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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Carlisle

All you need to know.

2 February 2018

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Carlisle United
Saturday 3rd February 2018, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park
Referee: Carl Boyeson

Wanderers return to Adams Park after three weeks away, having added two victories to their triumphs over Forest Green and Colchester at the start of 2018, leaving them eyeing a fifth straight win when Carlisle United roll into town.

Gareth Ainsworth’s men have momentum behind them, leaping into second place in Sky Bet League Two courtesy of a stunning 3-2 win at leaders Luton on Tuesday – a result that proves Wanderers’ credentials and heightens the significance of following that victory with another positive outcome on Saturday.

Carlisle made a series of new additions to their squad ahead of the transfer deadline this week, as boss Keith Curle eyes a late surge into the play-offs having endured an indifferent first half of the campaign. They’ve picked up in recent weeks, collecting seven points from their last three league games and keeping clean sheets in all three of them.

They’ll need to be equally tight to thwart a Chairboys attack which boasts the second highest goals tally in the EFL, having scored three in each of their last outings, with a wealth of attacking options at their disposal.

Not familiar with a matchday at Adams Park? Read our First Time Fans Guide.

Scott Brown and Nathan Tyson eye another three points

Team news
Gareth Ainsworth welcomed Adam El-Abd back into the side on Tuesday night and Matt Bloomfield, Sido Jombati and Sam Saunders could be the next to return, though Anthony Stewart and Michael Harriman remain sidelined.

Carlisle could hand debuts to new signings Jamal Campbell-Ryce and Ashley Nadesan, while Kelvin Etuhu is fit again after a spell on the sidelines.

Man in the middle
Carl Boyeson’s last involvement in a Wanderers fixture was the 3-3 draw with Cheltenham last season, in which he awarded two penalties and showed a red card.

So far this season he’s dished out 64 yellow and nine red cards in 24 matches.

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 - 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 – no away colours. 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.

Dominic Gape is the cover star while inside there’s a recap of the last three matches, columns from Nick Tunney and Ian Baker plus a review of Sy Thomas’ trip to the Himalayas with a Chairboys flag in tow!
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.
5.15pm – Q&A in the Caledonian Suite

Can't make it?

Listen live on iFollow with Phil Catchpole on the club's audio and video service, while overseas fans can watch the game live. Click here for details.

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Match Reports

Report: Wycombe 4-3 Carlisle

What a game!

3 February 2018

It was a game that will live long in the memory, as the ten man Chairboys scored two stoppage time goals against Carlisle United to win 4-3.

The Blues were 2-0 up at the break, but an early penalty and a red card for Luke O’Nien in the second half allowed the Cumbrians back into game, before they turned it on his head with two quick goals on 68 and 70 minutes.

But this team never know when they are beaten, and Paris Cowan-Hall headed home in the 93rd minute before Marcus Bean sent Adams Park wild with celebration to score with pretty much the last kick of the game – ending his long wait for a goal in the quarters.

The visitors edged the opening ten minutes, producing a couple of half-chances that both went harmlessly wide of Scott Brown’s goal, before Kris Twardek was foiled by Dom Gape while through one-on-one.

Wanderers created few chances of note until Luke O’Nien’s long-range effort flew just over around the 20-minute mark.

A somewhat niggly opening 20 minutes resulted in the first booking of the game for United defender Tom Parkes, and the Chairboys ultimately forced their first corner of the match after attacking from the resulting free-kick.

The opener arrived 28 minutes in following a long Brown free-kick and some robust hold-up play from Adebayo Akinfenwa, who swivelled away from his man, and slid the ball through to Matt Bloomfield who slotted in his second of the season from close-range.

Seemingly completely revitalised, the Chairboys wasted no time in doubling their lead, with Luke O’Nien firing one into the roof of the net from six yards after Carlisle ‘keeper Jack Bonham had spilled an aerial ball.

The hosts continued to apply the pressure, and Akinfenwa had his first chance when he headed goalwards but Bonham comfortably held.

With the hosts trying to avoid letting the game getting away from them, it was a more settled finish to the half, with scarce opportunities for either side. Wanderers were ultimately good value for their lead at the break, with the visitors having faded away after quite a positive start to the game.

Half-time: Wycombe 2-0 Carlisle

The second half began in dramatic fashion. Just under two minutes in, Luke O’Nien saw his afternoon end early when he was shown a straight red for blocking Twardek’s shot on the line with his hands. It was Wanderers’ first red card of the campaign in any competition. United skipper Danny Grainger dispatched the subsequent spot-kick for his ninth goal of the campaign.

With it very much game on again, the Cumbrians should have been level in the 51st minute, but a wide open Jamie Devitt blazed well over after getting on the end of James Brown’s low cross.

As Wanderers struggled to regroup after going a man down, the visitors continued to push for the equaliser, but a few chances in quick succession came to nothing. A smart double save from Brown then kept the Chairboys ahead as the game approached the hour mark.

Having survived that scare, Wycombe were afforded the perfect opportunity to restore their two-goal lead. Bonham brought down Tyson as he was racing through on goal, Joe Jacobson stepped up to take the penalty, but Bonham redeemed himself by diving to his left to pull off a great save. It was Jacobson’s second penalty miss for Wycombe, both of which have been against Carlisle.

Dan Scarr headed over for a Jacobson free-kick as the hosts continued to push for a third, but they were soon left to rue the missed penalty. Jamie Devitt netted his second goal in as many games to pull United level, connecting with Brown’s cross this time after his earlier miss.

Brown was then involved again, whipping a free-kick into the box for Cole Stockton to head home with his first goal for Carlisle and put them 3-2 up. Wanderers were now right up against it.

Gareth Ainsworth made his first change 74 minutes, bringing Scott Kashket on for Nathan Tyson in the hope of injecting some flair into proceedings.

As the final ten minutes approached, Wanderers briefly looked like they might be growing slightly back into the game, but Carlisle were still holding firm. The sight of Matt Bloomfield playing on with one arm holding a tissue to a bloody nose seemed to epitomise a forgettable afternoon that had previously looked so promising.

By now, the visitors were looking determined to add a fourth and finish Wycombe off. They were unable to produce much by way of clear goalscoring opportunities, though, and there was still hope – albeit rather faint – of Wanderers being able to snatch an equaliser.

As the match entered stoppage time, a point for the Chairboys looked unlikely, but Paris Cowan-Hall was the saviour with his second goal of the week. He capped a man of the match performance by tucking away substitute Craig Mackail-Smith’s low cross from close-range.

With the final whistle imminent, Adebayo Akinfenwa won a free-kick midway inside the visitors’ half. And that was when it finally happened, the moment that all Chairboys had been longing for: a Marcus Bean goal. The visitors failed to deal with Bloomfield’s long ball into the box, and there was Bean to rifle it home on the half-volley and make it 4-3. Cue pandemonium on the Valley Terrace at the end of one of the most dramatic games at Adams Park in recent years.

Attendance: 4,145 (298 Away)

50/50 results:
Blue £1: 23875 (Prize: £578)
Orange £2: 32954 (Prize: £95)

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Ticket News

Tickets & hospitality: Carlisle (H, 03/02)

Ticket and hospitality information for the home game vs the Carlisle.

31 January 2018

Apologies, this video is unvailable.

Book your ticket for the Chairboys' home game vs Carlisle United on Saturday 3rd February (k.o. 3pm).

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

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 two-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 £40 per person. Season ticket holders can upgrade for only £20.

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 £695 + VAT.

Call 01494 455766 or email to book your VIP hospitality package no later than 5pm on Tuesday 30th January.

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