Stuart Beavon's brace helped Wycombe leapfrog Rochdale in the League One relegation zone.

Beavon latched on to Ben Strevens's through ball and chipped visiting goalkeeper Peter Kurucz to net his first of the game.

He doubled their lead in the second half, firing into the top corner on the half-volley for his 13th of the season.

Captain Dave Winfield poked home a third after Kurucz had failed to claim Matt Bloomfield's corner.

The result ended the Chairboys' four-game losing run while managerless Rochdale, who failed to test home keeper Nikki Bull, have now gone nine games without a win.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Wycombe manager Gary Waddock told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"We couldn't have asked for anything more really. The most important thing was the three points, but the players worked extremely hard to achieve that.

"It was a big game for us, we knew the importance of it, the target was the three points and we got a clean sheet.

"You couldn't play it down before the game, it was a big game and they certainly came up with the goods."

Rochdale caretaker manager Chris Beech told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I can only keep doing what I'm doing and look to make it better. It's a correction technique we're trying to do.

"I think I have a great week in terms of what can happen out there and what goes on at football clubs.

"They've drawn first blood and we've had a go without really responding and really getting up and hitting back."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Wycombe

  • 01 Bull
  • 02 Foster
  • 03 Laing
  • 05 Winfield
  • 15 Basey
  • 10 Bloomfield
  • 17 Grant (Ainsworth - 68' )
  • 18 Lewis
  • 30 Harris
  • 12 Strevens
  • 20 Beavon (Kewley-Graham - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 19 McCoy
  • 27 Stewart
  • 07 Ainsworth
  • 26 Kewley-Graham
  • 09 Rendell

Rochdale

  • 01 Kurucz
  • 02 Darby
  • 05 Amankwaah
  • 17 Holden
  • 22 Jordan Booked
  • 06 Barry-Murphy (Grimes - 66' )
  • 07 Kennedy
  • 08 Jones
  • 19 Bogdanovic (Adams - 66' )
  • 30 Ormerod
  • 26 Akpa Akpro (Ababaka - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 23 Lucas
  • 04 Holness
  • 10 Grimes
  • 11 Adams
  • 29 Ababaka
Ref: Miller
Att: 4,285

Match Stats

Shots

7 2

On target

6 1

Corners

7 9

Fouls

10 11

Live Text Commentary

94:07 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +0:27 Substitution

Substitution Jesse Kewley-Graham replaces Stuart Beavon.

89:26 Booking

Booking The referee shows Stephen Jordan a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

89:15

Gareth Ainsworth fouled by Stephen Jordan, the ref awards a free kick. Gareth Ainsworth restarts play with the free kick.

88:23

Gary Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kadeem Harris. Matt Bloomfield restarts play with the free kick.

87:25

Unfair challenge on Gary Jones by Gareth Ainsworth results in a free kick. Nicky Adams takes the free kick.

86:39

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams, Dave Winfield makes a clearance.

85:20

Centre by Nicky Adams, clearance by Dave Winfield. Brett Ormerod delivers the ball, clearance made by Matt Bloomfield.

83:09

Dave Winfield manages to make a clearance.

83:09 Substitution

Substitution Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro leaves the field to be replaced by Godwin Ababaka.

83:09

The ball is sent over by Brett Ormerod, blocked by Louis Laing. Corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams from the right by-line to the near post,

82:31

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams played to the near post, Dave Winfield makes a clearance.

81:58

Kadeem Harris takes a shot. Save by Peter Kurucz.

79:57

Corner from the left by-line taken by Nicky Adams, Louis Laing manages to make a clearance.

79:42

Brett Ormerod takes a shot. Save by Nikki Bull.

79:17

Unfair challenge on Nicky Adams by Matt Bloomfield results in a free kick. Jason Kennedy takes the direct free kick.

78:18

The ball is sent over by Nicky Adams, clearance by Danny Foster.

77:08

Gareth Ainsworth is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Peter Kurucz restarts play with the free kick. Centre by Nicky Adams, save made by Nikki Bull.

76:11

A cross is delivered by Brett Ormerod, save by Nikki Bull.

74:29

Assist by Matt Bloomfield.

74:29 Goal scored

Goal! - Dave Winfield - Wycombe 3 - 0 Rochdale Dave Winfield gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in high into the middle of the goal. Wycombe 3-0 Rochdale.

73:52

Corner taken by Matt Bloomfield played to the near post,

72:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Stuart Beavon - Wycombe 2 - 0 Rochdale Stuart Beavon finds the back of the net with a goal from just inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Wycombe 2-0 Rochdale.

71:50

Unfair challenge on Gareth Ainsworth by Stephen Jordan results in a free kick. Danny Foster takes the free kick.

71:14

Brett Ormerod challenges Danny Foster unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nikki Bull takes the free kick.

68:05

The ball is sent over by Grant Basey, save made by Peter Kurucz.

67:44

The ball is crossed by Gareth Ainsworth, save by Peter Kurucz.

