A stunning goal from Josh Morris gave 10-man Fleetwood Town a vital three points over struggling Wycombe Wanderers.

The home side were reduced to 10 men when Alan Goodall was judged to have stamped Nick Arnold.

Morris put Fleetwood ahead after he struck home from distance to claim his second goal in two games.

Wycombe almost levelled through Chris Maxwell's curling effort but Fleetwood held on to win.

Fleetwood stay within three points off second-placed Chesterfield and third-placed Rochdale.

Wycombe stay in 21st place, level on points with fellow strugglers Bristol Rovers and Northampton.

Wycombe Manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I'm really frustrated. We had a glorious chance today, even a point would have been good for us.

Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth on Fleetwood defeat

"When they went down to 10 men, it's all very well thinking you're going to win the game, but sometimes it's difficult playing against 10 men."

"It was a sloppy (Fleetwood) goal. I'm upset that he seemed to dance right through our midfield, where we tried to pack it out and keep them wide, and then a great finish.

"We didn't create much. Obviously it's an issue, but we've got to put this to bed quick now because we have a huge game next week against Bristol Rovers at home, which for all intent and purposes will probably decide the future of the club."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Fleetwood Town

  • 28 Maxwell
  • 15 McLaughlin
  • 25 Jordan
  • 13 Goodall Dismissed
  • 05 Roberts
  • 06 Pond
  • 17 Blair
  • 18 Sarcevic (Murdoch - 92' )
  • 36 Hume (Matt - 71' )
  • 23 Ball (Evans - 79' )
  • 24 Morris

Substitutes

  • 01 Davies
  • 04 Murdoch
  • 07 Evans
  • 08 Schumacher
  • 09 Parkin
  • 10 Matt
  • 16 Cresswell

Wycombe Wanderers

  • 01 Ingram
  • 33 Rowe
  • 11 Wood
  • 04 Scowen
  • 19 Pierre Booked
  • 05 Stewart
  • 23 Arnold (Jeffrey - 77' )
  • 08 Lewis
  • 27 Styche (Morgan - 45' )
  • 10 Bloomfield (Morias - 66' )
  • 22 Kretzschmar

Substitutes

  • 03 Dunne
  • 07 Morgan
  • 13 Horlock
  • 15 Jeffrey
  • 17 Morias
  • 40 Ainsworth
Ref: Trevor Kettle
Att: 2,711

Match Stats

Shots

9 9

On target

7 4

Corners

3 4

Fouls

7 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

90:00 +4:12 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

90:00 +3:24

Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +3:24

Foul by Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town).

90:00 +2:30

Attempt saved. Daniel Rowe (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

90:00 +1:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Stewart Murdoch replaces Antoni Sarcevic.

87:47

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

87:25

Foul by Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town).

87:25

Junior Morias (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:34

Attempt missed. Anthony Jeffrey (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

82:59

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

82:47

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Stephen Jordan.

78:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Gareth Evans replaces David Ball.

78:21

Stephen Jordan (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

78:21

Foul by Anthony Jeffrey (Wycombe Wanderers).

76:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Anthony Jeffrey replaces Nick Arnold.

72:01

Attempt saved. Junior Morias (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

70:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jamille Matt replaces Iain Hume.

66:05

Attempt saved. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

65:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Junior Morias replaces Matt Bloomfield.

62:24

Attempt saved. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

58:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Fleetwood Town 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Antoni Sarcevic.

56:12

Attempt saved. Matty Blair (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

52:42

Attempt missed. Daniel Rowe (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is too high.

52:13

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Stephen Jordan.

50:37

Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

50:37

Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

48:28 Booking

Booking Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

48:18

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:18

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

46:46

Hand ball by Iain Hume (Fleetwood Town).

46:24

Attempt saved. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

45:59

Attempt saved. Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

45:26

Foul by Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town).

45:26

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

45:00

Second Half begins Fleetwood Town 0, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Dean Morgan replaces Reece Styche.

45:00 +2:06 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

43:37

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Sam Wood.

42:00

Attempt missed. Matty Blair (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

41:35

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

41:35

Foul by Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers).

39:02

Hand ball by Reece Styche (Wycombe Wanderers).

38:01

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Stephen Jordan.

33:18

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

30:44

Attempt saved. Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

28:38

Attempt missed. Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

24:56

Attempt saved. Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

24:26

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:26

Foul by Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers).

20:00

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

19:28

David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

19:28

Foul by Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers).

17:14

David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:14

Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

16:14

Foul by Iain Hume (Fleetwood Town).

16:14

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

15:10

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:10

Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

12:53 Dismissal

Dismissal Alan Goodall (Fleetwood Town) is shown the red card for fighting.

10:43

David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:43

Foul by Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers).

7:07

Attempt missed. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

6:13

Attempt saved. Iain Hume (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

5:39

Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:39

Foul by Reece Styche (Wycombe Wanderers).

4:58

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Sam Wood.

1:19

Reece Styche (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:19

Foul by Alan Goodall (Fleetwood Town).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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