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Match Previews

The Big Match Preview: Grimsby vs Wycombe

All you need to know ahead of the Chairboys' trip to Blundell Park.

25 August 2017

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Grimsby Town vs Wycombe Wanderers
Sky Bet League Two
Blundell Park
Saturday 26th August
Kick-off: 3pm

Team news
Gareth Ainsworth hopes to have Sam Saunders and Paris Cowan-Hall available again after injury, with Nathan Tyson to be assessed after returning to training on Thursday. Scott Kashket will be unavailable as he continues his rehabilitation.

Grimsby will be without Sam Jones, who serves the the second of a three match suspension, as well as Ben Davies following his dismissal on Tuesday night vs Derby in the Carabao Cup

Elsewhere Scott Vernon is ruled as having a 50-50 chance by boss Russell Slade after missing the last two games with a calf strain. Long term absentees Akwasi Asante, Jamey Osborne and Sean McAllister will not feature.

Blundell Park has been a happy hunting ground for the Chairboys as they have only lost one of their nine visits. They have won four and drew four.

Last season's game saw the Chairboys come from behind to seal a 2-1 victory thanks to a Danny Collins own-goal and a Paris Cowan-Hall strike from long-range.

Man in the middle
Mark Heywood will be taking charge of Saturday's game vs the Mariners. He has refereed three games so far this season, brandishing seven yellow cards and no reds.

The last Wycombe game Heywood took charge of came on the last day of 2016/17 in the 1-0 home victory over Cambridge United.

Wanderers will be wearing their home shirt light and dark blue quarters with sky shorts and socks.

Advance ticket sales have now ended but Chairboys can pay on arrival at Blundell Park

On-the-day prices are as follows.

Adults: £20
Juniors Accompanied (14 and under): £5
Juniors Unaccompanied (14 and under): £7
Young Adult: (15-18): £13
Seniors (65 and over): £13
Students (with a valid NUS card): £13


By Adrian Wood

By car - 
From Wycombe take the M40 towards Birmingham. Exit at J10 taking the A43 towards Northampton to pick up the northbound M1 at J15A. At Junction 32 take the M18 (signed The North, Doncaster, Hull). At J5 take the M180 (signed Grimsby). At the end of the M180 continue along the A180 towards Grimsby. After around 14 miles you will near Grimsby town centre. Continue along the A180 following signs for Cleethorpes. On reaching a McDonalds sign on your left and the Blundell Park Hotel on the right, turn left into Imperial Avenue for the Club entrance. Mileage from High Wycombe = 214 (average journey time 3 hrs 40 mins)

Parking - There is no car park at the ground; therefore it is street parking only. As you drive along the A180 towards the ground, the home end appears first, then after the McDonalds is the away end. There are plenty of side roads off the A180 Grimsby Road mostly before and immediately after Blundell Park so you should be able to find a suitable spot.

By train - The best route is from London Kings Cross changing at Doncaster. Journey time is a little over 3 hours, for example depart Kings Cross at 09:48, change at Doncaster, arriving Cleethorpes at 12:51. The station is about a mile from the ground and the walk will take you 15-20 minutes. First available return times off Cleethorpes are 17:26 and 18:26 arriving back in the capital at 20:27 and 21:40 respectively. On both services you need to change at Doncaster.

Facilities for away fans
Away fans are housed in the Osmond Corner stand at the south end of the ground, where there are around 580 seats. This stand was built in 1939 and has a total capacity of 1,904 seats - shared between home and away fans. One downside of this stand is that there are a number of supporting pillars which could impede your view of the game. There is a bar in the away end which is run by the Mariners Trust.

Spare time before or after match?
Coming recommended is the Blundell Park Hotel, which is located just across the road from the ground. This can however get pretty full so it is advised to arrive early. It also serves some good food at reasonable prices. Another option is “The Rutland Arms”. There are also a number of pubs along Cleethorpes sea front but this is around a 20 minute away. With Grimsby and Cleethorpes renowned for its Fish & Chips, GTFC recommend you visit the County Fish & Chip shop on Grimsby Road, which is just a short walk from Blundell Park. Or alternatively Steel's Fish & Chip restaurant in the Market Place in Cleethorpes.

Can’t make it?
Listen live on iFollow with Phil Catchpole and Tom Jarvis, or if you’re overseas, you can watch a live stream via the service. There’ll be regular updates as usual across social media.

