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The Big Match Preview: Scunthorpe vs Wycombe

All you need to know.

28 December 2018

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Scunthorpe United vs Wycombe Wanderers
Saturday 29th December 2018, k.o. 3pm
Glanford Park
Referee: Darren Drysdale

The Iron and the Chairboys go head-to-head at Glanford Park this weekend as both sides look to get back to winning ways in Sky Bet League One.

For Wanderers it hasn't been a happy Christmas in terms of results, with back-to-back defeats at the hands of AFC Wimbledon and Burton Albion respectvely, but they still sit in a healthy position of 12th in the table, 11 points clear of danger going into this one.

Scunthorpe's woes have lingered on for a little while longer and are currently on an alarming run of seven straight defeats in all competitions, leading to them currently residing in 23rd place. With 22 games left to play, there is still plenty of time to turn things around and Stuart McCall's men will be hoping a win on Saturday will be the start of a revival for the North Lincolnshire side.

When these two sides met back in October in the reverse fixture it was certainly not short of drama, as Wycombe recovered from a disastrous start to record a spectacular 3-2 win, despite keeper Ryan Allsop being shown a red card with the scores locked at 2-2.

Tickets
Advanced price tickets will go off sale from the ticket office at Adams Park at 12pm today (Friday 28th December). Pre-booked tickets can be collected from Adams Park before that time, or from Glanford Park from 1pm on the day of the game.

Tickets will be available to purchase on the day of the game at the following prices:

Adults: £25
Seniors/U21/Student (with valid NUS): £17
Under 18: £8
Under 12 (Max 2 per paying adult): FREE

Team News
Cameron Burgess returns to contention for Scunthorpe following a one-match suspension. Josh Morris faces two months out with a fractured fibula and strained ankle ligaments. Elsewhere, Matt Gilks (knee) and Rory Watson (arm) continue to miss out, Ryan Colclough (knee) is out for the remainder of the season, while Matthew Lund (knee) is also out for an unspecified length of time. Meanwhile, Jordan Clarke (knee) is out for three months.

The Chairboys were boosted by the return of Ryan Allsop (ankle) and Adebayo Akinfewna (foot) at Burton and both will be available once again this weekend. Darius Charles (hip) and Matt Bloomfield (knee) are both nearing a return to action, but this game may come too soon for the pair.

Kit
Wycombe will be in their third choice White strip.

Man in the Middle
Darren Drysdale has shown 82 yellow and three red cards in his 22 matches in charge so far this season.

He last took charge of a Wycombe fixture in September, in the 1-0 win at Northampton Town in the Checkatrade Trophy.

Travel
By Adrian Wood

POST CODE: DN15 8TD

Using the car? These are the recommended road directions
Take the usual route to the northbound M1 (M40 west, exiting at Junction 10 to take A43 towards Northampton and joining the M1 at Junction 15A). At Junction 32 join the M18 (sign posted The North, Doncaster). Continue to Junction 5 and join the M180, sign posted Grimsby. Leave the M180 at Junction 3 and take the M181 for Scunthorpe. At the end of the motorway, you will see the ground on your right. Turn right at the first roundabout onto the A18 and right again into the large car park at the ground. 

Mileage from High Wycombe = 186 (approx. journey time 3 hours 20 minutes)

Recommended area for car parking
Car parking at the ground is available in the East Car Park for 600 cars, priced at £3 on a first-come, first-served basis. In the surrounding areas, there is limited street parking with police restrictions, while there are parking restrictions in the retail car parks.

Travelling by coach?
OWWSA will be running a coach that will leave Adams Park at 09.00. Travel prices are £24 for adults, £23 for seniors, and £22 for juniors. The price for non-members is £29 (no refund if game is cancelled and the coaches have left their depot). (bookings@owwsa.co.uk) you need to do so by Thursday 27th December at 5pm.

Using the train?
London North Eastern Railway operates a good service from London Kings Cross changing at Doncaster; journey time a little less than 2½ hours. The station however is over two miles from the ground. The best way to get to the stadium from there is by taxi, but alternatively you can walk to the bus station and take a bus to either Tesco or Bolsover Road.

Facilities for away fans
The ground capacity is 9,088. Visiting supporters are usually located in the AMS Stand, which is the South Stand of the ground. Located behind one of the goals, it can hold up to 1,678 supporters. The stand is all-seated. The AMS Stand holds an away bar underneath the stand. As well as the away bar, the location has a variety of refreshments and snacks available. There are two catering points at either corner at the stand, opened to meet the requirements subject to the numbers attending. Toilets are also located at either corner of the stand. The programme seller will be located on the inside of the ground, next to the turnstile entrance, should you want to purchase an edition of "The Iron”.

