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The Big Match Preview: Gillingham vs Wycombe

All you need to know.

14 December 2018

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Gillingham vs Wycombe Wanderers
Saturday 15th December 2018, k.o. 3pm
Priestfield Stadium
Referee: Dean Whitestone

Two in-form teams meet for the first time in over five years when Gillingham and Wycombe go head-to-head at Priestfield on Saturday, both eager to extend their three-match winning runs into the Christmas period.

Gareth Ainsworth vowed that his side would 'make a noise' in League 1 after winning promotion in the summer, and they've done just that, beating the likes of Peterborough and Barnsley in the midst of a superb run of form which has catapulted them to ninth in the table.

Gillingham are also on the lookout for a fourth consecutive victory, having collected wins on the road at Bristol Rovers, Slough (FA Cup) and Scunthorpe, and now need to improve their home form, having tasted success just three times in Kent in the league so far this season.

Wanderers' 1-0 win at eventual League 2 champions Gillingham in February 2013 was an early marker for what was to come during Ainsworth's reign in charge - one of eight league wins the Blues have enjoyed over the Gills, who've won six and drawn eight of the 18 previous encounters.

Tickets
Wanderers have sold 375 tickets in advance; Chairboys fans can buy on the day at no price increase.

The allocation for away supporters includes seats in the Brian Moore Stand, which is uncovered, and in the Gordon Road Stand on one side, which is covered. Tickets will be available to purchase on the day of the game with a price increase of £2.

On-the-day ticket prices are as follows:

Adult: £22
Senior (65+): £18
Students (with valid NUS card): £8
U18s: £8
U12s: One FREE U12 ticket for each adult seat purchased.

Tickets will go off sale at 12pm on Friday 14th December. Pre-booked tickets can be collected from Adams Park before that time, or from the Medway Priestfield Stadium from 1.30pm on the day of the game.

Team News
Gillingham are expected to call Alex Lacey into the defence in place of the injured Max Ehmer, while Callum Reilly is also sidelined through suspension, but Brandon Hanlan is available again in attack.

Gareth Ainsworth could welcome former Gills frontman Adebayo Akinfenwa back into the squad after injury, while Matt Bloomfield and Marcus Bean have also trained this week and could be in contention. Stephen Henderson continues in goal after signing another seven-day emergency loan deal.

Kit
Wycombe will be in their orange and grey change strip.

Man in the Middle
Dean Whitestone has shown 59 yellow and three red cards in his 19 matches in charge so far this season.

It's his first involvement in a Wycombe fixture since the 3-0 loss at Stevenage in February 2017.

Travel
By Adrian Wood

POST CODE: ME7 4DD

Using the car? These are the recommended road directions
Take the M40 towards London. At J1A take the southbound M25 (s/p Heathrow). Continue forward at J5 onto the M26 (s/p Maidstone, Channel Tunnel). After 10 miles, continue forward onto the M20. Exit at J6 taking the A229 s/p Chatham. Ascend Bluebell Hill and at the junction with the M2 follow signs to Margate, Dover to join the M2. Exit the M2 at junction 4 onto the A278. Follow signs for Gillingham driving over two roundabouts before taking the first exit off the third roundabout onto the A2. Continue until you come to the next roundabout (Premier Inn to your left) and take the third exit onto the A289. At the first roundabout take the first exit onto Cornwallis Avenue. Continue along Cornwallis Avenue over the traffic lights before turning right into Toronto Road. Take the second left off Toronto into Redfern Avenue, where you will see the Priestfield Stadium on your left.

Mileage from High Wycombe = 92 (approx. journey time 1 hour 45 minutes)

Recommended area for car parking
Note that there is a residents only parking scheme in operation around Priestfield Stadium. There is a cheap pay and display car park on Railway Street near Gillingham station, which is less than 10 minutes’ walk from the ground. Another option is at Our Lady of Gillingham Catholic Church on Ingram Street (ME7 1YL). Again, it is only a ten-minute walk from the church to the stadium.

Using the train?
Gillingham is served by trains from London Victoria (every 15mins), Charing Cross (every 30mins), St Pancras and Stratford International (both located on the same line, every 30mins). On leaving Gillingham station turn left on to Balmoral Road. Walk for about five minutes down Balmoral Road until you come to the end. Straight opposite Balmoral Road you will see Priestfield Road. The away turnstiles are located at the top of Priestfield Road. The walk from the station should take no longer than 10 minutes.

Facilities for away fans
The ground capacity is 11,582 (all seated). Away fans are housed on one side of the Brian Moore Stand (on the Medway Stand side). The stand is of the temporary variety although it is of a good size and height - the views of the playing action are fine. Note that it is uncovered, so although the Club hands out free rain macs if it rains, still be prepared to get wet! Away supporters have to walk down a very narrow terraced street to reach the away entrance.

