Chairboys held in tale of two penalties
PROMOTION-CHASING Wycombe were left frustrated as Yeovil battled to a hard-fought point in a game of two penalties.
The Glovers went ahead in the first half through Kevin Dawson’s spot-kick, with Wanderers quickly levelling with a penalty from skipper Joe Jacobson.
And despite Wycombe enjoying plenty of possession and pressure on the Yeovil goal after the break, they were unable to find a winner.
Adebayo Akinfenwa and Luke O’Nien both came close for the home side, but the Chairboys were forced to settle for a draw.
Boss Gareth Ainsworth said: “I’m never happy with a point at home, I always want to win. I’m happy that we didn’t get beaten but I don’t think there was any danger of that because it was one-way traffic in our favour.
“We just didn’t have the quality we needed in the final third. We got into good positions time and again but couldn’t find a finish.
“We had good chances but tended to head straight at their keeper or send a shot wide and it just didn’t happen for us.
“In recent weeks we’ve put our chances away and the goals have gone in and that was the difference.”
Yeovil have slipped down the table after a run of six games without a win, but manager Darren Way was pleased with his team’s performance.
He said: “I thought it was a great effort from my players. We all want more, but we showed that we are close against one of the teams towards the top of the table.
“I thought we posed more of a threat than Wycombe and I was proud of the way my players battled through.
“Both goals came from penalties and I thought both were given correctly, I haven’t got any complaints.
“I was more concerned by their goalkeeper flattening Nathan Smith from a corner and I don’t know how both players were given yellow cards.”
Yeovil took the lead from the spot on 20 minutes, with Dawson converting after Sido Jombati fouled Francois Zoko.
Wycombe responded just six minutes later after Town defender Alex Lacey tripped Paris Cowan-Hall inside the box.
Wanderers defender Jacobson stepped forward to take the resulting penalty and made it 1-1 as he sent keeper Artur Krysiak the wrong way.
Krysiak kept his side level with a brilliant save before the break, diving full length to keep out a powerful shot from O’Nien.