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Wycombe Wanderers
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Brentford

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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Brentford

All you need to know.

17 July 2018

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Brentford
Tuesday 17th July 2018, k.o. 7.45pm
Adams Park
Referee: David Rock

Pre-season friendly number two sees Championship Brentford visit Adams Park this evening as Wanderers step up their preparations for the new campaign.

Dean Smith's Bees have achieved four successive top-half finishes since winning promotion from League 1 and look well set for another assault on the play-offs this time around.

Both sides lost their opening friendly, with Brentford going down 2-1 to Karlsruhe in Germany while the Blues were edged out 1-0 by West Ham on Saturday.

It's been two years since they last met, when Dayle Southwell netted in a 1-1 draw at Adams Park, though both sides used to regular opponents in the league, meeting 26 times between 1994 and 2012.

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

Team news
Sam Saunders, Marcus Bean and Darius Charles could feature for the Blues against their former club, while Nico Yennaris is in line to meet the club he represented on loan in 2015.

Meanwhile Gareth Ainsworth could give a second chance to the trialists that featured in Saturday's visit of West Ham.

Man in the middle
David Rock has officiated for four seasons in the National League, and therefore has never refereed a competitive Wycombe fixture.

Tickets
Tickets for this fixture are priced as follows:

Adults (ages 19+): £10
Juniors (ages 18 and below): £5

The terrace and Beechdean Stand will be open for home fans, with the option to open the Origin Family Stand if demand requires.

Bees fans will be accommodated in the Lords Builders Merchants Stand behind one goal.

Go online to book at tickets.wwfc.com, or buy via the shop at Adams Park on 01494 441118 or in person at the stadium.

Shop
The new kit is available to buy along with a range of leisure and trainingwear items, open until kick-off.

Season Ticket Collection
Fans can collect their 2018/19 season tickets from the Caledonian Suite ahead of kick-off.

Kitman's Sale
There's a jumble sale of old kit and travel/trainingwear in the Caledonian Suite before the match, open from 5.30pm.

Travel
The Arriva bus service is not in operation for this fixture.

Parking
Parking is charged at £5 per car on a first-come-first-served basis. Supporters who have purchased a seasonal pass but haven't received their pass will have their names on the list at the gate.

Where to go
Buying tickets - Ticket Office 1
Collecting pre-booked tickets - blue pod next to deliveries entrance
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 to collect passes
Players and officials - designated entrance to the right of the shop
Scouts - blue pod next to deliveries entrance
Staff/deliveries - delivery entrance to the left of the shop

Food and drink
The bars in the stadium open at 5.30pm.

  • Caledonian Suite - Kitman's sale and season ticket collection in operation. Open at half-time for fans in the Beechdean Stand and terrace. Open after the game.
  • Monty's – closed.
  • Woodlands – closed.
  • Honours - VIP hospitality.
  • Marquee – closed.

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.

Parklife
The second edition of a new-look Parklife is an eight-page posterzine, priced at £1 from the shop, reception and kiosks.

50/50 matchday draws
The club operates a matchday draws, giving fans the chance to win a cash prize. Purchase your blue £1 ticket 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.
5.30pm - Ticket Office 1 open.
5.30pm - Caledonian Suite open.
5.45pm - players begin to arrive.
6.15pm - turnstiles open for access to stadium bowl.
6.45pm - teams announced via Twitter.
6.55pm - teamsheets distributed around the bars.
7.40pm - teams emerge from the tunnel.
7.45pm - kick-off.
8.30pm - half-time. Fans in Beechdean & Bucks New Uni stands have access to the Caledonian Suite.
8.45pm - second half commences.
9.30pm - full-time.
9.30pm – Caledonian Suite open to the public.

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Match Reports

Report: Wycombe 0-1 Brentford

Read the report from the pre-season friendly vs the Bees at Adams Park.

17 July 2018

A late penalty from Marcus Forss separated Wycombe Wanderers and Brentford in an entertaining pre-season fixture at Adams Park.

