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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Barnet

All you need to know.

29 September 2017

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Barnet
Saturday 30th September 2017, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park
Referee: Ross Joyce

It’s been nine months since the Chairboys last recorded three back-to-back victories, but Gareth Ainsworth’s men have momentum behind them and are on the hunt for three more points to put the icing on the cake of a superb week so far.

Victories over Colchester and Crewe have highlighted the strength of Wanderers’ weaponry but also the determination in the character of the squad to recover from setbacks to see the job through.

Next in their sights are Barnet, who’ve only ever lost once at Adams Park in the EFL but arrive on the back of a tough run of form, not aided by a spate of injuries which have hindered Rossi Eames’s side from reaching a consistent level of performances and results.

However, their three defeats in the last four games have all been by the narrowest of margins and they’ll hope to have fortune fall on their side this time around as they seek a repeat of their 2-0 win in south Bucks last season.

Team news
Dan Scarr is being assessed after leaving the pitch in Tuesday’s win due to an injury, while Matt Bloomfield, Paris Cowan-Hall and Luke O’Nien were unavailable in midweek along with the long-term absentee Scott Kashket.

Barnet are missing strikers John Akinde and Dave Tarpey, as well as keeper Jamie Stephens, full-backs Elliott Johnson and Richard Brindley, and midfielder Curtis Weston.

Man in the middle
There’ve been 49 yellow cards, one red card and a whopping 38 goals in Ross Joyce’s 10 games as referee so far this season.

He was last involved in a Chairboys fixture in March, when he officiated the 1-0 defeat to Notts County at Adams Park.

It’s Quid-A-Kid day at Adams Park, where all juniors can watch from any area of the stadium for just £1 each.

Chairboys fans can benefit from a £2 discount on standard tickets when they book before 5pm on Friday; click here for all the details including prices and how to book. Phone lines open from 10am on the day of the game, while tickets can be bought on arrival from Ticket Office 1 and 2 (both open at noon).

Shirts are priced at £42 in adult sizes and £35 in junior sizes; visit the shop from 10am on Saturday. Note that shirts will be printed during the match, so fans can make their purchase before the game and collect it afterwards.

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

Adult return: £3
Adult single: £2
Concession return: £1.50
Concession single: £1 

Fares are charged at the same rate regardless of where passengers board the service. Concessions are classed at under 16s and over 60s. 

The service timetables are as follows.

Regular service (for 3pm kick-offs)


  • Wycombe Railway Station – 13.05 and 14.05
  • Eden Bus Station – 13.15 and 14.15
  • Handy Cross Park & Ride – 13.25 and 14.25
  • Adams Park – 13.35 and 14.35 


  • End of Hillbottom Road – 17.10
  • Handy Cross Park & Ride – 17.20
  • Eden Bus Station – 17.30
  • Wycombe Railway Station – 17.40

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 - 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 at the terrace end of the car park.

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 - open to home and away fans, with music, a BBQ and selection of alcoholic and soft drinks available.

All bars show Sky Sports and BT Sport on the TVs around the walls, with the exception of the marquee.

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

Nathan Tyson stars on the cover after his heroics in midweek, which are covered in an interview and match report inside while there’s also a feature of late, great winners from Adams Park history.

Bob Massie takes part in the Me and my Wycombe feature, while Tom Hancock introduces the Bees and Keith Higgins re-lives Wycombe Sound’s recent success at the Community Radio Awards.

Pick up a copy for £3.50 around the ground, and don’t forget to scan the cover using the Layar app, which this week will unlock a special competition!

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 - phone lines and shop open.
12pm - Ticket Office 1 open.
12pm - Caledonian Suite, Monty's and marquee 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. Caledonian Suite and 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 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 Barnet

Akinfenwa, Umerah and Freeman on target.

30 September 2017

Wanderers recorded their third win in a week with a comfortable yet impressive 3-1 triumph over Barnet at Adams Park.

The Bees began brightly but once Adebayo Akinfenwa headed the hosts in front, there was no way back and Josh Umerah and Nick Freeman extended the lead before Mauro Vilhete netted a consolation for the visitors.

Gareth Ainsworth made one change to the side that started in the dramatic 3-2 win over Crewe in midweek, with Anthony Stewart taking the place of Dan Scarr in defence.

With grey skies looming overhead, Wanderers looked to produce a bright start to the game in front of a crowd bolstered by the addition of hundreds of juniors taking advantage of a special ‘Quid-A-Kid’ opportunity.

An early Michael Harriman cross sailed just over the head of Adebayo Akinfenwa before Mauro Vilhete tested the handling of Scott Brown with a low shot from distance, but the keeper was equal to it.

Then Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro saw the ball find kindly for him as he contested an aerial battle with Joe Jacobson, but the striker’s shot from a tight angle was well blocked by Brown before Jacobson hooked it clear.

But the game entered a quiet spell before Wanderers were indebted to Jacobson and Brown for their interventions in quick succession, as Shaquile Coulthirst twice drilled goalwards. The first was turned away from inside the six-yard box by the left-back while the second was aimed towards the near post, though Brown tipped it behind.

Brown was at it again as the Bees got on top, after David Tutonda charged towards the area unchallenged, and the ball broke loose for Andre Blackman whose low shot was denied by the left boot of Brown.

