Steven Craig grabbed his first goal in English football as Wycombe beat Southend United to earn their first win since the opening day of the season.

Dean Morgan headed the hosts into an early lead, meeting Sam Wood's free-kick for his third goal in two games.

The Blues levelled when Freddy Eastwood fired in his fourth goal in four games, following Ryan Leonard's pull-back.

But Craig glanced in Max Kretzschmar's corner to make it 2-1 and Wycombe held on despite several close calls.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"We took an onslaught second half, but after last weeks performance we deserved a win, we got the win and really pleased to have the home form back on track.

"We've got some miles to do in September.

"The fans got us through the last 10 minutes, thank you very much for that, and if you're coming on your travels with us because we will keep going as you keep shouting."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Wycombe Wanderers

  • 01 Ingram
  • 02 McCoy
  • 06 Johnson
  • 19 Hause
  • 30 Doherty
  • 04 Scowen (Kretzschmar - 19' Booked )
  • 11 Wood
  • 23 Arnold (Bloomfield - 73' )
  • 28 Knott
  • 07 Morgan Booked
  • 20 Craig (McClure - 81' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 41 Harrison
  • 09 Spring
  • 10 Bloomfield
  • 22 Kretzschmar
  • 16 Pittman
  • 18 Kuffour
  • 29 McClure

Southend United

  • 17 Bentley
  • 02 White Booked
  • 03 Coker
  • 06 Prosser Booked
  • 23 Thompson
  • 11 Straker
  • 12 Atkinson (Payne - 82' )
  • 16 Clifford (Hurst - 53' )
  • 18 Leonard
  • 07 Eastwood
  • 10 Corr (Reid - 53' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Smith
  • 08 Timlin
  • 14 Hurst
  • 21 Payne
  • 24 Auger
  • 09 Reid
  • 28 Williams
Ref: Sheldrake
Att: 3,533

Match Stats

Shots

7 7

On target

3 2

Corners

2 11

Fouls

17 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +7:18 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +6:51

Marvin McCoy restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +6:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Coker on Dean Morgan.

90:00 +3:47

Clearance made by Gary Doherty.

90:00 +3:32

Daniel Bentley restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +3:23

Max Kretzschmar challenges Adam Thompson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

90:00 +3:03

Daniel Bentley restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +2:37

Matt McClure receives a yellow card.

90:00 +2:37 Booking

Booking

90:00 +2:17

The referee blows for offside.

90:00 +2:11

Free kick taken by Daniel Bentley.

90:00 +2:09

The assistant referee signals for offside against Matt McClure.

90:00 +1:47

Clearance by Leon Johnson.

90:00 +1:43

John White produces a cross.

90:00 +0:03

Free kick taken by Matt Ingram.

89:51

Leon Johnson fouled by Jack Payne, the ref awards a free kick.

89:38

Leon Johnson makes a clearance.

89:35

Anthony Straker produces a cross.

88:40

Free kick taken by Daniel Bentley.

88:37

The official flags Dean Morgan offside.

87:59

Free kick taken by Daniel Bentley.

87:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Prosser by Matt Bloomfield.

87:31

Dean Morgan takes a shot and bounced off the bar.

85:36

The ball is crossed by Anthony Straker.

85:10

Kortney Hause produces a cross.

84:40

Adam Thompson takes the free kick.

84:34

Matt McClure concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Thompson.

83:56

Dean Morgan goes into the referee's book.

83:56 Booking

Booking

83:49

Luke Prosser receives a caution.

83:49 Booking

Booking

82:04

Gary Doherty makes a clearance.

81:56

Ben Coker produces a cross.

81:19

Free kick taken by Daniel Bentley.

81:14 Substitution

Substitution Jack Payne is brought on as a substitute for Will Atkinson.

80:59 Substitution

Substitution Matt McClure is brought on as a substitute for Steven Craig.

80:07

Dean Morgan is ruled offside.

79:36

Matt Ingram takes the free kick.

79:33

The official flags Freddy Eastwood offside.

78:35

Matt Ingram restarts play with the free kick.

78:08 Booking

Booking

78:08

John White goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

78:03

Sam Wood fouled by John White, the ref awards a free kick.

77:40

Will Atkinson restarts play with the free kick.

77:35

Unfair challenge on Ryan Leonard by Matt Bloomfield results in a free kick.

76:59

Matt Ingram restarts play with the free kick.

76:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Max Kretzschmar by Anthony Straker.

76:22

Daniel Bentley restarts play with the free kick.

76:17

Sam Wood is caught offside.

74:24

Free kick crossed by Ben Coker.

74:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John White by Sam Wood.

73:13

Matt Ingram takes the free kick.

73:06

Foul by Craig Reid on Matt Ingram, free kick awarded.

72:57 Substitution

Substitution Matt Bloomfield replaces Nick Arnold.

72:29

Ryan Leonard takes a shot. Matt Ingram safely holds on.

71:51

Leon Johnson makes a clearance.

71:48

The ball is swung over by Anthony Straker.

71:04

The ball is crossed by Kevan Hurst.

69:56

Kortney Hause takes the free kick.

69:23 Booking

Booking

69:23

Max Kretzschmar goes into the referee's book for dissent.

69:07

Craig Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon Johnson.

68:19

Adam Thompson takes a brilliant shot and bounced off the bar.

68:10

The ball is swung over by John White.

67:20

Ben Coker takes the free kick.

67:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Reid by Max Kretzschmar.

66:33

Ben Coker takes the free kick.

66:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Morgan on Ben Coker.

65:46

Matt Ingram takes the free kick.

65:42

Craig Reid is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

64:51

Will Atkinson produces a cross.

