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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Leatherhead

The magic of the cup returns.

1 December 2017

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Leatherhead
Sunday 3rd December 2017, k.o. 2pm
Adams Park
Referee: Tim Robinson

It’s Emirates FA Cup weekend – what’s not to love?

Three successive home wins in league and cup have elevated the feelgood factor around Adams Park; a sentiment that will only be heightened if the name of Wycombe Wanderers is in the draw for the prestigious third round of the world’s most famous domestic club competition.

But standing in their way are the underdogs of Leatherhead, a Bostik League club with momentum behind them and a blend of raw non-league talent and Football League experience believing that their own cup adventure won’t end at Adams Park.

Their cup campaign began in early September and included a superb first round replay win at Billericay to secure their place in the second stage; now they’ll look to bridge the three-tier gap between the clubs to spring a cup shock.

Last year Wanderers found themselves on both sides of the ‘David vs Goliath’ story, being given an almighty fright by Stourbridge in round three before doing just the same to Tottenham in the fourth round.

Therefore Gareth Ainsworth knows what to expect from the Tanners, and will have a plan to combat the threat from Sammy Moore’s side. This one could be a cracker – you’d be a fool to miss it.

Team news
Gareth Ainsworth will name a full-strength side after shuffling the pack for the midweek Checkatrade Trophy win over West Ham U21s, with Adam El-Abd available again after being suspended for last week’s league victory against Yeovil. Ebere Eze is unavailable, however, under the terms of his loan spell.

Leatherhead too made changes in midweek for a county cup fixture but Jack Midson and Sammy Moore are available after sitting out a one-game suspension each.

Man in the middle
Tim Robinson has shown 67 yellow and eight red cards in his 22 games so far, mostly in the Championship, and showed 10 yellow cards in his last fixture involving the Chairboys at Portsmouth last season.

It’s his first return to Adams Park since GPS-gate against Plymouth in September 2015, while he also sent off Marcus Bean at Carlisle that season.

Prices are listed below; all areas of the stadium will be open for this fixture.

Adults: £15
Seniors (60+): £10
Young Adults (19-25): £10
Juniors (18 and under): £5

Call 01494 441118, visit the shop at Adams Park or go online to book.

Arriva The Shires have confirmed that their matchday bus service will be in operation for Sunday's Emirates FA Cup tie with Leatherhead (k.o. 2pm).

The timetable for this weekend's fixture is one hour earlier than normal due to the earlier kick-off:

Handy Cross Hub – 11.55 and 12.55
Rail Station – 12.05 and 13.05
Frogmoor – 12.10 and 13.10
Bus Station – 12.15 and 13.15
Adams Park – 12.30 and 13.30

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.

Due to the presence of several BBC broadcast trucks, parking at the stadium will be limited for the general public and therefore fans are encouraged where possible to make use of the bus service.

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 10am).
Collecting pre-booked tickets - collection pod opposite Ticket Office 1
Ticket enquiries - 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. Ale festival in operation. Also open at half-time for fans in Beechdean & Bucks New Uni stands.
  • Monty's - no away colours. Open after the game.
  • Woodlands - members only. Hot food available.
  • Honours - VIP hospitality.
  • Marquee – Leatherhead fans. BBQ and bar open.

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.

We look back at previous meetings with the Tanners and the story of the club’s recent adventures in the second round of the FA Cup, while Ian Baker and Nick Tunney provide insights from a media perspective.

There’s photos from the recent Ex-Players Association Dinner, a welcome to Leatherhead by Tom Hancock, and the latest from the Sports & Education Trust.

Pick up a copy for £2.50 around the ground.

Football Bowls
Look out for our half-time entertainment, provided by our energy partners Utilita, who are laying on a game of Football Bowls for two Chairboys fans. They’ll be following in the footsteps of Dayle Southwell and Luke O’Nien, going head-to-head in a fun encounter.

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.
10pm - Ticket Office 1 open.
12pm - Caledonian Suite and Monty's open.
12pm - collection point at blue pod open.
12pm - players begin to arrive.
12.30pm - turnstiles open for access to stadium bowl.
1pm - teams announced via Twitter.
1.10pm - teamsheets distributed around the bars.
1.55pm - teams emerge from the tunnel.
2pm - kick-off.
2.45pm - half-time. Fans in Beechdean & Bucks New Uni stands have access to the Caledonian Suite.
3pm - second half commences.
3.45pm - full-time. Caledonian Suite and Monty's open.
4.15pm - Q&A in the Caledonian Suite.

Can't make it?
Listen live on iFollow with Phil Catchpole on the club's new and improved audio and video service, while overseas fans can watch the game live for the first time. Click here for details.

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Match Reports

Report: Wycombe 3-1 Leatherhead

Round three here we come!

3 December 2017

Wanderers survived an early scare to progress to the third round of the Emirates FA Cup for the third year running, defeating Leatherhead 3-1 at Adams Park.

Jack Midson buried an early penalty to put the seventh-tier club in front but the Chairboys regained their composure to battle back, with Sam Saunders levelling matters with a sublime free-kick.

