Exeter 3-1 Wycombe: Grecians too strong as Wycombe’s slump continues

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Wycombe Wanderers fell to an away defeat at the hands of Exeter City at St James Park on Tuesday. With each team arriving on the back of a league defeat, they were both keen to pick up points. Exeter were hoping to get something from this game after losing their last match 2-1 to Cambridge Utd. Wycombe, on the other hand, were beaten 2-1 in the previous match against Shrewsbury Town. As the table looks today, Exeter and Wycombe sit 5th and 20th places with 7 points and 3 points respectively.

It was an impressive opening from The Grecians, when Harry Kite gave Exeter the lead at the 22 minute mark. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a goal from Archie Collins, at 38 minutes to see out the first half 2-0.

Wycombe started the second half with an intensified spirit, with an early goal from David Wheeler in the 50th minute. Exeter in turn, then responded, at 74 minutes increasing their lead with an effort from Timothee Dieng and saw the match end 3-1.

Substitutions for Exeter included Sam Nombe and Jonathan Grounds for Matt Jay and Timothee Dieng, repectively. Wycombe brought on Ali Al-Hamadi, Nick Freeman, D’Mani Bughail-Mellor, Jasper Pattenden and Dominic Gape, to replace David Wheeler, Anis Mehmeti, Daryl Horgan, Christian Forino and Lewis Wing.

The referee booked three players from Wycombe, Garath McCleary, Josh Scowen and Christian Forino.

Exeter will play their next fixture at home against Cheltenham Town, while Wycombe will face Barnsley away.

Technical card:
Exeter City:Harry Kite, Archie Collins, Matt Jay (Sam Nombe, min.58) and Timothee Dieng (Jonathan Grounds, min.90)
Wycombe Wanderers:Garath McCleary, David Wheeler (Ali Al-Hamadi, min.70), Josh Scowen, Anis Mehmeti (Nick Freeman, min.70), Daryl Horgan (D’Mani Bughail-Mellor, min.70), Christian Forino (Jasper Pattenden, min.87) and Lewis Wing (Dominic Gape, min.90)
Stadium:St James Park
Goals:Harry Kite (1-0, min. 22), Archie Collins (2-0, min. 38), David Wheeler (2-1, min. 50) and Timothee Dieng (3-1, min. 74)