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Match Previews

The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Scunthorpe

All you need to know.

19 October 2018

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Scunthorpe United
Saturday 20th October 2018, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park
Referee: Alan Young

Wanderers are eyeing back-to-back home wins for the first time since February when Scunthorpe United come to visit Adams Park on Saturday, with both sides eager to bounce back following defeats last weekend.

Gareth Ainsworth's men started October brightly with a creditable draw at Fleetwood followed by a home triumph over Burton, but momentum stalled on a windy day at the Ricoh, succumbing to a narrow loss to Coventry.

Scunthorpe had hit some consistency following Stuart McCall's appointment as manager, but the Iron - who've suffered play-off heartache in the past two seasons - have hit the buffers with successive losses, plus an injury to star man Josh Morris.

It's a first meeting between the two sides since December 2014, when Leon Johnson salvaged a late point for the ten-man Chairboys, and marks the first of back-to-back home games for Wycombe, who also entertain Rochdale on Tuesday.

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

Team news

Gareth Ainsworth is waiting on news of the fitness of Matt Bloomfield after the midfielder picked up a knee injury last weekend, while Darius Charles missed out at Coventry and continues to be assessed. Marcus Bean has returned to training and could be in contention, while Nathan Tyson and Anthony Stewart are a week closer to a return.

Scunthorpe are without Josh Morris, who has a jaw problem, while Matty Lund is sidelined with ligament damage. Ike Ugbo, Matt Gilks and Rory Watson have also been out through injury, while there's been a virus in the camp, but George Thomas returns from international duty, and James Horsfield is fit again.

Man in the middle
It's Alan Young's first season as an EFL referee, showing 44 yellow and two red cards in 12 matches so far.

However he did step into the middle for Wycombe's 1-0 league win over Leyton Orient in 2016, leaving his post as fourth official to take over from the injured Rob Lewis.

Hidden Harm campaign
Community support officers from Thames Valley Police will be inside the Printkick Fan Zone to spread the message of their Hidden Harm campaign, as part of hate crime awareness week.

Click here to learn more.

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.

Adam El-Abd adorns the cover on what could be his 50th game for the club, while inside there's content with Gareth Ainsworth, Matt Bloomfield, Curtis Thompson, Joe Jacobson, Adebayo Akinfenwa, 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. In addition there'll be some new hot dogs on offer, 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.
2.55pm - 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?

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 3-2 Scunthorpe

Blues complete sensational turnaround in stoppage time after Allsop sees red.

20 October 2018

Wycombe recovered from a disastrous start to record a spectacular 3-2 win over Scunthorpe United, with keeper Ryan Allsop shown a red card with the scores locked at 2-2.

The Iron opened the scoring after just 18 seconds when Ryan Colclough waltzed through the defence to fire home, and it looked like being a long afternoon when Stephen Humphrys doubled the score six minutes later.

But Dominic Gape lashed home a terrific strike from 20 yards before the interval, and Fred Onyedinma curled a sumptuous effort into the top corner as Wycombe wrestled back control to make it 2-2.

They looked favourites to go on and win it but were dealt a major blow when Ryan Allsop was dismissed for denying a goalscoring opportunity when challenging Ike Ugbo outside the area.

However, Craig Mackail-Smith was the hero, capitalising on a blocked clearance to race free and beat the keeper in injury time to spark euphoric scenes around Adams Park.

Gareth Ainsworth made two changes in personnel and a tweak in tactics due to the enforced absence of the injured Matt Bloomfield, with Paris Cowan-Hall and Fred Onyedinma taking up wide midfield positions in a 4-4-2 line-up as Randell Williams dropped to the bench.

In theory it meant the Blues would match up Scunthorpe’s own 4-4-2 formation and nullify the threat of their wide men, but within 18 seconds of kick-off, the plan had come undone. No Wycombe player had touched the ball by the time Ryan Colclough cut in from the left, in acres of space, and drilled home at the near post to make it 1-0.

Adams Park was stunned into silence – and it was about to get worse.

Funso Ojo came off best in a midfield scrap for possession and threaded through a smart ball for Andy Dales to race onto. Opting to cut inside rather than go for goal himself, the striker fed his team-mate Stephen Humphrys who placed the ball past a helpless Ryan Allsop.

