Wycombe picked up a vital three points in their battle to avoid relegation with victory away at Exeter.

After a lacklustre first half, Paul Hayes put the visitors in front when he slotted home, before Stuart Beavon finished well after being put through.

Exeter hit back almost immediately through James Dunne's powerful free-kick from the edge of the area.

Hayes then rounded off the Chairboys' victory with a header that looped over keeper Lenny Pidgeley.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Wycombe manager Gary Waddock told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"Two games away from home - Bury on Saturday and here tonight - it's a good time to get back-to-back victories, the points are very valuable at this moment in time.

"Both sets of players knew the importance of the game and they were nervous and tense.

"Second half, when the game opened up, we had opportunities, we took them and we got three valuable points."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Exeter

  • 40 Pidgeley
  • 02 Tully
  • 05 Archibald-Henville
  • 23 Fortune (Logan - 62' )
  • 24 Frear
  • 27 Baldwin
  • 04 Dunne
  • 07 Sercombe
  • 35 Taylor (Bauza - 61' )
  • 10 Nardiello
  • 30 Dalla Valle

Substitutes

  • 01 Krysiak
  • 11 O'Brien
  • 19 O'Flynn
  • 20 Logan
  • 21 Bauza

Wycombe

  • 01 Bull
  • 05 Winfield (Johnson - 35' Booked )
  • 15 Basey
  • 19 McCoy
  • 30 Doherty
  • 04 Eastmond
  • 10 Bloomfield
  • 18 Lewis
  • 12 Strevens (Ainsworth - 90' )
  • 20 Beavon Booked
  • 23 Hayes (Hackett - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Laing
  • 06 Johnson
  • 07 Ainsworth
  • 25 Hackett
  • 29 McClure
Ref: Pawson
Att: 4,121

Match Stats

Shots

8 10

On target

3 8

Corners

4 5

Fouls

14 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:43 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +4:03

Corner taken short by Stuart Beavon.

90:00 +3:46

Marvin McCoy decides to take a short corner.

90:00 +2:56

Daniel Nardiello gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Ainsworth. Marvin McCoy takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:46 Substitution

Substitution Gareth Ainsworth on for Ben Strevens.

89:27

Chris Hackett takes a shot. Comfortable save by Lenny Pidgeley.

87:40

Direct free kick taken by Pat Baldwin.

87:40 Booking

Booking Caution for Stuart Beavon.

87:31

Foul by Stuart Beavon on James Dunne, free kick awarded.

85:58

Ben Strevens is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Lenny Pidgeley.

83:51

Elliott Frear takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Leon Johnson.

83:36

Daniel Nardiello takes a shot. Save by Nikki Bull.

81:48

Nikki Bull takes the direct free kick.

81:48 Substitution

Substitution Chris Hackett replaces Paul Hayes.

81:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Guillem Bauza on Leon Johnson.

76:58

Corner taken by Matt Bloomfield from the right by-line, clearance by Pat Baldwin.

75:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Johnson on Lauri Dalla Valle. James Dunne has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Nikki Bull.

75:30

Foul by Paul Hayes on Troy Archibald-Henville, free kick awarded. Pat Baldwin takes the free kick.

73:31

James Dunne produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

72:58

Stuart Beavon is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Lenny Pidgeley.

69:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Paul Hayes - Exeter 1 - 3 Wycombe Paul Hayes finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Exeter 1-3 Wycombe.

65:59 Goal scored

Goal! - James Dunne - Exeter 1 - 2 Wycombe James Dunne grabs a goal direct from the free kick from outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Exeter 1-2 Wycombe.

64:35 Booking

Booking Leon Johnson goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

64:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Nardiello by Leon Johnson.

62:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Stuart Beavon - Exeter 0 - 2 Wycombe Goal scored by Stuart Beavon from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Exeter 0-2 Wycombe.

61:52 Substitution

Substitution Jonathan Fortune leaves the field to be replaced by Richard Logan.

60:58 Substitution

Substitution Guillem Bauza is brought on as a substitute for Jake Taylor.

