Aaron Pierre's first senior goal helped Wycombe claim a scrappy draw that keeps close rivals Northampton in the League Two relegation zone.

Keeper Matt Ingram fumbled a hopeful Ricky Ravenhill shot into his own goal to hand Northampton an early lead.

But Brentford loanee Pierre nodded Matt Bloomfield's free-kick into the top corner to level before the break.

Wycombe's Dean Morgan headed against the bar in the second half and then saw his stoppage time tap-in ruled offside.

It was Northampton who started the brightest and, after Ingram's error put them in control, Connell volleyed inches over soon after.

Former Fulham youngster Pierre's 18th-minute equaliser came at just the right time for the hosts and he almost put Wycombe in front when going close from another set-piece.

Matt McClure was also not far away in the lead up to the interval, but saw his header drop just wide of the upright.

It remained a game of few chances in the second half, with the importance of the game seemingly affecting both sets of players.

McClure's shot was saved at the second attempt by Matt Duke, while Northampton's Zander Diamond headed too high.

Deep into stoppage time, substitute Max Kretzschmar's free-kick was tipped onto the bar by Duke and though Morgan netted from the rebound, his celebrations were cut short by an assistant referee's offside flag.

Both sides remain in trouble at the bottom of the League Two table on 47 points with just three games left.

Northampton stay 23rd because of their inferior goal difference, while Wycombe move up one place to 21st, above Bristol Rovers, who visit Portsmouth on Saturday, on goals scored.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Wycombe Wanderers

  • 01 Ingram
  • 33 Rowe
  • 11 Wood
  • 04 Scowen
  • 06 Johnson
  • 19 Pierre (Stewart - 62' )
  • 12 Cowan-Hall (Morgan - 31' )
  • 08 Lewis
  • 29 McClure Booked
  • 18 Kuffour (Kretzschmar - 91' )
  • 10 Bloomfield

Substitutes

  • 05 Stewart
  • 07 Morgan
  • 13 Horlock
  • 15 Jeffrey
  • 17 Morias
  • 22 Kretzschmar
  • 23 Arnold

Northampton Town

  • 01 Duke
  • 02 McSweeney
  • 29 Robertson
  • 34 Ravenhill
  • 12 Tozer
  • 23 Diamond (Kouo-Doumbe - 79' )
  • 25 Horwood
  • 08 Morris
  • 18 Connell (Hackett - 72' )
  • 09 Marquis Booked
  • 07 Sinclair (Dickenson - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Langmead
  • 11 Hackett
  • 13 Snedker
  • 17 Deegan
  • 20 Moyo
  • 27 Kouo-Doumbe
  • 35 Dickenson
Ref: Andy D'Urso
Att: 7,004

Match Stats

Shots

6 3

On target

1 1

Corners

4 8

Fouls

15 20

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Northampton Town 1.

90:00 +10:13 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Northampton Town 1.

90:00 +9:09

Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

90:00 +8:23

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

90:00 +8:23

Foul by Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town).

90:00 +7:26

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Leon McSweeney.

90:00 +1:44

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

90:00 +1:44

Foul by Chris Hackett (Northampton Town).

90:00 +0:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Max Kretzschmar replaces Jo Kuffour.

90:00 +0:38

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

90:00 +0:38

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Northampton Town).

89:34

Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:34

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Northampton Town).

87:00

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

86:59

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Northampton Town).

85:33

Foul by Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers).

85:33

Evan Horwood (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83:59 Booking

Booking Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

83:54

Foul by Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers).

83:54

Brennan Dickenson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

83:00

Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

83:00

Foul by Ian Morris (Northampton Town).

78:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Northampton Town. Matthias Kouo-Doumbe replaces Zander Diamond because of an injury.

73:38

Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:38

Foul by Leon McSweeney (Northampton Town).

73:11

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Matt McClure.

72:51

Foul by Daniel Rowe (Wycombe Wanderers).

72:51

John Marquis (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Northampton Town. Brennan Dickenson replaces Emile Sinclair.

71:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Northampton Town. Chris Hackett replaces Alan Connell.

70:50

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

70:36

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Alan Connell.

68:32

Foul by Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers).

68:32

Leon McSweeney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

65:23

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

65:23

Foul by John Marquis (Northampton Town).

61:56

Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

61:56

Foul by Alan Connell (Northampton Town).

61:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Anthony Stewart replaces Aaron Pierre because of an injury.

59:02

Foul by Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers).

59:02

Alan Connell (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:02

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Daniel Rowe.

52:13

Foul by Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers).

52:13

Evan Horwood (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:16

Attempt missed. Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

49:16

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

49:16

Foul by Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town).

49:03

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Stuart Lewis.

48:03

Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

48:03

John Marquis (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:24

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Matt Bloomfield.

47:02

Foul by Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers).

47:02

Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46:00

Evan Horwood (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:59

Foul by Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers).

45:00

Second Half begins Wycombe Wanderers 1, Northampton Town 1.

45:00 +2:26 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Northampton Town 1.

45:00 +1:28

Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

45:00 +1:28

Alan Connell (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

44:14

Foul by Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers).

44:14

Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

43:01

Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

43:01

Foul by John Marquis (Northampton Town).

40:22

Attempt missed. Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

39:37

Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:37

Foul by Ben Tozer (Northampton Town).

36:43 Booking

Booking John Marquis (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

36:14

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

36:14

Foul by John Marquis (Northampton Town).

35:21

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Matt Ingram.

34:58

Attempt saved. Alan Connell (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

34:09

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

34:09

Alan Connell (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:00

Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:59

Foul by Gregor Robertson (Northampton Town).

30:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Dean Morgan replaces Paris Cowan-Hall because of an injury.

27:28

Attempt missed. Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

27:02

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

27:02

Foul by Gregor Robertson (Northampton Town).

23:54

Attempt missed. Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

23:33

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

23:33

Foul by Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town).

21:08

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Josh Scowen.

20:00

Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:58

Foul by Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers).

19:26

Attempt missed. Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

17:53 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 1, Northampton Town 1. Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Matt Bloomfield following a set piece situation.

17:21

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

17:21

Foul by Evan Horwood (Northampton Town).

16:32

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

16:32

Foul by Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town).

15:07

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

15:07

Foul by Ian Morris (Northampton Town).

12:06

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Ben Tozer.

11:50

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Ian Morris.

11:26 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Matt Ingram, Wycombe Wanderers. Wycombe Wanderers 0, Northampton Town 1.

9:02

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Leon Johnson.

8:36

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Matt Ingram.

8:01

Ben Tozer (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:01

Foul by Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers).

4:47

Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

4:47

Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

4:21

Foul by Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town).

4:21

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

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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