Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth said his side's draw on Saturday was a 'tough one to take' as Cambridge scored a last-gasp equaliser at Adams Park.

It looked good for the Chairboys as Adebayo Akinfenwa gave the home side the lead in first-half stoppage time with a textbook header from Scott Brown's long kick.

Wanderers edged the game overall and improved from their recent defeats against Morecambe and Coventry.

However, Cambridge struck in the 94th minute when substitute Paul Lewis rifled the ball home to send the U's fans into raptures.

Ainsworth bemoaned the build-up to the equaliser, explaining he thought there was an infringement leading up to it.

He said: "I thought there was a foul in the build-up to their goal and I think a lot of people agree with me but the referee didn't and that is the story of the game.

"I think they had two shots on our goal which is frustrating as we limited them.

"We had some decent chances and I thought they rode their luck at times.

"We hit the post, had one off the line and Forde made a good save from Bayo's left-footed shot.

"It wasn't a pretty game. Cambridge came with a plan to use their two big front men and uitimately they created a chance which they scored off at the end.

"I thought Nathan Tyson was a thorn in their side all game. Paris Cowan-Hall did well too, Nick Freeman looked good when he came on and we had plenty of attacking players on the pitch and plenty of shots at their goal.

"However, we just needed one more goal. 1-0 is a precarious scoreline and they didn't cause us too many problems but they popped up late on as we have done so many times this season.

"I am a bit disappointed but we have stopped the rot and I am hoping they will be a good reaction ahead and we still have plenty to play for."

Defensively, Wanderers were excellent and Ainsworth heaped praise on his players, especially Adam El-Abd and Dan Scarr for their performances.

He added: "Adam was superb. He was gladiatorial and Dan played through a real bad injury.

"He had an ankle injury picked up in the first half and I am glad I didn't take him off because we needed to change Joe Jacobson.

"Tafari Moore is learning all the time. We had Bloomfield and O'Nien throwing themselves into things and it is brilliant to see as a manager.

"Not every manager gets that. They don't get the commitment from their whole squad like I do so really pleased with that side of the game."

There was a worry for Wanderers with Jacobson going off injured and Ainsworth hopes the knock wasn't too serious.

"Joe was feeling his hamstring so he had to come off and he knows there was no way we could risk him pulling his hamstring," added Ainsworth.

"That was a blow to us and changing your back four you don't want to do as it stops me making a change as well and it uses a sub up.

"It is one of those things which went against us."