Marcello Trotta's hat-trick lifted Wycombe out of the League One relegation zone after victory against fellow strugglers Exeter.

The 19-year-old, on loan from Fulham, turned home an Anthony McNamee cross in the first minute to open the scoring.

Danny Coles then levelled with a header from Chris Hackett's corner before Trotta struck again from a tight angle.

Nikki Bull denied Guillem Bauza from the penalty spot before Trotta completed his treble from close range.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Exeter City boss Paul Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon:

"The scoreline probably doesn't reflect how I think we played.

"Largely, I'm very pleased with the side and I think they were good value for a result today, but it wasn't the case.

"For all our good play, the reality is we conceded three goals. A large part of that is down to the exceptional talent of Marcello Trotta, but also I would've liked to have seen better defending."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (5)

Wycombe

  • 01 Bull
  • 02 Foster
  • 05 Winfield Booked
  • 06 Johnson
  • 19 McCoy Booked
  • 10 Bloomfield Booked
  • 17 Grant (Rowlands - 70' )
  • 18 Lewis Booked
  • 34 McNamee (Ainsworth - 84' )
  • 20 Beavon
  • 25 Trotta Booked (Harris - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 15 Basey
  • 04 Rowlands
  • 07 Ainsworth
  • 30 Harris
  • 12 Strevens

Exeter

  • 01 Krysiak
  • 02 Tully (Duffy - 76' )
  • 05 Archibald-Henville
  • 11 Golbourne
  • 18 Coles Booked
  • 04 Dunne
  • 07 Sercombe
  • 08 Noble
  • 21 Bauza
  • 34 Hackett (Nardiello - 66' Booked )
  • 35 Taylor

Substitutes

  • 40 Pidgeley
  • 06 Duffy
  • 26 Bennett
  • 10 Nardiello
  • 19 O'Flynn
Ref: Scott
Att: 4,904

Match Stats

Shots

10 11

On target

8 3

Corners

5 9

Fouls

11 9

Live Text Commentary

96:57 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +4:13

Unfair challenge on Troy Archibald-Henville by Stuart Beavon results in a free kick. Artur Krysiak restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:50 Substitution

Substitution Marcello Trotta goes off and Kadeem Harris comes on.

90:00 +1:50

Stuart Beavon takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak.

90:00 +0:17

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Liam Sercombe.

88:46 Booking

Booking Marcello Trotta is given a yellow card.

87:56 Goal scored

Goal! - Marcello Trotta - Wycombe 3 - 1 Exeter A goal is scored by Marcello Trotta from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wycombe 3-1 Exeter.

86:50

Unfair challenge on David Noble by Stuart Lewis results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Noble.

83:56 Substitution

Substitution Gareth Ainsworth is brought on as a substitute for Anthony McNamee.

82:07

Marcello Trotta concedes a free kick for a foul on David Noble. Free kick taken by David Noble. Liam Sercombe takes a shot.

81:55

The ball is swung over by Guillem Bauza, clearance by Dave Winfield.

79:54

The ball is crossed by David Noble, Stuart Beavon manages to make a clearance.

78:25

Free kick taken by David Noble.

78:25 Booking

Booking Matt Bloomfield goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

78:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Sercombe by Matt Bloomfield.

75:30 Booking

Booking Daniel Nardiello is shown a yellow card for dissent.

74:42 Substitution

Substitution Richard Duffy comes on in place of Steve Tully.

74:42

Martin Rowlands has an effort at goal from 35+ yards. Artur Krysiak makes a save.

73:12

Steve Tully sends in a cross.

72:03

Corner taken by Matt Bloomfield played to the near post, save made by Artur Krysiak.

69:49

Leon Johnson restarts play with the free kick.

69:49 Substitution

Substitution (Wycombe) makes a substitution, with Martin Rowlands coming on for Joel Grant.

69:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dave Winfield by David Noble.

67:25

Outswinging corner taken by Liam Sercombe from the right by-line played to the near post, Dave Winfield manages to make a clearance.

67:19

The ball is swung over by Steve Tully, clearance by Matt Bloomfield.

65:16 Substitution

Substitution Daniel Nardiello is brought on as a substitute for Chris Hackett.

62:07

A cross is delivered by Chris Hackett, Dave Winfield makes a clearance. Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Hackett, Headed effort from inside the area by Guillem Bauza misses to the left of the target.

61:29

Stuart Beavon produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

59:04

Scott Golbourne restarts play with the free kick. The ball is sent over by Scott Golbourne, Nikki Bull makes a save.

59:04 Booking

Booking Dave Winfield receives a caution.

58:56

Jake Taylor fouled by Dave Winfield, the ref awards a free kick.

