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Morecambe 0-1 Wycombe Wanderers

Defender Aaron Pierre scored the only goal of the game as Wycombe Wanderers kept up their 100% winning start to the season against Morecambe.

Home debutant Shaun Miller could have opened the scoring early on but a poor first touch meant the chance was lost.

The hosts kept pressing and were almost rewarded with the opener only for Kevin Ellison's drive to be judged offside.

Pierre sealed all three points for the visitors after the break when he nodded home Joe Jacobson's free-kick.

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Ainsworth on Morecambe v Wycombe

"It is early days but sometimes you've got to grind results out, and today was a grind, no doubt.

"The physical side of the game is huge. We pride ourselves on being physically fit and strong.

"There's not many of us so we stick together. We're all in it together. That's the way it's got to be - and how it will be under me - and that's how we're producing the results we're seeing.

"We want a good mid-table finish at the minimum and that'll be success for Wycombe Wanderers this year, with the size of the club we are."

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2Beeley
  • 22Parrish
  • 6EdwardsBooked at 28mins
  • 19Wilson
  • 15Wildig
  • 13Goodall
  • 10Molyneux
  • 17FlemingSubstituted forBarkhuizenat 68'minutes
  • 11Ellison
  • 16MillerSubstituted forMullinat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3McGowan
  • 4Kenyon
  • 5Dugdale
  • 9Barkhuizen
  • 12Mullin
  • 20Thompson
  • 21Ryan

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 19Harriman
  • 2Jombati
  • 6Pierre
  • 3Jacobson
  • 7ThompsonBooked at 58mins
  • 8BeanBooked at 64mins
  • 4McGinnBooked at 83mins
  • 11Wood
  • 9Hayes
  • 16HollowaySubstituted forSellersat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Bloomfield
  • 12Banton
  • 15Sellers
  • 17Kretzschmar
  • 20O'Nien
  • 21Lynch
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
1,395

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 0, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 0, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

Ryan Edwards (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Paul Hayes (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Lee Molyneux (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Tom Barkhuizen (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Ryan Sellers replaces Aaron Holloway because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Garry Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Lee Molyneux (Morecambe) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right.

Booking

Stephen McGinn (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stephen McGinn (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Foul by Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by Aaron Wildig (Morecambe).

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

Attempt blocked. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

Foul by Paul Mullin (Morecambe).

Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Paul Mullin replaces Shaun Miller.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 0, Wycombe Wanderers 1. Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Jacobson following a set piece situation.

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ryan Edwards (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Sido Jombati.

Attempt saved. Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Tom Barkhuizen replaces Andrew Fleming.

Attempt missed. Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Garry Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Lee Molyneux (Morecambe).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient33008179
2Wycombe33006069
3Hartlepool33005149
4Cambridge32109547
5Portsmouth32105147
6Plymouth32017346
7Northampton32014226
8Bristol Rovers32012116
9Exeter320156-16
10Oxford Utd31206425
11Mansfield31113214
12Accrington31112204
13Wimbledon310235-23
14Notts County310235-23
15Barnet310224-23
16Morecambe310213-23
17York310225-33
18Luton302134-12
19Crawley302123-12
20Carlisle302169-32
21Newport301226-41
22Stevenage301227-51
23Yeovil300325-30
24Dag & Red300328-60
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