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Bury 1
Wycombe Wanderers 0
Saturday 1st February 2014
Football League Two

Nick Arnold - went closest for Wycombe Wanderers fell deep in the relegation dogfight after a 1-0 reverse at Bury saw the Lanchashire side leapfrog Wycombe in the table and place Gareth Ainsworth's side just a place above the dropzone - with only goal difference separating Wanderers from 23rd placed Torquay.

The latest set-back came after an unchanged Wanderers starting line-up failed to deliver the goods up front again, leaving The Shakers to take all three points thanks to a 34th minute goal from Anton Forrester, who curled the ball past Matt Ingram after being allowed to cut in from the right channel. Nick Arnold went closest for Wycombe in the second-half, with an effort from the right that sailed about a couple of feet wide of the left hand upright.

Wanderers now haven't won in the last seven League games and with one win in sixteen are the worst form side in the division. Next game is on Saturday 8th February when they take on Accrington in the League at Adams Park. Stanley, although placed 17th in the table and just three points ahead of the Wanderers, by contrast are third in the League Two form table from the last 16 games - taking 29 points compared to Wycombe's meager 9 points. It looks like do or die time for the Wanderers?
Full-time - Bury 1 Wycombe 0
Wycombe: Ingram, McCoy, Mustoe (sub 71 Cowan-Hall), Doherty, Johnson (sub 54 Stewart), Arnold, Scowen, Lewis, Wood, Styche, McClure (sub 87 Jeffrey) - subs unused: Horlock, Bloomfield, Kretzschmar, Kuffour
Scorers: none
Bookings: Arnold 56, Wood 64, Mustoe 68
Bury: Jensen, Jones, Sedgwick, McNulty, Mills, Veseli, Miller, Tutte, Grimes (sub 69 Proctor), Forrester (sub 78 Obadeyi), Akpa-Akpro (sub 59 Platt) - subs unused: Hinds, Soares, Charles-Cook, Burke
Scorers: Forrester 34
Bookings: Mills 75, Jensen 87
Referee: Mr R Lewis Attendance: 2,818 (away 171)

Post match reaction:
Gareth Ainsworth Commenting after the game, Gareth Ainsworth said, "One mistake, one goal can cost us a lot and itís shown today. There wasnít much else in the game, it was two teams at the bottom battling it out and one mistake, one lack of judgement, and weíve conceded and theyíve held on for all three points. We had chances but at the moment we are on a bit of a drought and thereís no goals going in. Itís something we have to address. Youíre always disappointed after a defeat but I canít fault their commitment. The commitmentís there, the lads are in there devastated, absolutely shattered. Itís that bit of quality in front of goal sometimes, a lapse of concentration for their goal, but there wasnít much in the game." The Wycombe boss added, "Iíve told them for 12 weeks I want you to be prepared for a battle. Weíve got to dig as deep as we possibly can. Weíve got to put those chances away, weíve got to not make those mistakes. Iím looking at it as an opportunity for someone to make a name for themselves Ė somebody to actually pull this club out of the trouble we are in. Someone out there on the field, do it. Iíve told them we have to dig deep, start hitting the target and start putting the chances away that we are getting. It's not rocket science. People are obviously going to get worried we are down the bottom. 22nd position isnít great at all and we need to turn this round." Looking ahead to next week's home meeting with Accrington Stanley at Adams Park, Ainsowrth said "Iíll be back next week, without a shadow of a doubt, working hard Monday to Friday to get the result against Accrington next week. Itís an enormous game, Iím under no illusions itís not a big game. Itís huge for us. Iíve told the boys not to think about anything else now, we are in a relegation battle and we need to get out. We are at home against a big relegation rival and we need to turn it round. I canít stress how big it is but itís not just going to be that game. If we win that game and go 17th or something, the next gameís going to be huge to get up to mid-table. Iím more than sure weíve got enough in this dressing room. Itís a case of getting it all together on a Saturday on the pitch and beating Accrington."

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