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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Eberechi Eze (50')
  • Craig Mackail-Smith (72', 81', 83')

Quick-fire Craig Mackail-Smith hat-trick seals confident win for Wycombe

Craig Mackail-Smith struck an 11-minute hat-trick as Wycombe got back to winning ways in emphatic fashion with a 4-0 thrashing of Crawley.
It was the Chairboys' first win in six games, as they breathed new life into their push for promotion by turning on the style at Adams Park following a goalless first half.
The hosts came within a whisker of the lead as Anthony Stewart headed Joe Jacobson's free-kick into the ground, with the ball bouncing off the bar.
A moment of brilliance led to Wycombe going ahead five minutes into the second half, as Eberechi Eze surged into the area, going past three defenders, before finishing calmly.
Their lead was doubled when Adebayo Akinfenwa found Mackail-Smith in space on the right and the former Scotland striker bent a first-time shot into the top corner.
Mackail-Smith then struck twice in two minutes to complete his hat-trick, first with a brilliant finish off the underside of the bar from outside the box then after being put in the clear by Akinfenwa again.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Accrington Stanley 46 +30 93
2 Luton Town 46 +48 88
3 Wycombe Wanderers 46 +19 84
4 Exeter City 46 +10 80
5 Notts County 46 +23 77
6 Coventry City 46 +17 75
7 Lincoln City 46 +16 75
8 Mansfield Town 46 +15 72
9 Swindon Town 46 +2 68
10 Carlisle United 46 +8 67
11 Newport County 46 -2 64
12 Cambridge United 46 -4 64
13 Colchester United 46 +1 62
14 Crawley Town 46 -8 59
15 Crewe Alexandra 46 -13 56
16 Stevenage 46 -5 55
17 Cheltenham Town 46 -6 51
18 Grimsby Town 46 -24 51
19 Yeovil Town 46 -16 48
20 Port Vale 46 -18 47
21 Forest Green Rovers 46 -23 47
22 Morecambe 46 -15 46
23 Barnet 46 -19 46
24 Chesterfield 46 -36 38