Wycombe Wanderers’ play-off push has lived to fight another day as they earned a hard-fought 2-1 victory away at Cambridge United.

In a first half that was full of chances for both teams, it was the hosts who had the inaugural attempts at goal.

Harvey Knibbs, who has scored in his last two matches against the Chairboys ahead of today’s match, saw his initial attempt get blocked by Max Stryjek, before he was again thwarted by the Polish keeper moments later.

Sam Smith also went close as Wycombe’s number one palmed his shot into the air from a tight angle, whilst Jack Lankester fired wide with Stryjek stranded.

The latter was Cambridge’s best chance of the match.

For Wanderers, they slowly grew into the contest as Chris Forino’s header was saved by Dimitar Mitov, whilst Sam Vokes shot his half-volley wide.

However, on 34 minutes, Wycombe found their breakthrough through Ryan Tafazolli.

Lewis Wing’s free-kick was brilliantly whipped into the box, and the centre back cooly slotted it past Mitov for his second of the season.

Both his strikes this campaign have come away from home.

Moments later, Wycombe made it two through David Wheeler’s seventh of the season.

After Vokes’ shot crashed off the crossbar, the utility player was on hand to head home from close-range, despite vocal appeals for offside.

The Cambridge players and fans were seething, but replays showed the decision to not rule out the goal was correct. 

The hosts pulled one back through Smith’s 12th of the term, which was his fifth in as many games on

His strike with 29 minutes remaining made it a nervy ending for the Chairboys as the Amber Army through the kitchen sink.

However, it was Wycombe that were victorious on a chilly night in Cambridgeshire.

Wanderers remain in eighth but are now only four points off the top six with three games left.

Attendance: 5,306 (261 away)