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Wycombe Wanderers 3-1 Bristol Rovers

Wycombe Wanderers closed the gap at the top of League One to three points after beating Bristol Rovers.

Table-toppers Rotherham had opened up a six-point advantage at the summit with a 1-0 win at Lincoln on Friday night to pile the pressure on Gareth Ainsworth's Chairboys.

But the hosts responded in style to put Rovers to the sword at Adams Park.

Adebayo Akinfenwa opened the scoring in the ninth minute as he converted Dominic Gape's daisy-cutter cross.

Jayden Mitchell-Lawson restored parity with a 20-yard strike 20 minutes later but a quickfire double saw the hosts take a commanding 3-1 lead into the break.

Jamal Blackman did well to keep out Joe Jacobson's powerful shot but Darius Charles was on hand to turn home the rebound.

Matt Bloomfield fired home the third from inside the box in the 41st minute.

Rovers top scorer Johnson Clarke-Harris missed a chance to reduce the arrears but Wycombe held on, with victory seeing them draw level with last season's points tally of 53.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Allsop
  • 26McCarthy
  • 5Stewart
  • 21Charles
  • 3Jacobson
  • 18ThompsonBooked at 71minsSubstituted forOfoborhat 90'minutes
  • 4Gape
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forFreemanat 45'minutes
  • 25SamuelBooked at 59mins
  • 20AkinfenwaSubstituted forSmythat 69'minutes
  • 7Wheeler

Substitutes

  • 2Coelho Jombati
  • 8Pattison
  • 17Smyth
  • 22Freeman
  • 23Onyedinma
  • 28Ofoborh
  • 31Stockdale

Bristol Rovers

  • 21Blackman
  • 2Little
  • 15KilgourBooked at 87mins
  • 5CraigBooked at 78mins
  • 11Leahy
  • 6UpsonSubstituted forAbrahamat 74'minutes
  • 4OgogoBooked at 59mins
  • 8O ClarkeBooked at 65mins
  • 33RodmanSubstituted forGinnellyat 74'minutes
  • 9Clarke-HarrisBooked at 45mins
  • 27Mitchell-LawsonSubstituted forBarrettat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1van Stappershoef
  • 3Holmes-Dennis
  • 14Ginnelly
  • 24Menayese
  • 29Abraham
  • 36Hargreaves
  • 39Barrett
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
5,769

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home13
Away19
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 3, Bristol Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 3, Bristol Rovers 1.

Attempt missed. Alex Samuel (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Paul Smyth following a fast break.

Abu Ogogo (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason McCarthy (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Luke Leahy.

Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers).

David Wheeler (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason McCarthy (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Nnamdi Ofoborh replaces Curtis Thompson.

Attempt missed. Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Booking

Alfie Kilgour (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alfie Kilgour (Bristol Rovers).

Alex Samuel (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Alfie Kilgour (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Smyth (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Josh Barrett replaces Jayden Mitchell-Lawson.

Luke Leahy (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Paul Smyth (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Anthony Stewart.

Timmy Abraham (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darius Charles (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Nick Freeman (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Alex Samuel.

Foul by Timmy Abraham (Bristol Rovers).

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

Booking

Tony Craig (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Tony Craig.

Attempt saved. Josh Ginnelly (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alfie Kilgour.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Timmy Abraham replaces Ed Upson.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Josh Ginnelly replaces Alex Rodman.

Attempt missed. Tony Craig (Bristol Rovers) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Luke Leahy with a cross following a set piece situation.

Luke Leahy (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Curtis Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers).

Booking

Curtis Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Dominic Gape.

Attempt saved. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Alfie Kilgour (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Samuel (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Paul Smyth replaces Adebayo Akinfenwa.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rotherham30175854302456
2Wycombe3015873935453
3Peterborough31157960372352
4Coventry281312340281251
5Portsmouth28148643291450
6Sunderland29139738261248
7Ipswich30139841301148
8Doncaster29129844281645
9Fleetwood2812974334945
10Oxford Utd28128845311444
11Burton2911993936342
12Gillingham2991373327640
13Bristol Rovers29108113341-838
14Blackpool2891093634237
15Lincoln City31114163739-237
16Shrewsbury2881192532-735
17Accrington2989123943-433
18Rochdale3096153548-1333
19MK Dons3095163241-932
20Wimbledon2977153544-928
21Tranmere2957172853-2522
22Southend2937193372-3916
23Bolton2758142357-3411
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