Max Kretzschmar scored Wycombe's winner for the second successive game as the visitors made it back-to-back victories for the first time since October.

Kretzschmar hit the winner in spectacular fashion when he fired home from 30 yards in the 23rd minute.

Later on, he missed the opportunity to notch his second when he dragged his shot just wide of the post.

Exeter had made the brighter start and Sam Parkin almost broke the deadlock early on but headed over the bar.

The result means that Exeter have won just once in their last 10 matches, while Wycombe are now five points clear of the League Two relegation places.

Wycombe boss Garth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"The lads are absolutely dead on their feet.

"I couldn't be prouder of the team, everything was fantastic.

"We probably have to get a couple of players in, if I'm being honest, but that's for cover. No-one deserves to lose their place in the team.

"We've got a big run of games coming up - and we believe we can go to Southend on Saturday and win."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Exeter City

  • 30 Pym
  • 02 Butterfield
  • 03 Woodman
  • 29 Grimes
  • 04 Bennett
  • 15 Moore-Taylor
  • 32 Wheeler (O'Flynn - 53' )
  • 35 Gill
  • 25 Parkin (Nichols - 53' )
  • 14 Richards (Oakley - 78' )
  • 07 Sercombe

Substitutes

  • 01 Krysiak
  • 05 Baldwin
  • 08 Oakley
  • 11 Davies
  • 19 O'Flynn
  • 20 Nichols
  • 22 Keohane

Wycombe Wanderers

  • 01 Ingram
  • 02 McCoy
  • 11 Wood
  • 10 Bloomfield
  • 05 Stewart
  • 06 Johnson
  • 23 Arnold
  • 04 Scowen
  • 27 Styche (Craig - 62' )
  • 12 Cowan-Hall (Jeffrey - 81' )
  • 22 Kretzschmar

Substitutes

  • 07 Morgan
  • 13 Horlock
  • 15 Jeffrey
  • 18 Kuffour
  • 20 Craig
  • 21 Kewley-Graham
Ref: Michael Bull
Att: 2,540

Match Stats

Shots

17 9

On target

5 3

Corners

11 1

Fouls

8 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Exeter City 0, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

90:00 +4:20 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Exeter City 0, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

90:00 +2:08

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Josh Scowen.

90:00 +1:15

Scott Bennett (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:15

Foul by Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers).

90:00 +0:28

Attempt saved. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

89:47

Attempt saved. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

85:31

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Sam Wood.

83:19

Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:19

Foul by Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers).

81:44

Attempt blocked. Matt Oakley (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

80:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Anthony Jeffrey replaces Paris Cowan-Hall.

77:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. Matt Oakley replaces Eliot Richards.

76:18

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

75:30

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Marvin McCoy.

73:04

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Anthony Stewart.

70:28

Attempt missed. Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

68:07

Attempt missed. Eliot Richards (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

67:39

Attempt missed. Scott Bennett (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

67:22

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Sam Wood.

67:09

Attempt blocked. Scott Bennett (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

66:56

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Sam Wood.

66:25

Attempt saved. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

65:36

Tom Nichols (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:36

Foul by Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers).

64:48

Attempt saved. Scott Bennett (Exeter City) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

64:27

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Sam Wood.

64:12

Attempt blocked. Eliot Richards (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

63:44

Attempt saved. Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

62:18

Foul by Tom Nichols (Exeter City).

62:18

Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

61:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Steven Craig replaces Reece Styche.

60:29

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

57:52

Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57:52

Foul by Reece Styche (Wycombe Wanderers).

57:25

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

57:23

Foul by Matthew Gill (Exeter City).

55:56

Foul by Danny Butterfield (Exeter City).

55:56

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

54:05

Foul by Scott Bennett (Exeter City).

54:05

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

53:41

Eliot Richards (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:41

Foul by Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers).

52:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. John O'Flynn replaces David Wheeler.

52:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. Tom Nichols replaces Sam Parkin.

47:41

Attempt missed. Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

47:11

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

47:11

Foul by Matthew Gill (Exeter City).

46:07

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Liam Sercombe.

45:00

Second Half begins Exeter City 0, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

45:00 +3:24 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Exeter City 0, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

45:00 +2:02

Attempt missed. Scott Bennett (Exeter City) header from very close range is too high following a corner.

45:00 +1:32

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Sam Wood.

41:17

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Exeter City).

41:17

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

35:40

Hand ball by Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers).

35:10

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Josh Scowen.

34:31

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Josh Scowen.

31:04

Attempt missed. Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

29:33

Foul by Sam Parkin (Exeter City).

29:33

Leon Johnson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:12

Attempt missed. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is too high.

26:27

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

25:34

Eliot Richards (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:34

Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

24:11

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Anthony Stewart.

22:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Exeter City 0, Wycombe Wanderers 1. Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards to the top left corner.

19:27

Attempt saved. Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

17:07

Attempt missed. Eliot Richards (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

16:14

Attempt saved. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

15:24

Foul by Nick Arnold (Wycombe Wanderers).

15:24

Matt Grimes (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

14:04

Attempt missed. David Wheeler (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

11:36

Attempt missed. Reece Styche (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the right.

11:04

Foul by Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers).

11:04

David Wheeler (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:33

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

8:33

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Exeter City).

5:07

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

3:16

Attempt missed. Sam Parkin (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is too high.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

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