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Adams Park (ATT 6,752) 26th April 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Wycombe Wycombe Wanderers vs Bristol Rovers Bristol R

Wycombe 1

M McClure (20)

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Bristol R 2

L Brown (11)
D Clarkson (76)

Pirates secure vital win

Last Updated: 26/04/14 6:51pm

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David Clarkson: Scored the winner

David Clarkson: Scored the winner

Wycombe's League Two status looks in danger after David Clarkson's strike saw Bristol Rovers claim a 2-1 win in the basement battle.

With fellow strugglers Northampton also claiming all three points at Dagenham & Redbridge, Wycombe are now in the bottom two and staring relegation in the face.

Lee Brown gave Rovers an early lead; Matt McClure equalised for Wycombe with his eighth goal of the season before the break but Clarkson had the last laugh, condemning the home side to just one win from their last 11 games.

A fast eighth-minute break allowed Matt Harrold to release Fabian Broghammer, who forced a sharp block from Anthony Stewart in the Wycombe defence.

Rovers broke the deadlock two minutes later, Lee Brown firing a stunning 25-yard free-kick into the top corner.

Wycombe reacted well and Sam Wood's 18th-minute rocket was deflected behind by Tom Parkes.

McClure equalised a minute later with a spectacular back-heeled flick from Wood's cross, which crept inside the far post to make it 1-1.

Both sides struggled for the remainder of the half, but Josh Scowen agonisingly miss-kicked the best opportunity from the edge of the box on 40 minutes.

The home side started the second half positively, and a smart turn from Scowen after 52 minutes in the middle allowed him to feed in McClure, but with the goal at his mercy his first-time effort drifted wide.

Bristol Rovers won it against the run of play in the 74th minute, making their first meaningful attack of the half count.

Wycombe's McClure diverted a cross into the path of Clarkson who could not miss from six yards, sending the travelling Rovers fans into raptures.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Luton Town 15 30
2 Wycombe Wanderers 15 29
3 Burton Albion 15 28
4 Shrewsbury Town 15 27
5 Bury 15 27
6 Plymouth Argyle 15 26
7 Newport County AFC 15 23
8 Morecambe 16 23
9 Accrington Stanley 16 23
10 Southend United 15 22
11 Exeter City 15 22
12 Cheltenham Town 15 22
13 Cambridge United 15 21
14 AFC Wimbledon 15 20
15 Portsmouth 15 20
16 Stevenage 15 20
17 Mansfield Town 15 19
18 Northampton Town 15 18
19 Oxford United 15 16
20 Carlisle United 15 15
21 Dagenham & Redbridge 15 15
22 York City 15 12
23 Tranmere Rovers 15 11
24 Hartlepool United 15 11