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Wycombe Wanderers 2-3 Northampton Town

Northampton captain Marc Richards scored his sixth goal of the season to help his side beat high-flying Wycombe.

Cobblers striker Richards equalised with a superb curling free-kick after Luke O'Nien had put the visitors ahead.

Lawson D'Ath headed in a teasing cross from Nicky Adams to put Northampton in front before Shaun Brisley added a third when he headed in off the post.

Danny Rowe reduced the deficit late on, but second-placed Wanderers could not salvage a point.

Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"First five minutes we were brilliant, but we needed to build on that. We had the chances to build on that but we never got the second goal.

"They had three chances in the second half and they scored two of them, and that's not good enough.

"Second in the table so it's not all doom and gloom. We don't give up and we never will do. Just the sloppiness of the goals and a few players were unrecognisable today and I think that's down to tiredness.

"Two wins and a defeat, it's not so much of a bad return in a week."

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Northampton:

"I thought it was a really good game, we recovered well after going behind early.

"We controlled the game well, we were composed and we had lots of options all over the pitch.

"John-Joe (O'Toole) had his best game for the football club by a million miles and hopefully he can kick on now."

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 18Rowe
  • 2Jombati
  • 6Pierre
  • 3Jacobson
  • 4McGinnSubstituted forWoodat 61'minutes
  • 8BeanBooked at 35mins
  • 20O'NienSubstituted forKretzschmarat 81'minutes
  • 7Thompson
  • 23UgwuBooked at 87mins
  • 16HollowaySubstituted forBloomfieldat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Bloomfield
  • 11Wood
  • 12Banton
  • 15Sellers
  • 17Kretzschmar
  • 21Lynch

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 24FurlongBooked at 28mins
  • 6Cresswell
  • 16Buchanan
  • 25Brisley
  • 7D'AthSubstituted forWatsonat 77'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 21O'TooleBooked at 73mins
  • 8Byrom
  • 10AdamsSubstituted forDiamondat 90+3'minutes
  • 9Richards
  • 14HoskinsSubstituted forCalvert-Lewinat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Horwood
  • 5Diamond
  • 12Lelan
  • 19Watson
  • 20Calvert-Lewin
  • 22Hackett
  • 26Clarke
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
4,227

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home5
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home19
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 2, Northampton Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 2, Northampton Town 3.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Zander Diamond replaces Nicky Adams.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers).

  5. Post update

    John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Aaron Holloway (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Marc Richards (Northampton Town).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers).

  9. Post update

    David Buchanan (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Booking

    Gozie Ugwu (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Booking

    Ryan Watson (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Watson (Northampton Town).

  14. Post update

    Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Adams (Northampton Town).

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 2, Northampton Town 3. Daniel Rowe (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by David Buchanan.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers).

  19. Post update

    Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Max Kretzschmar replaces Luke O'Nien.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth11722189923
2Wycombe11632168821
3Leyton Orient116322013721
4Portsmouth115511710720
5Oxford Utd11551169720
6Mansfield11542179819
7Accrington115421510519
8Carlisle115422019119
9Northampton115331613318
10Luton115242115617
11Exeter115241616017
12Bristol Rovers115151412216
13Wimbledon114431313016
14Morecambe114252021-114
15Cambridge113531415-114
16Notts County114251619-314
17Hartlepool114161117-613
18York112451316-310
19Barnet113171320-710
20Stevenage112361118-79
21Crawley112361017-79
22Yeovil112271118-78
23Dag & Red111461221-97
24Newport11137719-126
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