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Wycombe 2-1 Mansfield Town

Peter Murphy
Peter Murphy scored his fourth goal of the season as Wycombe beat Mansfield.

Wycombe came from behind to record victory over Mansfield and made it four league games without defeat.

Matt Rhead headed in Adam Murray's far post corner to put the Stags in front.

A Paul Hayes penalty after Martin Riley's handball levelled things up before Aaron Holloway blasted over for the hosts from point blank range.

But the Chairboys eventually won it when Peter Murphy nodded in his fourth goal of the season after Hayes headed back across goal.

Wycombe move up to fourth place in the League Two table, five points behind early leaders Burton Albion.

Mansfield drop to 13th, but with consecutive home games against Morecambe and Carlisle to come.

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth:

"The only thing that disappointed me was the first 20 minutes. We were really hammered. They knew what was coming, the boys, but they let it happen. The pleasing thing was is for 70 minutes after that we learned, we grew into the game, and deservedly so we came out as winners today.

"Really pleased with the result- fans were great. Saw the game out but feet on the floor we've got Plymouth on Tuesday, we got a long journey now to there and we'll have to back this one up today."

On Aaron Amadi-Holloway: "That was the plan right from the start to give him a half. He's been out for two years with some serious injuries and we need to really take our time with this kid, nobody has done that before. He's really important to me and I'll make sure we don't risk him with injury because he's had enough of that in his career and he's only 21 years old."

Mansfield first-team coach Micky Moore told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"We should have had three points - to come away with nothing is an injustice to the lads' work-rate today.

"One-nil up in the first 20 minutes and we created more chances, we just didn't take any.

"One bad decision changes the game. The handball was outside the box, their bench have openly said it was outside, so we're really disappointed for that to go against us."

Line-ups

Wycombe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Ingram
  • 3Jacobson
  • 2Jombati
  • 6Pierre
  • 26Mawson
  • 4ScowenSubstituted forLewisat 76'minutes
  • 11Wood
  • 18Rowe
  • 15MurphySubstituted forBloomfieldat 80'minutes
  • 9Hayes
  • 25Amadi-HollowaySubstituted forMcClureat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Lewis
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 13Richardson
  • 19McClure
  • 22Kretzschmar
  • 23Walker

Mansfield

Formation 3-5-2

  • 23Evtimov
  • 3RileyBooked at 29mins
  • 6Tafazolli
  • 2SuttonBooked at 90mins
  • 7BellSubstituted forPalmerat 80'minutes
  • 21Murray
  • 28Clements
  • 18BeeversSubstituted forTaylorat 85'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 19MarsdenBooked at 26mins
  • 9Rhead
  • 11Bingham

Substitutes

  • 1Studer
  • 8Fisher
  • 12McGuire
  • 14Palmer
  • 16Heslop
  • 20Thomas
  • 22Taylor
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
3,106

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away16
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 2, Mansfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 2, Mansfield Town 1.

  3. Booking

    Adam Murray (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Adam Murray (Mansfield Town).

  5. Post update

    Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers).

  8. Post update

    Adam Murray (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Paul Hayes (Wycombe Wanderers).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner following a corner.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Joe Jacobson.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Rob Taylor replaces Lee Beevers.

  18. Post update

    Liam Marsden (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers).

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.