WYCOMBE men produced a fine rearguard display to hold promotion-chasing rivals Trojans to a goalless draw on Saturday.

Given the league position of both sides, this second-versus-third clash had a lot at stake with both sides determined not to drop points as the business end of the season grows ever closer.

Going into the game, Southampton based Trojans sat five points above Wycombe in second place and had the bragging rights of a 5-1 drubbing the last time the two teams met back in October.

The opening stages were cagey, with both sides knocking on the door without being able to convert half-chances into goals with temperaments being tested as the atmosphere started to simmer with frustration.

As the first half drew to a close, Trojans had their tails up after winning a few short corners in quick succession, but a brilliant short corner defensive display from the hosts kept them at bay.

After the break, Wycombe started to play with more freedom and put the visitors under pressure with Stephen Sloan coming closest when he hit the woodwork.

With the game swinging in the balance, a slight lack of discipline crept into the home side’s game and a few cards were dished out.

Despite being the away side, Trojans smelt blood and deployed an aggressive full press on the Wycombe defence, which forced the hosts to drop deeper and deeper as pressure started to mount.

This increased pressure forced some mistakes which led to a succession of penalty corners, but a solid Ben Reeves in goal coupled with a miraculous goal-line clearance by Sam Burroughs ensured the points were shared.

Wycombe’s next fixture is away to bottom side Woking tomorrow (Saturday).