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Russ Wilcox tips Wycombe Wanderers for the title

12 January 2015

York City boss Russ Wilcox felt his side were beaten by potential Sky Bet League 2 champions at Adams Park.

Goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik kept table-topping Wycombe Wanderers at bay for much of the contest but teenager Fred Onyedinma struck for the hosts early in the second half.

That proved to be the winning goal as Gareth Ainsworth's charges stretched their unbeaten run to eight games at York's expense.

Wilcox said: "You have to credit Wycombe for the win. They're up the top of the division for a reason and Ainsworth has really got them going this season. Can they stay there? On that showing I think they can.

"I thought the best team won. Bobby in goal was outstanding for us and kept us in the game. He's made four superb saves.

"The second half was probably even but I was disappointed with the goal. We just didn't pick up the man after defending the first cross.

"We passed it about better and huffed and puffed but without creating many opportunities - at least no clear-cut ones.

"We've started games well this season but we just didn't get going. We were lucky to come into half-time level and Wycombe deserved to be in front. That happens in football sometimes but it's up to us to take that chance."

Millwall loanee Onyedinma turned home Sam Wood's volleyed cross in the 47th minute to grab his second goal in as many games and clinch the points for Wycombe.

And those three points took Wanderers to 50 in the league, matching last season's total already and leaving Ainsworth determined to kick on in search of plenty more.

"It's obviously great to have reached 50 points already and with 21 games to go, but we're not resting there and it's keeping me on my toes," Said the Wycombe boss.

"Consistency of performances has been the key for us this season and that's the secret to success in this league, rather than individual results.

"I thought we thoroughly deserved the win and could have had a few more goals. We controlled the game and their keeper must have won the man-of-the-match award after just 25 minutes.

"In the second half York chucked a bit more at us but if that had been 3-0 or 4-0 I don't think anyone would have argued.

"I'm happy for people to keep writing us off and thinking we're just little Wycombe. I love that we're a small squad that's together and working hard. We keep producing performances and making Adams Park a fortress."

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