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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Mansfield

All you need to know.

29 December 2017

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Mansfield Town
Saturday 30th December 2017, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park
Referee: Christopher Sarginson

Six home wins in a row means the Chairboys will have a spring in their step as they arrive at Adams Park on Saturday, looking to continue that form against one of the pre-season promotion favourites.

Mansfield left a large dent in Wanderers’ play-off hopes last season when they left south Bucks with a 1-0 win in April, and a summer of investment at the One Call Stadium had Stags fans believing in a title charge under Steve Evans, a manager with a wealth of experience across the EFL.

Too many draws have left them with a lot of work to do but the tight nature of the League 2 table sees them sitting in eighth, just three points off third, and Evans has promised more new arrivals in January to bolster their squad.

As for Wycombe, they’re one goal off third and eager to prove their credentials by finishing 2017 on a high ahead of Monday’s trip to Forest Green.

Team news
Gareth Ainsworth hopes to have Adam El-Abd and Marcus Bean available againthough Anthony Stewart is sidelined with a calf problem and Scott Kashket continues to edge closer to fitness.

Mansfield are missing defender David Mirfin and midfielder Joel Byrom, but boast competition in attack with former Chairboy Lee Angol amongst the contenders for a starting berth.

Man in the middle
A late change to the officials list sees Christopher Sarginson replace Graham Horwood; Sarginson’s last involvement in a Wycombe game resulted in him awarding a penalty to Blackpool in the 0-0 draw last season.

Overall he’s shown 83 yellow and five red cards in 25 games so far this season.

Chairboys fans can benefit from a £2 discount when they book before 5pm on Friday; click here for all the details including prices and how to book.

You can travel to the game by bus thanks to the Arriva service. 

Arriva operate a matchday service at a standard fare of £3 single or £4 return, irrespective of where passengers join or leave the service. Children aged 11 and under are charged half price (£1.50 single or £2 return). 

Saturday 3pm kick-offs:
Handy Cross Hub – 12.55 and 13.55
Rail Station – 13.05 and 14.05
Frogmoor – 13.10 and 14.10
Bus Station – 13.15 and 14.15
Adams Park – 13.30 and 14.30

The return service will depart from Adams Park approximately 20 minutes after full-time, calling at the same pick-up/drop-off points.

Fares will be charged as follows:

Adult Single: £3
Adult Return: £4
Child Single: £1.50
Child Return: £2

Children are classed as ages 11 and under.

There will be no parking for the general public in the lower tier - spaces in the upper tier are £5 per car.

There is an additional club-run car park behind Origin Global (on the left before the Adams Park gates), priced at £5 a car.

Spaces for pass holders in the club car park are guaranteed up until 2.30pm, after which time the lower tier becomes closed to vehicles due to high pedestrian traffic.

Blue badge holders are required to pre-book one of 15 complimentary parking spaces via the ticket office; otherwise the standard £5 charge applies.

Where to go
Buying tickets for this game - Ticket Office 1 (from 12pm).
Collecting pre-booked tickets - collection pod opposite Ticket Office 1
Ticket enquiries and tickets for away games (until 2pm) - Ticket Office 1, window 4
Shop - through the shop doors
Hospitality and boardroom guests - through the arch to the reception desk
Media - through the arch to the reception desk
Players and officials - designated entrance to the right of the shop
Scouts - collection pod opposite Ticket Office 1
Staff/deliveries - delivery entrance to the left of the shop
Kids zone - the WWSET inflatable target practice will be outside the marquee.

Food and drink
The bars in the stadium open at 12pm. 

  • Caledonian Suite - home fans only. Mini ale festival in operation. Open at half-time for fans in the Beechdean Stand and terrace, and after the game
  • Monty's – home and away fans. Open after the game
  • Woodlands - members only. Hot food available.
  • Honours - VIP hospitality.
  • Marquee – home and away fans.

All bars show Sky Sports and BT Sport on the TVs around the walls.

Inside the stadium, each stand is serviced by a kiosk serving hot and cold food and drink.

Dan Scarr and Ebere Eze share the cover, while inside there’s a message from chairman Trevor Stroud, a quickfire review of the year, a round-up of the last two games plus columns from Bucks Free Press reporter Nick Tunney, Gareth Ainsworth and Matt Bloomfield.

