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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Coventry

All you need to know.

31 December 2018

Team news, tickets, travel and more.

Wycombe Wanderers vs Coventry City
Tuesday 1st January 2019, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park
Referee: Neil Hair

After three straight losses, a meeting with a bogey side who've just returned to form with back-to-back victories may not look the ideal start to 2019 for the Chairboys... but they're on a mission to right the wrongs of the Christmas period and get the New Year off to a flyer.

2-0 up at half-time at Gillingham and everything was looking rosy for the Blues, but a slight dip below the usual standard of performance has been ruthlessly punished and although they dominated proceedings at Glanford Park on Saturday, they returned south with nothing to show for their efforts.

Now they come up against a Coventry side who've won all five recent meetings in league and cup between the sides, and put a dismal run of form behind them with successive triumphs at the Ricoh Arena.

Adams Park was a gloriously happy home for Gareth Ainsworth's men during a sequence of six straight home league wins before the setback against AFC Wimbledon, and they'll be looking to recapture that feelgood factor on Tuesday afternoon.

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

And Coventry supporters - take a look at our Away Fans Guide.

Team news
Nathan Tyson could be back in contention after missing the trip to Scunthorpe, and Matt Bloomfield may also be included after suffering a knee injury in the reverse fixture in October. Scott Kashket and Fred Onyedinma were both withdrawn with muscle strains at Glanford Park and will be assessed.

City could be without Luke Thomas, who suffered a head injury on Boxing Day, which gave Zain Westbrooke the chance to make his debut for the Sky Blues.

Tickets
Chairboys fans can benefit from a £2 discount when they book before 5pm on Monday; click here for all the details including prices and how to book.

Tickets can be purchased on arrival, from Ticket Office 1, or cash turnstiles to the terrace and away stand.

Pre-booked tickets can be collected from the blue pod outside Ticket Office 1.

Shop

There's some new items in the shop including two new leisuire range items - a baseball jacket and long-sleeved t-shirt. It's open from 10am.

Parklife
Randell Williams stars on the cover while inside there's a photo review on 2018, some alternative awards, plus the thoughts of the boss, Matt Bloomfield, Ryan Allsop, Ian Baker, Nick Tunney and much more.

Pick up a copy for £3.50 around the ground.

Travel
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 12 and under are charged half price (£1.50 single or £2 return).

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 12 and under.

Parking
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)
Buying tickets for upcoming games - Ticket Office 1
Collecting pre-booked tickets - collection pod outside Ticket Office
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 outside Ticket Office 1
Staff/deliveries - delivery entrance to the left of the shop

Food and drink
The bars in the stadium open at 12pm. 
  • Caledonian Suite - home fans only. Ale festival in operation. Open at half-time for fans in the Beechdean Stand and terrace. Open after the game.
  • Monty's – no away colours. Open after the game.
  • Woodlands – Members only.
  • Honours - VIP hospitality.
  • Printkick Fan Zone – home and away fans, with hot food and alcoholic and hot/soft drinks available from the marquee.

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.

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.
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 to the public.
5.15pm - Q&A in Caledonian Suite.

Can't make it?

You can watch live on iFollow from inside the UK & Ireland for £10, or listen with a regular subscription.

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Match Reports

Report: Wycombe 0-2 Coventry

Read the report as the Chairboys took on the Sky Blues at Adams Park.

1 January 2019

It was not a happy start to 2019 for Wycombe Wanderers as they were defeated 0-2 by Coventry City at Adams Park on New Year’s Day.

Conor Chaplin gave the Sky Blues the lead from the spot in the first half, before substitute Jonson Clarke-Harris sealed the points in the second half with a well-taken finish.

Gareth Ainsworth made three changes from the side that narrowly lost at Scunthorpe with Michael Harriman and Sido Jombati coming into the back four in place of Joe Jacobson, who dropped out of the squad, and Adam El-Abd who moved to the bench. Up top Nathan Tyson came back into the side in place of Scott Kashket. Dominic Gape would captain the Chairboys for the first time in his Wanderers career.

A strong start from the hosts saw them see a couple of early sights of goal. Alex Samuel saw a shot blocked on four minutes before Tyson met a deep cross from the right, but his first-time shot flew wide.

Still inside the first 10 minutes and Freeman's delivered an outstanding corner, but it somehow evaded everyone inside the six-yard box with Jombati closest to turning it home.

Jordy Hiwula used his place to get in behind Wycombe’s defence on 16 minutes, but had done so a fraction too early and the assistant referee’s flag was raised, but Ryan Allsop was not to know that who saved brilliantly with his legs.

Hiwula was involved again three minutes later as he cut it back for Chaplin, who had the ball nicked off him close to goal with City starting to find their rhythm.

A nervy moment arrived on 23 minutes as Chaplin's free-kick on the edge was blocked, Hiwula went down in the box but nothing was given, then a deep cross was expertly nodded off the line by McCarthy, and Harriman headed back to Allsop.

