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Match Previews

The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Cambridge

All you need to know.

9 March 2018

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Cambridge United
Saturday 10th March 2018, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park
Referee: Nicholas Kinseley

Not since February 2017 have the Chairboys been faced with the challenge of bouncing back from successive defeats, but a third home game in a row presents the opportunity to return to winning ways when Cambridge United visit Adams Park on Saturday.

A phenomenal run of form of seven wins from eight games at the start of 2018 ground to a halt when Morecambe and then Coventry departed south Bucks with three points each, and the postponement of last weekend’s visit to Crawley meant that the bitter taste of defeat would linger a little longer.

But Gareth Ainsworth insists his side are focused solely on the positives of their 35 matches to doubt and will look to extend their impressive recent record against Cambridge at Adams Park, winning each of the last three encounters with a 1-0 scoreline.

The Chairboys were also victorious in the reverse fixture earlier this season but the U’s have seen a recent upturn in form which makes them a threat, averaging two points a game since Joe Dunne took over as caretaker manager since Shaun Derry exited his post.

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

Team news

Gareth Ainsworth welcomed Sido Jombati into the squad for the last game against Coventry while Randell Williams and Scott Kashket are back in full training and could be in contention. Michael Harriman continues to build up his fitness after recovering from a broken leg, with Sam Saunders and Anthony Stewart next in line for a return.

Cambridge have welcomed Piero Mingoia and Barry Corr back to training but the pair may not be available in time for the game.

Man in the middle
Nicholas Kinseley was in charge of the Chairboys’ 1-0 victory over Chesterfield in December, having refereed Cambridge’s 7-0 loss at Luton the previous month.

He’s shown 89 yellow and six red cards in 23 games so far this season, but is yet to award a penalty.

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.

This game marks the first of the Final Five fixtures, available as a bundle for £50 for adults and free in all seated areas for under 11s. Click here for information.

You can travel to the game by bus thanks to the Arriva service. Fans are advised to plan their journeys in advance and allow a little more time to account for any extra traffic around the town.

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 to the right of 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. May be busier than usual due to close of Woodlands Lounge.
  • Monty's – no away colours. Open after the game.
  • Woodlands – closed due to flood damage. Members are being rehoused in the Honours Lounge and Caledonian Suite.
  • 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.

Adam El-Abd is the cover star while inside there’s a review of Bill Turnbull’s appearance on the celebrity edition of the Great British Bake Off and a step back in time to the FA Cup quarter-final win at Leicester City 17 years ago to the day.
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 Bill Turnbull and 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 1-1 Cambridge

Chairboys denied at the death.

10 March 2018

Goals in stoppage time of each half saw Wanderers and Cambridge share the points as Paul Lewis struck late on to secure a draw for the U's at Adams Park.

Adebayo Akinfenwa headed home his 17th goal of the season to put the hosts in front and chances came thick and fast in a pulsating second half before Lewis made his count, lashing home from just inside the box.

Gareth Ainsworth made one change to the side that had lost narrowly to Coventry 11 days earlier, with Matt Bloomfield taking the place of Marcus Bean in midfield, while Cambridge fielded the fearsome powerful front pairing of Jabo Ibehre and Uche Ikpeazu.

It was Nathan Tyson who had the first sight of goal when Tafari Moore’s cross dipped over the head of the challenging defender, but the Wycombe front man couldn’t find the target due to the distraction in front of him.

Knocks to the heads of George Maris and Adam El-Abd slowed the tempo of the game early on, with the Cambridge midfielder eventually deemed to unable to continue as Paul Lewis took his place.

Both sides enjoyed spells of possession in the final third without finding the cutting edge, with the next opportunity arriving via a Wanderers counter-attack when Adebayo Akinfenwa and Tyson combined with the former providing a clever ball behind the defence for the latter to race onto, but Tyson skewed a difficult chance wide under pressure.

Then Gary Deegan was denied by a fine save from Scott Brown in a crowded area before Liam O’Neil drilled the rebound over the top, before Jabo Ibehre was booked for persistent fouling as the game ticked into nine minutes of stoppage time at the end of the first half.

And from the free-kick that followed, Wycombe broke the deadlock. It was as routine as they come, with Scott Brown’s long punt into the box finding the trusted head of Akinfenwa, who just needed to help it on its way with a cute glancing flick to send it into the net for his 17th goal of the season.

Adam El-Abd came close to doubling the lead just before the whistle when he sent a looping header over the bar from Dan Scarr’s knock back across goal, but the Chairboys will have been content with their lead, handed to them by the Beast.

Cambridge were almost level shortly after the interval when a cross from the right was met by Paul Lewis but diverted inches past the post by the Dominic Gape’s brave block, though both players required treatment after clashing heads.

From the resulting corner, Luke O’Nien dived at the feet of a U’s attacker to prevent the shot reaching the target, before the Blues swung momentum to the other end where Dan Scarr’s towering header was tipped over the bar by David Forde.

Wycombe’s first change was enforced when Nathan McGinley took the place of the injured Joe Jacobson, slotting in at left-back for the first time since arriving on loan from Middlesbrough, initially as a central defender.

Billy Waters fired just wide from 20 yards before George Taft turned O’Nien’s low cross onto his own post in his desperation to stop the ball reaching Akinfenwa, and Cowan-Hall curled a shot over the bar as the tempo intensified midway through the half.

And the drama continued. Blues broke superbly after the referee denied Cambridge a free-kick and Tyson skipped away down the left to tee up Akinfenwa, but the striker’s left footed shot was kept out by the feet of the keeper, who kicked it to safety.

Moments later, Akinfenwa headed over from a free-kick after Billy Waters was booked for dissent, and Cambridge swiftly withdrew the forward from action, bringing David Amoo into the fray.

He was involved early on, heading wide of the near post from a corner, before O’Nien almost pierced the net with a stinging drive from 20 yards but saw his powerful effort fly just wide.

Taft misfired a first-time shot following a United free-kick before the visitors introduced their young starlet Jevani Brown, who replaced Liam O’Neil.

Wycombe made a change of their own as Nick Freeman replaced Cowan-Hall, and the new arrival was involved in the build-up which ended with O’Nien’s low shot being parried by Forde as Akinfenwa couldn’t adjust his feet in time to convert the rebound.

Then O’Nien was involved at the other end, putting his body on the line to block Greg Taylor’s fierce drive, but United weren’t to be denied an equaliser which came in stoppage time. Blues couldn’t clear an awkward bouncing ball on the edge of their own box and Paul Lewis capitalised to smash it home.

Scott Kashket came on for the final few moments, replacing Matt Bloomfield, and had half a chance to snatch back the three points, but bent his shot over after jinking onto his left foot following a burst into the box.

That was that; an end to successive defeats for the Chairboys but they’ll feel it should have been a victory having defended bravely for such long parts.

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Ticket News

Tickets & hospitality: Cambridge (H, 10/03)

Roar the boys on this Saturday.

8 March 2018

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Book your ticket for the Chairboys' home game vs Cambridge United on Saturday 10th March (k.o. 3pm).

Tickets for the match are priced as follows with a £2 discount if you purchase before 5pm on Friday 9th March.

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 

Don't forget - this match is the first game of our Final Five For £50 ticket offer - click here to find out more!

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. Click here for more details, including a free gift for all mums!

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 6th March.

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