In pictures: Wanderers' great escape

Bucks Free Press: Wanderers players celebrate their side's third goal, scored by Matt McClure Wanderers players celebrate their side's third goal, scored by Matt McClure

WANDERERS fans are continuing to celebrate arguably their club's greatest-ever escape, as they avoided the drop out of the Football League on the last day of the season.

Their fate wasn't in their own hands and some supporters - and maybe even some of the players - headed in their droves to Torquay yesterday perhaps in blind hope more than expectation that Wanderers could survive.

And they managed it, as a 3-0 victory at Plainmoor coupled with a 1-0 defeat for Bristol Rovers at the hands of Mansfield Town meant the survival party could start amongst the disbelieving Blues fans who had prayed for a miracle.

A huge roar greeted the news Rovers had been beaten and it would be they, rather than the Chairboys, who would be playing non-league football next season.

Players and staff rushed over to enjoy and share the moment with the 929 fans who had made the journey to see the impossible become reality.

Click here for more than 100 photos of the momentous occasion, taken by Bucks Free Press photographer Anita Ross-Marshall.

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1:22pm Mon 5 May 14

Bartholomew HuckleBerry says...

.These useless footballers and he manager should be being humble and showing respect towards all they so miserably let down all this season. But instead their shameless behaviour as being portrayed above shows no regard for their supporters who would have wanted a high position in the table not some celebrations for being the last one to survive. To the footballers, it is job done as it seems from their photos and no apologies for being the worst team ! absolutely shameless team !
.These useless footballers and he manager should be being humble and showing respect towards all they so miserably let down all this season. But instead their shameless behaviour as being portrayed above shows no regard for their supporters who would have wanted a high position in the table not some celebrations for being the last one to survive. To the footballers, it is job done as it seems from their photos and no apologies for being the worst team ! absolutely shameless team ! Bartholomew HuckleBerry
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11:07am Wed 7 May 14

Kadoogan says...

What a pathetic post. You clearly know nothing about the problems the club has had off the field over the past couple of years.

Also, had you actually bothered to look at the photos you'd have seen the supporters celebrating with the team.
What a pathetic post. You clearly know nothing about the problems the club has had off the field over the past couple of years. Also, had you actually bothered to look at the photos you'd have seen the supporters celebrating with the team. Kadoogan
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