The Sky Blues were now in full control as Luke Thomas robbed the ball off Curtis Thompson into the path of Chaplin, the striker darted away and was brought down by Thompson who received a yellow card for his troubles.

Coventry’s pressure was forcing Wycombe into making errors, and that saw Tyson give away a penalty on 33 minutes as his legs got tangled with Dujon Sterling. Chaplin, a regular thorn in the Chairboys’ side, made no mistake from the spot and coolly slotted low into the left corner, sending Allsop the wrong way.

Wycombe looked for an immediate route back into the game as Thompson's clever pass found Harriman in the box and his shot was blocked for a corner. Blues made a meal of the resulting set-piece though and the move broke down.

A free-kick given away right on the edge of the Wanderers’ area gave Coventry a chance to double their lead before the interval. Luckily Ainsworth’s men avoided any further punishment as Chaplin’s effort hit the wall.

Half-time: Wycombe 0-1 Coventry

Three minutes into the second half and Coventry almost gave Wycombe a mountain to climb. Hiwula did brilliantly down the left, cut it back, and Chaplin's shot was going in before a heroic block from Jombati.

Excellent play by Onyedinma on 53 minutes saw him skip away from an attempted foul to clip in an inviting cross, but it was just too high for Tyson and the ball went out of play for a throw.

Wycombe were showing plenty of endeavour in attack but lacked an end product. Coventry looked to change the current flow of the game by introducing Clarke-Harris for Hiwula on the hour mark. It turned out to be a stroke of genius by manager Mark Robins as the Sky Blues bagged their second goal courtesy of the ‘super sub’ - two minutes after entering the field.

Tom Bayliss found too much space to surge through the middle and poked the ball in behind for Clarke-Harris to race onto. He kept his cool and stabbed it past Allsop, leaving Ainsworth’s men with it all to do.

As Alex Samuel left the field injured, Adebayo Akinfenwa replaced him in a change of approach for Wycombe. Scott Kashket would also come on 69 minutes for Nick Freeman.

Thomas got a second bite at the cherry after his initial shot was blocked on 71 minutes, and fired straight at Allsop with City looking capable of pushing on for a third. That being said, they looked to eliminate any chance of a Wycombe fightback by introducing experienced defensive midfielder Michael Doyle for Chaplin.

There's was a trail of destruction as Wycombe won a free-kick 25 yards out with 13 minutes go. As three players went down hurt, Onyedinma went through to challenge the keeper as the referee played advantage. Liam Kelly was unable to continue following that move and Sam McCallum took his place. The resulting free-kick was well over from Jombati.

Five minutes to play and Wycombe were denied a shout for a penalty as Onyedinma was challenged after running on to an Akinfenwa flick-on. Just a corner said the man in the middle, Lee Collins.

Akinfenwa brought out a smart save from Lee Burge in the Sky Blues goal, who flew to his right to deny the Beast’s header on 86 minutes.

As time ticked away, Mackail-Smith came on to try and force a thrilling finish. It was Kashket who was next to go close however, digging out a shot on the edge and forcing Burge into a stop.

Seven minutes were added as frustration began to creep in for the home side. Jombati picked up a yellow card for dissent as Coventry tried to hold the ball up in the corner.

0-2 was how it remain, condemning Wycombe to a fourth consecutive defeat ahead of a 10-day break without a game with Doncaster Rovers next up at Adams Park on Saturday 12th January.

Attendance: 6,183 (1,458 Coventry)

50/50 Draw result: Blue £1 - 19897 (£690.00) Orange £2 - 26111 (£122.00)

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Ticket News

Tickets & hospitality: Coventry (H, 01/01)

Secure your ticket vs the Sky Blues.

4 December 2018

Tickets are now on sale for the Chairboys' Sky Bet League One fixture against Coventry City at Adams Park on Tuesday 1st Janua(k.o. 3pm).

A £2 discount applies when match tickets are purchased before 5pm on the day preceding the fixture, while children aged 12 and under go free in all seated areas regardless of when they book, subject to availability.

2018/19 matchday ticket prices are as follows:

Price Type

Frank Adams Stand

Beechdean Stand

Origin Family Stand

Terrace

Adult (26-59)

£24

£24 

£19 

£18 

Senior (60+)

£21

£21

£17

£16

Young Adult (19-25)

£19

£19 

£15 

£14

Junior (13-18)

£13

£13

£6

£8

Child (12 and under)

FREE

FREE 

FREE 

N/A 

Call 01494 441118, visit the shop at Adams Park, or go online to book tickets. If purchasing online for the terrace, select 'Terrace and Seats' 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.

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

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 Storm Man of the Match presentation, all for just £60 per person. Season ticket holders can upgrade for only £30.

Menu:
Starter: Smoked Haddock Fishcake
Main: Chicken & Ham Pie with Mash Potato and Seasonal Vegetables
Dessert: Lemon Tart

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 £1,295 + VAT.

Call 01494 455766 or email commercial@wwfc.com to book your VIP hospitality package no later than 5pm on Monday 17th December.

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