Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth praised the workrate of his side after today’s 2-0 win at Mansfield Town.
Goals from Luke O’Nien and Aaron Amadi-Holloway gave Ainsworth his first win as a manager at Mansfield Town and earned Wanderers their first win in five.
Wycombe went ahead against the run of play after just eight minutes and then mounted a determined defensive effort to shut Stags out.
Stags had a number of half chances throughout but were unable to break down a rock-solid and beat Matt Ingham in the visiting goal.
A delighted Ainsworth said: “I had to go to the fans at the final whistle because they never stopped singing all game. The fans were superb and played a huge part in the win.
“On the back of three defeats and the draw last week it was tough. We give our absolute all and people are very active and quick to jump on you when you have lost games.
“But today to win like that was great. The fans were brilliant and I need more like that. I thank them very much.
“I can’t pick a man of the match for us because they were all back to what we are – the Wycombe we had last season, a never-say-die attitude and full of energy.
“We knew Mansfield’s threat would come from their forwards and full backs and we worked on that. It showed with Michael Harriman and Sam Wood running on empty at the end.
“I’m so pleased for the boys. Luke O’Nien only past a fitness test before the kick-off after a nasty dead leg in training and he has opened the score for us.
“We stopped Mansfield playing through our resilience and limited their chances.”
It was a frustrating day for Stags who had started brightly with Adam Chapman and Matt Green going close in the opening minutes.
Craig Westcarr, Blair Adams and Reggie Lambe all wasted further first half chances for Mansfield.
Ingram saved well from Lee Collins a minute after the restart, before Sam Wood and Garry Thompson wasted good chances on the break.
Adi Yussuf tamely fired straight at Ingram, before Green shot high and wide as Mansfield wasted more chances.
The inspired Ingram then pulled off two more fine saves in the closing stages to deny Nathan Thomas.
Amadi-Holloway cooly doubled Wycombe’s lead in stoppage time after a pin-point pass by Matt Bloomfield.