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Match Reports

Report: Grimsby 2-3 Wycombe

26 August 2017

Wycombe came out on top in a five-goal thriller at Blundell Park, as they defeated ten-man Grimsby Town 3-2.

The Chairboys went into the break two to the good thanks to goals from Adebayo Akinfenwa and a Joe Jacobson penalty after Danny Collins handled in the box.

Grimsby found a route back into the match via the penalty spot after Anthony Stewart was adjudged to have pushed Collins on 51 minutes and Mitch Rose dispatched.

Collins continued to be part of the game's main talking points as he saw red for a second bookable offence after a tackle on Matt Bloomfield after receiving his first booking for the penalty incident in the first half.

Despite the one man defecit, Grimsby got themselves level thanks to a JJ Hooper strike from range.

But it was to be the Chairboys day as an Akinfenwa header gave him four goals in four in the league and handed the Chairboys all three points.

Gareth Ainsworth made three changes to the line-up for this one with Paris Cowan-Hall, Craig Mackail-Smith and Anthony Stewart coming into the starting XI in place of  Paul Hayes, Dayle Southwell and Sido Jombati with the latter two on the bench.

Sam Saunders, Nathan Tyson and Scott Kashket missed out through injury and Danny Rowe was unavailable due to personal reasons.

The game started at a good pace with some timely blocks at both ends to deny Hooper and then Adam El-Abd in the opening ten minutes. 

Akinfenwa then held up the ball well before laying it through to Mackail-Smith, but his first touch let him down and allowed the Mariners defence to recover and stop the summer signing going through one-on-one on 26 minutes.

The Chairboys would make no mistake four minutes later however as great work down the right from Michael Harriman and Dominic Gape saw the former whip the ball in which dropped to the Beast and he duly delievered finding the bottom corner.

Wycombe almost made it two on 34 minutes as Anthony Stewart beat keeper James McKeown with a header from Jacobson's corner but saw his effort cleared off the line.

Wanderers would have the opportunity to double their advantage just before half time as Collins handled a cross into the box. Jacobson stepped up and coolly found the left corner and put the Chairboys 2-0 up at the break.

Half-time: Grimsby 0-2 Wycombe

Russell Slade made an attacking change at half-time as Diallang Jaiyesmi came on for Sam Kelly as they looked to make a quick reponse.

They did just that on 51 minutes after the referee pointed to the spot as Stewart was said to have pushed Collins in the area. Rose made no mistake from the spot-kick and the Mariners were back in it.

They made it hard for themselves though by picking up their fifth red card in as many games as Collins received a second booking for a foul on Bloomfield having already been booked for the first half penalty incident.

Wycombe nearly made it three from the resulting free kick as Jacobson's effort was spilled and Cowan-Hall's rebound was blocked.

Despite the one-man defecit, Grimsby struck level on 65 minutes as Hooper hit a pile-driver from 25-yards leaving Scott Brown no chance.

The Chairboys rolled up their sleeves and restored their lead nine minutes later as Harriman sent a floating ball to the back post and the Beast did what he does best; using his strength to rise highest and head into the net.

That seemed to completely knock the wind out of Grimsby's sails as their pressure deteriorated under the baking bank holiday sun.

Three points it was for the Chairboys then; their second consecutive win on the road by the same scoreline and another good one for the neutrals!

Wycombe now return to action on Tuesday in the Checkatrade Trophy at Adams Park vs Bristol Rovers.

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Ticket News

Tickets on sale: Grimsby (A, 26/08)

Tickets for the Chairboys' trip to Blundell Park are now on sale.

22 August 2017

Wycombe fans can now secure their tickets for the game at Grimsby Town on Saturday 26th August (k.o. 3pm).

Wycombe travel to Blundell Park looking for back-to-back wins at the home of the Mariners after a Paris Cowan-Hall strike secured a 2-1 win last time around.

Tickets (unreserved) for the game are priced as follows:

Adults: £18
Juniors Accompanied (14 and under): £5
Juniors Unaccompanied (14 and under): £7
Young Adult: (15-18): £11
Seniors (65 and over): £11
Students (with a valid NUS card): £11
Ambulant Diasbled: £18 with free carer (with proof of high or enhanced living allowance)
Wheelchair Disabled: £18 with free helper

Book online, call the ticket office on 01494 441118, or buy in person at Adams Park.

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