Spare time on your hands?
I have heard that the “Fleur De Lis” pub on Gillingham Road (a 10-minute walk away) has been designated by the local Police as an away fans pub. This pub has hot and cold snacks and is family friendly. Otherwise, the ground is walkable from the town centre, where there are a fair few pubs to be found. Otherwise, alcohol is made available to away fans to buy inside the stadium.

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Report: Gillingham 2-2 Wycombe

Read the report from the draw at Gillingham.

15 December 2018

Wycombe surrendered a two-goal lead at Gillingham as they came away with a point in a 2-2 draw at the Medway Priestfield Stadium.

It had looked like it would end up a whole lot better for the Chairboys at the break, as goals from Adam El-Abd and Nathan Tyson had them comfortably ahead.

But a change of shape and change of fortune in the second half for the hosts brought goals from Tom Eaves and Josh Parker to give the Gills a share of the spoils.

Gareth Ainsworth made just one change to his starting XI, with Bryn Morris coming in for Randell Williams as Wycombe changed up to a diamond formation for this one.

In freezing conditions, Wanderers came out the traps well as Alex Samuel held it up on the edge before helping it on to the overlapping Fred Onyedinma in the area. Fred’s low cross was intercepted out to Samuel whose shot deflected just over with 7 minutes gone.

Three minutes later and Wycombe saw another sight of goal as Joe Jacobson’s cross was headed back into danger by Dominic Gape, the ball fell to Morris who had his effort blocked behind.

From the resulting corner, the Chairboys had the lead. The initial set-piece wasn’t cleared, after a few aerial challenges in the box, the ball dropped to El-Abd who cracked it into the corner on the volley.

On 17 minutes it was to get a whole lot better for the visitors. Jason McCarthy whipped in a great cross which landed to the feet of Tyson who finished with a classy strike into the bottom corner to claim his first of the season.

Great work down the right again saw Onyedinma get a sight of goal on 23 minutes, the forward cut in and saw his shot loop just over the bar after taking a nick on the way through.

Gillingham saw their first sight of goal three minutes after that chance. Parker turned his marker after being fed inside the box and let fly towards the far corner, causing Stephen Henderson to make a strong two-handed stop to his right.

Gills broke on Wycombe just before the hour mark as El-Abd was caught in possession midway inside his half. Elliott List's shot was blocked but he had a better option to his left with Parker waiting.

The home side continued to improve, and Wanderers did well to see out a couple of corners, before Josh Parrett shot wide of the near post with 32’ on the clock.

With pace in abundance, the chances were starting to open up for Wanderers on the counter-attack as McCarthy saw a teasing low ball blocked on a four-on-four situation.

Two minutes before the break, List almost caught Henderson out as it looked for a moment as his miscued cross was destined for the far corner, but it was inches over the bar and on top of the goal frame.

One last chance before the break as Darren Oldaker tried his luck from distance from a dead-ball. The ball swerved all over the place before it got to Henderson who tipped it wide.

Half-time: Gillingham 0-2 Wycombe

Gills made a change at the break with Bradley Garmston replacing Oldaker as the hosts changed to three at the back.

Wycombe had a chance to stretch their advantage as Onyedinma latched on to weak back pass from Gabriel Zakuani. The Millwall loanee was forced slightly wide but got his shot off which was saved by the legs of Tomas Holy on 47 minutes.

The home side found a route back into the game via talisman Tom Eaves on 57 minutes. Wanderers switched off as a free-kick on halfway was pumped into the box; Eaves was alert, met it with a good touch and beat Henderson from close range to half the deficit.

Wycombe looked to restore their two-goal advantage as Morris let fly from 25-yards. Holy palmed it back out but Samuel couldn’t keep his shot down on the rebound.

After being booked early after coming on after the restart, Garmston was perhaps lucky to stay on the field after clattering into McCarthy in an aerial challenge just inside the Gills’ half - just a free-kick said referee Dean Whitestone.

With 18 minutes remaining, Wycombe almost had a fortunate third as Gape’s fizzing cross cannoned off the back of Onyedinma and went just wide of the near post.

Gillingham began to pile on the pressure. A deep cross into the box eventually landed for List, but Sido Jombati threw himself at the shot and diverted it behind.

14 minutes to go and Gillingham levelled the scores as the Chairboys criminally left Parker with a free header from a corner. The forward gladly took up the gift five-yards out and headed into the top corner with both sides now searching for a late winner.

Williams replaced Tyson as Wanderers looked to add fresh legs against a tiring backline. A half-chance arrived for El-Abd as a corner was partially cleared, but he could drag his shot wide on the stretch from the edge of the penalty area.