Craig Mackail-Smith made it 2-1, burying a rebound after Adebayo Akinfenwa had a shot well saved, before the Tanners were reduced to ten men as their player-boss Sammy Moore was sent off for collecting a second yellow card.

And Akinfenwa wrapped up the victory in stoppage time, finding the net with an exquisite header from Matt Bloomfield’s cross, securing Wycombe’s passage into round three.

Gareth Ainsworth reverted to a full-strength side after ringing the changes for the midweek visit of West Ham U21s in the Checkatrade Trophy, recalling the likes of Adebayo Akinfenwa, Craig Mackail-Smith and Matt Bloomfield to the starting XI.

But despite their efforts to stamp their authority from the first whistle, Wanderers were rocked just seven minutes in when referee Tim Robinson spotted a tug in the area and awarded a penalty to Leatherhead, duly dispatched by Jack Midson.

The 1,000+ Tanners fans were in delirium in the Lords Builders Merchants Stand and they were almost celebrating a second goal when Sean Clohessy broke into the box unchallenged moments later, bringing a vital save from Scott Brown as he pulled the trigger.

Then Yannis Ambroisine looped a header onto the woodwork before the Chairboys began to get a hold of proceedings, with Mackail-Smith firing wide and Akinfenwa heading over.

Midson sidefooted goalwards on the volley with Brown saving comfortably, before the Blues grabbed their leveller in spectacular style.

Tanners player-boss Sammy Moore was booked for a foul 35 yards out but neither he nor his team-mates would’ve expected the resulting free-kick to hit the net. However, Sam Saunders let fly with an incredible curling effort into the bottom corner, bringing a sigh of relief across three sides of the stadium.

A flurry of yellow cards spoiled the end of the first period as a spectacle, before Sammy Moore drilled wide from distance and Dayle Southwell produced a save from Zaki Oualah with a shot on the turn as the second half got underway.

Sam Saunders took aim with another free-kick from distance but this was time it comfortable for Oualah to hold, and Luke O’Nien volleyed over from Anthony Stewart’s to end a sustained spell of Wycombe pressure.

Gareth Ainsworth swapped Dayle Southwell for Nick Freeman on the hour-mark, and then Craig Mackail-Smith fizzed a deflected shot into the side netting after a smart lay-off from Bloomfield.

From the resulting corner, Adam El-Abd’s header almost caught Oualah off-guard but he flung himself backwards to hold onto it, while at the other end, Lee Minshull headed over from an excellent Moore free-kick.

Matt Bloomfield looped a shot over the top from Akinfenwa’s flick-down, and was then thwarted at the last second as a Tanners tackle denied him a shooting chance inside the area, before Saunders’ low shot from the corner deflected narrowly wide.

The pressure had to pay off, and it did, courtesy of stunning build-up play by Adebayo Akinfenwa. His sumptuous turn fooled the defender and he unleashed a fearsome low shot, which was parried by the keeper and Craig Mackail-Smith won the race with his marker to bundle it home from close range.

Leatherhead’s chances of a comeback were dealt a huge blow when they lost their player-boss Sammy Moore to a second yellow card, this time for an off-the-ball push as the players awaited a throw-in.

The game could’ve been wrapped up when Akinfenwa planted a header wide from Freeman’s delicious cross, before Tom Richards was well-placed to clear a cross from virtually under his crossbar as Freeman attempted to pick out Mackail-Smith for a tap-in.

Akinfenwa’s header was stopped on the goal-line as the game ticked into stoppage time but he wasn’t to be denied his 11th goal of the season, sending a flying header thundering into the net from Bloomfield’s cross to secure Wycombe’s passage to round three.

Attendance: 3,835 (1,152 Away)

50/50 Draw Numbers

Blue £1: 10202 (Prize: £605.00
Orange £2: 30855 (Prize £75.00)

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Ticket News

Emirates FA Cup: Leatherhead tickets on general sale

Secure your seat for the second round tie.

30 November 2017

Tickets for the Emirates FA Cup second round tie vs Leatherhead at Adams Park on Sunday 3rd December (k.o. 2pm) are now on general sale.

Prices are listed below; all areas of the stadium will be open for this fixture.

Adults: £15
Seniors (60+): £10
Young Adults (19-25): £10
Juniors (18 and under): £5

Call 01494 441118, visit the shop at Adams Park or go online to book.

VIP Hospitality
Enjoy VIP treatment in the Honours Lounge with a pre-match meal, parking, teamsheets, programmes, pre-match Q&A and post-match Man of the Match presentation for just £40 per person, which includes your match ticket. Email or call 01494 455766 to book.

Executive Boxes
Executive boxes are available for £540 + VAT, to include tickets for up to 12 guests, a one-course meal, player visit, parking, teamsheets, programmes and half-time refreshments. Email or call 01494 455766 to book.

Disabled parking
All disabled parking spots are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis so please contact the ticket office on 01494 441118 to pre-book a slot. You will be required to display a blue badge on arrival at the car park.

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