Ade’s late show has Chairboys in chase
WYCOMBE boss Gareth Ainsworth says his side are still very much in the play-off hunt despite failing to get the three points they desperately wanted against Morecambe.
A last-gasp goal from Adebayo Akinfenwa gave the Chairboys what could be a vital point after Kevin Ellison had put the home side ahead.
That takes Wycombe’s play-off campaign into the final week of the season and they are just one point, but crucially three places, outside the topseven.
Ainsworth said: “We wanted the three points but we were not good enough.
“It was a really scrappy game on a terrible pitch but we gave them too many easy chances.
“I have to give the lads credit for battling to the death and getting the late point after conceding so late on but we need to play better than that.
“We are reliant on other teams now and we need three teams to mess up which is not where we want to be.
“But one of those teams is Cambridge who we play next week in what will be a massive game.
“You never know what can happen in football and we will be giving it all on the last day to get in those playoffs.”
Meanwhile, Morecambe boss Jim Bentley was impressed bythe battling spirit that his side demonstrated throughout.
He said: “It was a proper game of football between two sides who gave their all.
“It was never going to be a footballing classic, it never is against Wycombe, but we matched them all the way and the only disappointment is that we didn’t hold on to win the game.
“Kevin Ellison scored another cracker and we had some real bad luck at the end with their equaliser that nobody could really do anything about.
“So although I wanted the three points I think a draw was a decent result.”
Morecambe looked set for the three points after Ellison’s superb 81st-minute strike, when he turned smartly on the edge of the area and curled a superb effort past a helpless Jamal Blackman.
But Wycombe hit back in the 89th minute when a long ball into the Morecambe box caused problems with an attempted clearance hitting Akinfenwa and rebounding into the goal.
The first half saw no goals but plenty of endeavour from both sides with Blackman saving superbly from Michael Rose, Paul Mullin and Ellison.
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