ADEBAYO Akinfenwa scored his 54th goal at Wycombe Wanderers to become the clubs all-time Football League top goals scorer in a 3-1 loss to Doncaster Rovers on Saturday, writes Robert Folker.

Wycombe lost their seventh game away from home this season and it came to a Doncaster side who will be quietly eyeing up the play-offs towards the end of the campaign.

The Chairboys dominated the first half but found themselves 1-0 down at the break after Niall Ennis slotted the ball home.

Akinfenwa’s record-breaking goal brought the visitors level but it was not enough to secure all three points as goals from Kieran Sadlier and an own goal from Jason McCarthy meant Doncaster went on to win the game.

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth was delighted with his team’s first half performance, believing his side deserved more from the game.

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Ainsworth said: “For 43 minutes, we dominated, we really did, some of the best play we’ve had.

“Doncaster if I’m honest, I don’t know if they’ll be honest, but I’m sure they felt quite lucky to go in at half time 1-0 up.

“Unfortunately, that happens in football but, even in the second half when we back to 1-1, I was really positive and thought we were going on to win the game.”

Ainsworth was unhappy with the awarding of the second goal claiming VAR would have disallowed the it for offside.

The manager said: “It was a sloppy third goal but the second, for me, the linesman has to get it right, there’s an offside.

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“I’ve looked at it and I’m not one to really go on about this, but VAR gives that and it’s still stays 1-1. It’s a big turning moment in the game.

“We’re all professionals and if he’s got it wrong, he’s got it wrong, and unfortunately Sadliers put it in when he did start in an offside position.

“So, it’s one for my referee’s report to highlight but it doesn’t change the result now.

“We’re gutted and we will be back against Burton.”

Wycombe slip down the table to fourth having a two-point buffer from seventh place; with 10 games to go.

Ainsworth’s side now have a week off before travelling to Burton on the 14th of March.