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The Big Match Preview: Rochdale vs Wycombe

All you need to know.

27 September 2019

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Rochdale v Wycombe Wanderers
Saturday 28th September 2019 (kick off 3pm)
Crown Oil Arena
Referee: Darren Handley

It's been a summer of love around Adams Park with Gareth Ainsworth's men riding high in League 1 and recording five wins from six home games - now the challenge is on to collect that first away victory against a Rochdale outfit who've been headline news across the UK this week.

Dale took Manchester United all the way to a penalty shootout before bowing out of the Carabao Cup at Old Trafford on Wednesday, with 16-year-old Luke Matheson fulfilling the dreams of youngsters across the land by scoring the equalising goal.

Their mammoth efforts in midweek could have taken their toll on a side who top the possession charts in League 1, but have yet to convert their attractive style of play into a home victory, winning twice in nine league fixtures - both away.

So a team winless at home take on a club waiting for its first away win, just five months after the previous meeting at the Crown Oil Arena when Dale squeezed to a 1-0 victory en route to a great escape from relegation.

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Tickets go off sale from the ticket office at Adams Park at 1pm on Friday, with 254 snapped up by 11am. Pre-booked tickets can be collected from Rochdale's ticket office from 1.30pm on the day of the game.

Wanderers fans will be housed in the Willbutts Lane Stand (unreserved seating, under cover, on one side of the stadium).

Please note tickets are cheaper when booked in advance.

Advance prices
Adult: £22
Senior (65+): £16
21 and under: £16
16 and under: £5
2 and under: Free
Carer: Free (wheelchair £16)

Matchday prices
Adult: £25
Senior (65+): £19
21 and under: £19
16 and under: £8
2 and under: Free
Carer: Free (wheelchair £19)

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Matt Bloomfield, Joe Jacobson, Alex Samuel and Rolando Aarons face late fitness tests ahead of the trip north, while Paul Smyth remains sidelined with a fractured foot.

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Wycombe will be in their yellow change strip for this fixture.

Man in the Middle
Darren Handley has shown 25 yellow cards and two red cards in five matches in the middle so far.

His last involvement in a Wycombe fixture was the 2-0 win over Morecambe at Adams Park in November 2016.

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By Adrian Wood

POST CODE: OL11 5DR

Using the car? These are the recommended road directions
Take the normal route to the northbound M6 (M40 and M42). At Junction 21A (M62) keep forward (signposted Manchester), then in 0.5 miles branch left to join the eastbound M62. At J12 join the M60 (signposted Ring Road North, Leeds, Bolton). After 7.4 miles, continue forward onto the M62 (signposted Leeds, Huddersfield, Rochdale, M62). Exit the M62 at J20 and follow signs for Rochdale along the A627(M). At the first set of traffic lights keep left, sign posted Bury and Rochdale Town Centre. Bunnings Warehouse will be on your right-hand side, follow this road until the next set of traffic lights. Here you need to be in the second lane of four lanes, to head straight across (sign posted Blackburn). Follow this road (Roch Valley Way) until the next set of traffic lights, remaining in the left-hand lane. At the traffic lights go straight ahead on to Sandy Lane (the Cemetery pub should be on your right-hand side). Continue along this road and the Stadium is on your right-hand side after approximately half a mile.

Mileage from High Wycombe = 197 (approx. journey time 3¼ hours)

Recommended area for car parking
Street parking is available around the stadium, however, please be aware that parking restrictions are in place in the yellow coned areas – these are monitored by traffic control. Parking is also available at a local high school, which is around half a mile from the ground: Oulder Hill Community School, Greave Avenue, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL11 5EF

Using the train?
Rochdale Railway Station is just under two miles away from the ground and is served by direct trains from Manchester Victoria and Leeds. Alternatively, you can get a Metrolink tram to Rochdale Interchange from central Manchester. Be warned that the station is around a 35-40-minute walk from the Crown Oil arena.

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Facilities for away fans
The ground capacity is 10,249. Visiting supporters are housed in the Willbutts Lane Stand (Reside Estate and Lettings Agency). This is a covered stand and the view of the action and facilities within are both pretty good. Turnstiles open an hour before kick-off.

Time on your hands?
There are two bars at the ground. “Studds” is located underneath the Pearl Street Stand while “The Ratcliffe Arms” is located at the car park entrance to the ground, on Sandy Lane. The Cemetery Hotel, located at the bottom of Sandy Lane and on the corner with Bury Road, is also worth a visit. Alcohol is available inside the ground, although it is cans poured into plastic glasses.

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Match Reports

Report: Rochdale 0-3 Wycombe

Fred scores twice as Chairboys earn first away win.

28 September 2019

Fred Onyedinma scored twice and Adebayo Akinfenwa found the target as Wanderers collected a first away win of the season at Rochdale.

