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Wycombe Wanderers 3-2 Doncaster Rovers

Wycombe pulled off a stunning late comeback to stop the rot with a remarkable victory over Doncaster.

John Marquis reached 20 goals for the season but it was not enough to condemn Gareth Ainsworth's battlers to a fifth successive defeat in League One.

Wanderers looked dead and buried at Adams Park when Marquis and Tommy Rowe put the high-flying visitors 2-0 up in the second half.

But a Paris Cowan-Hall double - the second in added time - either side of Curtis Thompson's equaliser, handed Rovers just their second defeat in 13 games in all competitions.

In the first half, Doncaster stopper Ian Lawlor pulled off a good save to keep out Cowan-Hall's cross-shot, while down the other end Matty Blair fired wide from a promising position.

Mallik Wilks was well denied by Ryan Allsop after the break before James Coppinger's strike whistled just over.

On the hour Marquis opened the scoring with a well-taken first-time finish and he then turned provider as substitute Rowe hit the second with an easy tap-in just three minutes after coming off the bench.

With 13 minutes left Cowan-Hall sparked a late revival with an unstoppable strike into the far corner.

Curtis equalised with a 25-yard effort in the 90th minute before Cowan-Hall's looping header deep in stoppage time stole the points.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Wycombe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1AllsopBooked at 90mins
  • 26McCarthy
  • 2Coelho Jombati
  • 6El-Abd
  • 3JacobsonBooked at 75mins
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forKashketat 72'minutes
  • 4GapeBooked at 80mins
  • 18ThompsonBooked at 90mins
  • 22Freeman
  • 23TysonSubstituted forAkinfenwaat 72'minutes
  • 12Cowan-HallBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 5Stewart
  • 9Mackail-Smith
  • 11Kashket
  • 13Yates
  • 16Harriman
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 25Samuel

Doncaster

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Lawlor
  • 17BlairBooked at 46minsSubstituted forMasonat 64'minutes
  • 6ButlerBooked at 90mins
  • 12Anderson
  • 3Andrew
  • 11CrawfordSubstituted forRoweat 67'minutes
  • 8Whiteman
  • 15KaneBooked at 84mins
  • 7Wilks
  • 9MarquisBooked at 80mins
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forMayat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Mason
  • 10Rowe
  • 13Marosi
  • 18Smith
  • 19May
  • 38Greaves
  • 44Lewis
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
4,747

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 3, Doncaster Rovers 2.

  2. Booking

    Curtis Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

  3. Booking

    Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 3, Doncaster Rovers 2.

  5. Booking

    Ryan Allsop (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Booking

    Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 3, Doncaster Rovers 2. Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner following a set piece situation.

  8. Post update

    Hand ball by Herbie Kane (Doncaster Rovers).

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 2, Doncaster Rovers 2. Curtis Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paris Cowan-Hall.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jason McCarthy (Wycombe Wanderers).

  12. Post update

    John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Alfie May replaces James Coppinger.

  16. Booking

    Herbie Kane (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Herbie Kane (Doncaster Rovers).

  19. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Joe Jacobson.

  20. Booking

    John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth27176446252157
2Luton27158450252553
3Sunderland261410247252252
4Charlton28155846311550
5Barnsley26147543222149
6Peterborough27138647341347
7Doncaster27136849351445
8Coventry28116113032-239
9Blackpool2610882725238
10Fleetwood2798103732535
11Burton27105123636035
12Southend27112143434035
13Wycombe2798103740-335
14Accrington269892735-835
15Scunthorpe2896133653-1733
16Walsall2788112943-1432
17Gillingham2794143945-631
18Shrewsbury2779112935-630
19Rochdale2886143458-2430
20Bristol Rovers2777132529-428
21Oxford Utd2769123343-1027
22Bradford2783163143-1227
23Plymouth2776143449-1527
24Wimbledon2765162138-1723
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