Alfie May’s deflected strike was all that separated the two sides as Cheltenham Town defeated Wycombe Wanderers 1-0 at the Completely-Suzuki Stadium.

The away side started off the better as Luke Southwood denied Garath McCleary’s stinging shot after just two minutes.

The Jamaican, who scored a stunning goal against Forest Green Rovers in the West Country seven days earlier, again went close five minutes later but his shot from just inside the box dragged wide.

The opening 20 minutes saw Wanderers boss the ball and cause the Robins into several mistakes and midway through the first half, Wycombe were again very close to taking the lead.

Liam Sercombe, who was once of Oxford United, lost the ball just outside the Cheltenham box and David Wheeler was first on hand to latch onto the loose ball, but just like McCleary, his attempt went wide.

And these attempts went begging as the hosts went a goal up on 25 minutes.

After Nick Freeman carelessly gave the ball away on the left wing, Cheltenham went on the counter-attack which resulted in Alfie May’s deflected shot looping over Max Strjyek and into the goal.

It was his fifth of the season and his fifth versus the Chairboys in two matches.

Wanderers dropped off the pace as the opening period came to its conclusion, but Sam Vokes and Anis Mehmeti did force Southwood into two important saves in the final few seconds of the first half.

The second half saw few chances for both sides.

Wanderers’ best effort fell to Alfie Mawson, as the centre back dribbled unchallenged for about around 20-yards.

His long run culminated in having a shot from just outside the box and after it took a wicked deflection, the ball looped just wide of Southwood’s goal on 57 minutes.

Mawson has not scored a goal in any capacity since netting the winner in a 1-0 victory over Liverpool for Swansea City in the Premier League.

This was in January 2018.

In truth, Wanderers were flat in the West Country and although they controlled possession and got into the final third on numerous occasions, they couldn’t break down a stubborn Robins defence.

The result means Wycombe’s nine-match unbeaten run against Cheltenham has come to end, in what was only their third away loss at Whaddon Road.

Cheltenham are now unbeaten in four and have picked up eight points from the last 12 available.