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Wycombe Wanderers 0-2 Rochdale

League Two leaders Rochdale continued their promotion push away at Wycombe with their third straight win.

Wycombe started the brightest, with Reece Styche hitting the post as Rochdale struggled to impose themselves.

The second half saw Wycombe twice go close, before Rochdale took the lead when Jamie Allen volleyed in Peter Vincenti's knockdown from 12 yards.

Vincenti made it 2-0 with a close-range finish to leave Wycombe in 21st place.

Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Post-match: Wycombe boss Ainsworth

"It's been the story of our season; not taking our chances. We've created plenty of chances, we've hit the post, we've had a couple cleared off the line. Also I thought there were a couple of genuine penalty claims.

"You've got to stick your chances in when you get them. Rochdale have done that. Their chances were few and far between, but they took them.

"If we keep playing like that, we've got enough to stay up without a shadow of a doubt.

"Confidence is low, it's the disappointment that we're not taking things from games. Obviously it's goals that win games.

"We've missed a couple of good opportunities in games of late and we need to start putting them in the net. We really need to get someone on form and hitting the target regularly."

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Post-match: Rochdale manager Hill

"We're still having to contend with injuries and suspensions but I trust the squad of players that we've got.

"It's not about dominating possession, it's about creating opportunities - even if it's only one and taking the points. We managed to do that today.

"We've won 2-0 away from home today. It's just another game gone, three points on the board again and we're looking forward to the next game."

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 2McCoy
  • 11WoodBooked at 20mins
  • 8LewisSubstituted forTogwellat 79'minutes
  • 6Johnson
  • 5Stewart
  • 4Scowen
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 27StycheSubstituted forPittmanat 87'minutes
  • 7Morgan
  • 22KretzschmarSubstituted forJeffreyat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Horlock
  • 15Jeffrey
  • 16Pittman
  • 19Pierre
  • 21Kewley-Graham
  • 23Arnold
  • 28Togwell

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 25Rose
  • 4CavanaghBooked at 36mins
  • 5EasthamSubstituted forBennettat 88'minutes
  • 6Lancashire
  • 7VincentiBooked at 60mins
  • 24Allen
  • 40Henderson
  • 39BunneySubstituted forDonnellyat 74'minutes
  • 16Done

Substitutes

  • 3Bennett
  • 9Donnelly
  • 14Hery
  • 15Porter
  • 17Tanser
  • 21Thomson
  • 29Cummins
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
3,594

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home14
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Rochdale 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Rochdale 2.
Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by George Donnelly (Rochdale).
George Donnelly (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers).
Attempt saved. Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Rhys Bennett (Rochdale).
Marvin McCoy (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by George Donnelly (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Rhys Bennett replaces Ashley Eastham because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Jon-Paul Pittman replaces Reece Styche.
Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Peter Cavanagh.
Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.
Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).
Foul by Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers).
Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt saved. Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Peter Vincenti.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Sam Togwell replaces Stuart Lewis.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Anthony Jeffrey replaces Max Kretzschmar.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 0, Rochdale 2. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. George Donnelly replaces Joe Bunney.
Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Max Kretzschmar.
Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.
Reece Styche (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).
Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Matt Ingram.
Attempt saved. Michael Rose (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.
Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Peter Vincenti.
Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Jamie Allen.
Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).
Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.

Booking

Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.
Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).
Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ashley Eastham (Rochdale).
Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).
Delay in match Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) because of an injury.
Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 0, Rochdale 1. Jamie Allen (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.
Attempt missed. Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).
Attempt missed. Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

Second Half

Second Half begins Wycombe Wanderers 0, Rochdale 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Rochdale 0.
Attempt missed. Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Foul by Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers).
Michael Rose (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Delay in match Reece Styche (Wycombe Wanderers) because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Matt Ingram.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rochdale38217102270
2Scunthorpe38171742268
3Chesterfield39181382567
4Fleetwood3818713961
5Burton3816139461
6Oxford Utd38151491259
7York38141311755
8Plymouth38151013155
9Southend38131411853
10Dag & Red38121412050
11Hartlepool38131015349
12Newport37121213-348
13Cheltenham38111512-648
14Morecambe38121214-1148
15Wimbledon38121115-547
16Accrington38111215-345
17Exeter38111116-444
18Mansfield38101414-1344
19Bury3791612-143
20Bristol Rovers37101314-643
21Wycombe38101216-842
22Portsmouth3891514-1442
23Northampton3891217-1839
24Torquay389920-2136
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