Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth said he was “proud” of his players following the table-topping 0-0 draw with Ipswich at Portman Road.
Ainsworth was impressed with how they did not let their heads drop after missing a penalty in the 87th minute.
But the Tractor Boys’ chief Paul Lambert was critical of referee Alan Young saying some of his decision-making was “incredible” especially after denying Town a goal just before the half time break which Ainsworth was surprised was not awarded.
Joe Jacobson had his spot-kick saved by Ipswich goalkeeper Tomas Holy and the Tractor Boys were denied a goal just before the half time break when a corner by Luke Garbutt was headed home by Luke Chambers. Referee Alan Young, who booked a total of 11 players, signalled a goal but after conferring with his assistant Aaron Farmer ruled Jackson was offside.
The second half lacked the intensity of the first period until the 87th minute when Wycombe were awarded a penalty. Chambers was adjudged to have tugged back Dominic Gape but Holy stretched out his right arm to save Jacobson’s spot kick.
Ainsworth said: “We knew we would be tested tonight and we were really up against it at times and we may have got lucky on the goal as it’s come off my player than an Ipswich player but the linesman has called that one the other way. We could have got something at the end of the game with the penalty. It was a fantastic save from their keeper but I’m really pleased with a point and I would have took a point before the start of the game.
“It could have gone either way and it’s great to see my players throwing their bodies in front of the ball and I am really proud and really pleased.”
And he admitted that his midfielder Curtis Thompson got a final touch to the ball for the disallowed goal.
Lambert said: “What I can’t understand is that Garbutt has put the ball in, Luke’s got across the front post, gets a header, hits the Wycombe guy and goes in. How is Jackson offside?
“It was incredible. It’s an own goal and the penalty is outside the box.
“Everybody has a bad game but dear oh dear, dear oh dear.
“This is a big football club to referee and you’ve got to have a bit of pedigree behind you. We deserved to win the game; the first half we were brilliant.
“If we get the goal the whole picture changes but these teams come and play this type of football and sit it but the guy’s effort and the atmosphere I could not ask for more.”