Wycombe close in on automatic promotion after beating Colchester



Posted Sunday, January 14, 2018 by PA

Luke O'Nien's fantastic volley sealed a 3-1 Sky Bet League Two victory for Wycombe over Colchester that lifted them to within goal difference of the automatic promotion places.

The Chairboys are up to fourth after producing an excellent performance against the Us, who have slipped to three points behind the play-offs after a second straight defeat.

Wycombe led in the 14th minute when Craig Mackail-Smith bent in a superb cross from the left that Adebayo Akinfenwa met with a stooping header.

Ten minutes later, the Chairboys doubled their lead as Mackail-Smith gathered Dan Scarr's hopeful ball before laying off for Paris Cowan-Hall, whose deflected effort trickled into the bottom corner.

It was effectively game over with 16 minutes left as O'Nien unleashed a sensational strike into the top corner past a static Sam Walker after Joe Jacobson's corner was cleared his way.

But Colchester were able to pull a goal back as Sammie Szmodics swapped passes with Courtney Senior before placing a good effort into the bottom corner from the edge of the area.

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