Alex Samuel was the Wycombe hero as his magnificent goal in injury time gave Wanderers a dramatic 2-1 victory against Accrington Stanley at the Crown Ground.

Samuel smashed a home a wonderful strike in injury time from the tightest of angles to send the Wanderers fans into pandemonium.

Earlier on, Scott Kashket equalised on 77 minutes, firing home from 10 yards from Dominic Gape's long pass.

Sean McConville gave the home side the lead at the Crown Ground on 14 minutes, lashing home from close-range after a huge scramble in the Wycombe box.

Wanderers began the better and Accrington winger Jordan Clark denied Fred Onyedinma a tap-in on six minutes after fantastic work in the box by Craig Mackail-Smith.

The alert Mackail-Smith had an opportunity on 11 minutes when a slight mix-up between Mark Hughes and Connor Ripley in the Accrington goal presented a chance for the former Posh man but his lob was gratefully caught by Ripley.

However, the home side took the lead on 14 minutes through the lively McConville.

The home side were beginning to pile on the pressure going forward and McConville had a shot beaten out by David Stockdale on 23 minutes.

The Blues themselves did look a threat up top and Nick Freeman’s low shot on a slick surface was well held by Ripley a minute later.

Freeman’s direct style was posing issues for Stanley and his thumping effort 60 seconds later flew just wide of the far post from 20 yards.

The game was developing into a lively affair and Stockdale produced a superb save to deny Sam Finley on 28 minutes.

Stockdale performed more heroics on the half hour mark as he parried well from Billy Kee’s firm strike.

It was really nip and tuck and Mackail-Smith swept over on 34 minutes from 15 yards after brilliant play between Jason McCarthy and Onyedinma.

The dangerous McConville had a chance from a free kick on 39 minutes but Stockdale comfortably saw his 25-yarder go wide.

Accrington came so close to making it two on 40 minutes when Finley’s wicked cross was met sweetly on the volley by Kee, who saw his effort crash off the crossbar to safety.

A flashpoint occurred on 44 minutes when Finley jumped into a 50/50 tackle with Onyedinma but saw yellow from referee Scott Oldham.

A minute later, McConville was once again denied by the superb Stockdale who palmed his wonderful free kick away.

In the second half, both teams were scrapping in midfield but neither side had created much in the first 20 minutes of that period.

Kashket almost made an immediate impact in the game on 66 minutes when he raced down the right and burst into the box but Hughes made a goal-saving tackle to deny him.

Wanderers were beginning to build up a head of steam and Dominic Gape flashed a volley just wide on 71 minutes as Stanley failed to clear.

Accrington were still playing attractive football and Finley was denied comfortably by Stockdale on 73 minutes after a lovely cross from Dan Barlaser.

However, Kashket conjured up a wonderful equaliser, turning sharply in the box and firing home with 13 minutes to go.

Accrington came within inches of regaining the lead on 83 minutes when Offrande Zanzala's header went across goal and hit the post before a relieved Stockdale fell on it.

Both teams were going for the win and Stockdale produced another fine save in his duel with McConville with three minutes to go.

Accrington had a huge appeal for a penalty before Samuel sealed the points to move to 10th in League One.

WYCOMBE WANDERERS: Stockdale, McCarthy, Jombati, El-Abd, Harriman, Onyedinma, Gape, Thompson (sub: Morris, 75), Freeman (sub: Tyson, 65), Samuel, Mackail-Smith (sub: Kashket, 65). Subs: Yates, Jacobson, Stewart, Williams.

ACCRINGTON STANLEY: Ripley, Johnson, Hughes, Ihiekwe, Anderton, Clark, Conneely (sub: Zanzala, 78), Barlaser, McConville, Finley, Kee. Subs: Maxted, Richards-Everton, Brown, Hall, Sykes, Mingoia.

REFEREE: Scott Oldham

ATTENDANCE: 1,790 (Wycombe 190)