Spare time on your hands?
The “Iron Bar” at the stadium admits visiting supporters. Otherwise near to the ground there is “The Old Farmhouse” pub that allows away fans providing though that they are not wearing team colours. There is another pub near the ground called “The Berkeley” that is popular with away supporters. To find this hostelry follow the main road towards Scunthorpe and it is on the left-hand corner of the first roundabout you reach. If coming by train, then “The Honest Lawyer” on Oswald Road is well worth a visit. Also, on Oswald Road is “The Blue Bell” which is a Wetherspoons outlet. Across the road from the ground there is a Retail Park with a number of eating outlets such as a KFC & McDonalds.

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Match Reports

Report: Scunthorpe 1-0 Wycombe

Read the report from Glanford Park.

29 December 2018

Kyle Wootton’s strike after eight minutes was enough to hand Scunthorpe all three points at Glanford Park in a game largely dominated by the Chairboys.

The defeat was Wycombe’s third in a row, who had seen an Alex Samuel goal ruled out for offside minutes after falling behind.

Gareth Ainsworth made four changes from the side that was defeated at Burton Albion on Boxing Day with Anthony Stewart, Nick Freeman, Scott Kashket and Samuel coming into the starting XI in place of Sido Jombati, Bryn Morris, Craig Mackail-Smith and Nathan Tyson.

After Scunthorpe took the lead inside 30 seconds in the reverse fixture back in October, they had another early advantage in this one as Wootton fired them in front on eight minutes. The forward found space inside the box and smashed the ball under the body of Ryan Allsop and into the near corner of the net.

It looked as if Wanderers had made an immediate response to that early setback as Samuel’s effort beat Jak Alnwick, but the goal was ruled out by the officials as Scott Kashket, stood in an offside position, was deemed to be interfering with play as he blocked the eyeline of the Iron keeper.

Joe Jacobson, known for his predatory-like instincts from dead ball situations, found the sidenetting this time around on 17 minutes, from a free-kick positioned 25-yards out. Jason McCarthy would then be denied by Alnwick at his near post after cutting inside from the right three minutes later.

Referee Darren Drysdale was called upon again as it looked for a moment as if Fred Onyedinma was brought down by Cameron Borthwick-Johnson inside the area on the right, but the man in charge said it was just on the edge and Jacobson would fire the resulting free-kick over the bar with 25 minutes gone.

Despite Levi Sutton committing three professional fouls and going unpunished, Samuel picked up the first yellow card of the game as he caught Rory McCardle clearing a ball up the line. Sutton would then commit the same offence on Onyedinma moments later and would again go without seeing yellow.

With three minutes to go before the break, McCarthy prodded the ball through the legs of the defender and into the path of Kashket, his effort was blocked to the feet of Onyedinma in the box and he struck over on the half-volley.

Wanderers continued to turn the screw. Following Borthwick-Jackson picking up a yellow card for his first offence of the game on McCarthy, the resulting free-kick would drop kindly for Kashket in the box whose right-footed strike smacked the far post.

Alnwick came to the rescue once more for the home side before the interval as he tipped Freeman’s dipping effort from range behind the post.

Half-time: Scunthorpe 0-1 Wycombe

Two minutes into the second half and Wycombe had a free-kick right on the edge of the penalty area as Onyedinma was brought down. The Millwall loanee took the responsibility himself and hit just wide of the far post after opting for power.

Wanderers went close again on 52 minutes as McCarthy's cross was flicked on to the back post by McArdle. Kashket stretched to reach it and Alnwick clawed it agonisingly off the line.

After picking up a booking earlier in the half for a foul on Jacobson, Yasin Ben El-Mhanni made way for Andy Dales as the Chairboys continued to set up camp in the Scunthorpe half.

With 66 minutes played, Adebayo Akinfenwa was introduced to the action as he replaced Onyedinma, and he was straight into the thick of it as he teed up Freeman on the edge who saw his shot blocked behind.

From the resulting corner it was the Beast who rose highest, but he couldn’t keep his header on target and the ball went wide for a goal-kick.

After McCarthy fizzed one across the face of goal on 71 minutes, Paris Cowan-Hall replaced Kashket as Wanderers desperately searched for an equaliser their dominance deserved. Scunthorpe also made a change as they brought on Clayton Lewis for earlier sub Dales, who had taken a knock just minutes after coming on.

