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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Coventry

All you need to know.

28 December 2019

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Coventry City
Sunday 29th December 2019, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park
Referee: Kevin Johnson
Match Sponsor: PreSonus

First Time Fans Guide
Away Fans Guide

After nine victories from 11 home games so far, Wanderers enter the second half of their season looking for a return to winning ways in the midst of a busy and challenging festive period.

Coventry are the last side in League 1 that Gareth Ainsworth's men are yet to face, and the visitors had the luxury of a Boxing Day without a fixture (they were due to face Bury), leaving them relatively refreshed for the visit to Adams Park for the start of the New Year double header.

Wycombe were defeated at Oxford and Portsmouth either side of Christmas Day, losing Dominic Gape and Curtis Thompson to injury and Adebayo Akinfenwa to a red card, but will now be looking for home comforts to inspire them to a return to the form which has steered them to an unthinkable six-point lead at the League 1 summit.

City have won each of the previous seven encounters against the Chairboys, but are yet to win away, collecting all eight of their league victories at home.

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Gareth Ainsworth hopes to welcome Dominic Gape, Curtis Thompson and ex-Sky Blue Jack Grimmer back into the squad after injury, while Adebayo Akinfenwa is available again after suspension.

Man in the Middle
Kevin Johnson officiated Wanderers' 1-0 win over Sunderland in October, and has shown 57 yellow and five red cards in 18 games this season.

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Chairboys fans can by online at any time and save £2 through the new TicketCo platform, either on the website at tickets.wwfc.com or the TicketCo Wallet app.

Fans are encouraged to use the online platform rather than queuing to buy a ticket from Ticket Office 1 or 2. Buying online saves you time and money, which can be better spent in the shop, bar or stadium bowl.

Please also note that there will be no cash turnstile facility in the home areas; all fans are required to present a ticket (either the QR code on a smartphone/printout, or a physical ticket).

Supporters are advised to download their QR code to their smartphone wallet, or screenshot it to the camera roll, to prevent any issues using internet data to retrieve the code from emails whilst entering at the turnstile.

Click here for the full ticket details, including prices.

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The Chairboys Village is open for business from noon, sponsored by Printkick, with the Rebellion beer tent, BBQ and Beyond BBQ vegan grill, and Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust will also be inviting youngsters to test out their shooting skills on their inflatable activity.

The Rebellion Market Hall will be open in the Frank Adams Stand concourse from 1pm, with the early Premier League kick-off shown on TV, the kiosks open, and Rebellion beer for all.

Local musician Steph Willis will be performing before the game in the Caledonian Suite, which opens at noon and also hosts a Q&A after full-time.

Meanwhile, the new wine bar in Monty's is open from 12pm, with a wide range of wines on offer.

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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.

Parking
There will be no parking for the general public in the lower tier - spaces in the upper tier are £5 per car (or free before 11am). *Please note that inclement weather could reduce the capacity of the upper tier, so fans are advised to arrive early to secure a spot.*

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.

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Buying tickets for this game: Ticket Office 1 (from 12pm)
Collecting pre-booked tickets: collection pod outside Ticket Office
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

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All bars in the stadium open at 12pm unless stated.

  • Caledonian Suite - home fans only. Ale festival in operation. Open at half-time and full-time.
  • Rebellion Market Hall - fans in Frank Adams Stand only. Open from 1pm.
  • Monty's – no away colours please. New wine bar open. Open after the game.
  • Woodlands – Members only.
  • Honours - VIP hospitality.
  • Chairboys Village - home fans only. Open after the game.
  • Printkick Fan Zone – home and away fans, with a BBQ and alcoholic and hot/soft drinks available.

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.

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10am - shop open.
12pm - Ticket Office 1 open.
12pm - Caledonian Suite, Monty's, Chairboys Village and Printkick Fan Zone open.
12.30pm - players begin to arrive.
1pm - Rebellion Market Hall open.
1pm - collection point at blue pod open.
1.30pm - turnstiles open for access to stadium bowl.
2pm - teams announced via social media.
2.10pm - teamsheets distributed around the bars.
2.20pm - Wycombe begin their warm-up.
2.55pm - teams emerge from the tunnel.
3.45pm - half-time.
4pm - second half commences.
4.45pm - full-time. Caledonian Suite, Monty's and Chairboys Village open to the public.

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This edition of Parklife is a 2-in-1 edition for both Double Header matches, containing all you need to know about the games with Coventry and Ipswich.

Pick up a copy from our volunteer sellers around the ground for £3.50.

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Step inside the shop at Adams Park from 10am to purchase from the current range of change and goalkeeper kits, training kit, leisurewear and travelwear, as well as new mini car kits for £5, and 'Wanderer' t-shirts (in both navy and white) for £10, and 'Wanderers' caps in five different colours, also for £10.

Also in store are flags, drawstring bags, autograph books and mugs, plus the new 2020 calendar.

