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Wycombe Wanderers 1-0 Exeter City

Stephen McGinn
Stephen McGinn has made 18 appearances for Wycombe this season

Wycombe moved up to fourth in the League Two table with victory against Exeter City thanks to Stephen McGinn's first goal for the club.

Exeter could have taken the lead after five minutes but Jayden Stockley nodded Jamie McAllister's cross just wide.

Joel Grant nearly put the visitors in front against his former club but Ryan Allsop saved and Stockley fired wide.

Wycombe took all three points when McGinn curled a fine effort into the top corner from 25 yards out.

Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Ainsworth on Wycombe v Exeter

"It is a home win and a home goal, which is more important.

"We deserved it. Those people here today will have seen us grow as a club and as a team, the way we played and the way we set up today against one of the best footballing teams in the division.

"Some of the work rate today was phenomenal. And to mix that with some of the good football we played we've got a nice end to the first win of 2016 at home.

"For a team that was written off at the start of last season, then not meant to recreate what we did last season, we're doing okay."

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Allsop
  • 19Harriman
  • 22McCarthy
  • 6Pierre
  • 3Jacobson
  • 4McGinnSubstituted forBloomfieldat 84'minutes
  • 8Bean
  • 24Cowan-Hall
  • 20O'Nien
  • 11Wood
  • 9Hayes

Substitutes

  • 2Jombati
  • 5Stewart
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 13Richardson
  • 15Sellers
  • 17Kretzschmar
  • 23Ugwu

Exeter

  • 1Olejnik
  • 39BrownBooked at 77mins
  • 5McAllister
  • 6Ribeiro
  • 2Butterfield
  • 23McCready
  • 22WheelerSubstituted forTaylorat 82'minutes
  • 31GrantSubstituted forHarleyat 78'minutes
  • 14Nicholls
  • 33Stockley
  • 29WatkinsSubstituted forHolmesat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Harley
  • 8Oakley
  • 10Holmes
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 21Hamon
  • 26Tillson
  • 38Taylor
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
3,358

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Exeter City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Exeter City 0.

Foul by Alex Nicholls (Exeter City).

Jason McCarthy (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Jamie McAllister.

Attempt missed. Troy Brown (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Matt Bloomfield.

Foul by Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers).

Lee Holmes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Matt Bloomfield replaces Stephen McGinn.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Jake Taylor replaces David Wheeler.

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

Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Holmes (Exeter City).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Ryan Harley replaces Joel Grant.

Attempt missed. Alex Nicholls (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Troy Brown (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Troy Brown (Exeter City).

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

Foul by David Wheeler (Exeter City).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Sam Wood.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Joel Grant.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Lee Holmes replaces Ollie Watkins.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Ollie Watkins.

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

Foul by David Wheeler (Exeter City).

Foul by Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers).

Tom McCready (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers).

Jamie McAllister (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

David Wheeler (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Nicholls (Exeter City).

Foul by Stephen McGinn (Wycombe Wanderers).

Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton29204555312464
2Plymouth30185746262059
3Oxford Utd291510448272155
4Wycombe3014793629749
5Portsmouth291212548262248
6Accrington27146747321548
7Mansfield32139104337648
8Bristol Rovers30145114032847
9Leyton Orient31121094645146
10Wimbledon29129846361045
11Cambridge31128114443144
12Carlisle2711974541442
13Exeter29117113941-240
14Luton31108134345-238
15Crawley31114163652-1637
16Morecambe31106155257-536
17Barnet29106133844-636
18Notts County28106124148-736
19Stevenage32810144254-1234
20Newport2979133343-1030
21Hartlepool2783162644-1827
22Yeovil3059163146-1524
23York2958163153-2223
24Dag & Red3048183054-2420
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