WYCOMBE Wanderers remain five points clear at the League One summit after earning a 0-0 draw in their top-of-the-table clash at Ipswich Town.

On a controversial evening, Wanderers were left to rue a late penalty save from Czech giant Tomas Holy which denied Joe Jacobson the chance to give Gareth Ainsworth's side all three points.

Earlier, the hosts started well and had two early penalty appeals of their own turned down when shots from Luke Garbutt and Jon Nolan appeared to strike the arm of defender Jacobson, the latter the stronger claim.

And they then had a gilt-edged chance to go in front on 14 minutes, James Norwood unable to make contact with a Kayden Jackson cross when any connection would most likely have seen the ball hit the back of the net.

At the other end, Adebayo Akinfenwa looked lively, winning one aerial battle with Tractor Boys skipper Luke Chambers before getting a low shot away, Holy saving with his legs.

Chambers nodded a Garbutt corner wide before the home fans were left furious with a disallowed goal on the stroke of half-time.

It was Chambers who was convinced he had put his side in front with a glancing header which ended up in the back of the net, only for referee Alan Young to consult with assistant Aaron Farmer, the duo deciding to rule it out for an off-side against Kayden Jackson after a lengthy delay.

Norwood was booked for dissent as the Portman Road faithful vented their anger at the officials, but the decision had been made.

The second half fell flat following the drama of the first half, with former Blue Matt Bloomfield awarded a warm reception from all four corners of the ground when he was substituted with 20 minutes remaining.

As time ticked down, Wanderers were given a real chance to snatch all three points when Chambers' foul on David Wheeler was adjudged to have taken place inside the box, but Holy used his huge frame to palm the ball away.

Wycombe can now look forward to a two-and-a-half week break before hosting Burton Albion on Saturday, December 14.

Ipswich: Holy, Chambers, Wilson (Edwards 82), Woolfenden, Donacien, Garbutt, Skuse, Nolan, Huws (Rowe 82), Jackson, Norwood (Keane 88).

Unused subs: Norris, Judge, Nsiala, Dozzell.

Wycombe: Allsop, Grimmer, Jacobson, Stewart, Charles, Gape, Thompson, Bloomfield Freeman 72), Wheeler, Smyth (Kashket 62), Akinfenwa.

Unused subs: Yates, Phillips, Samuel, Aarons, Ofoborh.

Attendance: 19,215 (793 Wycombe fans)

Referee: Alan Young