While Lyle Taylor stole the headlines with his match-winning double in the 2-1 win , fellow striker Elliott was the Tour De Force on which the Dons’ success was built.
The giant striker signed following his release from Cambridge last summer was imperious in both boxes as well as winning almost every duel against Wanderers’ usually imperious centre-back Aaron Pierre.
All this in his first 90 minutes since returning from injuries sustained in defeat at Bristol Rovers last month and it was a feat duly noted by manager Ardley.
“Tom was immense today which is something we know he is capable of,” he said.
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“He won headers in our box too when we defending throws and he caused them all sorts of problems.”
Ardley was as always however reluctant to allow any one player to take the plaudits, hailing the team effort in winning a vital three points.
“We try not to single people out because we are looking at Robbo (Paul Robinson), Darius Charles and the keeper (Kelle Roos) has also come for crosses at a crucial time,” he added.
“The whole team has to get it right to come to somewhere like Wycombe and win a game and that is what they did.”
AFC Wimbledon return to League Two action this weekend at Plymouth's Home Park.