Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth slammed his side's defending as they lost 3-1 at Adams Park to Accrington Stanley.

Despite Paris Cowan-Hall giving the Blues the lead, goalkeeper Ryan Allsop gifted Accrington a penalty right on half-time as he bundled over Stanley's Paul Smyth and Billy Kee hammered home the spot kick

Accrington were then awarded another penalty when Curtis Thompson fouled Smyth and Kee again found the net.

To compound matters, Smyth made it three late on to leave Wycombe just four points above the relegation zone.

Ainsworth said: "Goals change games and it is a crazy rush of blood that gives the penalty away.

"With the referee's assistant getting injured, that gave them some momentum and you can't give them a leg up like that.

"Second half we just weren't good enough. We gave another penalty away, even though it was soft, but why give the referee a decision to make.

"Accrington were definitely better in the second half and the first half was much of a muchness. We didn't work into Bayo's strengths and second half we looked very poor and Accrington deserved to win.

"We haven't been good enough in the last eight games and we need to find a way to win games. I would say I back my team to win more than two games from the remaining nine and I will be making sure that people know it is a real scrap for points.

"We have done so well so lets not rest on our laurels."

One player to stand out for the Chairboys was Nick Freeman, who was back in the side after illness, and Ainsworth was pleased with his display.

He added: "Nick did OK. He and Curtis were both ill and Nick has done really well. He will be glad to get 90 minutes under his belt and he will be ready to go again if selected on Saturday."