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Wycombe Wanderers 1-1 Northampton Town

Aaron Pierre

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.

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 33Rowe
  • 11Wood
  • 4Scowen
  • 6Johnson
  • 19PierreSubstituted forStewartat 62'minutes
  • 12Cowan-HallSubstituted forMorganat 31'minutes
  • 8Lewis
  • 29McClureBooked at 84mins
  • 18KuffourSubstituted forKretzschmarat 90+1'minutes
  • 10Bloomfield

Substitutes

  • 5Stewart
  • 7Morgan
  • 13Horlock
  • 15Jeffrey
  • 17Morias
  • 22Kretzschmar
  • 23Arnold

Northampton

  • 1Duke
  • 2McSweeney
  • 29Robertson
  • 34Ravenhill
  • 12Tozer
  • 23DiamondSubstituted forKouo-Doumbeat 79'minutes
  • 25Horwood
  • 8Morris
  • 18ConnellSubstituted forHackettat 72'minutes
  • 9MarquisBooked at 37mins
  • 7SinclairSubstituted forDickensonat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Langmead
  • 11Hackett
  • 13Snedker
  • 17Deegan
  • 20Moyo
  • 27Kouo-Doumbe
  • 35Dickenson
Referee:
Andy D'Urso
Attendance:
7,004

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home6
Away3
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home15
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Northampton Town 1.

Full Time

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

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

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

Foul by Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town).

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Leon McSweeney.

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

Foul by Chris Hackett (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Max Kretzschmar replaces Jo Kuffour.

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

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Northampton Town).

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

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Northampton Town).

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

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Northampton Town).

Foul by Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Booking

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

Foul by Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

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

Foul by Ian Morris (Northampton Town).

Substitution

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

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

Foul by Leon McSweeney (Northampton Town).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Matt McClure.

Foul by Daniel Rowe (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Brennan Dickenson replaces Emile Sinclair.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Chris Hackett replaces Alan Connell.

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

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Alan Connell.

Foul by Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

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

Foul by John Marquis (Northampton Town).

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

Foul by Alan Connell (Northampton Town).

Substitution

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

Foul by Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe431920465402577
2Chesterfield432015866392775
3Rochdale432291264451975
4Fleetwood432191363491472
5Burton421814104338568
6Southend4317141253381565
7York431616114839964
8Oxford Utd431614135144762
9Plymouth431610174652-658
10Bury431318125546957
11Dag & Red431415145053-357
12Mansfield431415144753-657
13Newport431315155356-354
14Wimbledon431314164550-553
15Cheltenham431216154958-952
16Accrington431215164952-351
17Portsmouth421215154557-1251
18Morecambe431214174862-1450
19Hartlepool421310194749-249
20Exeter431213184955-649
21Wycombe431114184251-947
22Bristol Rovers421114173847-947
23Northampton431114183655-1947
24Torquay43109243761-2439
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