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Report: Wycombe 5-1 Crewe

27 September 2016

A 5-1 thriller saw the Chairboys claim all three points in style against high-flying Crewe Alexandra at Adams Park on Tuesday night.

Wanderers were at their very best throughout the 90 minutes, and were 3-0 up at the break through Sam Wood, Paris Cowan-Hall and Dominic Gape, before Scott Kashket added two in the second half.

The first shot came early on when Wood headed over the bar, and Wycombe continued to dominate, earning their lead when Cowan-Hall's flick released Paul Hayes, who stayed onside to find Wood and the midfielder struck past keeper Ben Garratt.
Crewe threatened to force an equaliser and Chelsea loanee keeper Jamal Blackman keep the Blues in front, making a fantastic save from George Cooper’s free-kick and then Jon Guthrie’s header.
But as the visitors started to push Wycombe to find an equaliser, Paris Cowan-Hall headed home after Hayes nodded it into his path, and just five minutes later the returning Joe Jacobson played the ball to Southampton loanee Dominic Gape who made it 3-0, twisting inside his marker before firing home his first goal in senior football.

The second half brought more entertainment with super sub Scott Kashket scoring after only being on the pitch for less than a minute, as keeper Ben Garratt rushed out of box but was beaten to the ball by Kashket, who beat a covering defender to find the net.

Sam Wood then smashed his strike against the crossbar but the ball bounced down into the path of Gape, whose shot struck Kashket and found the net for his second of the night.

Crewe came back straight away to make the scoreline 5-1 with Cooper putting the ball past Blackman, but the result was never in doubt and the home fans were able to celebrate a memorable night under the lights.

By Rebecca Louise Coles

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