Gareth Ainsworth has admitted that despite Wycombe twice taking a two goal lead against Cheltenham in their 5-5 draw at Adams Park, their advantage ‘never felt comfortable’.

In what was an incredible contest, the Chairboys came from behind to lead at half-time 3-1, with Jordan Obita bagging a double and Brandon Hanlan scoring a solo strike, before chaos ensued at Adams Park during the second-half. 

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In the space of 29 minutes, six goals were scored which included four strikes in 14 minutes.

During this period, Wycombe went from being 3-1 up, to draw 3-3, before going 5-3 up in a matter of moments.

Alfie May got his second before Kion Etete smashed in the first equaliser, however, Sam Vokes made it nine and 10 goals for the season respectively when he smashed in two strikes in less than 60 seconds from one another.

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But two more goals in the final 18 minutes from May, saw him get four, and as the points where shared.

The result means it’s the highest-ever goalscoring fixture for Wycombe in the EFL.

“Following the draw, Ainsworth said: “I think we need to look at ourselves, look inside everyone and have a good look to see if everything they did today was the best thing because they’ll be plenty of work done via the videos, I’m sure.

“We’ve got a few players back which is good so I’m looking forward to getting some fresh legs available and seeing what we can do against Wigan which I know will be a very good game.

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“At one stage today, things looked very rosy but we’ve ended not losing which is good, but when you score five goals you’re expecting to win games.

“They are one of the big teams in the league and ones you fancy for promotion, especially with the run they are on and if we go forward against them like we did today I will be well happy.

“We just can’t defend as we did."

And even though the result was the Chairboys' fifth game without a win, they remain in the play-off places.

Ainsworth continued: "That shows how much of a great start to the season we had.

“I want to keep pushing hard and keep building as that’s all we can do.

“Leading by two goals twice in the game, it never felt comfortable.

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“I thought we could have gone on and got some more.

“I thought we were going to get six or seven but, obviously we were disappointed in the way we went forward after that.

“We weren’t very clinical in our passing going forward today.

“We were in the first half definitely, we got settled down after the first 20 minutes and we were the better team.

“But in the second half, Cheltenham took the spoils.”