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Wycombe Wanderers 3-1 Leatherhead

Craig Mackail-Smith and Adebayo Akinfenwa struck late goals to give Wycombe an FA Cup second round victory over battling 10-man Leatherhead.

Sammy Moore's seventh-tier Isthmian Premier Division side, the lowest ranked team left in the competition, had taken a shock eighth minute lead as Jack Midson converted a penalty after having his shirt tugged by Sido Jombati for his 12th goal in the FA Cup this season.

The Tanners could have gone further ahead but Sean Clohessy was denied by Scott Brown and Yannis Ambroisine headed against the bar.

But Sam Saunders equalised with a sensational 35-yard free-kick after 29 minutes and, despite a feisty game, the League Two side kept their cool to progress.

Mackail-Smith put the hosts in front with 15 minutes to play, scoring on the rebound after Zaki Oualah had kept out Akinfenwa's left-footed drive.

Leatherhead then had player-manager Moore sent off 12 minutes from time for a second yellow card following an altercation with Joe Jacobson.

And Wycombe added a third in injury time as Akinfenwa headed in Matt Bloomfield's cross.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Wycombe striker Adebayo Akinfenwa told BBC Final Score:

"Their penalty was dubious - if they're giving penalties for that I should be getting 10 penalties a game - but fair play to them, we knew they were going to come and we would have to ride a storm.

"We did that with a great free-kick from Sam Saunders and then in the second half we knew fitness would come into play.

"Thankfully we have come out on top and we're in the hat for the third round."



Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Brown
  • 2JombatiBooked at 7mins
  • 5Stewart
  • 6El-Abd
  • 3JacobsonBooked at 40mins
  • 7SaundersSubstituted forScarrat 84'minutes
  • 17O'Nien
  • 10BloomfieldBooked at 41mins
  • 15SouthwellBooked at 36minsSubstituted forFreemanat 62'minutes
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 25Mackail-Smith


  • 8Bean
  • 19De Havilland
  • 22Freeman
  • 24Williams
  • 28Scarr
  • 30Ma-Kalambay


Formation 5-4-1

  • 1Oualah
  • 2ClohessyBooked at 56mins
  • 6Ambroisine
  • 5Nnamani
  • 4Minshull
  • 3Richards
  • 9McManusSubstituted forOmofeat 85'minutes
  • 8MooreBooked at 78mins
  • 7Blackman
  • 11TheobaldSubstituted forGallagherat 70'minutes
  • 10Midson


  • 12Omofe
  • 13Blonski
  • 14Wood
  • 15Gallagher
  • 16Seager
  • 17Cash
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 3, Leatherhead 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 3, Leatherhead 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Minshull (Leatherhead) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sean Clohessy with a cross following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Leatherhead. Conceded by Anthony Stewart.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 3, Leatherhead 1. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Matt Bloomfield with a cross.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dan Scarr.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Leatherhead. Shabazz Omofe replaces Niall McManus.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Dan Scarr replaces Sam Saunders.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers).

  10. Post update

    Jack Midson (Leatherhead) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Nick Freeman with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Hand ball by Niall McManus (Leatherhead).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Midson (Leatherhead) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sean Clohessy with a cross following a corner.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Leatherhead. Conceded by Nick Freeman.

  15. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  16. Post update

    Delay in match Niall McManus (Leatherhead) because of an injury.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers).

  18. Post update

    Niall McManus (Leatherhead) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Sammy Moore (Leatherhead) for a bad foul.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 2, Leatherhead 1. Craig Mackail-Smith (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

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