Wycombe Wanderers pulled off another stunning comeback to claim an unlikely victory over play-off chasing Doncaster Rovers.
Coming into the game, the Chairboys had scored the most amount of goals in the final 15 minutes of EFL1 matches so far this season and they added three more to that tally with a magnificent turnaround from two goals down.
The frustrated Doncaster manager Grant McCann called his team “arrogant” for allowing the points to slip away whilst a relieved Gareth Ainsworth spoke to me live on BBC Three Counties Radio. Here is what he had to say:
“I’m an emotional guy and I run on emotions, I could of broke down when the winner went in”
Wycombe Wanderers overcame an early goal from Shrewsbury Town to win their fifth EFL1 home game in a row. After the match, I spoke with the Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth for BBC Three Counties Radio:
Wycombe Wanderers came out on top of an excellent encounter against Rochdale to make it a two wins in a week at Adams Park.
A long range Bryn Morris free-kick deceived Brendan Moore in the Dale goal to give the Chairboys the lead on ten minutes and the home side were on top for the rest of the half.
Rochdale were much improved after the break and dominated possession but the Wanderers defended resolutely and scored again themselves with a trademark goal from Adebayo Akinfenwa on 66 minutes.
With the pressure lifted, Wycombe kept pressing and Fred Onyedinma powered home a header on 72 minutes for his second goal in as many games to complete the scoring.
A third home win on the spin and a clean sheet against an attack minded Rochdale, who had scored in their previous 13 away games, gives the Wanderers a spring in their step as they head to Walsall in EFL1 this Saturday.
After the game I spoke to the Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth on BBC Three Counties Radio:
Wycombe Wanderers fought back from 2-0 down against Scunthorpe United to win their second successive home game in EFL1.
The Chairboys were facing a mountain to climb after just seven minutes as The Iron waltzed into a two goal lead but goals from Dominic Gape and Fred Onyedinma set the game up for a thrilling conclusion.
A home victory had looked unlikely after Chairboys goalkeeper Ryan Allsop was shown a straight red card for scything down Ike Ugbo, a foul which the referee judged to be denying a clear goalscoring opportunity. However, the experienced Wanderers striker Craig Mackail-Smith capitalised on a defensive error by The Iron’s skipper Rory McArdle to calmly take all three points in injury time.
After the game, I spoke with the Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth: