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The Big Match Preview: Lincoln vs Wycombe

All you need to know.

17 April 2018

Team news, tickets, travel and more.

Lincoln City vs Wycombe Wanderers
Tuesday 17th April 2018, k.o. 7.45pm
Sincil Bank
Referee: John Brooks


A near sold-out Sincil Bank awaits two teams challenging for glory as the race for promotion enters the home straight, with both sides guaranteed a superb ovation as they take to the field off the back of fantastic campaigns so far.

The Imps have excelled in their first season back in the EFL, winning the Checkatrade Trophy just nine days ago and remaining around the top seven throughout the course of the season, guided by the highly-rated Cowley brothers in charge.

In the away dugout tonight will be an Imps legend, former Player of the Year Gareth Ainsworth, whose side have gone seven games unbeaten to climb to third in the table, and they now seek a third successive victory after overcoming Grimsby and Yeovil.

Neither side’s destiny can be decided tonight, but a win for either team would be a massive step forward in their pursuit of success. Cancel any other plans; this one can’t be missed.

Team news
Lincoln could make changes after a disappointing loss at Port Vale on Saturday, with Scott Wharton, Ollie Palmer, Jordan Williams and Harry Anderson all pushing for a recall. Former Chairboys loanee Ryan Allsop will play in goal, with first-choice keeper Josh Vickers sidelined through injury.

Wanderers will check on Luke O’Nien after he was substituted in the first half of the win at Yeovil, while Randell Williams could be in line for a start after making a match-winning appearance from the bench on Saturday. Will De Havilland could feature in the squad after being recalled from his loan at Maidstone.

Man in the middle
John Brooks takes charge of his second Chairboys game this term; he was in the middle for the 1-0 loss at Swindon in October.

He’s shown 137 yellow and six red cards in his 45 games so far.

Kit
Wycombe will be in their regular light and dark blue quarters with light blue shorts and socks for this fixture.

Tickets
Tickets can now only be purchased on arrival at the stadium. Pre-booked tickets will be available to collect from 6.30pm.

The Chairboys have been given an allocation of 1,052 tickets (all seated) for this fixture.

Prices are as follows.

Adults: £18
Concession (60+/Disabled): £14
Students (ID required): £7
Under 18s: £7
Family Ticket (1 Adult, 1 Under 18): £22
Family Ticket (1 60+, 1 Under 18): £17

Travel
By Adrian Wood

Postcode: LN5 8LD

Using the car? These are the recommended road directions
Take the northbound M40 to J10, then the A43 signposted Northampton to pick up the northbound M1 at J15a. Continue on the M1 to J21a, then merge onto the A46 (signposted Leicester, Newark).  Continue on the A46, following signs first to Newark, then to Lincoln. At Hykeham roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the A4134, signposted Lincoln South. After 4.3 miles take the inside lane (signposted City Centre, Worksop A57) and go straight on at roundabout (1st exit) into High Street. After 0.5 miles get in outside lane, and go straight on at lights (s/p City Centre, Worksop A57). After 0.1 miles, turn right into Scorer Street for the ground.

Mileage from High Wycombe = 149 (average journey time 2 hours 40 minutes)

Suggested car parking area
There are a number of small car parks and parking on side streets around the High Street, but be warned they fill up quickly. There are also a number of multi-storey car parks in City Centre.

Fancy using the train?
As this is now an evening fixture, travel by train, returning on the day, is not an option. If you are going up by rail, services depart from London Kings Cross but have at least one change. The 15:48 departure from Kings Cross for example arrives into Lincoln at 18:04 but a change is needed at Retford. Lincoln Central is a 10-15 minute walk from the ground. Turn left out of the station and left again at the main road (High Street), over the level crossing. Take the seventh turning on the left (Scorer Street) and first right into Sincil Bank.

Facilities for away fans
Away fans are located in the Stacey West Stand at one end of the ground, where up to 2,000 fans can be accommodated. Entrance is by turnstiles numbers 4,5,6,7 and 8.This is a covered, all seated stand and generally has good views of the playing action, although it does have a couple of supporting pillars at the front of the stand that could affect your view. The acoustics of this stand are very good, meaning that even relatively few travelling fans can really make some noise.

