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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Oxford

All you need to know.

6 November 2018

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Oxford United
Tuesday 6th November 2018, k.o. 7.45pm
Checkatrade Trophy Southern Group F
Adams Park
Referee: Kevin Friend

Wycombe and Oxford lock horns again seven-and-a-half weeks after their 0-0 draw in Sky Bet League 1, but this time it's a place in the knockout stages of the Checkatrade Trophy at stake.

Gareth Ainsworth's men have won two from two in Group F but still have work to do to secure their progress, with Northampton able to leapfrog them if they overcome Fulham Under 21s and Wanderers lose to the U's.

Both sides come into the fixture in better form than they did in the league meeting, with Wanderers winning their last four at Adams Park while Oxford are unbeaten in six in League 1, but threw away a three-goal lead at Scunthorpe on Saturday to settle for a 3-3 draw.

The starting XIs are likely to bear a number of changes with several players eager to get more minutes under their belts in the first of two successive cup matches, with the FA Cup tie with Luton come up next on Saturday.

*Click here to read our First Time Fans Guide*

Permutations
- Win or draw: Chairboys progress to the knockout stages as group winners
- Lose and Northampton don't beat Fulham: progress to the knockout stages as runners-up
- Lose by one and Northampton win by one: progress to be determined by goals scored. If goals scored is equal, Wycombe to progress as runners-up by virtue of beating Northampton in the group stage
- Lose by more than one and Northampton win, or lose by one and Northampton win by more than one: Wycombe knocked out

In the event of a draw tonight, there'll be a penalty shootout to decide who receives a bonus point. Wanderers will already be through as group winners, but the U's may need that point if Northampton also draw.

Team news
Sido Jombati could make his 150th appearance for the Chairboys while there are no new injury problems following Saturday's game.

Oxford are likely to bring Cameron Norman, Sam Long, Luke Garbutt, Jamie Hanson, Charlie Raglan and Sam Smith in to the equation while youngsters Slavi Spasov, Harvey Bradbury, Albie Hopkins, Armani Little and Aaron Heap could make the squad.

Man in the middle
Referee Kevin Friend is a late change following Lee Collins' withdrawal; his last match in the middle was Tottenham vs Man City at Wembley.

Kit
Wanderers will be playing in their first choice home kit for this fixture.

Tickets
Tickets cost just £10 for adults and £5 for under 18s; both sets of fans can pay on arrival or collect pre-booked tickets from Ticket Office 1. Season ticket holders are reminded they will need to pay for tickets for this fixture, as only league games are included in a season ticket.

Wanderers supporters will be accommodated in the BMI Healthcare Terrace and Beechdean Stand. Oxford fans will also be housed in the Lords Stand.

Parklife

Tonight's programme is a 16-page edition at £1, available from the shop, bars and reception.

Travel
The Arriva bus service is in operation for this fixture.

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). 

Midweek 7.45pm kick-offs:
Handy Cross Hub – 17.40 and 18.40
Rail Station – 17.50 and 18.50
Frogmoor – 17.55 and 18.55
Bus Station – 18.00 and 19.00
Adams Park – 18.15 and 19.15

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 7.15pm, 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 5.30pm).
Collecting pre-booked tickets - blue pod close to Ticket Office 1
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
Players and officials - designated entrance to the right of the shop
Scouts - collection pod opposite Ticket Office 1
Staff/deliveries - delivery entrance to the left of the shop

Food and drink
The bars in the stadium open at 6pm. 

  • Caledonian Suite - home fans only. Also open at half-time for fans in Beechdean & BMI Terrace.
  • Monty's – closed.
  • Woodlands - members only. Hot food available.
  • Honours - hospitality.
  • Printkick Fan Zone – home and away fans.

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.

Matchday timetable
10am - phone lines and shop open.
5.30pm - Ticket Office 1 opens.
5.45pm - players begin to arrive.
6pm - Caledonian Suite open.
6pm - collection point at blue pod open.
6.15pm - turnstiles open for access to stadium bowl.
6.45pm - teams announced via Twitter.
6.55pm - teamsheets distributed around the bars.
7pm - warm-up begins.
7.40pm - teams emerge from the tunnel.
7.45pm - kick-off.
8.30pm - half-time. Fans in Beechdean Stand & terrace have access to the Caledonian Suite.
8.45pm - second half commences.
9.30pm - full-time. Caledonian Suite open.

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Match Reports

Report: Wycombe 0-3 Oxford

Wanderers exit Checkatrade Trophy following defeat to Oxford at Adams Park.

