FERGUSON IS FUMING AT DEFEAT
DONCASTER cannot afford to stumble across the line in their bid for the League Two title, that’s according to disgruntled boss Darren Ferguson after they slipped to successive league defeats for the first time this season at Wycombe.
The 2-1 loss allowed Plymouth to cut the deficit at the top to two points with two games remaining as Luke O’Nien scored both goals for the home side.
Alfie May had scored in between those two for Doncaster but Ferguson admitted the Chairboys were well worth their victory.
He said: “I’m extremely disappointed, one with the result, two with the performance. Wycombe thoroughly deserved to win.
“To go 43 games the way we’ve done it has been excellent, we’ve had a lot of praise thrown at us, and now we could just end up stumbling over the line. Every point is massive for me.
“We have to take momentum going into next season, it’s the first time we’ve had back-to-back defeats, that performance was just miles away.
“In both boxes we were nowhere near good enough, it was a really poor performance.
“I have to apologise to the fans. We had great numbers here and I wouldn’t have been happy if I had watched that.
“We just didn’t look like ourselves, which was very disappointing. Some of the decision-making in the last third wasn’t good enough, but you have to give them credit, they deserved to win.”
For Wycombe the win keeps their play-off hopes alive with two games to go. They sit one point and two places off the top seven thanks to this win.
Boss Gareth Ainsworth had told his players that their season was on the line and was delighted with their response against the league leaders, although their promotion hopes are still out of their hands.
He said: “It was an enormous win. I told the players before the game that this game was their season, you go out, you step up and you make it happen, and they did, every single one of them did.
“I was so proud of them. Doncaster are top of the league for a reason, their rotation in midfield is something special. Alfie May going off with an injury was a stroke of luck for us. “I think he was causing all sorts of problems with his running. The victory was sweet, it means we are right back in the hunt. There’s 46 games in this league, and we are still right in it. “It’s awesome when your players come off and they can’t give any more. “The fans were brilliant, and it’s ironic because it’s a game no one expects us to win. “It’s that atmosphere we need sometimes.”
LUKE AT ME: Luke O’Nien celebrates his second goal
JOY: Luke O’Nien celebrates his first goal
STAR MAN LUKE O’NIEN Wycombe