Spare time before or after match?
I have heard that away supporters are allowed into the Supporters Club (called the Trust Suite) that is behind the South Park Stand. Meanwhile there are some good hostelries to be found along the High St heading towards the town centre. The “Golden Eagle” which is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer guide is recommended. Nearby is the Wetherspoon's pub “The Ritz”. Close to Sincil Bank on the High Street is the “Hop and Barley” micro pub. Also near to Sincil Bank on Scorer Street is the handy “Back of the Net” Fish and Chip Shop.

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Report: Lincoln 0-0 Wycombe

Read the report from Sincil Bank.

17 April 2018

It was honours even at Sincil Bank as Wycombe and Lincoln played out a pulsati 0-0 draw.

Gareth Ainsworth made four changes to his starting XI for this one, with Sam Saunders and Matt Bloomfield replacing Luke O’Nien and Dominic Gape who missed out through illness. The boss also elected for experience in his front-three; bringing in Craig Mackail-Smith and Nathan Tyson to partner Adebayo Akinfenwa up top.

It was a very direct start from both sides under breezy conditions at Sincil Bank. Matt Rhead was penalised for an early foul on Joe Jacobson as he flicked on for Harry Anderson to poke into the net, though the whistle had already gone at that time.

10 minutes gone and it was nearly a goal straight from a corner for the Chairboys as Joe Jacobson’s corner almost swung in with Adam El-Abd challenging at the back stick before going narrowly wide.

Lincoln went close on 18 minutes as Anderson drilled wide of the far post after Rhead flicked it on to the forward in space on the left-hand side of the box.

Good play from Mackail-Smith saw him beat his man to the ball down the left on 22’, drive into the box, but was narrowly closed out. Then up the other end it was almost a spectacular own goal as JJ slid in well to get to the ball, but he looped it towards his own net and it sailed just over.

The resulting corner for the Imps was played to the back post and was bundled towards goal and diverted onto the top of the bar in a slightly nervy moment at the back for Wanderers.

As Akinfenwa received treatment for a knock, 10-man Wanderers tested the reflexes of Ryan Allsop as Bloomfield sent in a low drive from a tight angle after being played in by Tyson on 31 minutes. The Beast was unable to continue though and was replaced by Randell Williams.

But for some superb reflexes from Allsop Wanderers would have taken the lead on 37 minutes as Scott Wharton diverted Jacobson’s low cross towards the bottom corner. Luckily for the defender the City keeper was alert and got down well to stop.

Jacobson then threw one into the box which found Tyson on 39’ but his header was saved comfortably this time by Allsop.

Two minutes later a Lincoln free-kick was played in deep to Luke Waterfall unmarked, but he could only sky his effort from close-range.

With five additional minutes added on Lincoln had the ball in the net again as Rhead headed in at the back post, but he had two hands on Jacobson and it was ruled out for a foul to ensure the scores were level at the break.

Half-time: Lincoln 0-1 Wycombe

The half was barely two minutes old when El-Abd joined Tyson in the book, who had seen yellow in the first-half, for pulling back his man.

52 minutes gone and Wanderers had a decent opening as Harriman broke from the back. The full-back carried the ball to the edge of the box, shot low which Allsop parried. Williams reacted quickest but Lincoln managed to get it away.

Wycombe were pressing well looking to capitalise on any errors and Saunders did just that on 57 minutes after a poor clearance. The ball found its way to Williams on the edge but his shot sailed over the top.

63 minutes gone and a Neal Eardley slip following a Saunders clearance from a corner almost let in Bloomfield one-on-one, but the right-back recovered just in the nick of the time.

The Chairboys made their second change on 65 minutes as Paris Cowan-Hall replaced Mackail-Smith as Ainsworth looked to introduce some fresh legs in the final-third.

Three minutes later and it was so almost a stunner from Tyson 25-yards out on the turn, bringing out a spectacular save from Allsop as the ball looked destined for the top corner.

Lincoln made their first switch on 72 minutes as the pantomime villain Rhead was replaced by Ollie Palmer.

A ball down the channel found Tyson who crossed first time to Cowan-Hall. The forward created an opening for Bloomfield, but his low cross was cut out with 15 minutes left to play.