57:10

Scott Golbourne delivers the ball, clearance made by Dave Winfield.

54:45

Outswinging corner taken by Chris Hackett, Header on goal by Troy Archibald-Henville from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

53:52

Anthony McNamee produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

50:04

Foul by Guillem Bauza on Nikki Bull, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Nikki Bull.

50:02 Penalty

Penalty taken by Guillem Bauza is saved by Nikki Bull. Wycombe 2-1 Exeter.

48:09

Jake Taylor fouled by Nikki Bull, the ref awards a Penalty.

46:15

The referee blows for offside against Guillem Bauza. Nikki Bull takes the direct free kick.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +3:28 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +2:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Troy Archibald-Henville on Stuart Beavon.

45:00 +0:25

Chris Hackett has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.

44:51

Stuart Beavon takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak.

43:55

The ball is sent over by Stuart Lewis, save by Artur Krysiak.

43:20

Unfair challenge on Stuart Beavon by Danny Coles results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Stuart Lewis.

41:16

Matt Bloomfield takes the inswinging corner, Troy Archibald-Henville makes a clearance.

39:59

Assist by Matt Bloomfield.

39:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Marcello Trotta - Wycombe 2 - 1 Exeter Marcello Trotta fires in a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wycombe 2-1 Exeter.

39:10

The ball is delivered by Chris Hackett, clearance by Marvin McCoy.

38:24

Free kick taken by Scott Golbourne.

38:24 Booking

Booking Marvin McCoy is cautioned.

38:15

Foul by Marvin McCoy on James Dunne, free kick awarded.

36:57

The ball is delivered by Stuart Beavon, Artur Krysiak makes a save.

36:31

Chris Hackett sends in a cross, Danny Foster manages to make a clearance.

35:13

Unfair challenge on Stuart Beavon by Troy Archibald-Henville results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Anthony McNamee, clearance made by Troy Archibald-Henville.

34:36

Effort on goal by Liam Sercombe from long range goes over the bar.

33:06

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Hackett.

32:40

Chris Hackett takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

29:51

Shot on goal by Guillem Bauza from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

29:11

Guillem Bauza takes a shot. Save made by Nikki Bull. Corner taken right-footed by Chris Hackett.

26:50

Shot from just outside the box by David Noble goes over the bar.

26:04

Marcello Trotta takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak. The ball is sent over by Anthony McNamee.

25:30

Corner taken by Anthony McNamee played to the near post, Liam Sercombe makes a clearance.

24:51

Inswinging corner taken by Matt Bloomfield from the left by-line, clearance by Troy Archibald-Henville.

24:09

Marvin McCoy restarts play with the free kick.

24:09 Booking

Booking Danny Coles is booked.

24:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joel Grant by Danny Coles.

22:11

Chris Hackett provided the assist for the goal.

22:11 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Coles - Wycombe 1 - 1 Exeter Danny Coles grabs a headed goal from close in. Wycombe 1-1 Exeter.

21:51

Inswinging corner taken by Chris Hackett,

20:59

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by David Noble, Dave Winfield manages to make a clearance.

18:32

Stuart Lewis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Noble. James Dunne crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Dave Winfield.

17:26

James Dunne has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

16:28

Stuart Lewis takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak. Unfair challenge on Chris Hackett by Leon Johnson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by David Noble.

15:20

Outswinging corner taken by Anthony McNamee from the left by-line. The ball is crossed by Marvin McCoy, David Noble manages to make a clearance.

14:51

Anthony McNamee produces a cross, Troy Archibald-Henville manages to make a clearance.

13:58

David Noble concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcello Trotta. Marvin McCoy restarts play with the free kick.

12:50

Matt Bloomfield sends in a cross, clearance by Steve Tully.

11:19

Unfair challenge on Danny Foster by Chris Hackett results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Anthony McNamee.

8:12

Shot from outside the box by Liam Sercombe misses to the left of the goal.

6:49

The ball is sent over by Marvin McCoy.

6:33

The ball is sent over by James Dunne.

4:44

Stuart Lewis concedes a free kick for a foul on David Noble. Troy Archibald-Henville takes the free kick.

4:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Hackett on Leon Johnson. Nikki Bull restarts play with the free kick.

2:18

The free kick is delivered right-footed by Chris Hackett from left wing.

2:18 Booking

Booking Caution for Stuart Lewis.

1:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jake Taylor by Stuart Lewis.

0:35

Assist on the goal came from Anthony McNamee.

0:35 Goal scored

Goal! - Marcello Trotta - Wycombe 1 - 0 Exeter Marcello Trotta fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Wycombe 1-0 Exeter.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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