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Wycombe Wanderers 2-4 Notts County

Summer signing Lewis Alessandra scored his first goal for Notts County to seal a dramatic win against Wycombe at Adams Park.

Captain Richard Duffy opened the scoring for the Magpies on his 50th appearance for the club, heading home from Dan Jones' free-kick on 14 minutes.

The visitors promptly doubled their advantage in comical fashion, as Luke O'Nien's clearance hit Wycombe captain Adam El-Abd and cannoned past goalkeeper Scott Brown.

Kevin Nolan's side had earlier threatened through Shaun Brisley, whose far-post header was cleared off the line by Michael Harriman.

Gareth Ainsworth's side pulled themselves back into the game in sensational style, however, as half-time substitute Nick Freeman scored his first league goal for Wanderers with a powerful half-volley into the top corner four minutes after coming on.

Debutant Craig Mackail-Smith headed straight at Adam Collin from Harriman's cross, before Joe Jacobson sensationally curled home a free-kick from 25-yards to level the scores.

County, unbeaten at Adams Park since October 2007, retook the lead when Jonathan Forte headed home six yards out from another Jones free-kick for his first goal since 28 January.

And former Hartlepool man Alessandra sealed the victory when he fired home in the 90th minute after Forte's close-range effort rebounded off the post.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Brown
  • 16Harriman
  • 2Jombati
  • 6El-AbdBooked at 90mins
  • 3Jacobson
  • 4GapeBooked at 48mins
  • 17O'Nien
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forWilliamsat 87'minutes
  • 15SouthwellSubstituted forFreemanat 45'minutes
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 9HayesSubstituted forMackail-Smithat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Stewart
  • 8Bean
  • 13Richardson
  • 21Müller
  • 22Freeman
  • 24Williams
  • 25Mackail-Smith

Notts County

  • 1Collin
  • 2Tootle
  • 5Duffy
  • 16Brisley
  • 23JonesBooked at 27mins
  • 11HawkridgeSubstituted forAlessandraat 73'minutes
  • 4Hewitt
  • 22Yates
  • 10Grant
  • 30SteadSubstituted forForteat 68'minutes
  • 9AmeobiBooked at 90minsSubstituted forSmithat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Dickinson
  • 7Alessandra
  • 13Pindroch
  • 14Forte
  • 17Smith
  • 19Hunt
  • 24Milsom
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
3,785

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home16
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 2, Notts County 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 2, Notts County 4.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

Booking

Adam El-Abd (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Adam El-Abd (Wycombe Wanderers).

Adam Collin (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Alan Smith replaces Shola Ameobi.

Booking

Shola Ameobi (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 2, Notts County 4. Lewis Alessandra (Notts County) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

Shola Ameobi (Notts County) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Foul by Jack Williams (Wycombe Wanderers).

Ryan Yates (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Jack Williams replaces Matt Bloomfield.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 2, Notts County 3. Jonathan Forte (Notts County) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Shola Ameobi following a set piece situation.

Foul by Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers).

Jorge Grant (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Nick Freeman (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Elliott Hewitt.

Attempt blocked. Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers).

Shola Ameobi (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Nick Freeman (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Forte (Notts County) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Lewis Alessandra replaces Terry Hawkridge.

Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Jonathan Forte replaces Jon Stead.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 2, Notts County 2. Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun Brisley (Notts County).

Attempt blocked. Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

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

Foul by Terry Hawkridge (Notts County).

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

Attempt blocked. Jon Stead (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers).

Elliott Hewitt (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Craig Mackail-Smith (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Craig Mackail-Smith (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon32104227
2Exeter32103127
3Luton320111386
4Coventry32015146
5Carlisle32016336
6Accrington32017526
7Notts County32016516
8Stevenage31207525
9Newport31205415
10Crewe31204315
11Mansfield31115414
12Barnet31113304
13Morecambe31113304
14Wycombe311178-14
15Forest Green311167-14
16Port Vale310256-13
17Cambridge310223-13
18Grimsby310246-23
19Chesterfield310235-23
20Cheltenham310225-33
21Yeovil3102814-63
22Lincoln City302134-12
23Colchester301227-51
24Crawley300315-40
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