With Wycombe piling forward, Thompson had to take a yellow card to stop Lee Novak from breaking free on halfway with six minutes left to play.

Akinfenwa held it up on edge of the ‘D’ before laying it back to Freeman to strike right-footed from 20-yards out, the forward put his effort wide.

Seven additional minutes were raised shortly after Wycombe made their third and final change as Randell Williams came on in place of Samuel.

An altercation occured as Scunthorpe looked to hold the ball up in the corner in injury time; McCardle receiving a booking fo this part in the disruption.

One last chance came in the dying seconds as Allsop came up for the corner, but the ball was headed clear at the near post and Drysdale’s final whistle meant Wanderers would end 2018 with defeat.

Gareth Ainsworth’s men are next in action on New Years Day, as they welcome Coventry City to Adams Park.

Attendance 3,489

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Ticket News

Tickets and travel: Scunthorpe (A, 29/12)

Follow the Chairboys to Glanford Park on Saturday 29th December.

29 November 2018

Tickets are now on sale for the Chairboys' visit to Scunthorpe United in Sky Bet League One on Saturday 29th December (k.o. 3pm).

Wanderers have received an initial allocation of 300 tickets for the fixture, seated in the AMS Stand, with more available on request. Tickets will be available to purchase on the day of the game with a price increase.

Advanced and matchday ticket prices are as follows:

Adults: £22 (£25 matchday)
Seniors/U21/Student (with valid NUS): £15 (£17 matchday)
Under 18: £6 (£8 matchday)
Under 12 (Max 2 per paying adult): FREE

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 28th December. Pre-booked tickets can be collected from Adams Park before that time, or from Glanford Park 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: DN15 8TD

Using the car? These are the recommended road directions
Take the usual route to the northbound M1 (M40 west, exiting at Junction 10 to take A43 towards Northampton and joining the M1 at Junction 15A). At Junction 32 join the M18 (sign posted The North, Doncaster). Continue to Junction 5 and join the M180, sign posted Grimsby. Leave the M180 at Junction 3 and take the M181 for Scunthorpe. At the end of the motorway, you will see the ground on your right. Turn right at the first roundabout onto the A18 and right again into the large car park at the ground.

Mileage from High Wycombe = 186 (approx. journey time 3 hours 20 minutes)

Recommended area for car parking
Car parking at the ground is available in the East Car Park for 600 cars, priced at £3 on a first-come, first-served basis. In the surrounding areas, there is limited street parking with police restrictions, while there are parking restrictions in the retail car parks.

Travelling by coach?
OWWSA will be running a coach that will leave Adams Park at 09.00. Travel prices are £24 for adults, £23 for seniors, and £22 for juniors. The price for non-members is £29 (no refund if game is cancelled and the coaches have left their depot). (bookings@owwsa.co.uk) you need to do so by Thursday 27th December at 5pm.

Using the train?
London North Eastern Railway operates a good service from London Kings Cross changing at Doncaster; journey time a little less than 2½ hours. The station however is over two miles from the ground. The best way to get to the stadium from there is by taxi, but alternatively you can walk to the bus station and take a bus to either Tesco or Bolsover Road.

Facilities for away fans
The ground capacity is 9,088. Visiting supporters are usually located in the AMS Stand, which is the South Stand of the ground. Located behind one of the goals, it can hold up to 1,678 supporters. The stand is all-seated. The AMS Stand holds an away bar underneath the stand. As well as the away bar, the location has a variety of refreshments and snacks available. There are two catering points at either corner at the stand, opened to meet the requirements subject to the numbers attending. Toilets are also located at either corner of the stand. The programme seller will be located on the inside of the ground, next to the turnstile entrance, should you want to purchase an edition of "The Iron”.

Spare time on your hands?
The “Iron Bar” at the stadium admits visiting supporters. Otherwise near to the ground there is “The Old Farmhouse” pub that allows away fans providing though that they are not wearing team colours. There is another pub near the ground called “The Berkeley” that is popular with away supporters. To find this hostelry follow the main road towards Scunthorpe and it is on the left-hand corner of the first roundabout you reach. If coming by train, then “The Honest Lawyer” on Oswald Road is well worth a visit. Also, on Oswald Road is “The Blue Bell” which is a Wetherspoons outlet. Across the road from the ground there is a Retail Park with a number of eating outlets such as a KFC & McDonalds.

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