6 November 2018

Wycombe have been eliminated from the Checkatrade Trophy after Oxford United secured a 3-0 away victory at Adams Park.

Goals from Cameron Brannagan and Marcus Browne gave the U’s a two-goal cushion going into half time before Sam Smith tapped in from close range to seal Oxford’s place into the next round of the competition.

Gareth Ainsworth made eight changes to his starting eleven, resting a number of regular first team players, with one eye on Wycombe’s weekend clash against Luton Town in the FA Cup.

The Chairboys got off to the worst possible start when the visitors took the lead from what was the first attack of the game just 20 seconds in. Gavin Whyte dinked the ball towards the back post from the right which found Cameron Brannagan, whose diving header glided into the top right corner.

It took a while for Wycombe to get going and create any sort of chance on goal, however it was in the 13th minute when Scott Kashket received the ball on the right side of the penalty box where he turned his defender well, however his floated a delivery towards the far post curled out of play and away from striker Craig Mackail-Smith.

The U’s dominated the first half where they created numerous chances in the final third, and Oxford came close to scoring a second goal just 16 minutes in when Marcus Browne’s effort from a tight angle smashed into the side netting.

Wycombe goalkeeper Yves Ma-Kalambay was then fortunate not to concede when his attempted kick up field was blocked by Sam Smith sliding in.  

The U’s continued to threaten the Chairboys’ backline when Whyte’s strike was saved low down by Ma-Kalambay after the winger used his blistering pace on the counter attack to drive at the Wycombe goal.

The Chairboys’ best chance of the first half came 26 minutes in when Kashket’s low driven shot was well saved low down by keeper Jonathan Mitchell.

Oxford continued to pile pressure on the Wycombe backline and that persistence eventually paid off as the U’s doubled their lead half an hour in when Marcus Browne’s trickery inside the penalty box deceived Charlie Fox, giving the attacker space to rifle his effort in off the crossbar from a tight angle.

Much needed change was required from Gareth Ainsworth who decided to make three changes going into the second half with Dominic Gape, Adam El-Abd and Fred Oneydinma being replaced by Bryn Morris, Jason McCarthy and Alex Samuel. 

It only took five minutes for Samuel to test the Oxford goalkeeper, however his ferocious strike from the edge of the area was comfortably saved by Mitchell.

Despite the three substitutions made, which aimed to breed a little more life into the Chairboys’ side, Wycombe’s chances of a comeback seemed to have come to an end when the U’s scored their third goal of the game through striker Sam Smith who tapped in from close range after Curtis Thompson’s attempted flick away from danger in amongst a melee of players, slipped into the path of the Oxford striker.

Wycombe struggled to test keeper Mitchell in the Oxford goal and create chances in the final third, however the Chairboys came close twenty minutes from time when a well worked move down the right flank resulted in Jason McCarthy whipping in a dangerous delivery towards the near post, only to be clear away for a throwing.

Sido Jombati’s brilliant sliding challenge inside his own box prevented Marcus Browne from scoring his second of the night.

Smith also came close to scoring a second of his own in the final ten minutes when his free header inside the penalty box was comfortably saved low down by the arms of Ma-Kalambay.

The Chairboys had one final chance to pull one back in stoppage time when Samuel’s looped effort from inside the area curled over the crossbar, but that evidently wouldn’t have been enough to see Gareth Ainsworth’s side qualify for the next round of the Checkatrade Trophy.

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Ticket News

Tickets on sale: Oxford (H, 06/11), Checkatrade Trophy

Book your tickets for the Checkatrde Trophy clash vs Oxford United at Adams Park.

8 October 2018

Tickets are now on sale for the Chairboys' final Checkatrade Trophy group game at home to Oxford United on Tuesday 6th November (k.o. 7.45pm), with a place in the knockout stages at stake.

A win or draw for Wycombe will see them progress to round two of the competition, but should they fall to defeat and Northampton win their fixture at home to Fulham U21s (taking place at the same time), then Wanderers will crash out of the competition.

Tickets are priced as follows:

Adults: £10
Under 18s: £5

Wycombe fans will be housed in the Beechdean Stand and the the BMI The Chiltern & Shelburne Hospitals Stand (Terrace) in the first instance, with the option to open other stands if demand dictates.

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

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

VIP Hospitality
Pie and a pint (plus chips) in the Honours Lounge for £20
Executive box with one-course meal for £350 + VAT

Email commercial@wwfc.com or call 01494 455766 to book.

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