Matty Whichelow scored one and assisted another on his debut as Wycombe beat Tranmere Rovers to move out of the relegation places.

Adam McGurk gave the visitors the lead with a dipping shot from 20 yards out after cutting in from the left.

But Gareth Ainsworth crossed for Watford loanee Whichelow to head home an equaliser.

And they won it when Ainsworth pounced after the Rovers defence had failed to deal with Whichelow's cross.

Tranmere's John Welsh hit the bar with a 25-yard free-kick as Tranmere remain 17th in the table.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Tranmere manager Les Parry tells BBC Radio Merseyside:

"You can't give two goals away. They'll think they defended the lead well and you can't argue with that.

"We've scored within the first five minutes in the last three games and we've lost all three of them 2-1.

"We've got to work the keeper more and we've got to score goals when we get our chances.

"We have a points target and we are slightly ahead of schedule, so that's not too bad."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Wycombe

  • 01 Bull
  • 03 Laing
  • 05 Winfield
  • 06 Johnson Booked
  • 15 Basey
  • 07 Ainsworth (McNamee - 68' )
  • 10 Bloomfield
  • 11 Harper
  • 24 Whichelow (Lewis - 79' )
  • 12 Strevens
  • 20 Beavon (McClure - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Foster
  • 17 Grant
  • 18 Lewis
  • 34 McNamee
  • 29 McClure

Tranmere

  • 01 fon Williams
  • 05 Goodison
  • 06 McChrystal
  • 15 Holmes
  • 16 Buchanan
  • 08 Welsh
  • 25 Devaney (Weir - 46' )
  • 27 Wallace (Elford-Alliyu - 69' )
  • 09 Tyriaki (Brunt - 63' )
  • 14 McGurk
  • 17 Akins

Substitutes

  • 13 Coughlin
  • 12 Taylor
  • 10 Weir
  • 24 Elford-Alliyu
  • 28 Brunt
Ref: Coote
Att: 4,398

Match Stats

Shots

13 10

On target

8 5

Corners

3 4

Fouls

10 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:13 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +4:22 Substitution

Substitution Stuart Beavon leaves the field to be replaced by Matt McClure.

90:00 +2:30

Ian Goodison is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Nikki Bull takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +1:17

Matt Bloomfield takes a shot. Save made by Owain Fon Williams.

90:00 +1:03

Matt Bloomfield takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.

90:00 +0:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Buchanan on Anthony McNamee. Free kick taken by Dave Winfield.

88:08

Lateef Elford-Alliyu takes a shot. Comfortable save by Nikki Bull.

87:53

Danny Holmes sends in a cross, Leon Johnson manages to make a clearance.

87:44

A cross is delivered by John Welsh, Dave Winfield makes a clearance.

85:05

The ball is swung over by Anthony McNamee, Headed effort from inside the area by Stuart Beavon misses to the right of the target.

84:16

Stuart Beavon takes a shot. Blocked by Mark McChrystal. Corner taken by Anthony McNamee from the left by-line, David Buchanan manages to make a clearance.

83:05

David Buchanan sends in a cross, Headed effort from inside the area by Ryan Brunt misses to the right of the target.

81:59

Adam McGurk crosses the ball.

80:29

Adam McGurk is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Louis Laing.

78:31

Indirect free kick taken by Nikki Bull.

78:31 Substitution

Substitution Stuart Lewis joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matthew Whichelow.

78:31

Foul by Ryan Brunt on Leon Johnson, free kick awarded.

77:43

The ball is delivered by Adam McGurk, clearance made by Anthony McNamee.

76:45

Stuart Beavon challenges Mark McChrystal unfairly and gives away a free kick. Owain Fon Williams takes the indirect free kick.

75:05

Ryan Brunt takes a shot. Leon Johnson gets a block in.

74:25

Anthony McNamee takes a shot. Comfortable save by Owain Fon Williams.

73:15

The ball is delivered by Lateef Elford-Alliyu, Grant Basey manages to make a clearance.

70:38

John Welsh produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick,

70:38 Booking

Booking Booking for Leon Johnson.

70:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lateef Elford-Alliyu by Leon Johnson.

69:40

Handball by Matt Bloomfield. Owain Fon Williams restarts play with the free kick.

69:01

Adam McGurk delivers the ball, save made by Nikki Bull.

68:15 Substitution

Substitution James Wallace leaves the field to be replaced by Lateef Elford-Alliyu.

67:43 Substitution

Substitution Gareth Ainsworth leaves the field to be replaced by Anthony McNamee.

67:05

David Buchanan crosses the ball, Ryan Brunt takes a shot. Nikki Bull makes a comfortable save.

66:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark McChrystal by Matthew Whichelow. Indirect free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

65:39

Lucas Akins sends in a cross, Ian Goodison takes a shot. Clearance made by Dave Winfield.