Pick up a copy for £3.50 around the ground.

50/50 matchday draws
The club operates two matchday draws, giving fans the chance to win a cash prize. Purchase your blue £1 or orange £ tickets from our vendors around the ground to be entered into the draw, where 50% of the takings go into the prize find and the other 50% goes to support club projects.

Matchday timetable
10am - shop open.
12pm - Ticket Office 1 open.
12pm - Caledonian Suite and Monty's open.
1pm - collection point at blue pod open.
1pm - players begin to arrive.
1.30pm - turnstiles open for access to stadium bowl.
2pm - teams announced via Twitter.
2.10pm - teamsheets distributed around the bars.
2.55pm - teams emerge from the tunnel.
3pm - kick-off.
3.45pm - half-time. Fans in Beechdean & Bucks New Uni stands have access to the Caledonian Suite.
4pm - second half commences.
4.45pm - full-time. Monty's open.

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Match Reports

Report: Wycombe 1-2 Mansfield

Stags come from behind to win at Adams Park.

30 December 2017

Second-half goals from Alfie Potter and Lee Angol left Wanderers empty-handed after Adebayo Akinfenwa had opened the scoring in the final game of 2017.

Akinfenwa sent a bullet header past Bobby Olejnik after only six minutes to make the breakthrough from Dominic Gape’s expert delivery, and the Blues should have been further ahead at the break but were ultimately made to pay for missed chances.

Alfie Potter stroked home an equaliser in the second half before Lee Angol converted the winner, not long after surviving a potential second yellow card for a foul on Dan Scarr.

Gareth Ainsworth named an unchanged side following the comfortable 2-0 Boxing Day success against Newport, while Mansfield boss Steve Evans attributed a virus in the camp as the reason for making three changes to his team.

And Evans would have no doubt been sick to see Adebayo Akinfenwa – a man he’d singled out in his pre-match press conference – break the deadlock with just six minutes on the clock. Dominic Gape did superbly to beat his man down the right and deliver a cross which sat beautifully for Akinfenwa to crash home a header from close range, giving his markers and the keeper no chance.

And it could’ve been two. Mansfield were rattled, and Akinfenwa again found space to meet Joe Jacobson’s inswinging corner with a bullet header which deflected and was then smartly tipped past the post by Bobby Olejnik.

The Stags were dealt a further blow when top scorer Danny Rose was forced off through injury and, as they waited to make a change, Nathan Tyson skipped into the box but delivered a low cross which was either just in front of just behind the two onrushing attackers.

Zander Diamond also needed to be brought off on 18 minutes, with Lee Angol and Mal Benning taking to the field as the visitors reshuffled to a four-man defence.

But the changes seemed to lift Mansfield who began to get a foothold of the game and went direct to threaten the Chairboys’ box, though Scott Brown and his defence were equal to the deliveries that ensued.

A half-chance arrived for Wycombe when they worked the ball well into a crossing opportunity and Paris Cowan-Hall found the head of Eze, whose knockdown was turned goalwards by Nathan Tyson but with not enough power to trouble the keeper.

Then Tyson’s cross looked destined for the head of Akinfenwa before Rhys Bennett jumped in front of him and caused enough of a distraction to force the Wanderers striker to mis-time his effort, which flew over.

Tyson was involved again, beating the offside trap before teeing up Cowan-Hall for a side-footed shot which went wide of the target, before Scott Brown did well to grab a dangerous bouncing ball inside the box after Angol threatened.

Action swung to the other end and Wanderers so nearly had a two-goal lead to take into the interval, when Akinfenwa’s low shot struck the post and bounced to Tyson, whose first-time shot from a tight angle was well tipped over by Olejnik.

And from the resulting corner, Akinfenwa headed wide to ensure Mansfield’s deficit was just a slender one at the break.

Wycombe made a change of their own at half-time with Craig Mackail-Smith replacing the injured Cowan-Hall, and the first chance arrived for Mansfield when Mal Benning’s sublime through-ball freed CJ Hamilton in the box. He cut it back for Lee Angol but as the striker prepared to pull the trigger, Scott Brown raced from his line and threw himself at Angol’s feet to block the shot.