64:40

Free kick taken by Kevan Hurst.

64:32

Foul by Max Kretzschmar on Kevan Hurst, free kick awarded.

61:45

Corner taken by Kevan Hurst from the left by-line.

61:39

Clearance by Kortney Hause.

61:07

Free kick crossed by Kevan Hurst.

61:02

Ryan Leonard fouled by Dean Morgan, the ref awards a free kick.

59:24

Daniel Bentley restarts play with the free kick.

59:19

Unfair challenge on Ryan Leonard by Billy Knott results in a free kick.

59:09

Clearance by Adam Thompson.

59:06

A cross is delivered by Sam Wood.

58:32

Daniel Bentley takes the free kick.

58:24

The referee blows for offside against Dean Morgan.

57:03

Sam Wood manages to make a clearance.

56:51

Corner taken by Ben Coker.

54:45

Matt Ingram takes the free kick.

54:41

The offside flag is raised against Freddy Eastwood.

52:36 Substitution

Substitution Kevan Hurst comes on in place of Conor Clifford.

52:22 Substitution

Substitution (Southend) makes a substitution, with Craig Reid coming on for Barry Corr.

51:20

Max Kretzschmar takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

51:04

Clearance made by Adam Thompson.

50:59

The ball is swung over by Max Kretzschmar.

49:01

Shot by Ben Coker went harmlessly over the bar.

48:33

Free kick taken by Daniel Bentley.

48:29

Steven Craig is caught offside.

48:15

Kortney Hause crosses the ball in from the free kick.

46:53

The ball is crossed by Freddy Eastwood.

46:42

Gary Doherty makes a clearance.

46:30

Corner from the taken by Conor Clifford.

45:39

Free kick taken by Adam Thompson.

45:34

Steven Craig is penalised for a handball.

45:27

Gary Doherty manages to make a clearance.

45:24

Will Atkinson sends in a cross.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +5:27 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +5:16

A cross is delivered by Freddy Eastwood.

45:00 +4:09

Free kick taken by Daniel Bentley.

45:00 +4:07

Dean Morgan is ruled offside.

45:00 +3:33

Shot by Barry Corr went wide right of the post.

45:00 +3:21

Header at goal by Ryan Leonard hits the bar.

45:00 +2:46

Corner from the right by-line taken by Conor Clifford.

45:00 +2:32

Clearance made by Ben Coker.

45:00 +2:29

Kortney Hause manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +1:17

Clearance made by Billy Knott.

43:33

Free kick crossed by Daniel Bentley.

43:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Thompson by Steven Craig.

42:53

Clearance by Kortney Hause.

42:47

The ball is crossed by Anthony Straker.

40:09

Adam Thompson makes a clearance.

39:55

Shot by Max Kretzschmar. Parried by Daniel Bentley back into danger.

38:41

Steven Craig delivers the ball.

35:05

Sam Wood takes a brilliant shot and cleared the bar.

32:47

Ben Coker restarts play with the free kick.

32:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Straker by Max Kretzschmar.

31:02

The assist for the goal came from Max Kretzschmar.

31:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Steven Craig - Wycombe 2 - 1 Southend Steven Craig heads the ball into the goal. Wycombe 2-1 Southend.

30:08

Corner taken by Max Kretzschmar.

29:30

Free kick taken by Daniel Bentley.

29:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Billy Knott on Barry Corr.

28:29

Max Kretzschmar restarts play with the free kick.

28:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Craig by Luke Prosser.

27:55

Daniel Bentley crosses the ball in from the free kick.

27:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kortney Hause on Ben Coker.

27:24

Max Kretzschmar takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Adam Thompson.

26:13

Unfair challenge on Sam Wood by John White results in a free kick.

25:38

Corner from the left by-line taken by Sam Wood.

25:00

Free kick taken by Leon Johnson.

24:53

Ben Coker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Knott.

24:03

Corner taken by Conor Clifford.

23:51

The ball is delivered by Anthony Straker.

22:38

Corner taken by Ben Coker.

22:13

Corner taken by Conor Clifford.

22:01

Leon Johnson manages to make a clearance.

21:48

Corner taken by Anthony Straker from the right by-line.

19:42

Free kick taken by Ben Coker.

19:37

Dean Morgan challenges Will Atkinson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

19:03

Corner from the right by-line taken by Anthony Straker.

18:47 Substitution

Substitution Max Kretzschmar comes on in place of Josh Scowen.

18:05

Corner taken by Anthony Straker.

17:23

Shot by Ryan Leonard went wide of the right-hand upright.

16:07

Matt Ingram takes the free kick.

15:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Barry Corr on Sam Wood.

13:27

Barry Corr provided the assist for the goal.

13:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Freddy Eastwood - Wycombe 1 - 1 Southend Freddy Eastwood slots the ball right footed into the goal. Wycombe 1-1 Southend.

11:52

John White restarts play with the free kick.

11:46

Steven Craig gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Thompson.

7:57

Matt Ingram takes the free kick.

7:29

Freddy Eastwood challenges Gary Doherty unfairly and gives away a free kick.

6:44

The assist for the goal came from Sam Wood.

6:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Dean Morgan - Wycombe 1 - 0 Southend Dean Morgan grabs a goal with a headed effort. Wycombe 1-0 Southend.

6:08

Sam Wood delivers the ball. Free kick taken by Sam Wood.

5:51

Ben Coker concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Craig.

5:06

Clearance made by Leon Johnson.

4:25

Corner taken by Anthony Straker.

2:29

Kortney Hause restarts play with the free kick.

2:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kortney Hause by Conor Clifford.

1:26

Free kick taken by Daniel Bentley.

1:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Craig on Ben Coker.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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