Wycombe wanderers travelled to Chesterfield on Saturday 28th April 2018 for a League Two match.
While Chesterfield were already relegated Wycombe were chasing victory today in the hope of securing and automatic promotion place into League One.
Both sides had chances early in the game however it was Chesterfield who took the lead in the thirty ninth minute when Wycombe’s Michael Harriman scored an own goal.
Wycombe drew level in the first minute of injury time thanks to a close range shot from Nathan Tyson.
The second half saw Wycombe start determined to seal victory but a second goal proved to be elusive. However in the seventy sixth minute, following a corner, Dominic Gape gave Wycombe the lead with a right footed shot from the centre of the box which found the bottom left corner of the Chesterfield goal.
The match ended two goals to one in the favour of Wycombe. During the game Wycombe managed 54% possession and placed seven of their fifteen shots on target. Chesterfield could only manage to get two of their thirteen shots on goal on target. The match saw fifteen fouls, two from Wycombe players and thirteen from Chesterfield.
Wycombe are now third in League Two with eighty one points from forty five games.
Today’s win, together with defeats for Notts County and Exeter secured Wycombe the final automatic promotion place in League Two.
After spending six years in League Two next year Wycombe will be playing in League One next season and marks a great achievement for Wycombe’s manager Gareth Ainsworth who took charge of the club in 2012, initially as a caretaker, when Wycombe were at the bottom of League Two and facing a potential second straight relegation.
The attendance at the Proact Stadium was 5,679.