67:05 Substitution

Substitution Gareth Ainsworth joins the action as a substitute, replacing Joel Grant.

65:26 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Grimes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Brian Barry-Murphy.

65:07 Substitution

Substitution Nicky Adams is brought on as a substitute for Daniel Bogdanovic.

63:08

The official flags Brett Ormerod offside. Dave Winfield takes the free kick.

62:19

Jason Kennedy has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

61:31

A cross is delivered by Daniel Bogdanovic, Louis Laing makes a clearance.

61:11

Kadeem Harris crosses the ball, Kevin Amankwaah makes a clearance.

57:26

Corner taken by Brian Barry-Murphy from the right by-line to the near post, Louis Laing makes a clearance.

56:59

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jason Kennedy from the left by-line, save made by Nikki Bull.

56:50

The ball is delivered by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, Dave Winfield manages to make a clearance.

56:10

A cross is delivered by Stuart Lewis, clearance by Jason Kennedy.

54:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Jones on Dave Winfield. Nikki Bull takes the free kick.

53:32

Effort on goal by Kadeem Harris from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

51:52

Joel Grant sends in a cross, save by Peter Kurucz.

50:55

Brian Barry-Murphy takes the inswinging corner, save by Nikki Bull.

50:18

Unfair challenge on Grant Basey by Brian Barry-Murphy results in a free kick. Nikki Bull takes the free kick.

49:36

The ball is sent over by Stephen Jordan.

48:45

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Nikki Bull.

48:20

Danny Foster concedes a free kick for a foul on Brian Barry-Murphy. Brian Barry-Murphy takes the direct free kick.

47:57

Kadeem Harris takes a shot. Save by Peter Kurucz.

47:21

Stephen Jordan concedes a free kick for a foul on Kadeem Harris. Grant Basey takes the direct free kick.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:06 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

44:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Kennedy by Stuart Lewis. Kevin Amankwaah restarts play with the free kick.

44:25

The ball is delivered by Kadeem Harris, save by Peter Kurucz.

42:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Bogdanovic by Ben Strevens. Direct free kick taken by Jason Kennedy.

41:48

Brian Barry-Murphy challenges Kadeem Harris unfairly and gives away a free kick. Grant Basey crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Peter Kurucz.

40:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brian Barry-Murphy by Stuart Lewis. Brian Barry-Murphy takes the free kick.

38:19

The referee penalises Daniel Bogdanovic for handball. Free kick taken by Peter Kurucz.

36:53

Stuart Beavon produces a cross.

33:19

Stephen Darby fouled by Grant Basey, the ref awards a free kick. Brian Barry-Murphy takes the free kick.

32:49

Kevin Amankwaah fouled by Stuart Beavon, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Kevin Amankwaah.

31:36 Goal scored

Goal! - Stuart Beavon - Wycombe 1 - 0 Rochdale Stuart Beavon finds the net with a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wycombe 1-0 Rochdale.

31:16

Centre by Brett Ormerod, Nikki Bull makes a save.

30:02

Corner taken by Matt Bloomfield, save by Peter Kurucz.

29:56

Grant Basey sends in a cross, Stephen Jordan manages to make a clearance.

28:16

The official flags Ben Strevens offside. Peter Kurucz takes the direct free kick.

27:17

Corner taken right-footed by Matt Bloomfield to the near post, Peter Kurucz makes a save.

26:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro on Danny Foster. Free kick taken by Dave Winfield.

25:18

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Bloomfield. Grant Basey restarts play with the free kick.

24:13

Inswinging corner taken by Matt Bloomfield, Jason Kennedy manages to make a clearance.

23:59

Matt Bloomfield takes a shot. Save made by Peter Kurucz.

22:05

The referee blows for offside against Brett Ormerod. Nikki Bull restarts play with the free kick.

20:23

The assistant referee flags for offside against Daniel Bogdanovic. Nikki Bull takes the direct free kick.

17:47

Corner taken left-footed by Brian Barry-Murphy from the right by-line, Kadeem Harris makes a clearance.

16:58

The ball is sent over by Joel Grant, Stephen Jordan manages to make a clearance.

15:34

Inswinging corner from right by-line crossed in by Brian Barry-Murphy, Dave Winfield makes a clearance.

14:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dave Winfield on Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro. Direct free kick taken by Brian Barry-Murphy.

13:32

Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro on Louis Laing, free kick awarded. Louis Laing restarts play with the free kick.

9:57

Corner taken right-footed by Matt Bloomfield from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Kevin Amankwaah.

9:30

Corner taken right-footed by Matt Bloomfield from the right by-line to the near post, Dean Holden manages to make a clearance.

6:51

Corner taken by Matt Bloomfield.

6:39

Centre by Kadeem Harris, Dean Holden gets a block in.

3:58

Kadeem Harris concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Amankwaah. Peter Kurucz takes the free kick.

2:18

The ball is crossed by Danny Foster, clearance made by Dean Holden.

0:28

Daniel Bogdanovic is ruled offside. Grant Basey takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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