Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade was relieved his team's 2-0 victory over Wycombe virtually assured them of League One safety, but he praised the Chairboys' brave battle in vain to avoid relegation.
Ryan Jarvis broke the tense deadlock in the 76th minute and though Wycombe pushed forward to claim an equaliser, Scott McGleish put the issue beyond doubt in injury time.
Slade said: "It was a tight and tense affair and if anybody expected anything different they should not have been here really. I thought Wycombe were a credit to their manager and their football club. They gave absolutely everything."
He added: "I would like to have got a goal earlier, and (Adam) Chambers had a great opportunity to get it. It didn't happen, and Wycombe stayed in the game.
"They threw every different system at us. They played four up front. They played five up front. They did everything to try and get a result.
"We weathered the storm. It wasn't pretty at times. We defended in large parts because we had to. But eventually we wrapped it up."
Wycombe manager Gary Waddock praised his players' effort despite the loss consigning his side to relegation.
He said: "We can't fault the effort the players have given us over recent weeks. It is too late. For both clubs it was a difficult game and you could tell in the first half that both sets of players did not want to make mistakes.
"The second half we took the game to them and for long periods camped in their half. But as I said to somebody behind me, you wait and see and the ball will end up in the back of our net.
"We have to deal with what has happened and plan for next season. I was aware what was going on elsewhere in other games, but it was all about what we were doing.
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