However, Wanderers were in front moments later, against the run of play. Ebere Eze benefitted from his first opportunity to drive forward with the ball and he teed up Nathan Tyson, whose lofted cross was bread and butter for Adebayo Akinfenwa to head towards the bottom corner of Craig Ross’ near post.

The Bees responded well with a dangerous cross from the left begging for a finish, but the ball ran safe before Craig Mackail-Smith held up a long ball beautifully only for his shot to deflect to safety after he paused looking for options.

Nathan Tyson headed wide from a Jacobson corner, but Barnet should have been level when Andre Blackman’s cross arrived on the forehead of Akpa Akpro, who missed the target.

Akinfenwa had a chance to double his tally for the game but couldn’t find the right side of the post with a cushioned header from Jacobson’s free-kick.

Sam Saunders went closer moments later, seizing on Michael Nelson’s mistake to charge towards the area but his low shot was deflected narrowly wide of the far post for a corner.

Barnet introduced Simeon Akinola for Shaquile Coulthirst at the break but Wanderers were the ones on the attack at the beginning of the second period, seeing a chance for Craig Mackail-Smith just evade the striker as the ball wouldn’t sit kindly eight yards out, while Anthony Stewart’s curling effort from distance needed to be palmed behind.

Then Barnet survived two handball shouts as the pressure intensified, prompting boss Rossi Eames into a second change with Jack Taylor replacing Wesley Fonguck.

Gareth Ainsworth responded with Josh Umerah taking the place of Craig Mackail-Smith in the frontline, and the match became a little stretched with the hosts going close to a second goal in a spell of pinball which followed Joe Jacobson’s corner.

But the lead was doubled on 65 minutes, and it was a special occasion for Charlton loanee Umerah. Brown’s long punt forward arrived perfectly on the chest of Akinfenwa, and as he turned towards goal to let fly, the ball bounced into the path of Umerah who found the net on the spin, celebrating his first ever EFL goal.

With confidence oozing through the Blues, Akinfenwa sent a fizzing low shot just wide of Ross’ right-hand post, though they need to keep things tight at the other end and Simeon Akinola should have done better with a misplaced header from a left-wing cross, before Tutonda drilled over from the corner of the box.

Nick Freeman replaced Nathan Tyson in attack on 74 minutes, and it wasn’t long until he added his name to the scoresheet in emphatic style. Wycombe had Barnet trapped inside their own area and Freeman made easy work of holding off Ricardo Santos before almost taking the net off with a blistering strike which cannoned off the crossbar on its way.

At that point a 4-0 or 5-0 looked on the cards but the hosts were to be denied a clean sheet when Simeon Akinola’s shot looped favourably into the path of Mauro Vilhere, whose first-time effort gave Brown no chance from inside the six-yard box.

Their final throw of the dice saw Ephron Mason-Clarke replace Jamal Campbell-Ryce, while Wycombe swapped Dominic Gape for Ebere Eze in the middle.

But there was to be no further drama in the four minutes of added time as Wycombe celebrated a win which takes them to 21 points from 11 games played.

Man of the Match (chosen by ex-player Matt Crossley): Marcus Bean

Attendance: 4,056 (258 from Barnet)

Winning 50/50 Draw Numbers
Blue £1 – 15798 (Prize: £633.50)
Orange £2 – 29551 (Prize: £87.00)

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Ticket News

Tickets & hospitality: Barnet (30/09) - Quid-A-Kid

Book now for the visit of the Bees!

27 September 2017

Wycombe Wanderers and Barnet have teamed up on a reciprocal ticket ‘Quid A Kid’ ticket offer for home and away fans at both Sky Bet League 2 fixtures between the sides this season.

The Chairboys and Bees meet at Adams Park on Saturday 30th September and again at the Hive on Saturday 17th March, with all juniors aged 17 and under able to attend either or both matches for just £1 each.

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

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 (18-25) £17 £17 
Junior (17 and under) £1 £1 £1

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:

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 £30 per person. Season ticket holders can upgrade for only £15. Former Chairboys star Matt Crossley - a member of the promotion-winning sides in the early 90s - will be a special guest in the Lounge.

Executive Box
Watch the game from the best seat in the house - outside your very own executive box. You'll receive 12 tickets, a three-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 £1,285 + VAT.

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

Speaking of the reciprocal Quid-A-Kid offer, Wanderers’ General Manager Michael Davies explains: “We have a strong family ethos which we want to extend far and wide, to away fans as well as home fans, and are looking forward to welcoming as many young Barnet fans as possible - along with their families - to Adams Park.

“By extending the offer for home fans to all sections of the ground,  we hope this will encourage more local football supporters from Wycombe and the surrounding area to watch the game and experience the fantastic atmosphere we have here.

“Our pre-match fan zone with the marquee, music, the Blues BBQ and kids activities offers an excellent day out for all football supporters to enjoy.

“Likewise, The Hive has some of the best facilities for away fans in the division, and being just a short distance from High Wycombe, we hope that many of our fans will take up the opportunity to support the team away from home in March.

“I’d like to thank Barnet for agreeing to work with us on this idea to help boost the attendance at both fixtures and we may seek to repeat this offer for other fixtures in the future depending on its success.”

The ‘Quid A Kid’ offer applies in all areas of the stadium for juniors aged 17 and under (a maximum of four juniors per paying adult). Tickets can be purchased in advance or on arrival at the stadium, though all adult, senior and young adult tickets qualify for a £2 discount when bought before the day of the game at Adams Park.

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