Onyedinma slotted home the opening goal from Alex Pattison's flick-on, and Akinfenwa's powerful header from Giles Phillips' long throw put Gareth Ainsworth's men in full control.

The points were sealed after the break when Onyedinma tucked home after Josh Parker hit the post, securing a second successive win for the Chairboys ahead of an appetising meeting with Peterborough United at Adams Park next Saturday.

Ainsworth was forced to do without injured trio Joe Jacobson, Matt Bloomfield and Nick Freeman, while Nnamdi Ofoborh missed out through suspension, though Curtis Thompson came in for his first appearance of the season and Rolando Aarons returned to the bench.

Both sides fielded different formations to usual in a bid to end their winless home and away records respectively, with Wanderers often deploying a three-man defence in a 3-5-2 setup as Dale went 4-3-3.

Fred Onyedinma, bursting forward from left wing-back, created the first opening with a pacy dart past Jimmy Keohane to deliver a low ball which was scrambled to safety, before Dominic Gape sent a fierce drive over the top at the end of a smart move.

The breakthrough then came on 16 minutes through Onyedinma, Wanderers’ brightest outlet, who found space at the back post to tuck home from close range following Alex Pattison’s flick-on from Gape’s cross. Rochdale appealed in vain firstly for a throw-in and then an offside flag as Onyedinma took advantage of statuesque defending and goalkeeping to find the net, with the help of MJ Williams who couldn’t clear from the goal-line.

And with the goal came confidence in abundance from the Chairboys, who continued to take the game to their hosts and doubled the lead on 25 minutes. It was a routine long throw from Giles Phillips and Adebayo Akinfenwa outmuscled his marker to find the target with a powerful header, though in truth the keeper Robert Sanchez should have done better as the ball flew through his outstretched arms and into the net.

Dale’s response was patient and measured, though often frustrated, with their long diagonal passes to target men Aaron Wilbraham and Calvin Andrew being ultimately nullified by the Wycombe defence, though one well-constructed build-up did create a chance for Ian Henderson, who poked a low cross straight at Allsop.

Then Jim McNulty flicked a header from a corner against the crossbar as the hosts gathered momentum before the interval, but Wanderers held a two-goal lead at the break.

A quiet opening to the second period saw Calvin Andrew booked for a trip on Alex Pattison before Rhys Norrington Davies’ low cross-shot was dangerous but ultimately cleared to safety, and then Rochdale introduced Stephen Dooley for Jimmy Ryan on the hour mark.

Then Scott Kashket took the place of Pattison, who’d picked up a second knock of the game, and Dale substitute Dooley forced a routine save from Allsop with a low shot on the turn.

Fabio Tavares came on for his EFL Debut, taking the place of Wilbraham on 71 minutes, and then Josh Parker was introduced for Akinfenwa, who tossed the captain’s armband to Gape.

Parker was then almost immediately involved in Wanderers’ third goal, interchanging with Kashket in the box before bending an excellent ball against the post, with Onyedinma on hand to tuck in the rebound.

Jamie Mascoll replaced Giles Phillips with six minutes to play, while Aaron Morley came on for Ollie Rathbone in Dale’s final change, before Jamie Mascoll was booked in stoppage time, but there was no further drama as Wanderers returned south with three points in the bag.


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Ticket News

Tickets on sale: Rochdale (A, 28/09)

Follow the Chairboys to the Crown Oil Arena on Saturday 28th September (k.o. 3pm).

10 September 2019

Tickets are now on sale for the Chairboys' League 1 fixture at Rochdale on Saturday 28th September, k.o. 3pm.

Wanderers have received an initial allocation of 500 ticketsw in the Willbutts Lane Stand (unreserved seating, under cover, on one side of the stadium).

Please note tickets are cheaper when booked in advance.

Advance prices
Adult: £22
Senior (65+): £16
21 and under: £16
16 and under: £5
2 and under: Free
Carer: Free (wheelchair £16)

Matchday prices
Adult: £25
Senior (65+): £19
21 and under: £19
16 and under: £8
2 and under: Free
Carer: Free (wheelchair £19)

To book standard tickets, go online to the TicketCo website and follow these steps:

1) Select the Rochdale vs Wycombe fixture
2) Choose collection* or postage, and hit 'Place Your Order'
3) Select the ticket types and quantities you wish to purchase, and hit 'Please continue'
4) Continue through the next steps to confirm your order, input your personal details, and make the payment
5) Once your payment is complete, you'll receive a receipt with a QR code, but this is NOT your ticket. For all away fixtures, you'll need a traditional paper ticket, which you can receive by post, or collect it (see point 3 above)

*Away tickets made available for collection can be picked up from Adams Park until 1pm on the day before the game, or from the home club's stadium from 1.30pm on the day of the game

To book coach travel, visit http://www.owwsa.co.uk.

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