Report: Crewe 2-1 WycombeWanderers suffered heartbreak on Valentine’s Day as a controversial late penalty handed Crewe all three points at Gresty Road.
Gareth Ainsworth’s men looked to have done enough to secure a point but Sido Jombati’s challenge on George Ray prompted referee Michael Salisbury to point to the spot, and James Jones hammered home the penalty to clinch a second straight win for the Alex.
It was the hosts who broke the deadlock, capitalising on a succession of half-clearances from the Wycombe defence, with Jordan Bowery teeing up Chris Dagnall whose powerful drive spun over the line despite the best efforts of Jamal Blackman and then Jombati on the line.
Sam Wood was denied a leveller by a fine save from Ben Garratt after a lay-off from Akinfenwa, while Watford loanee Alex Jakubiak tested the keeper’s handling with a couple of efforts from outside the box.
The equaliser came when Jombati lofted a high cross into the area and Akinfenwa controlled impeccably before finding the bottom corner with a shot on the turn.
Wanderers looked the more likely to go on and find a winner, but after Blackman tipped George Cooper’s powerful drive behind for a corner, the game-clinching moment arrived from the resultant set-piece.