Wycombe 2-4 Notts County - 19-Aug-2017 : Match Report

19 August 2017
Notts County claim dramatic win over Wycombe

Summer signing Lewis Alessandra scored his first goal for Notts County to seal a dramatic 4-2 win against Wycombe at Adams Park.

Captain Richard Duffy opened the scoring for the Magpies on his 50th appearance for the club, heading home from Dan Jones's free-kick on 14 minutes.

The visitors promptly doubled their advantage in comical fashion, as Luke O'Nien's clearance hit Wycombe captain Adam El-Abd and cannoned past goalkeeper Scott Brown.

Kevin Nolan's side had earlier threatened through Shaun Brisley, whose far post header was cleared off the line by Michael Harriman.

Gareth Ainsworth's side pulled themselves back into the game in sensational style however, as half-time substitute Nick Freeman scored his first league goal for Wanderers with a powerful half-volley into the top corner four minutes after coming on.

Debutant Craig Mackail-Smith headed straight at Adam Collin from Harriman's cross, before Joe Jacobson sensationally curled home a free-kick from 25-yards to level the scores.

County, unbeaten at Adams Park since October 2007, retook the lead when Jonathan Forte headed home six yards out from another Jones free-kick for his first goal since 28 January.

And former Hartlepool man Alessandra sealed the victory when he fired home in the 90th minute after Forte's close-range effort rebounded off the post.