Wycombe were hideously unrecognisable, but did stem the tide, and enjoyed a better 15-minute period, though Adebayo Akinfenwa was unable to impose himself as the focal point of a series of crosses, with United’s centre halves marshalling their box well.

Then there was almost a third goal for the Iron when Dales beat Jacobson down the left and delivered an appetising cross which Humphrys headed downwards, only to see it beaten away by Allsop.

Dominic Gape was booked for a foul on 25 minutes, ruling him out of Tuesday’s game with Rochdale due to it being his fifth yellow of the season, but quickly made amends, smashing home a fine effort to halve the deficit.

The ball seemed to spend an age in the Scunthorpe box, with Onyedinma, Akinfenwa, Cowan-Hall and Craig Mackail-Smith all involved in trying to break through the wall of Iron, but the coolest head in the building was that on Gape’s shoulders, hanging back to meet Akinfenwa’s lay-off and find the top corner from 20 yards.

Scunthorpe were all of a sudden on the back foot, and had Dales booked for a foul, before Cowan-Hall did excellently to win a corner which he then flicked into danger at the front post, and Akinfenwa headed just over, under pressure from James Perch who he was alleged to have fouled.

Wanderers finished the half on top but couldn’t find the leveller before the break; however they knew they weren’t far off finding their way back into the game.

And they began the second period with a good tempo, coming close to levelling when Onyedinma’s low cross was cleared by the keeper’s boot but only into the body of the nearest defender, bouncing just wide.

Then Jordan Clarke was booked for chopping down his man before the goal of the game arrived on 54 minutes – and for Fred Onyedinma, it was worth the wait.

The Millwall loanee has had a frustrating quest for a run in the side and fortune in front of goal, but there was no luck about his equaliser, bending home from the corner of the area with an exquisite strike which demonstrated his Championship class.

Scunthorpe reacted immediately, withdrawing the booked Dales for Ike Ugbo, and all of a sudden there was all to play for.

Jason McCarthy cleared George Thomas’s dangerous low cross and Akinfenwa headed nervously over his own bar from a Scunthorpe set piece, though neither side was able to build up a real head of steam due to the stop-start nature of the middle part of the second half, with injuries and the referee’s whistle halting play on a regular basis.

Adebayo Akinfenwa was denied a penalty despite being seemingly shoved to the ground by Rory McArdle, and then Mackail-Smith won a corner when his goalbound effort was deflected behind.

There was controversy when Jak Alnwick dropped a deep free-kick into the path of Cowan-Hall, who fired home through a crowd of bodies, but referee Young adjudged that the keeper was fouled by Akinfenwa in the air, and disallowed the goal.

And Young was in the thick of it moments later, showing a red card to Ryan Allsop for a foul outside the box on Ugbo. The Chelsea loanee got the ball first but booted it towards the corner flag, though the ref deemed it to be a goalscoring opportunity and Allsop was walking, with Yves Ma-Kalambay taking his place, with Cowan-Hall the outfield player sacrificed.

Ryan Colclough drilled wide from 20 yards after the resulting free-kick was half-cleared, and then as the game entered nine minutes of stoppage time, Wycombe got themselves back on top, with Akinfenwa sending a delicious effort just wide with the outside of his boot.

And then it came. Craig Mackail-Smith had worked tirelessly all game and finally had his reward, closing down Rory McArdle and seeing the ball fall into his path. He had so much work still to do, bringing it under control and surging towards goal before firing home with the coolest of finishes, ahead of the most explosive of celebrations.

There were hearts in mouths during a succession of Iron corners in the closing stages, but Wycombe held firm, and back-to-back home wins for the first time since February were completed.

50/50 Draw Results
Blue £1 (Prize: £574.50) – 10876
Orange £2 (Prize: £159.00) - 27459

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Ticket News

Tickets and hospitality: Scunthorpe (H, 20/10)

Secure your seat vs The Iron.

2 October 2018

Apologies, this video is unvailable.

Tickets are now on sale for the Chairboys' Sky Bet League One fixture against Scunthorpe United at Adams Park on Saturday 20th October (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.

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 £50 per person. Season ticket holders can upgrade for only £25.

Starter - Mushroom and Tarragon Soup
Main - Grilled Sea Bass with New Potatoes and Cray Fish Sauce
Dessert - Tiramisu

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 £800 + VAT.

Call 01494 455766 or email to book your VIP hospitality package no later than 5pm on Tuesday 16th October.

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