Five minutes to go and Gillingham made their second change as List was replaced by Brandon Hanlan who had scored against Wycombe for Colchester United last term.

The home side had a glorious to complete the turnaround on 88 minutes as Jombati lost out to Hanlan on the left, he found Parker in space in the area who dragged his shot wide.

Williams looked for a spectacular winner as he curled a shot towards the top corner just as three additional minutes were raised by the fourth official; Holy did very well to get across to save.

2-2 was how it would remain then as Wanderers had to settle for a point when it looked for so long that they would be going home comfortably with all three.

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Ticket News

Tickets and travel: Gillingham (A, 15/12)

Follow the Chairboys to the Medway Priestfield Stadium on Saturday 15th December.

21 November 2018

Tickets are now on sale for the Chairboys' visit to Gillingham on Saturday 15th December (k.o. 3pm).

Wanderers have received an initial allocation of 966 tickets for the fixture; 766 seated in the Brian Moore Stand, which is uncovered and 200 tickets seated in the Gordon Road Stand which is covered. Tickets will be available to purchase on the day of the game with a price increase of £2.

Advanced ticket prices are as follows:

Adult: £20
Senior (65+): £16
Students (with valid NUS card): £6
U18s: £6
U12s: One FREE U12 ticket for each adult seat purchased.

Please note: Under 12s tickets are not available to purchase online, please call the ticket office on 01494 441 118 or visit the shop at Adams Park to book.

Buy tickets online, call 01494 441 118 or book from the shop at Adams Park (10am to 5pm, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays).

Tickets will go off sale at 12pm on Friday 14th December. Pre-booked tickets can be collected from Adams Park before that time, or from the Medway Priestfield Stadium from 1pm on the day of the game.

To view ticket information for our upcoming games, please click here.

Travel
By Adrian Wood

POST CODE: ME7 4DD

Using the car? These are the recommended road directions
Take the M40 towards London. At J1A take the southbound M25 (s/p Heathrow). Continue forward at J5 onto the M26 (s/p Maidstone, Channel Tunnel). After 10 miles, continue forward onto the M20. Exit at J6 taking the A229 s/p Chatham. Ascend Bluebell Hill and at the junction with the M2 follow signs to Margate, Dover to join the M2. Exit the M2 at junction 4 onto the A278. Follow signs for Gillingham driving over two roundabouts before taking the first exit off the third roundabout onto the A2. Continue until you come to the next roundabout (Premier Inn to your left) and take the third exit onto the A289. At the first roundabout take the first exit onto Cornwallis Avenue. Continue along Cornwallis Avenue over the traffic lights before turning right into Toronto Road. Take the second left off Toronto into Redfern Avenue, where you will see the Priestfield Stadium on your left.

Mileage from High Wycombe = 92 (approx. journey time 1 hour 45 minutes)

Recommended area for car parking
Note that there is a residents only parking scheme in operation around Priestfield Stadium. There is a cheap pay and display car park on Railway Street near Gillingham station, which is less than 10 minutes’ walk from the ground. Another option is at Our Lady of Gillingham Catholic Church on Ingram Street (ME7 1YL). Again, it is only a ten-minute walk from the church to the stadium.

Travelling by coach?
OWWSA will be running a coach that will leave Adams Park at 11.00. Travel prices are £18 for adults, £17 for seniors, and £16 for juniors. The price for non-members is £23 (no refund if game is cancelled and the coaches have left their depot). If you wish to book by phone (Rena 01494 520179, Graham 07876 267301) or by e-mail (bookings@owwsa.co.uk) you need to do so by Thursday 13th December at 17.00 hrs.

Using the train?
Gillingham is served by trains from London Victoria (every 15mins), Charing Cross (every 30mins), St Pancras and Stratford International (both located on the same line, every 30mins). On leaving Gillingham station turn left on to Balmoral Road. Walk for about five minutes down Balmoral Road until you come to the end. Straight opposite Balmoral Road you will see Priestfield Road. The away turnstiles are located at the top of Priestfield Road. The walk from the station should take no longer than 10 minutes.

Facilities for away fans
The ground capacity is 11,582 (all seated). Away fans are housed on one side of the Brian Moore Stand (on the Medway Stand side). The stand is of the temporary variety although it is of a good size and height - the views of the playing action are fine. Note that it is uncovered, so although the Club hands out free rain macs if it rains, still be prepared to get wet! Away supporters have to walk down a very narrow terraced street to reach the away entrance.

Spare time on your hands?
I have heard that the “Fleur De Lis” pub on Gillingham Road (a 10-minute walk away) has been designated by the local Police as an away fans pub. This pub has hot and cold snacks and is family friendly. Otherwise, the ground is walkable from the town centre, where there are a fair few pubs to be found. Otherwise, alcohol is made available to away fans to buy inside the stadium.

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