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Exeter City 4-2 Wycombe Wanderers

Exeter City continued their rise up the League Two table with a well-earned 4-2 win over promotion rivals Wycombe at St James' Park.

The hosts made a bright start to the game and got the breakthrough after 19 minutes through the in-form David Wheeler.

Lloyd James sent Jack Stacey clear down the right and he delivered a fine low cross which Wheeler guided in at the near post for his sixth goal in six successive games.

Troy Brown missed a glorious chance to double Exeter's lead, heading wide from a James corner, and it was costly as Wycombe drew level after 38 minutes when Garry Thompson charged in at the back post to ram home Sam Saunders' corner.

However, two goals in two second-half minutes won the game for Exeter and they were almost identical.

Brown tapped in at the back post from a low Stacey cross after 65 minutes, and then Joel Grant was on hand to slot in from Wheeler's cross.

Alex Jakubiak pulled one back with a debut goal in the 90th minute, but Ollie Watkins killed off any faint hopes of a Wycombe comeback when he rounded Jamal Blackman to fire in City's fourth deep into stoppage-time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 30Pym
  • 28Stacey
  • 39Brown
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 3Woodman
  • 11Wheeler
  • 4James
  • 25Taylor
  • 12GrantSubstituted forTillsonat 71'minutes
  • 33ReidSubstituted forMcAlindenat 69'minutes
  • 8SimpsonSubstituted forWatkinsat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Olejnik
  • 6Tillson
  • 14Watkins
  • 16Oakley
  • 19McAlinden
  • 29Croll
  • 31Sweeney

Wycombe

  • 27Blackman
  • 16Harriman
  • 21Müller
  • 23De Havilland
  • 2Jombati
  • 8BeanBooked at 60mins
  • 25Gape
  • 29Saunders
  • 24KashketSubstituted forJakubiakat 55'minutes
  • 7ThompsonSubstituted forFreemanat 84'minutes
  • 19WestonSubstituted forPierreat 74'minutesBooked at 75mins

Substitutes

  • 5Stewart
  • 6Pierre
  • 11Wood
  • 13Richardson
  • 17O'Nien
  • 22Freeman
  • 26Jakubiak
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
3,656

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home13
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 4, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 4, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 4, Wycombe Wanderers 2. Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

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

Foul by Sam Saunders (Wycombe Wanderers).

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 3, Wycombe Wanderers 2. Alex Jakubiak (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marcus Bean.

Liam McAlinden (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Will De Havilland (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by Ollie Watkins (Exeter City).

Max Müller (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Nick Freeman replaces Garry Thompson.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Tillson (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Liam McAlinden (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Müller (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

Garry Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Liam McAlinden (Exeter City).

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

Foul by Jordan Tillson (Exeter City).

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

Booking

Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Aaron Pierre replaces Myles Weston.

Attempt missed. Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Jordan Tillson replaces Joel Grant.

Attempt blocked. Joel Grant (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Joel Grant (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Liam McAlinden replaces Reuben Reid.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 3, Wycombe Wanderers 1. Joel Grant (Exeter City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ollie Watkins.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 2, Wycombe Wanderers 1. Troy Brown (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jack Stacey with a cross.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Will De Havilland.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Dominic Gape.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Myles Weston.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Marcus Bean.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Sido Jombati.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Will De Havilland.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

Booking

Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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As It Stood

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1Doncaster28194558342461
2Plymouth27173744301454
3Carlisle281213349381149
4Exeter281431144291545
5Luton28129741271445
6Portsmouth27136840271345
7Wycombe2712783632443
8Barnet28101173838041
9Colchester2711794134740
10Mansfield28101083130140
11Cambridge27116103631539
12Grimsby28116113533239
13Blackpool2699838271136
14Stevenage28113144246-436
15Yeovil2898113035-535
16Crawley26105113240-835
17Morecambe2594123243-1131
18Hartlepool2879123647-1130
19Crewe28611112639-1329
20Cheltenham28610123141-1028
21Accrington2668122435-1126
22Notts County2875163051-2126
23Leyton Orient2774162841-1325
24Newport2757153246-1422
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