League Two
WycombeWycombe Wanderers1Bristol RoversBristol Rovers0
Luke O'Nien
Luke O'Nien has scored four goals this season

Midfielder Luke O'Nien's header gave Wycombe Wanderers victory over Bristol Rovers to lift them into the League Two play-off places.

Rovers keeper Steve Mildenhall kept it goalless on the half-hour mark when he pushed Joe Jacobson's free kick wide.

The visitors had their own chances and needed Ryan Allsop to stop Lee Mansell and Ollie Clarke finding the net.

But O'Nien gave Wycombe a valuable win when he latched on to Jacobson's free-kick to head past Mildenhall.

The result means the Chairboys leapfrogged Bristol Rovers and move up to sixth in League Two, whilst Rovers slip to 10th.

Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It's a huge three points. The best team won as well. I really do believe that today. I think we reduced Bristol into a long-ball team. They play some good stuff, they do knock it about well. We restricted that today.

"It was ironic that a set play determined this game, because there was plenty of good football out there. We worked really hard this week on what we were going to do.

"I have to give major to credit to Richard Dobson and Barry Richardson, and my staff and my two coaches. Without them I'd be nothing and they've been fantastic this week."

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Allsop
  • 19Harriman
  • 5Stewart
  • 22McCarthy
  • 3Jacobson
  • 8BeanSubstituted forWoodat 21'minutes
  • 4McGinn
  • 20O'Nien
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 17KretzschmarSubstituted forUgwuat 82'minutes
  • 9Hayes

Substitutes

  • 2Jombati
  • 11Wood
  • 13Richardson
  • 15Sellers
  • 23Ugwu

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 15J ClarkeBooked at 84mins
  • 4Lockyer
  • 5McChrystalBooked at 31mins
  • 2LeadbitterSubstituted forBodinat 57'minutes
  • 7Mansell
  • 8O Clarke
  • 16LawrenceBooked at 52minsSubstituted forFallonat 87'minutes
  • 3Brown
  • 17EasterSubstituted forTaylorat 67'minutes
  • 30GaffneyBooked at 70mins

Substitutes

  • 6Parkes
  • 10Taylor
  • 14Lines
  • 21Montaño
  • 23Bodin
  • 25Puddy
  • 33Fallon
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
4,759

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away9
Fouls
Home8
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Bristol Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Bristol Rovers 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Anthony Stewart.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Ryan Allsop.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Rory Fallon replaces Liam Lawrence.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 1, Bristol Rovers 0. Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe Jacobson.

  13. Booking

    James Clarke (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by James Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Paul Hayes (Wycombe Wanderers).

  17. Post update

    Liam Lawrence (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Gozie Ugwu replaces Max Kretzschmar.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Anthony Stewart.