Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth admitted he went through every emotion possible as his side beat Lincoln 3-1 to go top of League One.

An incredible hat-trick from Joe Jacobson condemned the Imps to defeat and saw the Blues rocket to the summit of England's third tier.

After a rollercoaster afternoon at Adams Park, Ainsworth explained that he went through a range of emotions, including being choked up after seeing club captain Matt Bloomfield stretchered off after a serious-looking head injury.

He said: "To say I am proud is an understatement and I don't know if there is a word to say what I am feeling.

"I went through every emotion with that game and I am not embarrassed to say I almost choked up going in the dressing room with Matt, seeing his mum and the state he was in.

"Some things are bigger than football and I will always say that but this is brilliant to see the club top of League One."

Although Wycombe are top, Ainsworth kept his feet firmly on the ground, insisting the challenge still remains to better last season's finish of 17th place.

He added: "I have got the squad to do that, definitely.

"How high they can go is up to them but believe me, feet are on the floor. It is a really good squad and I am excited, I can't deny that.

"I want the fans to dream and I want to see Wycombe shirts at schools and kids wearing them and I hoping I can put shirts on kids backs and we are proud of what we do and at the moment there is no better team in lower leagues."

Ainsworth was also full of praise for Jacobson, after his trio of goals saw the Blues to victory, including two direct from corners, with the Chairboys boss admitting it was a plan to put set-pieces close to Lincoln keeper, Josh Vickers.

He said: "It is a special day for Joe.

"He is a great man and a great acquisition. He was one of the first signings I made and he has been evergreen.

"You don't need to be electric pace-wise when you have it in your head, and he has got it in his head.

"Those deliveries we have been seeing for years and he deserved his hat-trick.

"We knew that Lincoln have conceded a lot from set plays but we saw a weakness there and it has been exploited by Joe, and credit to him."

Ainsworth also had a word on Lincoln's controversial goal, with Bloomfield prone in the area with a sickening head injury, even though play was allowed to continue by referee Chris Sarginson.

He added: "How the referee has not seen it I don't know. He may have been looking through a crowd but if he has seen it, he has to stop it but I am glad it wasn't a defining moment."