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Walsall 3-2 Wycombe Wanderers

Walsall saw off a late Wycombe fightback to triumph 3-2 and record a first home league win since August.

After two first-half goals for the hosts, it looked like it would be a straightforward win before a chaotic final 10 minutes.

Luke Leahy put through his own net to offer Wycombe some hope in the 80th minute, but those hopes appeared to be dashed when Dominic Gape scored an own goal of his own just four minutes later.

Scott Kashket missed from the spot in the 92nd minute as his effort was saved by Liam Roberts, but Alex Samuel followed it up to make it 3-2 before a manic final three minutes.

However it was Walsall who were triumphant, holding out to claim the three points.

They were fortunate not to be behind in the first half as Craig Mackail-Smith and Paris Cowan-Hall missed good chances.

They led against the run of play as Connor Ronan's teasing free-kick was headed home by Cook, and Isaiah Osbourne slotted home after Ryan Allsop had saved from Kane Wilson.

It all led to a frantic finish to the game as Leahy lobbed his own keeper under pressure, before George Dobson's cross went in off Gape and Samuel added another in the late drama.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Walsall

  • 1Roberts
  • 28WilsonBooked at 68mins
  • 34Martin
  • 5Guthrie
  • 3Leahy
  • 8Morris
  • 30Osbourne
  • 31Ronan
  • 4Dobson
  • 16FerrierSubstituted forGinnellyat 86'minutes
  • 9Cook

Substitutes

  • 6Devlin
  • 10Ismail
  • 11Ginnelly
  • 13Dunn
  • 15Kinsella
  • 20Johnson
  • 29Gordon

Wycombe

  • 1Allsop
  • 16Harriman
  • 26McCarthy
  • 6El-Abd
  • 3Jacobson
  • 12Cowan-HallSubstituted forKashketat 68'minutes
  • 18ThompsonSubstituted forGapeat 78'minutes
  • 17Morris
  • 19Onyedinma
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 9Mackail-SmithSubstituted forSamuelat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Gape
  • 8Bean
  • 11Kashket
  • 21Charles
  • 22Freeman
  • 25Samuel
  • 30Ma-Kalambay
Referee:
Neil Hair
Attendance:
4,265

Match Stats

Home TeamWalsallAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home15
Away13
Shots on Target
Home9
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home16
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Walsall 3, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Walsall 3, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

Andy Cook (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adam El-Abd (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by Andy Cook (Walsall).

Adam El-Abd (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Walsall 3, Wycombe Wanderers 2. Alex Samuel (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner following a set piece situation.

Penalty saved! Scott Kashket (Wycombe Wanderers) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by George Dobson (Walsall) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Wycombe Wanderers. Fred Onyedinma draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Alex Samuel (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. George Dobson (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Josh Ginnelly replaces Morgan Ferrier.

Goal!

Own Goal by Dominic Gape, Wycombe Wanderers. Walsall 3, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

Attempt saved. Fred Onyedinma (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Own Goal by Luke Leahy, Walsall. Walsall 2, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

Foul by Kane Wilson (Walsall).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Dominic Gape replaces Curtis Thompson.

Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Morgan Ferrier (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Andy Cook (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Kieron Morris (Walsall).

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

Attempt missed. Bryn Morris (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Kieron Morris (Walsall).

Adam El-Abd (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Russell Martin (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Samuel (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by George Dobson.

Foul by Kieron Morris (Walsall).

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Bryn Morris (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Alex Samuel replaces Craig Mackail-Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Scott Kashket replaces Paris Cowan-Hall.

Booking

Kane Wilson (Walsall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kane Wilson (Walsall).

Fred Onyedinma (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Luke Leahy.

George Dobson (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

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2Peterborough16103333211233
3Sunderland1595130131732
4Barnsley1584328141428
5Luton168442719828
6Accrington167632018227
7Coventry168351917227
8Doncaster167452522325
9Walsall157441819-125
10Fleetwood166552416823
11Southend167272121023
12Blackpool145721712522
13Charlton156452220222
14Rochdale165472231-919
15Wycombe164662224-218
16Burton155371921-218
17Scunthorpe164572334-1117
18Gillingham154382328-515
19Shrewsbury163671419-515
20Bristol Rovers163581114-314
21Oxford Utd163581724-714
22Plymouth163491827-913
23Wimbledon1632111024-1411
24Bradford1631121230-1810
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