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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 Lincoln City 17 +17 36
2 Milton Keynes Dons 17 +14 34
3 Colchester United 17 +15 31
4 Tranmere Rovers 17 +9 30
5 Exeter City 17 +9 29
6 Newport County 17 -4 29
7 Mansfield Town 17 +12 28
8 Stevenage 17 +5 28
9 Forest Green Rovers 17 +9 27
10 Bury 17 +10 26
11 Carlisle United 17 -3 23
12 Crawley Town 17 -5 23
13 Port Vale 17 -4 22
14 Yeovil Town 16 +5 21
15 Oldham Athletic 17 +3 21
16 Northampton Town 17 -1 21
17 Swindon Town 17 -3 21
18 Crewe Alexandra 17 -3 19
19 Cambridge United 17 -11 18
20 Morecambe 17 -12 17
21 Grimsby Town 17 -12 15
22 Notts County 17 -16 14
23 Cheltenham Town 16 -13 11
24 Macclesfield Town 17 -21 7