Chair­boys are one win away from Champs

Windsor & Eton Express - - Sport -

Wy­combe Wan­der­ers are one win away from be­ing a Cham­pi­onship club af­ter march­ing past Fleet­wood Town to reach the League 1 play-off fi­nal.

The Chair­boys didn’t have things all their own way in Mon­day’s 2-2 draw at Adams Park, but went through to meet Ox­ford United in next Mon­day’s fi­nal at Wem­b­ley af­ter win­ning 6-3 on ag­gre­gate.

Their 4-1 first leg win over Joey Bar­ton’s Fleet­wood laid the ground­work for this semi-fi­nal suc­cess, but Bar­ton said be­fore kick-off his side weren’t out of con­tention and they made the per­fect start when Danny Andrew net­ted in the first half.

How­ever, the Chair­boys ef­fec­tively put the tie to bed when Fred Onyed­inma re­stored Wy­combe’s three goal cush­ion early in the sec­ond half. Fleet­wood re­gained their lead on the night with a Ched Evans penalty, but they failed to con­vert any fur­ther chances and Onyed­inma added a sec­ond in stop­page time to make it 6-3 on ag­gre­gate and see Gareth Ainsworth’s side cruise through.

Ox­ford United now stand in the way of the Chair­boys and pro­mo­tion to the sec­ond tier of English foot­ball for the first time.

Wy­combe Wan­der­ers’ striker Ade­bayo Ak­in­fenwa.

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