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The Big Match Preview: Peterborough vs Wycombe

All you need to know.

1 March 2019

Team news, tickets, travel and more.

Peterborough United vs Wycombe Wanderers
Saturday 2nd March 2019, k.o. 3pm
ABAX Stadium (London Road)
Referee: Seb Stockbridge

Matt Bloomfield was on the scoresheet on the Chairboys' last visit to London Road some 12 years ago; now he prepares to line up for his 500th professional career appearance, as the Blues bid to kickstart their form against the promotion-chasing Posh.

The Wycombe midfielder's milestone is the first of two consecutives anniversaries he'll celebrate; his next appearance after this will be his 500th for the club, but his one outing for boyhood club Ipswich Town means his fifth century of total matches played will most likely be reached against Darren Ferguson's men.

It's a third spell in charge at London Road for the son of Sir Alex, who returned to the hotseat in January following the dismissal of Steve Evans. He's presided over one win, one draw and three defeats in his current tenure, resulting in Posh slipping just outside the play-off zone.

As for the Wanderers, three successive defeats have stretched their winless run to five, which was preceded by a five-game unbeaten stretch, which in turn ended a four-game losing streak. Gareth Ainsworth wants his side to achieve consistency in the bid to secure their survival and finish the season strongly, and there's no better time to start than now.

Tickets
Advance sales ended on Friday lunchtime with around 470 snapped up by Chairboys fans; tickets are available on the day as follows:

Adult: £26
Senior (60+): £21
Under 22: £17
Under 18: £9
Under 12: £7
Under 7: £1

Pre-booked tickets can be collected from the ABAX Stadium from 1.30pm on the day of the game.

Team News
Peterborough are without striker Ivan Toney, who serves a one-game suspension, with Matty Godden set to replace him in attack. Siriki Dembele and Josh Knight are also out with injuries, but Daniel Lafferty should return.

Wycombe welcome back Luke Bolton, after he missed the defeat to Gillingham, but Scott Kashket is a doubt with a hamstring strain. Adam El-Abd misses out following his red card at Barnsley.

Kit
Wanderers will be in their white change strip.

Minute's applause

There will be a minute’s applause in memory of two former Posh players that have sadly passed away in recent weeks. Ian Ross and Bobby Doyle both played with huge distinction for the football club. The club will also be making floral tributes to two supporters who passed away this week, Christine Malinowski and Tom Lindsey, and acknowledging their support for the football club just ahead of the teams coming out.

Man in the middle
It's Seb Stockbridge's first game in charge of a Wycombe fixture since September 2016; a 1-0 loss at Carlisle.

He's shown 84 yellow card and one red card in 28 games so far this season.

Travel
By Adrian Wood

POST CODE: PE2 8AL

Using the car? These are the recommended road directions
Take the M40 towards London and at Junction 1A take the northbound M25 (signed Watford). Leave the M25 at Junction 21A and take the A405 (signed St Albans). After 2.1 miles at the Park Tree roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A414 (signed Hatfield). Continue on the A414 for almost 5 miles and then join the A1(M) motorway, signed ‘The North’. Exit the A1 at junction 17 and follow signs to Peterborough (A1139) onto the A1139 Fletton Parkway. Exit the Fletton Parkway at junction 3. At roundabout turn left onto the A1260 Nene Parkway. Take first exit and at roundabout turn right. Turn left at the next roundabout onto Shrewsbury Avenue. At T-junction after half a mile, turn right into the A605 Oundle Road. Follow road for one mile. Access to the stadium is straight on at traffic lights just before the town bridge.

Mileage from High Wycombe = 98 (approx. journey time 1 hour 45 minutes)

Recommended area for car parking
On a match day, there is no public car parking at the ABAX stadium. However, there is parking for cars in the Pleasure Fair Meadow council and Railworld car parks opposite the stadium (adjacent to the Town bridge on Oundle Road). There is street parking to be found on side streets further up Oundle Road (going away from London Road).