The Chairboys, lining up in a 4-3-3 formation, began the game brightly and were denied by the assistant referee’s flag after seven minutes. Michael Harriman did superbly to tee up Trialist-CF who slotted home inside the area, but he had made his run just a fraction too early.

Up the other end and Brentford went close on the counter after 14 minutes. Alan Judge's drilled shot was blocked by the knees of Yves Ma-Kalambay, and then Neal Maupay's attempted back-heel was deflected to safety.

Trialist-CF continued to play a big part in the action, this time in the other box, sliding in to block Josh Clarke's effort after Sergi Canos slid the ball through perfectly with 22 minutes on the clock.

Approaching the half-hour mark, the Bees were starting to find their rhythm with some slick passing around Wycombe’s 18-yard box. One passing move fell to Maupay on the edge, but he failed to hit the target as the ball sailed over the crossbar.

Ma-Kalambay, looking to put in a claim to start between the sticks for the league opener in just over a couple of weeks’ time, did his chances no harm with a superb stop to his left to deny  Romaine Sawyers after visitors opened up the home defence with a quick one-two on 35’.

A couple of minutes later, after dealing with a sustained spell of Brentford pressure, Wanderers went close to taking the lead themselves as Harriman drilled a shot a yard wide from outside the box after a neat lay-off from Adebayo Akinfenwa.

Half-time: Wycombe 0-0 Brentford

Wycombe, making nine changes at the break in a diamond 4-4-2 formation, came flying out of the traps after the restart. Nathan Tyson was sent racing down the right-hand side, he looked to pick out strike partner Craig Mackail-Smith but it was cut out for a corner on 47’.

From the resulting corner there was a golden chance to open the scoring for Trialist CB-1 as it fell kindly for him four yards from goal, but he wasted the opportunity, firing the ball over the bar.

Back came Wycombe again, Tyson again involved as he sent a looping header onto the roof of the net after a cross in from the right.

Former Brentford midfielder Sam Saunders caught the Bees’ defence napping on 55 minutes as he picked out Trialist CB-1 unmarked from free-kick 40-yards out. The defender opted to try and catch Luke Daniels out with a header towards the near post rather than sending it back across the six-yard box, but the keeper was equal to it.

A piece of sublime goalkeeping from summer signing Ryan Allsop kept the scores level on 58 minutes. Sergi Canos' shot deflected, looped up and looked destined for the net before Rocky somehow clawed it behind for a corner, which he then held.

Allsop impressed again shortly after; parrying Maupay's shot behind after it bounced awkwardly en route to the bottom corner.

With twenty minutes to go, Brentford rung out the changes with 10 new faces entering the field. Those fresh legs paid dividends on 75 minutes as Harriman brought down full-back Moses Odubajo in the box, and referee David Rock pointed to the spot. Forss stepped up and slotted the penalty beyond Allsop in the bottom the left corner, despite the keeper guessing the right way.

Five minutes of normal time remaining and Forss nearly had a second but scuffed his shot after getting away from Sido Jombati as Brentford looked to put the game beyond the Chairboys.

Wycombe had one last opportunity to even the score, as the ball reached Tyson from Saunders’ cross. The forward couldn’t get his body over the ball though and ended up firing high over the top.

So two narrow defeats against higher opposition for the Chairboys so far in pre-season, with a trip to Havant and Waterlooville next up at the weekend.

Wycombe first half: Ma-Kalambay, Harriman, Jacobson, El-Abd, Stewart, Bean, O’Nien, Bloomfield, Trialist-CF, Freeman, Akinfenwa.

Wycombe second half XI: Allsop, Harriman, Jombati, Trialist CB-1, Trialist CB-2, Gape, Thompson, Saunders, O’Nien, Tyson, Mackail-Smith.

Brentford: Daniels; Clarke, Konsa, Barbet, Field; McEachran, Macleod, Sawyers; Canos, Judge, Maupay.

Brentford 70-90 minutes: Daniels, Odubajo, Racic, Sorensen, Yennaris, Marcondes, Mokotjo, Cole, Watkins, Ogbene, Forss.

Subs not used: Bonham.

Attendance; 1,315 (418 Brentford).

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