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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Lincoln

All you need to know.

6 September 2019

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Lincoln City
Saturday 7th September 2019, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park
Referee: Christopher Sarginson
Match Sponsor: Robertson's Estate Agents
Matchball Sponsor: JM Scaffolding

First Time Fans Guide
Away Fans Guide

It's 5th vs 2nd in League 1 this weekend, with Wanderers looking to continue their 100% winning start at home against an Imps outfit who've picked up where they left off last season with a fast start to life in the third tier.

The League 2 champions have won four of their opening six league games this term, but have come unstuck in each of their last three away games in league and cup, with a hectic fixture schedule perhaps just beginning to take its toll on Danny Cowley's side.

Wycombe have had a full week to prepare for action, and welcomed two exciting loan signings on Monday with Rolando Aarons and Nnamdi Ofoborh arriving at Adams Park and hoping to make their debuts this weekend.

With the Quest TV cameras in town to film the EFL highlights show from the Chairboys' home, there's plenty of attention around this match - with both clubs looking to rise to the occasion in style.

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Wycombe will make a late call on the fitness of Fred Onyedinma after the striker returned to training this week, while Sido Jombati and Curtis Thompson came through Tuesday's practice match at Brentford B unscathed. Paul Smyth remains sidelined with a foot injury.

Lincoln are missing Joe Morrell and Aaron Lewis due to international duty, while loan signing Jake Hesketh is unavailable due to injury, and the Imps will hope to have key defender Michael Bostwick fit again after picking up a knock in midweek.

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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.

Tickets for the upcoming away game at Gillingham can be purchased from Ticket Office 1 AFTER the match, but not before, to alleviate queues.

Tickets will not be available on the day for Lincoln fans.

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The Chairboys Village is open for business, sponsored by Printkick, with the Rebellion beer tent, BBQ and live performance from local musician Ant Barnes. You can pre-order your drink from the Rebellion beer tent via TicketCo, and collect it from the express lane - read on for details.

There'll be no Wycombe Blue Swans cheer squad at this game, but look out for their return to Adams Park in the near future.

The Quest TV cameras will be around the ground filming the EFL highlights show that evening, with Colin Murray, Ian Holloway and Sam Saunders hosting the programme.

Meanwhile, 500 Club members can collect their plaques from the Trust table in the Caledonian Suite before and after the game, where the England vs Bulgaria match (k.o. 5pm) will be shown on TV.

Due to the England game being shown, the usual post-match Q&A will be held back until half-time of that match (approx. 5.45pm) if there is sufficient demand in the room.

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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).

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.

  • Caledonian Suite - home fans only. Ale festival in operation. Open at half-time for fans in the Beechdean Stand and BMI Healthcare terrace. Open after the game.
  • Monty's – no away colours please. Open after the game.
  • Woodlands – Members only.
  • Honours - boardroom guests (boardroom is closed whilst undergoing repairs on flood damage).
  • Chairboys Village - home fans only. Click here for details.
  • Printkick Fan Zone – away fans only, 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 - 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. Fans in Beechdean & BMI Healthcare stands have access to the Caledonian Suite.
4pm - second half commences.
4.45pm - full-time. Caledonian Suite, Chairboys Village and Monty's open to the public.
5.00pm - England vs Bulgaria kicks off.

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This season's Parklife has a pullout section for kids (which folds out to a giant poster) as well as plenty of content in the main section, including:

- Gareth Ainsworth and Matt Bloomfield columns
- Dominic Gape interview
- Recap of recent matches
- Lincoln lowdown and profiles
- Adrian Wood reflects on a previous encounter
- SET News
- And lots more!

Parklife will be on sale as normal from our volunteer sellers around the ground at the price of £3.50.

Meanwhile, don't forget you can download the main edition via the MatchDayInfo app on the day of the game, if you're unable to make it to Adams Park to buy a physical copy.

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Step inside the shop at Adams Park from 10am to purchase from the new 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.

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Listen live on iFollow, which is available for just £45 for the year, £4.49 monthly, or £2.50 for a single match audio pass. Live commentary begins at 2.55pm. If you live outside the UK & Ireland, you can watch the game live for just £5; 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 3-1 Lincoln

Chairboys go top with Jacobson hat-trick.