Using the train?
London North Eastern Railway operate a regular service out of London Kings Cross the fastest journey time being 46 minutes.  From the station turn right and head towards the main road (Bourges Boulevard). Turn right and head towards the big roundabout. Use the pedestrian underpass and head past Asda. At the traffic lights, turn right and the ground is situated on the left-hand side over the town bridge. There’s plenty of options for the return for example the 17:34 (arrives KX at 18:29), the 17:51 (arrives 18:46) and the 18:10 (arrives 19:01)

Facilities for away fans
The ground capacity is 15,314. Gone is the Moy’s End terrace that housed away fans for decades. Away fans are normally housed in part of the Main North Stand (towards the Motorpoint Stand). Turnstile numbers are 2,3 and 4. The view from this stand is quite good, although the facilities inside (such as the refreshment area and toilets) are on the small side and are quite basic. In the upper part of the stand, the seating is wooden, giving an indication of the age of the stand.

Spare time on your hands?
The ground is within walking distance (10 minutes) of the city centre where there are plenty of good pubs to be found. The “Brewery Tap” near to the station on Westgate, is worth a visit. Close to the ground is an unusual drinking outlet called “Charters” - a former Dutch barge just a few minutes’ walk away London Road. A little further away is the Palmerston Arms on Oundle Road which apparently has up to 14 real ales. Enjoy!

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Match Reports

Report: Peterborough 4-2 Wycombe

Matt Bloomfield scores on 500th career appearance, but Blues are defeated at London Road.

2 March 2019

Matt Bloomfield scored on his 500th career appearance but it wasn’t enough as Wycombe fell to a 4-2 defeat to play-off chasing Peterborough at the ABAX Stadium on Saturday.

The hosts got off to a flying start as Matt Godden scored two goals inside the opening ten minutes before Ryan Tafazolli’s own goal gave the Chairboys a pathway back into the game.

Marcus Maddison’s sumptuous free-kick saw Posh regain a two-goal buffer, but Conor O’Malley’s mistake saw Bloomfield claw the deficit back to one goal once more.

The Blues looked the side more in control in the second period but a quick move saw Maddison grab a brace of his own and that was to be the final blow for Wanderers.

Gareth Ainsworth made two changes to his side after last weekend;s defeat to Gillingham as Alex Samuel and Nick Freeman came in to replace Scott Kashket and Paris Cowan-Hall.

Peterborough saw Daniel Lafferty, Callum Cooke and Godden replace Kyle Dempsey, Tyler Denton and Ivan Toney following his red card against Shrewsbury last time out.

Neither side were coming into the game in great form with the Chairboys winless in their last five and Peterborough only managing one win in seven in the league, but it was the hosts who started brightly and opened the scoring early.

Boro’s initial corner was cleared but the ball soon found its way out wide to Marcus Maddison. The midfielder played a low ball in-behind the Blues’ defence allowing Godden to fire home from close range at the far-post.

Godden had been lacking in form of late but looked to be a striker on top of his game as he soon scored a second moments later to put Darren Ferguson’s side 2-0 up inside just ten minutes.

It was a poor start from the Chairboys who looked to be struggling defensively but they soon pulled a goal back. Good play between Freeman and Jason McCarthy down the right saw the full-back play the ball into a dangerous area. It was met by the head of Posh defender Tafazolli but his awkward positioning saw him steer the ball into his own net.

It was a fast-paced opening to the game with Freeman and Maddison looking the most likely to make something happen for either side.

Just as Wanderers were looking to grow into the game however, Peterborough regained their two-goal cushion as a stunning free-kick from Maddison flew into the top corner on the half-hour mark.

Maddison was continuing to threaten for the Chairboys’ backline as Posh looked to kick on going forward but they couldn’t shake off Ainsworth’s men as they found a route back into the game once more.

Freeman was at the heart of the move as Conor O’Malley looked to collect his high cross. The goalkeeper, however, fumbled the ball and Adebayo Akinfenwa’s lay off sat just right for Bloomfield who netted on his 500th career appearance.

Wycombe were buoyed by that second goal and the feeling at half-time was that the tie could go either way.

The belief looked to be with the Blues as they looked more in control at the beginning of the second-half, but they couldn’t quite conjure a clear chance on goal.

