Max Kretzschmar's first-half penalty gave struggling Wycombe Wanderers a vital three points against top of the table Chesterfield.

Kretzschmar put the Chairboys ahead from the spot after Ian Evett handled Matt McClure's cross.

The visitors almost levelled after the break but Evett's headed effort was judged offside.

Gary Roberts fired from distance late on but Matt Ingram comfortably saved to give Wycombe their first win in ten.

The Spireites were without manager Paul Cook for the second half after he was sent to the stands on half-time for dissent.

Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I haven't calmed down yet and I'm so pleased. The fans were absolutely superb today; people have backed me.

"We've had a testing week with a lot of of stuff off the pitch but on the pitch the lads have been brilliant.

"Traning has gone superb; we've changed it up a little bit, and every player out there deserves that win today. I don't think anyone could go away today and say that Wycombe didn't deserve that win.

"You ask a proper Wycombe fan, who gets behind us every week, and they know this [win] has been coming.

"The young kid Anthony Jeffrey made his debut and he ran out of steam because he was so nervous and got involved in everything. I just thought that everyone on the pitch was superb."

Chesterfield manager Paul Cook told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"We had no chances, we had no quality in the game at all.

"Like I said to the lads in there, it was like we had a hangover from the cup tie [Johnstone's Paint Trophy northern area final against Fleetwood], and we suffered with it. We must come out of that quickly, because that's not us today.

"I've got great respect for my players, but as I just said to them there, that was one of our most disappointing days since I've come in."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Wycombe Wanderers

  • 01 Ingram
  • 23 Arnold
  • 11 Wood
  • 04 Scowen
  • 06 Johnson
  • 30 Doherty (Stewart - 51' )
  • 08 Lewis Booked
  • 10 Bloomfield
  • 29 McClure Booked (Styche - 79' )
  • 15 Jeffrey (Cowan-Hall - 56' )
  • 22 Kretzschmar

Substitutes

  • 05 Stewart
  • 07 Morgan
  • 12 Cowan-Hall
  • 13 Horlock
  • 18 Kuffour
  • 20 Craig
  • 27 Styche

Chesterfield

  • 01 Lee
  • 06 Cooper
  • 15 Humphreys
  • 05 Morsy
  • 04 Hird (Gardner - 67' )
  • 23 Evatt
  • 07 Darikwa Booked
  • 12 Ryan
  • 17 Doyle Booked (Richards - 56' )
  • 11 Roberts
  • 10 O'Shea (Gnanduillet - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Banks
  • 03 Smith
  • 08 Togwell
  • 09 Richards
  • 21 Gnanduillet
  • 26 Gardner
  • 35 Dunbavin
Ref: Dean Whitestone
Att: 3,356

Match Stats

Shots

5 1

On target

2 1

Corners

0 5

Fouls

13 19

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Chesterfield 0.

90:00 +5:27 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Chesterfield 0.

90:00 +4:03 Booking

Booking Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +3:21

Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +3:21

Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield).

89:00

Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

89:00

Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield).

86:24

Attempt saved. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

86:03

Attempt saved. Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

79:11

Foul by Reece Styche (Wycombe Wanderers).

79:11

Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

78:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Reece Styche replaces Matt McClure.

77:03

Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

77:03

Foul by Dan Gardner (Chesterfield).

74:58

Hand ball by Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers).

73:00

Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:00

Foul by Marc Richards (Chesterfield).

70:34

Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:34

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

69:41

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Sam Wood.

68:11

Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:11

Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

66:34

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Nick Arnold.

66:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Dan Gardner replaces Sam Hird.

64:45

Foul by Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers).

64:45

Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:49

Foul by Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers).

59:49

Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

58:15

Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

58:15

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

57:08

Foul by Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers).

57:08

Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Marc Richards replaces Eoin Doyle.

55:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Paris Cowan-Hall replaces Anthony Jeffrey.

54:36 Booking

Booking Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

54:27

Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

54:27

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield).

53:49

Attempt missed. Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

50:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Anthony Stewart replaces Gary Doherty because of an injury.

49:49

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

49:47

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

48:42

Delay in match Gary Doherty (Wycombe Wanderers) because of an injury.

46:39

Foul by Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers).

46:39

Sam Hird (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00

Second Half begins Wycombe Wanderers 1, Chesterfield 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Jay O'Shea.

45:00 +2:52 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Chesterfield 0.

45:00 +0:27

Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +0:27

Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

44:52 Booking

Booking Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

44:44

Foul by Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers).

44:44

Sam Hird (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:10

Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:10

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

40:25

Attempt missed. Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

39:52

Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:52

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield).

38:05

Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

38:05

Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

37:21

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Nick Arnold.

34:23 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 1, Chesterfield 0. Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

33:44

Penalty conceded by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

30:38

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Leon Johnson.

26:30

Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:30

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

24:35 Booking

Booking Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

24:22

Foul by Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers).

24:22

Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:38

Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

22:38

Ritchie Humphreys (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:00

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Gary Doherty.

21:13

Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

21:13

Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield).

20:06

Attempt missed. Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

17:51

Foul by Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers).

17:51

Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:23

Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:23

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

16:00

Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:56

Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

14:34

Foul by Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers).

14:34

Sam Hird (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:00

Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:56

Foul by Gary Roberts (Chesterfield).

11:31

Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

11:31

Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield).

3:44

Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

3:44

Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:46

Liam Cooper (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:46

Foul by Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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