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Cheltenham Town 0-2 Wycombe Wanderers

Adebayo Akinfenwa scored one and set up the other as Wycombe moved up to second in League Two with a 2-0 victory at Cheltenham.

Both goals came late in the first half, with Akinfenwa turning sharply and find the bottom-right corner in the 41st minute after good work from Craig Mackail-Smith on the left.

He then turned provider, teeing up Paris Cowan-Hall, who fired in the Chairboys' second.

Wanderers, who this week rejected an approach from a Championship club to speak to manager Gareth Ainsworth about their managerial vacancy, moved within five points of leaders Luton and above Accrington to keep their title hopes alive.

Wycombe defended well in the second half to stop Cheltenham finding a way back into the game.

Their best chance of reducing the arrears fell to substitute Brian Graham, who headed wide after a cross from Kevin Dawson.

Carl Winchester forced ex-Robins goalkeeper Scott Brown into a parry during an even start to the game, but once Wycombe took the lead they never looked in trouble.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 24Flinders
  • 27RodonSubstituted forSellarsat 45'minutes
  • 15Boyle
  • 2Grimes
  • 8Dawson
  • 7PellBooked at 43minsSubstituted forAdebayoat 81'minutes
  • 25Morrell
  • 11Winchester
  • 33Chatzitheodoridis
  • 20Eisa
  • 29OdelusiSubstituted forGrahamat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Atangana
  • 9Wright
  • 14Adebayo
  • 17Sellars
  • 21Graham
  • 22Lovett
  • 28Moore

Wycombe

  • 1Brown
  • 18Moore
  • 6El-Abd
  • 15McGinley
  • 3Jacobson
  • 17O'Nien
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forThompsonat 79'minutes
  • 4Gape
  • 25Mackail-Smith
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 12Cowan-HallBooked at 48minsSubstituted forTysonat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Bean
  • 22Freeman
  • 23Tyson
  • 28Scarr
  • 29Thompson
  • 30Ma-Kalambay
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
3,513

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home5
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

Foul by Jerell Sellars (Cheltenham Town).

Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kevin Dawson (Cheltenham Town).

Curtis Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Carl Winchester (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Curtis Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt saved. Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Jamie Grimes (Cheltenham Town).

Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brian Graham (Cheltenham Town).

Curtis Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Nathan McGinley.

Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam El-Abd (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt saved. Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Elijah Adebayo replaces Harry Pell.

Delay in match Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Curtis Thompson replaces Matt Bloomfield.

Foul by Jerell Sellars (Cheltenham Town).

Tafari Moore (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Kevin Dawson (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Carl Winchester (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Craig Mackail-Smith (Wycombe Wanderers).

Jerell Sellars (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Nathan Tyson replaces Paris Cowan-Hall.

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers).

William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Delay in match Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Craig Mackail-Smith (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Kevin Dawson (Cheltenham Town).

Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Kevin Dawson (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Jerell Sellars (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton33207672324067
2Wycombe33188765461962
3Accrington33195957381962
4Mansfield331611652341859
5Notts County331610754351958
6Swindon34183135449557
7Lincoln City331411845331253
8Exeter31164114136552
9Crawley34156134141051
10Coventry32155123627950
11Colchester341311104540550
12Newport331211104143-247
13Carlisle33129124644245
14Cambridge33129123444-1045
15Stevenage34119144649-342
16Cheltenham34109154650-439
17Yeovil33108154654-838
18Grimsby3499163050-2036
19Port Vale3397173749-1234
20Crewe33103203654-1833
21Forest Green3396183756-1933
22Morecambe32711143042-1232
23Chesterfield3376203360-2727
24Barnet3368193149-1826
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