With 25 minutes left of the game, Wanderers were soon punished for not making use of their early dominance after the interval as Maddison grabbed his second of the afternoon after Godden combined with Lee Tomlin.

Ainsworth’s side were unfortunate to not find a route back into the match once more as they saw goal-line scrambles scrapped away by the Peterborough defence before Akinfenwa fired a header over the bar late on.

The result sees Wycombe sit six points above the drop in 12th ahead of their fixture against Sunderland on Saturday.

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Ticket News

Tickets and travel: Peterborough (A, 02/03)

Follow the Chairboys to the ABAX Stadium.

30 January 2019

Tickets are now on sale for the Chairboys' visit to Peterborough United on Saturday 2nd March (k.o. 3pm).

Wanderers have received an initial allocation of just under 600 tickets for the fixture seated in the Main North Stand, with more available upon request. Tickets will also be available on the day but will increase in price.

Tickets are priced as follows:

Adult: £24 (£26 matchday)
Senior (60+): £19 (£21 matchday)
Under 22: £15 (£17 matchday)
Under 18: £8 (£9 matchday)
Under 12: £6 (£7 matchday)
Under 7: £1 (£1 matchday)

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 1st March. Pre-booked tickets can be collected from Adams Park before that time, or from the ABAX Stadium from 1.30pm on the day of the game.

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

Travel
By Adrian Wood

POST CODE: PE2 8AL

Using the car? These are the recommended road directions
Take the M40 towards London and at Junction 1A take the northbound M25 (signed Watford). Leave the M25 at Junction 21A and take the A405 (signed St Albans). After 2.1 miles at the Park Tree roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A414 (signed Hatfield). Continue on the A414 for almost 5 miles and then join the A1(M) motorway, signed ‘The North’. Exit the A1 at junction 17 and follow signs to Peterborough (A1139) onto the A1139 Fletton Parkway. Exit the Fletton Parkway at junction 3. At roundabout turn left onto the A1260 Nene Parkway. Take first exit and at roundabout turn right. Turn left at the next roundabout onto Shrewsbury Avenue. At T-junction after half a mile, turn right into the A605 Oundle Road. Follow road for one mile. Access to the stadium is straight on at traffic lights just before the town bridge.

Mileage from High Wycombe = 98 (approx. journey time 1 hour 45 minutes)

Recommended area for car parking
On a match day, there is no public car parking at the ABAX stadium. However, there is parking for cars in the Pleasure Fair Meadow council and Railworld car parks opposite the stadium (adjacent to the Town bridge on Oundle Road). There is street parking to be found on side streets further up Oundle Road (going away from London Road).

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 on-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 28th February at 5pm. If booking by email please make sure you receive an acknowledgment.

Using the train?
London North Eastern Railway operate a regular service out of London Kings Cross the fastest journey time being 46 minutes.  From the station turn right and head towards the main road (Bourges Boulevard). Turn right and head towards the big roundabout. Use the pedestrian underpass and head past Asda. At the traffic lights, turn right and the ground is situated on the left-hand side over the town bridge. There’s plenty of options for the return for example the 17:34 (arrives KX at 18:29), the 17:51 (arrives 18:46) and the 18:10 (arrives 19:01)

Facilities for away fans
The ground capacity is 15,314. Gone is the Moy’s End terrace that housed away fans for decades. Away fans are normally housed in part of the Main North Stand (towards the Motorpoint Stand). Turnstile numbers are 2,3 and 4. The view from this stand is quite good, although the facilities inside (such as the refreshment area and toilets) are on the small side and are quite basic. In the upper part of the stand, the seating is wooden, giving an indication of the age of the stand.

Spare time on your hands?
The ground is within walking distance (10 minutes) of the city centre where there are plenty of good pubs to be found. The “Brewery Tap” near to the station on Westgate, is worth a visit. Close to the ground is an unusual drinking outlet called “Charters” - a former Dutch barge just a few minutes’ walk away London Road. A little further away is the Palmerston Arms on Oundle Road which apparently has up to 14 real ales. Enjoy!

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