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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Burton

All you need to know.

5 October 2018

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Burton Albion
Saturday 6th October 2018, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park
Referee: Charles Breakspear

Wycombe have scored five times in their past two outings on home turf, but returned to the changing room empty-handed after late comebacks against Norwich and Southend weren't enough to prevent defeat.

Now the talk of learning lessons has to be put into action, with a marked improvement in Tuesday's draw at Fleetwood setting the stage for what the Chairboys hope will be a first home league win of the campaign.

In Adebayo Akinfenwa they have an in-form striker hunting his fourth goal in as many games, and more significantly, his 200th goal in English football, currently sitting on 199.

Standing in the way are a Burton Albion outfit without an away win so far this term, with Nigel Clough's men still finding their feet following relegation from the Championship, and eager to bounce back from a midweek loss to Southend.

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

Team news

Gareth Ainsworth can welcome Sam Saunders back after illness but Sido Jombati is suspended, and Anthony Stewart, Adam El-Abd and Nathan Tyson remain sidelined. A late call will be made on the fitness of Marcus Bean.

Burton had injury doubts over Ben Turner, David Templeton and Kyle Macfadzean in midweek, but top scorer Liam Boyce is the one to watch, having netted seven goals already.

Man in the middle
Charles Breakspear has shown 39 yellow and seven red cards in his 13 games so far this season.

He was last at Adams Park on Boxing Day, showing a red card to a Newport player in a 2-0 Wycombe win.

Get your hands on the new golf umbrellas, caps, keyrings, footballs and pens, plus the full range of replica kits, leisurewear and trainingwear. Open from 10am.

Adebayo Akinfenwa adorns the cover while inside there's content with Gareth Ainsworth, Matt Bloomfield, Craig Mackail-Smith, Michael Harriman, Scott Davies, Adrian Wood, Ian Baker, Nick Tunney, Chris Dunlavy and more.
Pick up a copy for £3.50 around the ground.

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.

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 1
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
Kids zone - the WWSET inflatable target practice will be outside the marquee.

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 BBQ and alcoholic and soft drinks available from the marquee. There'll also be chicken and vegetable chow mein on sale, continuing the launch of ABM Catering's operation of the kiosk and concession outlets around the stadium.

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.
2.45pm - Wycombe Wanderers Ladies to be introduced to the crowd.
2.55pm - teams emerge from the tunnel.
2.56pm - matchball to be delivered by Chris Owen, a Printkick competition winner
3pm - kick-off.
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?

Listen live on iFollow on the club's audio and video service, while overseas fans can watch the game live - now with audio commentary. Click here for details.

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Match Reports

Report: Wycombe 2-1 Burton

Jacobson nets on 200th appearance and Akinfenwa scores 200th goal in English football.

6 October 2018

Goals from Joe Jacobson and Adebayo Akinfenwa helped Wycombe on their way to a first home league win of the season, with Akinfenwa netting his 200th career goal in English football.

The Blues were two up at the break when Jacobson stroked home a penalty and Akinfenwa headed home Randell Williams' cross, but the Brewers improved after the break and grabbed what was ultimately a consolation when Marvin Sordell stroked Gareth Ainsworth made two changes to his side with Sido Jombati missing due to suspension while Bryn Morris dropped to the bench, as Curtis Thompson came into the team and Joe Jacobson made his 200th appearance for the Chairboys.

The early stages saw Burton enjoying more of a territorial advantage, but found the hosts’ penalty area too congested when looking to pull the trigger. Michael Harriman came to the rescue with a well-timed tackle after Scott Fraser had played in Marvin Sordell, but generally both keepers were untroubled.

Burton’s high defensive line made it hard for Wanderers to commit enough men forward to enable Adebayo Akinfenwa to force his way into the box, as the Beast pursued a 200th career goal in English football.

The Blues began to get on top before the midway stage in the half and Dominic Gape lashed a first-time effort over the bar at the end of a promising spell, before Darius Charles sent a header over from Joe Jacobson’s free-kick.

Then came the best chance of the game so far, when Randell Williams’ long throw was flicked to the back post by Akinfenwa and Craig Mackail-Smith was somehow unmarked and onside, but glanced his header agonisingly wide.