However, there was little he could do about the equaliser on 51 minutes. A deep free-kick bounced kindly into the path of Alfie Potter, who was able to pick his spot and drive home – the first second-half goal Wycombe had conceded at home for over two months.

Ebere Eze fired wide at the other end after Dan Scarr flicked on Dom Gape’s free-kick, before Angol blazed over after a Stags counter-attack came to nothing.

Mal Benning swerved one wide for Mansfield from distance, before Brown came to the rescue again, denying Angol after the striker found himself in a seemingly-offside position but couldn’t beat the keeper.

Benning then entered the referee’s notebook for a foul on Luke O’Nien, and Sido Jombati followed soon after as he and Hamilton pinned each other to the floor by the corner flag.

Lee Angol then somehow survived a second yellow card for dragging back Dan Scarr by the throat, receiving a talking to instead, though Rhys Bennett was cautioned moments later as the game developed a real edge.

Alex MacDonald then followed, tugging back Mackail-Smith as the striker raced past him on halfway, before Matt Bloomfield replaced Ebere Eze on 74 minutes.

Steve Evans followed suit, bringing on Omari Sterling-James for Kane Hemmings, and there was inevitability about the Stags’ second goal when Angol flicked home a low cross from the left with 10 minutes remaining.

Dan Scarr sent a header goalwards from Nathan Tyson’s cross as Wanderers looked for a leveller, but Olejnik was able to hold comfortably, while Omari Sterling-James collected Mansfield’s fifth yellow card for a foul.

Substitute Nick Freeman’s cross-shot almost crept in but Olejnik tipped it over the bar as the clock ticked 90, and from the resulting corner, referee Sarginson waved away strong appeals for a handball in a scramble that ensued.

Scott Brown went forward in a bid to snatch something from a late corner but the Stags held on for an away win – Wanderers’ first home loss since mid-September – though the opportunity to bounce back arrives in just two days’ time at Forest Green.

Attendance: 4,227 (299 from Mansfield)

Winning 50/50 Draw Numbers
Blue £1: 19870 (Prize: £652.00)
Orange £2: 32359 (Prize: £104.00)

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Ticket News

Tickets & hospitality: Mansfield (H, 30/12)

Ticket information for the home game vs the Stags.

28 December 2017

Book your ticket for the Chairboys' home game vs Mansfield Town on Saturday 30th December (k.o. 3pm).

Tickets for the match are priced as follows with a £2 discount if you purchase before 5pm on Friday 29th December.

Price Type Frank Adams Stand Beechdean Stand (Blocks C, D & E) Origin Family Stand Terrace
Adult (26-59) £22 £22 
Senior (60+) £19 £19 £15 £13
Young Adult (19-25) £17 £17 
Junior (12-18) £13 £13 £7 
Child (11 and under) £13 £13 

Call 01494 441118, visit the shop at Adams Park, or go online to book tickets. If purchasing online for the terrace, select 'Best Available' rather than 'Choose Seats'.

You have three options for receiving your tickets:

1) Have them posted to you (additional fee applies)
2) Collect them from Adams Park, either in advance or on the day of the game
3) Have the tickets sent to you via email, to print off and bring with you, or to show on your smart phone. The barcode is scanned at the turnstile to grant access.

VIP Hospitality
We have two fantastic options for you:

Honours Lounge
Enjoy a three-course meal, reserved car parking, programmes, teamsheets, half-time refreshments, top price ticket for the game and access to the Man of the Match presentation, all for just £50 per person. Season ticket holders can upgrade for only £25. 

Starter: Creamy mushroom and tarragon soup.

Main: Grilled sea bass fillet with champ potatoes and cray fish sauce.

Dessert: Tiramisu.

Executive Box
Watch the game from the best seat in the house - outside your very own executive box. You'll receive 12 tickets, a one-course meal, reserved car parking, programmes, teamsheets, half-time refreshments, a player visit pre-match and a welcome in the matchday programme.  An executive box for this fixture costs £1,295 + VAT.

Call 01494 455766 or email to book your VIP hospitality package no later than 12pm on Thursday 28th December.

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