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Grimsby Town 1-2 Wycombe Wanderers

A controversial Paris Cowan-Hall goal secures Wycombe a first win in seven games as they beat Grimsby.

The substitute struck after a Danny Collins own goal levelled things up following Calum Dyson's first-half penalty, but the hosts felt aggrieved when the goal came with one of their players down with a head injury.

Grimsby took the lead when Tom Bolarinwa was brought down by Sam Wood in the penalty area and Dyson sent goalkeeper Jamal Blackman the wrong way from the spot to put the hosts in front.

Wycombe found themselves level in freak circumstances in the second half as Blackman sent a free-kick deep into Grimsby's penalty area and Collins inadvertently flicked the ball over keeper James McKeown's head and into the back of the net.

The visitors took the lead with around 20 minutes of the game remaining, but it was not without controversy.

After McKeown punched the ball clear from a free-kick, Gavin Gunning went down with a head injury as Cowan-Hall superbly curled the ball into the top corner.

Gunning was taken off the field on a stretcher, but the goal stood and Wycombe claimed a long-awaited victory.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Grimsby

Formation 4-1-3-2

  • 1McKeown
  • 12Mills
  • 5Pearson
  • 22CollinsSubstituted forYussufat 83'minutes
  • 3Andrew
  • 28GunningSubstituted forMaxwellat 75'minutes
  • 32OsborneSubstituted forVoseat 69'minutes
  • 31ClementsBooked at 71mins
  • 18Bolarinwa
  • 35Jones
  • 29Dyson

Substitutes

  • 2Davies
  • 10Vose
  • 20Boyce
  • 21Vernon
  • 26Comley
  • 27Yussuf
  • 34Maxwell

Wycombe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 27Blackman
  • 16Harriman
  • 23De Havilland
  • 21Müller
  • 3Jacobson
  • 7ThompsonSubstituted forCowan-Hallat 45'minutesBooked at 57mins
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 8Bean
  • 11WoodBooked at 16minsSubstituted forO'Nienat 45'minutes
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 15SouthwellBooked at 90minsSubstituted forWestonat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Jombati
  • 12Cowan-Hall
  • 13Richardson
  • 17O'Nien
  • 19Weston
  • 22Freeman
  • 26Jakubiak
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
4,668

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home12
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 1, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Luke Maxwell (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Jamal Blackman.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Callum Dyson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

  8. Booking

    Dayle Southwell (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Myles Weston replaces Dayle Southwell.

  10. Post update

    Sam Jones (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers).

  12. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Paris Cowan-Hall.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dominic Vose (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Tom Bolarinwa (Grimsby Town).

  15. Post update

    Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Adi Yussuf replaces Danny Collins.

  18. Post update

    Luke Maxwell (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers).

  20. Post update

    Danny Collins (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster35209666422469
2Plymouth34205954361865
3Carlisle35151375651558
4Luton341512753312257
5Portsmouth341681049311856
6Stevenage35174145951855
7Exeter351661356411554
8Mansfield35131394338552
9Colchester35149125144751
10Wycombe35148134445-150
11Blackpool341114952381447
12Cambridge34138134441347
13Grimsby35138144142-147
14Barnet351113114347-446
15Morecambe34137144351-846
16Crawley34127154152-1143
17Yeovil35913133344-1140
18Cheltenham35912143846-839
19Crewe35912143752-1539
20Accrington33911133746-938
21Hartlepool35911154659-1338
22Notts County35107183861-2337
23Leyton Orient3595214055-1532
24Newport34511183757-2026
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