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Gareth: Mansfield is the hallmark for a good game

10 April 2017

Gareth Ainsworth says the Chairboys will be looking to get back to winning ways vs Mansfield on Good Friday.

Wycombe drew 3-3 with a battling Cheltenham Town side in a pulsating match at Adams Park at the weekend; which saw Wanderers come back from 2-0 down to lead 3-2, only to be pegged back once again in the 83rd minute.

In a game that saw a red card, two penalties and six goals, Ainsworth said the way his team started the game ultimately cost them the three points.

"I'm always positive, everyone knows that, but I'm disappointed with the way we started the game," he said.

"That gave us a mountain to climb, it wasn't the end of the game that cost us, it was the start of the game definitely.

"It shows brilliant character at any level to come back from two-nil down to be winning 3-2, albeit for a couple of minutes, and I was pleased with the character the boys showed.

"I thought we had enough firepower at the end there to win the game, but unfortunately we didn't see it out, but we'll work on it, and we'll go again on Friday against Mansfield."

With results elsewhere going the way of the Chairboys, they are now a point closer to the play-off pack ahead of the crucial clash with Steve Evans' Mansfield Town this Friday (3pm).

With both sides having top-seven aspirations, it has all the makings for a classic says the boss.

"Me and Steve Evans have had some good games against each other."

"Obviously they lost against Doncaster which saw them promoted, so they'll want to bounce back and we definitely want to bounce back, so it's definitely the hallmark for a good game on Friday.

"It will be a game where I want to get a win on the board, with Doncaster and a few tricky away trips coming up, and Cambridge at home.

"So it's all to play for, we're a point closer, it should have been three but we'll work on what went wrong and put it right for Friday."

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