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Wycombe Wanderers 0-1 Mansfield Town

Krystian Pearce's early goal gave Mansfield a win at Wycombe that keeps their League Two play-off hopes alive and dents the Chairboys' own top seven ambitions.

The win leaves Mansfield just two points behind Carlisle in the final play-off place, while Wycombe are now four points off the pace and down in 13th.

Following a lively start, the deadlock was broken by the visitors in the 13th minute when a free-kick floated in by Joel Byrom was headed against the post by Pearce, who then stole in on his own rebound to nod home from a yard out.

Both sides went close during the remainder of a hard-fought first period, but neither was able to add to the scoreline.

Wycombe were the better side after the break, but could not find a way past Jake Kean.

The Stage goalkeeper produced a superb save from a Joe Jacobson free-kick and an even better one from Adebayo Akinfenwa's close-range header when the big striker looked certain to score to secure all three points for the visitors.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wycombe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 27Blackman
  • 16HarrimanBooked at 87mins
  • 6Pierre
  • 2Jombati
  • 3Jacobson
  • 8Bean
  • 17O'Nien
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forFreemanat 76'minutes
  • 7ThompsonSubstituted forWestonat 81'minutes
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 24KashketSubstituted forJakubiakat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Hayes
  • 13Richardson
  • 19Weston
  • 22Freeman
  • 25Gape
  • 26Jakubiak
  • 29Saunders

Mansfield

Formation 5-3-2

  • 21Kean
  • 16White
  • 2Bennett
  • 5Pearce
  • 6Taft
  • 3BenningBooked at 59mins
  • 28Whiteman
  • 26ByromBooked at 29mins
  • 8PotterSubstituted forMacDonaldat 69'minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 32RoseBooked at 26minsSubstituted forArquinat 83'minutes
  • 10GreenSubstituted forCoulthirstat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Coulthirst
  • 11Baxendale
  • 12Jensen
  • 15Howkins
  • 17Arquin
  • 18MacDonald
  • 24McGuire
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
4,218

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Mansfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Mansfield Town 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Hayden White (Mansfield Town).

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Jake Kean.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Alex Jakubiak replaces Scott Kashket.

  8. Booking

    Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers).

  10. Post update

    Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Yoann Arquin replaces Danny Rose.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Myles Weston (Wycombe Wanderers).

  13. Post update

    Hayden White (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Myles Weston replaces Garry Thompson.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Jake Kean.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers).

  18. Post update

    Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Nick Freeman replaces Matt Bloomfield.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster422510782473585
2Plymouth422471162431979
3Portsmouth422291167373075
4Luton421716960392167
5Exeter421981567501765
6Stevenage42205176557865
7Carlisle421615116061-163
8Blackpool4215161162441861
9Colchester421710156155661
10Mansfield421613135046461
11Cambridge42179165447760
12Accrington421514135451359
13Wycombe421611155251159
14Grimsby421610165255-358
15Notts County42158195069-1953
16Barnet421215155157-651
17Morecambe42148204965-1650
18Crewe421213175061-1149
19Crawley421310194863-1549
20Yeovil421016164357-1446
21Cheltenham421014184559-1444
22Hartlepool421013195169-1843
23Newport421012204664-1842
24Leyton Orient4296274377-3433
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