PAUL Smyth and Giles Phillips went head-to-head against Seny Dieng in Sky Bet League One on Saturday afternoon.
Smyth and Phillips’ Wycombe Wanderers hosted Dieng’s Doncaster Rovers at Adams Park and it was the outfield duo who came out on top in dramatic circumstances.
Smyth – back fit following injury – started the match and played 74 minutes before being substituted. His team had a man advantage when he came off, as Doncaster’s Tom Anderson had been given a straight red card for an overly-aggressive tackle on Matt Bloomfield.
Wycombe were then awarded a penalty in stoppage time and goalkeeper Dieng was unable to keep out Joe Jacobson’s spot-kick. The victory kept Wycombe top of the league, while Doncaster sit in 13th place. Phillips was an unused substitute for Wycombe.
Elsewhere in the EFL, Aramide Oteh’s Bradford City were beaten 2-1 at Plymouth Argyle. Oteh started the match for Gary Bowyer’s side but was substituted at half-time.
Faysal Bettache, Ody Alfa and Themis Kefalas were not in action for Billericay Town on Saturday. Their scheduled match against Hampton & Richmond Borough was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.
Aaron Drewe was on the bench for Chelmsford City as they beat Hungerford Town to reach the first-round proper of the Buildbase FA Trophy on Saturday. Drewe could make his debut for the Clarets when they travel to St. Albans City in the National League South on Saturday.
Kai Woollard-Innocent started Stratford Town’s 4-1 victory over Hednesford Town in the BetVictor Southern Premier Central league on Tuesday night. They were not in action over the weekend.
Charlie Rowan’s Barnet were beaten 2-1 at Barrow. He was not involved in the match.
In Scotland, Niko Hamalainen played 90 minutes for Kilmarnock as they thrashed Hearts 3-0 in the Premiership. Kilmarnock sit fifth in the league table.
Osman Kakay played the second half as Partick Thistle earned a narrow, 1-0 win over Penicuik Athletic in the third round of the Scottish Cup.