Wycombe Wanderers came to rue their chances as promotion-pushing Bolton Wanderers defeated the Chairboys 2-1 at the Toughsheet Stadium.

Captain Gethin Jones would sink a header from an elaborate set piece in the 31st minute, and Jón Daði Böðvarsson’s deft piece of skill to turn the ball into the bottom left corner in extra time would ensure the Trotter’s victory, whilst a Luke Leahy penalty deep into stoppage time would prove a consolation goal for Matt Bloomfield’s side.

Wanderers started the game off well, with Freddie Potts dragging an early chance wide of the left post before the game quickly opened up with both teams pushing high and leaving space open.

Wycombe would have a major chance when Joel Coleman, making his Bolton debut, would misplace the ball to Dale Taylor.

He would find Beryly Lubala, who, in a one-on-one situation, tamely passed the ball to the keeper’s grateful hands.

Wanderers are playing with confidence with an EFL Trophy semi-final coming up, along with two back-to-back wins in the league, as Matt Butcher went close, before Chem Campbell also tried his luck

But it would be Bolton that got the game’s first goal, as an intricate corner by Nathaniel Ogbeta, was headed home by Jones.

Despite this, several chances would come for Wycombe, as Dale Taylor went close, and Keiran Sadlier, once of Bolton, had his attempt blocked before Butcher’s long-range shot went high and wide.

The second period saw both teams have many attempts, but in the first minute of stoppage time, Bolton wrapped up the win thanks to Böðvarsson’s smart finish.

It was the Icelandic’s seventh of the season, but his first in the league.

His previous six strikes have all come in cup competitions.

There was still some drama in the final few seconds, as goalkeeper Coleman brought down David Wheeler in the penalty box, giving the Chairboys a spot kick.

Wycombe had missed two of their last three, with Luke Leahy failing to score from 12 yards against Exeter City and Fleetwood Town respectively, but he slotted home in Greater Manchester for his ninth of the season.