But the same pair were involved in the move which led to the Blues being awarded a penalty on 30 minutes. Curtis Thompson lofted the ball into the area and the presence of Akinfenwa and Mackail-Smith unsettled the defence, with Kyle McFadzean opting to barge the latter and give the referee no choice but to point to the spot. Joe Jacobson stepped up, on his 200th appearance for the club, and rolled it home with the keeper diving the wrong way.

And then it came, not longer after. He’s scored many tougher, more well-crafted goals in his previous 199, but the bullet header from Akinfenwa brought up the 200 milestone and had Adams Park on its feet in recognition of a once-in-a-generation footballer. Randell Williams did the hard work, skinning his marker down the left and delivering a cross which was the ‘buffet ball’ the Beast simply loves, giving the defender and keeper no chance.

The celebration was relatively understated for a man who delivered a Mayweather punch, the People’s Elbow and a squat lift last season, but a special one nonetheless as his team-mates rushed to join him.

Then it was back to work, and the need to keep the back door shut til the break at least. Dominic Gape made a timely intervention to deny Marvin Sordell’s goalbound shot after good work from Liam Boyce, but the Chairboys were full value for their 2-0 half-time lead, which prompted the Brewers into a change at the interval.

Damien McCrory entered the field at left-back as the visitors switched to a 4-3-3 formation, pushing Lucas Akins and Marvin Sordell either side of Boyce in attack. And it paid off almost immediately. Boyce’s excellent hold-up play brought others in the game and his clever pass into the box found Sordell unmarked, enabling him to touch it past Ryan Allsop and slide it home.

Burton had their tails up, moving the ball around at speed, leaving Wanderers just needing to ride the storm. The hosts were dealt a blow when Akinfenwa suffered an injury 10 minutes into the halp, prompting his exit and the arrival of Paris Cowan-Hall into the frontline.

Then they needed a couple of blocks in the area to keep out Burton efforts, and in fact Boyce found himself in the way of an Akins strike following a corner, much to the aid of the Chairboys.

Albion made a second change when Devante Cole took the place of Jake Hesketh, meaning they now had four forwards on the pitch, and it almost paid off when Damien McCrory flashed a dangerous cross through the six-yard box but Cole wasn’t able to meet it.

Then at the other end, the excellent Williams bombed forward again down the left, drilling in a cross which was flicked over the bar by Mackail-Smith as the clock hit 70.

Shortly after, Dominic Gape sustained an injury in a midfield challenge but eventually carried on, only after Allsop had made a smart stop to parry Boyce’s powerful header to safety, while Boyce then looped a header harmlessly wide a minute later.

Matt Bloomfield and Stephen Quinn were booked on 80 minutes – the Wycombe player for a foul, and the Burton man for his reaction – but it was to be Bloomfield’s final action, with Bryn Morris taking his place shortly after.

Fred Onyedinma replaced Randell Williams a minute later and Burton swapped Jamie Allen for Joe Sbarra – a fifth striker in yellow on the pitch.

Paris Cowan-Hall was booked for kicking the ball away as the game ticked into the final five minutes, with Darius Charles making a vital block from Boyce’s cross before Sordell fired over the top with a first-time effort.

Hearts were in mouths when Devante Cole got the better of Dominic Gape as they contested a bouncing ball but Charles and Jacobson raced across to cover before the striker could bear down on goal, before the fourth official stunned the home crowd by displaying seven minutes of injury time.

Jacobson collected a yellow for time-wasting and Devante Cole lashed over late on, but the points were safe, and the Blues are back to winning ways at Adams Park.

Attendance: 4,022 (221 from Burton)

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Ticket News

Book now: Burton (H, 06/10)

Secure your seat vs the Brewers.

30 August 2018

Apologies, this video is unvailable.

Tickets are now on sale for the Chairboys' Sky Bet League One fixture against Burton Albion at Adams Park on Saturday 6th Oct (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


Adult (26-59)





Senior (60+)





Young Adult (19-25)





Junior (13-18)





Child (12 and under)





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.

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