Paris Cowan-Hall claimed a brace as Wycombe and Torquay played out a five-goal thriller in League Two.

Ade Azeez put the visitors ahead following some hesitant Chairboys defending, only for Jo Kuffour to race through and equalise a minute later.

Krystian Pearce headed in Lee Mansell's corner to put the Gulls in front again on his return to the side after being hospitalised with breathing problems.

But two headers from Cowan-Hall helped snatch the points for the home side.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Wycombe Manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio

"I'm delighted. I had to have a few choice words at half-time, and we were very passionate in the second half. First half an hour of the second half, we really took the game to them. I'm so pleased because we deserved that today.

"The benchmark is passion and drive and running and closing. We are a high-pressing team, and now we're adding extra little bits of tactics and football and playing through people. When they're both there like in the second half it pays dividends.

"(Paris Cowan-Hall is) a physical nightmare for defenders because he's quick, he can win headers, he's strong. I know he can play left, he can play right, he can play down the middle. He scored two great goals, he really deserved his plaudits today.

"One thing we need is cleverer heads on the pitch. We've got the brawn, but sometimes this game is about thinking as well. It gave me the opportunity to give them a real kick up the backside at half-time and come out and prove that they are a good team."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Wycombe Wanderers

  • 01 Ingram
  • 23 Arnold
  • 11 Wood
  • 28 Knott
  • 19 Hause
  • 05 Stewart
  • 12 Cowan-Hall (Spring - 81' )
  • 08 Lewis
  • 18 Kuffour (Pittman - 61' )
  • 10 Bloomfield (Kretzschmar - 75' )
  • 04 Scowen

Substitutes

  • 02 McCoy
  • 09 Spring
  • 13 Horlock
  • 16 Pittman
  • 17 Morias
  • 22 Kretzschmar
  • 25 Fletcher

Torquay United

  • 13 Rice
  • 02 Tonge
  • 03 Nicholson
  • 07 Mansell (Cameron - 90' )
  • 05 Pearce Booked
  • 21 Cruise
  • 06 Lathrope Booked (Craig - 83' )
  • 12 Chapell
  • 26 Benyon (McCourt - 75' )
  • 23 Azeez
  • 09 Hawley

Substitutes

  • 01 Poke
  • 11 Cameron
  • 17 McCourt
  • 20 Craig
  • 30 MacKenzie
  • 31 Sullivan
  • 32 Hutchings
Ref: Seb Stockbridge
Att: 3,466

Match Stats

Shots

10 8

On target

6 4

Corners

7 5

Fouls

12 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 3, Torquay United 2.

90:00 +4:15 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 3, Torquay United 2.

90:00 +4:00

Jak McCourt (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +4:00

Foul by Jon-Paul Pittman (Wycombe Wanderers).

90:00 +1:31

Hand ball by Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers).

89:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Torquay United. Courtney Cameron replaces Lee Mansell.

88:46

Foul by Kevin Nicholson (Torquay United).

88:46

Billy Knott (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:06

Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88:06

Foul by Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers).

86:06

Attempt saved. Thomas Cruise (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

85:04

Foul by Karl Hawley (Torquay United).

85:04

Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Torquay United. Nathan Craig replaces Damon Lathrope.

80:52

Foul by Kortney Hause (Wycombe Wanderers).

80:52

Karl Hawley (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Matthew Spring replaces Paris Cowan-Hall.

76:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 3, Torquay United 2. Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Josh Scowen with a cross following a corner.

76:09

Attempt saved. Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

75:35

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Thomas Cruise.

74:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Max Kretzschmar replaces Matt Bloomfield.

74:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Torquay United. Jak McCourt replaces Elliot Benyon.

71:11

Foul by Billy Knott (Wycombe Wanderers).

71:11

(Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69:18

Attempt missed. Kortney Hause (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

66:31

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Martin Rice.

66:17

Attempt saved. Jon-Paul Pittman (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

65:34

Attempt missed. Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

65:03

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Anthony Stewart.

63:55 Booking

Booking Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

63:34

Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:34

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).

62:28

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Sam Wood.

60:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Jon-Paul Pittman replaces Jo Kuffour.

59:39

Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

59:39

Elliot Benyon (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:00

Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

58:59

Foul by Kortney Hause (Wycombe Wanderers).

58:33 Booking

Booking Damon Lathrope (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

58:15

Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

58:15

Foul by Damon Lathrope (Torquay United).

56:37

Attempt missed. Billy Knott (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

55:48

Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:48

Foul by Lee Mansell (Torquay United).

55:26

Attempt saved. Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

54:49

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Kortney Hause.

52:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 2, Torquay United 2. Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matt Bloomfield.

51:24

Foul by Elliot Benyon (Torquay United).

51:24

Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:29

Attempt saved. Billy Knott (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

47:47

Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:47

Foul by Damon Lathrope (Torquay United).

45:50

Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:50

Foul by Jordan Chapell (Torquay United).

45:17

Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:17

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (Torquay United).

45:00

Second Half begins Wycombe Wanderers 1, Torquay United 2.

45:00 +1:20 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Torquay United 2.

41:11

Foul by Karl Hawley (Torquay United).

41:11

Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:12

Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:12

Foul by Billy Knott (Wycombe Wanderers).

38:08

Attempt missed. Damon Lathrope (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

36:48 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 1, Torquay United 2. Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Lee Mansell with a cross following a corner.

36:03

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Nick Arnold.

35:13

Attempt missed. Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

34:44

Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:44

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).

33:44

Attempt missed. Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

33:03

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Anthony Stewart.

29:29

Foul by Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers).

29:29

Adebayo Azeez (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

27:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 1, Torquay United 1. Jo Kuffour (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kortney Hause.

26:41 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 0, Torquay United 1. Adebayo Azeez (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin Nicholson with a cross.

22:50

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Kevin Nicholson.

21:44

Attempt missed. Karl Hawley (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

18:53

Foul by Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers).

18:53

Lee Mansell (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:13

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Thomas Cruise.

17:40

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Krystian Pearce.

16:31

Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:31

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (Torquay United).

15:51

Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

15:51

Kevin Nicholson (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

13:43

Foul by Jo Kuffour (Wycombe Wanderers).

13:43

Lee Mansell (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:30

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Thomas Cruise.

10:33

Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:33

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).

6:21

Attempt missed. Nick Arnold (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

5:21

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Krystian Pearce.

4:48

Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:48

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (Torquay United).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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