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Wycombe Wanderers 0-1 Accrington Stanley

Mark Hughes (centre)
Defender Hughes (centre) scored his first-ever goal for Accrington Stanley

Accrington Stanley edged closer to promotion to League One as Mark Hughes' second-half tap-in saw them beat Wycombe Wanderers.

Stanley will guarantee a first-ever season in the third tier if they win at home to Stevenage on 7 May.

The Lancashire side remain two points clear of Bristol Rovers, who were 4-1 winners at York City.

Hughes tapped in from close range after Wycombe keeper Benjamin Siegrist tipped Josh Windass's free-kick onto the post.

Wycombe went close to taking an early lead when Aaron Pierre fired over from close range.

But the Chairboys' debutant keeper Siegrist, who is on loan from Aston Villa, kept them in the game in the early stages by denying Windass and Brad Halliday.

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 25Siegrist
  • 22McCarthy
  • 5Stewart
  • 6PierreBooked at 44mins
  • 2Jombati
  • 19HarrimanSubstituted forKretzschmarat 87'minutes
  • 8Bean
  • 18Rowe
  • 26SellarsSubstituted forSellersat 87'minutes
  • 9Hayes
  • 7ThompsonSubstituted forUgwuat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Allsop
  • 4McGinn
  • 12Liburd
  • 15Sellers
  • 17Kretzschmar
  • 23Ugwu

Accrington

  • 1Etheridge
  • 2PearsonBooked at 31mins
  • 5Davies
  • 24HughesBooked at 40mins
  • 22Buxton
  • 28Conneely
  • 34Halliday
  • 7MingoiaSubstituted forMcCartanat 77'minutes
  • 8Windass
  • 30Fosu-Henry
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 3Winnard
  • 10Gornell
  • 11McConville
  • 17McCartan
  • 18Brown
  • 26Boco
  • 33Mooney
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
4,041

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home0
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Accrington Stanley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Accrington Stanley 1.

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

Foul by Dan Rowe (Wycombe Wanderers).

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Gozie Ugwu (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Ryan Sellers replaces Jerell Sellars.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Max Kretzschmar replaces Michael Harriman.

Foul by Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers).

Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 0, Accrington Stanley 1. Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Shay McCartan replaces Piero Mingoia.

Foul by Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers).

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Gozie Ugwu (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Gozie Ugwu replaces Garry Thompson.

Jerell Sellars (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley).

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

Foul by Tarique Fosu-Henry (Accrington Stanley).

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

Attempt missed. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley).

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

Foul by Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers).

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Tarique Fosu-Henry (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason McCarthy (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Jason McCarthy (Wycombe Wanderers).

Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers).

Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Wycombe Wanderers 0, Accrington Stanley 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton452812580453596
2Accrington452412974482684
3Oxford Utd452314881414083
4Bristol Rovers452571375453082
5Portsmouth452115974423278
6Plymouth452391367462178
7Wimbledon4520121363501372
8Cambridge4518131466551167
9Leyton Orient451812155961-266
10Wycombe451713154541464
11Exeter451713156261164
12Carlisle451616136262064
13Mansfield451712166153863
14Luton45189185960-163
15Barnet451611186468-459
16Hartlepool45156244967-1851
17Notts County45149225478-2451
18Yeovil451115194358-1548
19Stevenage451114205267-1547
20Crawley45138244575-3047
21Morecambe45129246890-2245
22Newport451013224363-2043
23Dag & Red45810274579-3434
24York45712265086-3633
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