64:44

The ball is crossed by James Wallace, clearance made by Grant Basey. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Adam McGurk, Dave Winfield makes a clearance.

63:46

The ball is swung over by Gareth Ainsworth.

62:39 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Brunt joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mustafa Tiryaki.

60:55

Mustafa Tiryaki takes a shot.

59:37

The assistant referee flags for offside against Mustafa Tiryaki. Indirect free kick taken by Nikki Bull.

58:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mustafa Tiryaki by Dave Winfield. Danny Holmes restarts play with the free kick.

57:11

James Wallace crosses the ball, blocked by Gareth Ainsworth. James Wallace decides to take a short corner.

56:22

Lucas Akins is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Nikki Bull restarts play with the free kick.

55:58

Gareth Ainsworth challenges John Welsh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark McChrystal restarts play with the free kick.

54:46

Robbie Weir produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

53:32

Effort on goal by Ben Strevens from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

51:40

Unfair challenge on Stuart Beavon by John Welsh results in a free kick. Matt Bloomfield crosses the ball in from the free kick.

47:09

John Welsh challenges Matthew Whichelow unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James Harper.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Robbie Weir on for Martin Devaney.

45:00 +1:07 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +0:07

Matt Bloomfield concedes a free kick for a foul on John Welsh. Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.

44:34

Adam McGurk concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Ainsworth. Louis Laing takes the free kick.

44:20

Stuart Beavon delivers the ball, John Welsh makes a clearance.

43:48

James Wallace challenges Ben Strevens unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Leon Johnson.

42:49

The ball is delivered by James Harper, James Wallace manages to make a clearance.

41:28

The referee penalises Ben Strevens for handball. Danny Holmes crosses the ball in from the free kick.

40:46

Martin Devaney concedes a free kick for a foul on Louis Laing. Free kick taken by Louis Laing.

37:46

Foul by John Welsh on Matt Bloomfield, free kick awarded. Grant Basey takes the free kick. The ball is swung over by Gareth Ainsworth, Ian Goodison manages to make a clearance.

36:08

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Matt Bloomfield, Mustafa Tiryaki manages to make a clearance.

35:58

Stuart Beavon takes a shot. Mark McChrystal gets a block in.

35:11

Unfair challenge on John Welsh by Matt Bloomfield results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ian Goodison.

34:24

James Wallace produces a cross.

33:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Welsh by Matt Bloomfield. Free kick crossed by Danny Holmes, clearance by Leon Johnson.

33:07

Stuart Beavon takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

31:44

Adam McGurk crosses the ball.

31:01

Centre by Gareth Ainsworth, clearance made by Mark McChrystal.

29:52 Goal scored

Goal! - Gareth Ainsworth - Wycombe 2 - 1 Tranmere A goal is scored by Gareth Ainsworth from close in low into the middle of the goal. Wycombe 2-1 Tranmere.

25:35

Foul by Ben Strevens on Danny Holmes, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from Adam McGurk from the free kick.

25:22

Centre by David Buchanan.

22:22

Assist on the goal came from Gareth Ainsworth.

22:22 Goal scored

Goal! - Matthew Whichelow - Wycombe 1 - 1 Tranmere Matthew Whichelow finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Wycombe 1-1 Tranmere.

21:39

Shot from a long way out by James Harper goes wide of the left-hand post.

21:05

The ball is delivered by Adam McGurk, save made by Nikki Bull.

18:46

The ball is sent over by Stuart Beavon, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Gareth Ainsworth goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

16:48

The official flags Martin Devaney offside. Nikki Bull restarts play with the free kick.

16:33

The ball is sent over by Lucas Akins, Ben Strevens manages to make a clearance.

16:07

James Harper takes a shot. Blocked by Mark McChrystal.

13:37

Corner taken left-footed by James Harper, Ian Goodison makes a clearance.

13:19

Centre by Gareth Ainsworth, David Buchanan gets a block in.

12:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Ainsworth by David Buchanan. Louis Laing takes the direct free kick.

10:03

The official flags Martin Devaney offside. Free kick taken by Nikki Bull.

9:29

The ball is sent over by Lucas Akins, save made by Nikki Bull.

8:44

The ball is swung over by Mustafa Tiryaki, blocked by Ben Strevens. Corner taken by Adam McGurk, Gareth Ainsworth manages to make a clearance.

6:23

Unfair challenge on Leon Johnson by Martin Devaney results in a free kick. Nikki Bull takes the free kick.

4:49

John Welsh provided the assist for the goal.

4:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam McGurk - Wycombe 0 - 1 Tranmere Goal scored by Adam McGurk from outside the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. Wycombe 0-1 Tranmere.

3:53

Martin Devaney decides to take a short corner.

2:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Louis Laing on Martin Devaney. Free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

0:00

The match begins.

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