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Posted Sat 17 Mar 12 at 14:17 PM


Stuart Beavon hit a superb hat-trick as the Blues secured a highly impressive 4-1 victory at Bury.

Paul Hayes also got on the scoresheet and Wycombe were in clinical form with 20-goal man Beavon the star of the show.

Wanderers took the lead in the fourth minute when Marvin McCoy beat Joe Skarz down the right and cut back for Stuart Beavon to fire into the roof of the net after Hayes' dummy.

It was a fine break from McCoy, who picked up the ball inside his own half and he tormented Skarz throughout.

The lead only lasted seven minutes though as an unmarked Shaun Harrad headed in Giles Coke's corner.

Wycombe's heads didn't drop and the lead was restored within 60 seconds when Hayes tapped in from close-range following more good work from McCoy.

It was almost 3-1 after 28 minutes when Hayes curled an effort over Bury keeper Trevor Carson, but the ball rebounded back off the crossbar.

At the other end, Nikki Bull produced a fine diving save to prevent Danny Foster from scoring an own goal following another Coke corner.

Bury started the second half brightly and Efe Sodje shot just wide before substitute Grant Basey needlessly bundled Mark Hughes over in the area. However, Coke's spot-kick rebounded back off the post.

Beavon made Bury pay on the hour when he cut inside on to his left foot and his effort from the edge of the area deflected into the bottom corner.

It was 4-1 10 minutes later when Beavon crashed home an unstoppable half volley following Craig Eastmond's lofted through-ball.

That man Beavon almost added a fifth, but his toe-poked effort was well saved by the advancing Carson.

Beavon was substituted with five minutes remaining to a standing ovation from the 144 Wycombe fans at Gigg Lane.

Wanderers: Bull, McCoy, Foster (Basey 46), Winfield (c), Doherty, Lewis, Bloomfield, Eastmond, Hayes (Hackett 80), Strevens, Beavon (85).
Subs: Laing, Ainsworth.

Bury: Carson, Hughes (Bishop 66), Skarz, Sodje (c), Clarke, Elford-Alliyu, Carrington, Coke, Worral, Harrad, Grella (Amoo 58).
Subs: Picken, Cregg, Branagan.
Booking: Hughes.

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