60:42

Shot by Jake Taylor from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

60:12

Stuart Beavon is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Lenny Pidgeley.

59:51

Paul Hayes is adjudged to have handled the ball. Lenny Pidgeley takes the direct free kick.

57:55

Stuart Beavon takes a shot. Lenny Pidgeley makes a save.

57:04

Assist on the goal came from Stuart Beavon.

57:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Paul Hayes - Exeter 0 - 1 Wycombe A goal is scored by Paul Hayes from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Exeter 0-1 Wycombe.

56:20

The offside flag is raised against Ben Strevens. Lenny Pidgeley takes the free kick.

53:15

Inswinging corner taken by Elliott Frear from the right by-line played to the near post, Foul by Troy Archibald-Henville on Leon Johnson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Nikki Bull.

53:00

Paul Hayes is ruled offside. Lenny Pidgeley restarts play with the free kick.

52:25

Inswinging corner taken by Grant Basey from the right by-line.

49:58

Matt Bloomfield takes a shot. Elliott Frear gets a block in.

48:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stuart Beavon on Jonathan Fortune. Free kick taken by Lenny Pidgeley.

45:48

Craig Eastmond has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +1:19 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +0:11

Troy Archibald-Henville gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Bloomfield. Marvin McCoy restarts play with the free kick.

44:25

Liam Sercombe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Eastmond. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Marvin McCoy from right channel, Troy Archibald-Henville makes a clearance.

42:25

Steve Tully challenges Stuart Beavon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matt Bloomfield takes the direct free kick.

41:03

The referee penalises Matt Bloomfield for handball. Elliott Frear restarts play with the free kick.

38:36

Gary Doherty concedes a free kick for a foul on Troy Archibald-Henville. Direct free kick taken by Lenny Pidgeley.

37:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Eastmond by Steve Tully. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Matt Bloomfield from left channel, Troy Archibald-Henville manages to make a clearance.

35:01

Daniel Nardiello has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

34:03 Substitution

Substitution Leon Johnson comes on in place of Dave Winfield.

31:54

Stuart Beavon has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

29:20

The assistant referee flags for offside against Lauri Dalla Valle. Free kick taken by Nikki Bull.

28:10

Unfair challenge on Craig Eastmond by Troy Archibald-Henville results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Craig Eastmond.

27:02

Corner from the left by-line taken by Liam Sercombe, free kick awarded for a foul by Troy Archibald-Henville on Dave Winfield. Nikki Bull takes the direct free kick.

26:15

Craig Eastmond is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Pat Baldwin takes the free kick.

25:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jake Taylor on Matt Bloomfield. Direct free kick taken by Nikki Bull.

24:43

Unfair challenge on Lauri Dalla Valle by Grant Basey results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Steve Tully.

23:55

Effort on goal by James Dunne from just inside the area clears the bar.

20:41

Corner taken right-footed by Liam Sercombe from the left by-line, clearance made by Dave Winfield.

17:23

Ben Strevens takes a shot. Lenny Pidgeley gets a block in.

15:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin McCoy by Daniel Nardiello. Free kick taken by Matt Bloomfield.

14:11

Inswinging corner taken by Matt Bloomfield from the left by-line.

10:00

Grant Basey fouled by James Dunne, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nikki Bull.

8:44

Steve Tully concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Bloomfield. Grant Basey takes the free kick.

7:42

Unfair challenge on Daniel Nardiello by Dave Winfield results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jonathan Fortune.

5:35

Unfair challenge on Daniel Nardiello by Gary Doherty results in a free kick. Jake Taylor takes the free kick.

4:35

Shot from outside the penalty box by Daniel Nardiello goes wide right of the goal.

1:36

Unfair challenge on Steve Tully by Ben Strevens results in a free kick. Lenny Pidgeley takes the free kick.

0:20

Jonathan Fortune challenges Matt Bloomfield unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike comes in from Grant Basey from the free kick, Lenny Pidgeley makes a save.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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