League Two
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Wycombe Wanderers 2-0 Crawley Town

Wycombe Wanderers won convincingly against Crawley Town to move up to fifth in League Two.

The Chairboys scored early when Max Kretzschmar stroked the ball into the net after a one-on-one with the goalkeeper Callum Preston.

Jon Ashton cleared Wycombe's Sam Wood's poke off the line and Crawley's Gwion Edwards had a shot deflected wide.

Wycombe secured victory late as Garry Thompson's cross left the unmarked Wood to score at the far post.

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It wasn't a great game, for people who were here it was horrible game.

"Crawley are very direct, they came right at us and we got sucked in to going a little bit direct down the middle.

"They arrived late today, they got stuck in traffic. I made a big point of us starting the game well and quickly to give real pressure from the start, more than usual."

Crawley Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Surrey:

"They do what they do and they're good at it and their team's been together for a number of years.

"We just gifted them chances and we didn't deal with one ball. We warned the players before the game but we made stupid mistakes which we must cut out.

"We've got to defend better and players know my thoughts and it's how we respond."

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 22McCarthy
  • 5Stewart
  • 6Pierre
  • 2Jombati
  • 19Harriman
  • 4McGinn
  • 20O'NienBooked at 76mins
  • 11Wood
  • 16HollowaySubstituted forHayesat 69'minutesSubstituted forUdumagaat 87'minutes
  • 17KretzschmarSubstituted forThompsonat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Thompson
  • 9Hayes
  • 15Sellers
  • 18Rowe
  • 21Lynch
  • 23Ugwu
  • 25Udumaga

Crawley

  • 12Preston
  • 14Young
  • 25Yorwerth
  • 16Ashton
  • 6BradleySubstituted forHarroldat 67'minutes
  • 7Edwards
  • 4Walton
  • 8Smith
  • 24Hancox
  • 9Barnard
  • 20DeaconSubstituted forFenelonat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Flahavan
  • 10Rooney
  • 15Fenelon
  • 18Harrold
  • 21Tomlin
  • 22Jenkins
  • 23Emmanuel
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
4,153

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home3
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away0
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 2, Crawley Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 2, Crawley Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Shamir Fenelon (Crawley Town).

  5. Post update

    Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Matt Harrold (Crawley Town).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Harrold (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 2, Crawley Town 0. Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) header from very close range to the top right corner.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Jermaine Udumaga replaces Paul Hayes because of an injury.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers).

  12. Post update

    Mitch Hancox (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Shamir Fenelon replaces Roarie Deacon.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Matt Harrold.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Josh Yorwerth.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

  17. Booking

    Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers).

  19. Post update

    Roarie Deacon (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Mitch Hancox.