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This match is available to watch live on iFollow from inside the UK & Ireland, with commentary from Phil Catchpole and Sam Avery, visit the website to purchase a match pass.

Updates will also be provided across the club's social media channels.

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Match Reports

Report: Wycombe 1-4 Coventry

Matt Godden hits hat-trick for visitors.

29 December 2019

Wanderers ended 2019 on a disappointing note, going down 4-1 at home to Coventry City as Matt Godden ran riot with a hat-trick to fire the Sky Blues to victory.

City didn’t play on Boxing Day and looked refreshed from the word go, scoring inside three minutes through Sam McCallum, and although Adebayo Akinfenwa levelled the scores on the quarter of an hour mark, Coventry regained the lead almost straightaway through Matt Godden’s penalty.

Godden stretched the lead with his second of the game just before half-time, and wrapped up his hat-trick with a crisp low strike following an expert lay-off from Jordan Shipley, earning City a first away win and condemning Wycombe to a first home loss.

Wanderers suffered the worst possible start when the visitors opened the scoring with less than three minutes on the clock. Nnamdi Ofoborh’s attempted pass to Matt Bloomfield outside the Wycombe area was cut out and quickly switched to the left, where reported Liverpool target Sam McCallum cut onto his right and bent an unstoppable effort past Ryan Allsop into the top corner.

But Gareth Ainsworth’s men kept their cool, and deserved their equaliser on 15 minutes. Times of relative adversity call for experienced heads, and it was Adebayo Akinfenwa who stayed calm when collecting Sido Jombati’s flick-on to stroke it past the onrushing Marko Marosi.

The relief lasted no more than 60 seconds. Jombati then undersold Ryan Allsop with a poor backpass and tugged back Matt Godden as he chased it down, prompting referee Kevin Johnson to point to the spot and allowing Godden to roll it home from 12 yards. Jombati was booked for the foul.

Joe Jacobson then followed him into the notebook for a late foul on Godden, before Allsop did well to narrow the angle for Jordan Shipley as he bore down on goal, ultimately taking the ball too wide to find the target.

Wycombe enjoyed the better of the rest of the half, looking inventive from set pieces, but unable to test Marosi, with Ofoborh shooting wide at the end of a good move.

And it came as a hammer blow when Godden added his second of the game just before the clock struck 45. He stayed onside to collect a through ball from the right, and touched it round Allsop before drilling home into the empty net.

Scott Kashket went close with an instinctive snapshot from David Wheeler’s cross, which was well beaten away by Marosi, but there were no further chances before the interval, leaving Wanderers with an uphill struggle in the second period.

That challenge became insurmountable following Godden’s hat-trick clincher – a stunning goal unlikely to be bettered at Adams Park this season. The long direct ball to Jordan Shipley had worked well for City all game, but on this occasion he laid an immaculate deft touch into the path of Godden, whose first-time left-footed strike was destined for the bottom corner, and found it.

Kashket fired into the side netting from a tight angle, before Nick Freeman took the place of Curtis Thompson in midfield on the hour-mark, and Anthony Stewart lashed a dangerous low cross-shot across the face of goal which no team-mate could convert.

Paul Smyth entered the fray on 66 minutes, replacing Kashket, and instantly injected life into the Wycombe attack, while David Wheeler was booked for dissent as the game ebbed away, before he was subbed off for Josh Parker.

With no further action, referee Johnson called time on the game and the decade at Adams Park, leaving the Blues to look forward to the visit of Ipswich Town on New Year’s Day.

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Ticket News

Fireworks at Adams Park after New Year's Day fixture

Wanderers take on Coventry and Ipswich over New Year.

16 December 2019

Apologies, this video is unvailable.

Wanderers are proud to dedicate its double-header of fixtures over the New Year period to celebrating its achievements of the last decade, and looking ahead to a new era under the majority ownership of Rob Couhig, with a fireworks display planned inside the stadium shortly after full-time on January 1st.

Gareth Ainsworth's men take on Coventry City in the final game of the decade at Adams Park on Sunday 29th December (k.o. 3pm), and begin 2020 with a home match against Ipswich Town on New Year's Day (k.o. 3pm), also shown live on Sky Sports.

Across the two games, the Chairboys will reflect on the extraordinary work of Wycombe Wanderers Trust in sustaining and developing the club since taking charge in 2012, and raise a glass to the future with Rob Couhig and his team set to continue that journey once their majority shareholding in the club is completed. To mark the occasion, there'll be a fireworks display - managed professionally by Star Fireworks - after the Ipswich fixture, win, lose or draw.

There is of course huge significance in the two matches on the pitch too, with Wycombe currently sitting top of League 1 but their two opponents also occupying spots at the right end of the table and looking to close the gap on the hosts.

These are two occasions you cannot and won't want to miss.

Book your seats, and bring friends, family, colleague and neighbours to experience the ever-improving matchday atmosphere at Adams Park.

Head to tickets.wwfc.com to secure the best available seats.

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