Gareth Ainsworth’s side has finished third in League One, Wycombe’s highest ever league position.

This means they have secured a play-off spot as the Chairboys continue to fight for promotion.

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The club loitered around the automatic promotion places for most of the season, being top of the table for a total of 10 weeks throughout the campaign.

Before the initial suspension of the league in March, Wycombe was in eighth but due to the points-per-game system, Gareth Ainsworth’s men leapfrogged into third.

We look back on Wycombe’s history-making season exploring the highs and lows of the campaign to date.


Wycombe were unbeaten for the whole of August, winning three and drawing three.

The three wins all came at Adams Park with the draws coming away from home.

This foreshadowed the rest of the season as the Chairboys had one of the best home records in the division but were struggling on the road.

The only downside of the opening month was that they were unable to produce back-to-back wins.

Wycombe started the season in fine form with a 2-0 home win against League One newcomers Bolton Wanderers.

The next home game saw a local derby that entertained fans with a five-goal thriller as MK Dons travelled to Adams Park.

David Wheeler scored a stoppage-time winner to win the game 3-2 for the home side, against his old club.

And an early play-off clash away from home against Fleetwood ended in frustrating fashion, as Joey Barton’s men snatched a point with a stoppage-time equaliser.

Wycombe bounced back four days later with a seven-goal thriller at home to Southend, with late goals from Anthony Stewart and Scott Kashket saw Wycombe recover from 3-1 down to win 4-3.


Sat, Aug 03 Bolton Wanderers H W 2-0 Smyth, Onyedinma

Sat, Aug 10 Bristol Rovers A D 0-0

Sat, Aug 17 Milton Keynes H W 3-2 Jacobson, Onyedinma, Wheeler

Tue, Aug 20 Fleetwood Town A D 1-1 Akinfenewa

Sat, Aug 24 Southend United H W 4-3 OG, Kashket(2), Stewart

Sat, Aug 31 Wimbledon A D 0-0


After an impressive 3-1 win against Lincoln, which included a Joe Jacobson hat trick, Wycombe lost their first game of the season on the road against Gillingham, going down 2-0.

However, Ainsworth’s army reacted well as they earned seven points out a possible nine form the rest of the games in September.

A 1-1 draw against Accrington was followed by an impressive win against promotion favourites Portsmouth with Akinfenwa’s penalty being the only goal of the game.

Ainsworth’s men then won their first game away from home with a dominant performance against Rochdale winning 3-0, and this meant the club won back-to-back games for the first time of the season.

This string of results left the club in the automatic promotion places going into October.


Sat, Sep 7 Lincoln City H W 3-1 Jacobson(3)

Sat, Sep 14 Gillingham A L 0-2

Tue, Sep 17 Accrington Stanley H D 1-1 Freeman

Sat, Sep 21 Portsmouth H W 1-0 Akinfenwa

Sat, Sep 28 Rochdale A W 3-0 Onyedinma(2), Akinfenwa


October was another unbeaten month for Wycombe as they got eight points out of a possible 13.

The club also spent the whole month in the automatic promotion places chasing down Ipswich who held the top spot.

Six goals were shared against Peterborough where Akinfenwa rescued his side with a stoppage-time penalty.

An important win against Sunderland followed to help close the gap on Ipswich to one point and a victory against Rotherham capped a successful month for Ainsworth, where his team defied the odds and were top of League One.


Sat, Oct 5 Peterborough United H D 3-3 Akinfenwa(2) OG

Sat, Oct 19 Sunderland H W 1-0 Charles

Tue, Oct 22 Blackpool A D 1-1 Kashket

Sat, Oct 26 Rotherham United A W 1-0 Kashket


Wycombe continued to pick up the points as November was as positive as the opening three months.

Another nine points from a possible 12 saw Wycombe top the table, staying there until January.

Four goals were enough for Wycombe to win three games on the bounce, as the Chairboys didn’t concede a goal all month.

A 2-0 away victory against Tranmere came in-between home wins against Shrewsbury and Doncaster.

November ended with a goalless draw in a top of the table clash against Ipswich.


Sat, Nov 2 Shrewsbury Town H W 1-0 Aarons

Sun, Nov 10 Tranmere Rovers A W 2-0 Akinfenwa, Jacobson

Sat, Nov 23 Doncaster Rovers H W 1-0 Jacobson

Tue, Nov 26 Ipswich Town A D 0-0


The Christmas period was not one to remember for Chairboys fans as the club lost three games on the bounce but were still top of the tree going into the new year.

The month started well with a 2-0 win at home to Burton but narrow defeats to Oxford United and Portsmouth followed away from home.

Wanderers were then outshone at Adams Park by eventual champions Coventry City, losing 4-1.


Sat, Dec 14 Burton Albion H W 2-0 Wheeler, Bloomfield

Sat, Dec 21 Oxford United A L 0-1

Wed, Dec 26 Portsmouth A L 0-2

Sun, Dec 29 Coventry City H L 1-4 Akinfenwa


Wycombe’s impressive home form continued into the new year, but Ainsworth’s side could not change their fortunes around on the road.

A 1-1 draw against Ipswich kept Wycombe top of the table, but after a 4-0 drumming away from home against Sunderland, the Chairboys slipped to second.

A late goal by Joe Jacobson saw Wycombe defeat Rochdale at Adams Park in mid-January, but three days later, they were again smashed 4-0, this time by the powerful Peterborough.

However, the Chairboys continued to win games at home coming out 2-1 winners against Blackpool to keep them in the top two.


Wed, Jan 1 Ipswich Town H D 1-1 Wheeler

Sat, Jan 11 Sunderland A L 0-4

Sat, Jan 18 Rochdale H W 2-1 McCarthy, Jacobson

Tue Jan 21 Peterborough United A L 0-4

Tue Jan 28 Blackpool H W 2-1 Freeman, Samuel


February began with another way loss and win MK Dons getting revenge in the local clash winning 2-0.

But Wycombe were able to pick up three wins in February beating Bristol Rovers, Bolton Wanderers and Tranmere Rovers.

However, The Chairboys also suffered three losses after suffering defeats against MK Dons, Fleetwood Town, and Doncaster Rovers in their final game before the season was suspended.


Sat, Feb 1 MK Dons A L 0-2

Sat, Feb 8 Bristol Rovers H W 3-1 Akinfenwa, Charles, Bloomfield

Tue, Feb 11 Fleetwood Town H L 0-1

Sat, Feb 15 Bolton Wanderers A W 2-0 OG, Jacobson

Sat, Feb 22 Tranmere Rovers H W 3-1 Stewart, Akinfenwa, Jacobson

Sat, Feb 29 Doncaster Rovers A L 1-3 Akinfenwa

The defeat against Doncaster proved to be Wycombe’s final game with the club in fourth place after the fixture.

League One’s last round of fixtures was played out on March 7, leaving Wycombe in eighth when the League was suspended.

And following the news that Wycombe would be in the play-offs thanks to the points-per-game formula, the Chairboys will face Fleetwood on July 3 and July 6.

Will this season fairy tale story have its happy ending?