsey curled in after a short corner routine.

Danny Grainger scored a penalty after Alfie Mawson fouled Charlie Wyke to make it 3-2 before substitute Mark Beck was sent off for fouling Sido Jombati.

The result strengthens Wycombe's automatic promotion hopes after two defeats, while Carlisle's third straight defeat leaves them two points above the relegation places.

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

Media playback is not supported on this device

Ainsworth on Carlisle v Wycombe

"I thought the referee made it interesting towards the end. The last 10 minutes saw one of the softest penalties I've seen for a while.

"All in all, we've come here and we've set up to play attacking football and I thought we played really well today.

"OK we've let two in, and they're both avoidable, but it's a great three points. It gets us right back on track.

"Matt (McClure) is a goalscorer, I've said all along. Sometimes strikers go through these little periods, but I think it's important to stick by people and show faith."

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 24Spiegel
  • 31Young
  • 2GraingerBooked at 15mins
  • 23O'Hanlon
  • 18BroughBooked at 51mins
  • 15Meppen-WalterSubstituted forAmooat 31'minutes
  • 22Dempsey
  • 16Potts
  • 8SweeneySubstituted forBeckat 85'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 25AsamoahSubstituted forRiggat 66'minutes
  • 26Wyke

Substitutes

  • 6Archibald-Henville
  • 7Amoo
  • 11Kearns
  • 17Beck
  • 20Hanford
  • 21Rigg
  • 34Griffith

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 2Jombati
  • 6PierreBooked at 90mins
  • 26Mawson
  • 3Jacobson
  • 8BeanSubstituted forMurphyat 89'minutes
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 11Wood
  • 19McClure
  • 9HayesSubstituted forCraigat 90+3'minutes
  • 23OnyedinmaSubstituted forEphraimat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Craig
  • 13Richardson
  • 15Murphy
  • 16Fletcher
  • 18Rowe
  • 25Holloway
  • 31Ephraim
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
4,021

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away17
Shots on Target
Home5
Away8
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 2, Wycombe Wanderers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 2, Wycombe Wanderers 3.

Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Steven Craig replaces Paul Hayes.

Alfie Mawson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Amoo (Carlisle United).

Booking

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

Matt Young (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Peter Murphy replaces Marcus Bean.

Attempt saved. Paul Hayes (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Dismissal

Mark Beck (Carlisle United) is shown the red card.

Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mark Beck (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Mark Beck replaces Antony Sweeney.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 2, Wycombe Wanderers 3. Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

Penalty conceded by Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Carlisle United. Charlie Wyke draws a foul in the penalty area.

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

Foul by Hogan Ephraim (Wycombe Wanderers).

Patrick Brough (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Hogan Ephraim replaces Fred Onyedinma.

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

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Raphael Spiegel.

Attempt saved. Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by David Amoo (Carlisle United).

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 1, Wycombe Wanderers 3. Kyle Dempsey (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Brad Potts.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Steven Rigg replaces Derek Asamoah.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 0, Wycombe Wanderers 3. Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Alfie Mawson (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 0, Wycombe Wanderers 2. Fred Onyedinma (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the top right corner.

Attempt blocked. Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Patrick Brough.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Danny Grainger.

Attempt blocked. Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Brad Potts.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton32197646281864
2Shrewsbury32187746222461
3Wycombe321611545271859
4Luton321510739271255
5Southend3215983630654
6Plymouth321571040231752
7Bury32157104335852
8Newport32148103938150
9Stevenage32146124641548
10Northampton32135145142944
11Morecambe32128123432244
12Wimbledon31128114342144
13Exeter331110124348-543
14Portsmouth311010113635140
15Accrington31124154051-1140
16Cambridge31107144644237
17Oxford Utd32910133640-437
18Dag & Red32107153644-837
19Mansfield3298152641-1535
20Tranmere31810133238-634
21Carlisle32103194056-1633
22York32614123140-932
23Cheltenham32710152848-2031
24Hartlepool3266202454-3024
View full League Two table

Top Stories