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Wycombe Wanderers 0-1 Morecambe

Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth

Wycombe's automatic promotion hopes were dealt a severe blow after Paul Mullin struck to earn Morecambe a win.

Gareth Ainsworth's men started the day in third but after Southend and Bury both won they will head into the final day of the season in fifth place.

Morecambe were the better team with Wycombe goalkeeper Matt Ingram impressing but he could do nothing about Mullin's header after 86 minutes.

Wycombe must beat Northampton on the final day, hoping their rivals slip up.

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Ainsworth on Wycombe v Morecambe

"I'm really pleased with the defending today. Matt Ingram was incredible. If somebody was watching today, I might have lost him to a Premier League side.

"There's not as much pressure as last season, but again we find ourselves on the last game of the season where we're looking at two different results - but it's been in a good way this year.

"I'm so proud of the players this season, and to the fans can I say 'thank you'. I was choked up walking around at the end. They were brilliant. They know what we've been through.

"We're still a club that's growing, that's just turned round in one season. To go up would have been fantastic and we can still achieve that. I'm really looking forward to next week's game. We will be going out to win that."

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 15Murphy
  • 4Yennaris
  • 26Mawson
  • 11Wood
  • 22KretzschmarSubstituted forEphraimat 65'minutes
  • 10BloomfieldBooked at 85mins
  • 8Bean
  • 12CraigSubstituted forHollowayat 75'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 9Hayes
  • 23Onyedinma

Substitutes

  • 16Fletcher
  • 21Lynch
  • 25Holloway
  • 31Ephraim

Morecambe

  • 25Arestidou
  • 2Beeley
  • 5HughesBooked at 45mins
  • 22ParrishBooked at 61mins
  • 19Wilson
  • 4Kenyon
  • 15Wildig
  • 17FlemingBooked at 41minsSubstituted forMullinat 53'minutes
  • 3Devitt
  • 11Ellison
  • 7RedshawBooked at 39minsSubstituted forAmondat 53'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Wright
  • 12Mullin
  • 13Goodall
  • 21McGowan
  • 27Amond
  • 29Bondswell
  • 30Stewart
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
5,177

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away9
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Morecambe 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Morecambe 1.

  3. Post update

    Paul Hayes (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Fred Onyedinma (Wycombe Wanderers).

  7. Post update

    Laurence Wilson (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Fred Onyedinma (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Laurence Wilson (Morecambe).

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 0, Morecambe 1. Paul Mullin (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Kevin Ellison.

  11. Booking

    Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers).

  13. Post update

    Jamie Devitt (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Alfie Mawson (Wycombe Wanderers).

  15. Post update

    Paul Mullin (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Fred Onyedinma (Wycombe Wanderers).

  17. Post update

    Andy Parrish (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Booking

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

  19. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Laurence Wilson.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paul Mullin (Morecambe) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton452710866372991
2Shrewsbury452781067293889
3Southend452412953351884
4Bury452571359401982
5Wycombe452215864432181
6Stevenage4520121362521072
7Plymouth4519111553371668
8Luton451811165244865
9Newport451811165153-265
10Northampton45187206559661
11Exeter451613165964-561
12Morecambe451612175051-160
13Dag & Red45178205757059
14Oxford Utd451416154949058
15Wimbledon451415165359-657
16Portsmouth451414175153-256
17Accrington451411205676-2053
18Cambridge451312205963-451
19York451118164550-551
20Carlisle45147245371-1849
21Mansfield45139233760-2348
22Hartlepool45128253667-3144
23Cheltenham45913233966-2740
24Tranmere45912244566-2139
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