There was a yellow card for Marcus Bean for a foul from behind 25-yards out from Wycombe’s goal. Luckily the Imps made a mess of the free-kick which was in a dangerous area of the pitch with time running out.

81 minutes on the clock and Jacobson’s corner landed in a great area but it was behind everyone. Williams recovered it and found Saunders on the edge but he shot over.

Six minutes of normal time to go and Wycombe had a great chance to win it as Saunders' corner landed for Williams. The Watford loanee turned it goalwards which found Tyson who shot on the turn and was denied by the legs of Allsop on the line.

Eyeing three points Lincoln made their second switch with five to go as Elliott Whitehouse replaced Lee Frecklington.

A late sub for Wycombe saw Saunders replaced by Thompson and the Chairboys dug in to claim a battling point in a tough game.

Attendance: 8,948 (393 Wycombe)

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Ticket News

Tickets and travel: Lincoln City (A, 17/04)

Back the boys in the crunch clash at Sincil Bank (k.o. 7.45pm).

4 April 2018

Tickets are now on sale for the crunch Sky Bet League Two clash between Lincoln City and Wycombe Wanderers at Sincil Bank on Tuesday 17th April (k.o. 7.45pm).

The Chairboys have been given an allocation of 1,052 tickets (all seated) for this fixture; tickets will be available to buy on the night of the game at no extra cost.

Prices are as follows.

Adults: £18
Concession (60+/Disabled): £14
Students (ID required): £7
Under 18s: £7
Family Ticket (1 Adult, 1 Under 18): £22
Family Ticket (1 60+, 1 Under 18): £17

Call 01494 441118, visit the shop at Adams Park (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, 10am-5pm), or go online to book. Family tickets cannot be booked online. Pre-booked tickets can be collected from Adams Park until 12pm on the day of the game, or from Sincil Bank from 6.15pm.

Travel
By Adrian Wood

Postcode: LN5 8LD

Using the car? These are the recommended road directions
Take the northbound M40 to J10, then the A43 signposted Northampton to pick up the northbound M1 at J15a. Continue on the M1 to J21a, then merge onto the A46 (signposted Leicester, Newark).  Continue on the A46, following signs first to Newark, then to Lincoln. At Hykeham roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the A4134, signposted Lincoln South. After 4.3 miles take the inside lane (signposted City Centre, Worksop A57) and go straight on at roundabout (1st exit) into High Street. After 0.5 miles get in outside lane, and go straight on at lights (s/p City Centre, Worksop A57). After 0.1 miles, turn right into Scorer Street for the ground.

Mileage from High Wycombe = 149 (average journey time 2 hours 40 minutes)

Suggested car parking area
There are a number of small car parks and parking on side streets around the High Street, but be warned they fill up quickly. There are also a number of multi-storey car parks in City Centre.

Fancy using the train?
As this is now an evening fixture, travel by train, returning on the day, is not an option. If you are going up by rail, services depart from London Kings Cross but have at least one change. The 15:48 departure from Kings Cross for example arrives into Lincoln at 18:04 but a change is needed at Retford. Lincoln Central is a 10-15 minute walk from the ground. Turn left out of the station and left again at the main road (High Street), over the level crossing. Take the seventh turning on the left (Scorer Street) and first right into Sincil Bank.

Facilities for away fans
Away fans are located in the Stacey West Stand at one end of the ground, where up to 2,000 fans can be accommodated. Entrance is by turnstiles numbers 4,5,6,7 and 8.This is a covered, all seated stand and generally has good views of the playing action, although it does have a couple of supporting pillars at the front of the stand that could affect your view. The acoustics of this stand are very good, meaning that even relatively few travelling fans can really make some noise.

Spare time before or after match?
I have heard that away supporters are allowed into the Supporters Club (called the Trust Suite) that is behind the South Park Stand. Meanwhile there are some good hostelries to be found along the High St heading towards the town centre. The “Golden Eagle” which is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer guide is recommended. Nearby is the Wetherspoon's pub “The Ritz”. Close to Sincil Bank on the High Street is the “Hop and Barley” micro pub. Also near to Sincil Bank on Scorer Street is the handy “Back of the Net” Fish and Chip Shop.

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