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Wycombe Wanderers 3-1 Colchester United

Luke O'Nien scored a fine volley to help Wycombe Wanderers edge closer to the League Two automatic promotion places with victory over Colchester.

The Chairboys are outside the top three on goal difference after producing an excellent performance against the U's, who have slipped to three points behind the play-offs after a second straight defeat.

Wycombe led in the 14th minute when Craig Mackail-Smith bent in a superb cross from the left that Adebayo Akinfenwa met with a stooping header.

Ten minutes later, the Chairboys doubled their lead as Mackail-Smith gathered Dan Scarr's hopeful ball before laying off for Paris Cowan-Hall, whose deflected effort trickled into the bottom corner.

It was effectively game over with 16 minutes left as O'Nien unleashed a sensational strike into the top corner past a static Sam Walker after Joe Jacobson's corner was cleared his way.

But Colchester were able to pull a goal back as Sammie Szmodics swapped passes with Courtney Senior before placing a good effort into the bottom corner from the edge of the area.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Brown
  • 18Moore
  • 15McGinley
  • 28ScarrBooked at 87mins
  • 3Jacobson
  • 7SaundersSubstituted forBeanat 84'minutes
  • 17O'NienBooked at 49mins
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 25Mackail-Smith
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 12Cowan-HallSubstituted forTysonat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Gape
  • 8Bean
  • 11Kashket
  • 23Tyson
  • 30Ma-Kalambay

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 2Jackson
  • 18Eastman
  • 6Kent
  • 26InnissSubstituted forProsserat 74'minutes
  • 7WrightBooked at 57mins
  • 16Murray
  • 10Szmodics
  • 14ComleySubstituted forSeniorat 76'minutes
  • 28Guthrie
  • 19MandronSubstituted forHanlanat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Lapslie
  • 5Prosser
  • 8Loft
  • 12Kpekawa
  • 20Senior
  • 21Hanlan
  • 29Gilmartin
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
4,386

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away17
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away12
Fouls
Home15
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 3, Colchester United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 3, Colchester United 1.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Tafari Moore.

Foul by Nathan Tyson (Wycombe Wanderers).

Frankie Kent (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Tyson (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Dan Scarr.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Matt Bloomfield.

Booking

Dan Scarr (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dan Scarr (Wycombe Wanderers).

Drey Wright (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Sean Murray.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Marcus Bean replaces Sam Saunders because of an injury.

Delay in match Sam Saunders (Wycombe Wanderers) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Brandon Hanlan replaces Mikael Mandron.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 3, Colchester United 1. Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Courtney Senior.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Courtney Senior replaces Brandon Comley.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 3, Colchester United 0. Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Luke Prosser replaces Ryan Inniss.

Attempt saved. Tafari Moore (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Sam Saunders (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Nathan Tyson replaces Paris Cowan-Hall.

Attempt missed. Frankie Kent (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Luke O'Nien.

Attempt blocked. Frankie Kent (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Joe Jacobson.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Scott Brown.

Attempt saved. Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Drey Wright (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers).

Tom Eastman (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Mackail-Smith (Wycombe Wanderers).

Ryan Inniss (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan McGinley (Wycombe Wanderers).

Booking

Drey Wright (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Drey Wright (Colchester United).

Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton27166562273554
2Notts County27149446281851
3Accrington26144844301446
4Wycombe27137749361346
5Exeter2614393632445
6Lincoln City27128737261144
7Mansfield27111153829944
8Coventry2713592819944
9Swindon26142103934544
10Newport2711973731642
11Colchester2811893734341
12Cambridge2710892531-638
13Carlisle27107103837137
14Crawley27106112731-436
15Stevenage2797113740-334
16Cheltenham2897123741-434
17Grimsby2897122738-1134
18Port Vale2895143036-632
19Morecambe2778122737-1029
20Crewe2792162942-1329
21Yeovil2777133748-1128
22Chesterfield2866162851-2324
23Forest Green2765162648-2223
24Barnet2755172641-1520
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