7 September 2019

Wycombe Wanderers soared to the summit of League 1 with a stunning 3-1 victory over Lincoln City at Adams Park, thanks to a hat-trick from Joe Jacobson.

The left-back scored from a free-kick and a corner before the interval, but the Imps bit back when John Akinde tapped home from close range while two players lay stricken with head injuries on the six-yard line.

Wanderers restored their two-goal advantage with another incredible goal straight from a corner from Jacobson, while Ryan Allsop made a stunning save from Tyler Walker in stoppage time to help ensure the hosts secured all three points.

Gareth Ainsworth made just one change from the side drew 0-0 with AFC Wimbledon seven days earlier, with Alex Samuel replacing Adebayo Akinfenwa in the starting line-up, while the Imps introduced two new names from the team that defeated Fleetwood in the league.

Wanderers looked to start on the front against a City side who’ve been feeling the effects of a busy schedule with league and cup games coming thick and fast, and Matt Bloomfield capitalised by drawing a foul on five minutes which led to the opening goal. Joe Jacobson netted in this same fixture two seasons ago, and repeated the feat with a sublime curling effort which left keeper Josh Vickers standing motionless.

With their tails up, Wycombe looked to stretch their advantage and Jacobson let fly with another long-range sizzler which was blocked to safety after Bloomfield and Scott Kashket embarked on a counter-attack from deep.

Lincoln carved out a couple of decent openings with some patient build-up play, but Wanderers were equal to it, while Jacobson again went close when his free-kick from out wide nearly crept in at the front post, but Vickers recovered in time.

Then, Samuel fired just wide of the far post after Bloomfield broke through the middle, and David Wheeler looped a header over the bar from another Jacobson cross.

The second goal came soon after, and there was plenty of debate about who should be credited with it. Jacobson’s corner tricked everyone and headed straight for the near post, connecting at some point with either the knee of Michael Bostwick or Darius Charles, but replays suggest it’s JJ’s goal – his second of the game and the third time he’s netted direct from a corner.

Anthony Stewart headed over from yet another corner from the left-back before the half-time whistle sounded, and Lincoln made a change at the break, throwing ex-Wycombe loanee John Akinde into the attack as midfielder Michael O’Connor made way.

City improved after the interval, and it needed a heroic header from Jack Grimmer to clear the danger as Bruno Andrade lurked at the back post from a right-wing cross, but controversy followed from the resulting set piece as Lincoln pulled one back.

Andrade and Matt Bloomfield both went down on the six-yard line with head injuries, but referee Sarginson inexplicably allowed play to continue, with Wanderers’ defence caught static as Akinde tapped home a cross from close range. Ryan Allsop was booked for dissent as the hosts stated their case.

It took a lengthy delay for medics to help Bloomfield from the pitch on a stretcher, and Nnamdi Ofoborh took his place for his Chairboys debut when play eventually got back underway.

Driven on by a sense of injustice, the Blues kicked on, and Nick Freeman fired one into the side netting before Adebayo Akinfenwa took the place of Kashket in attack.

The game opened up, and after Freeman forced a low save from Vickers, Andrade curled one narrowly over the top when finding space on the edge of the box.

But back came Wycombe, and after Akinfenwa’s shot was blocked en route to the net by Jason Shackell, Freeman’s cross-shot missed the far post by inches.

Lincoln brought on Harry Anderson for Jack Payne but the new arrival had been on the pitch for a matter of seconds when the third goal came, again from the foot of Jacobson, and again direct from a corner, with Vickers grasping at thin air.

With the hat-trick under his belt, it was time for the Blues to defend their lead, and it needed a superb reflex save from Allsop to deny Anderson in the first of 13 minutes’ stoppage time, shortly after Akinfenwa saw a shot tipped away for a corner.

Freeman hit the bar with a sumptuous curling effort before Lincoln introduced Ellis Chapman for Bruno Andrade, but Wycombe’s lead was safe, and Rolando Aarons came off the bench and danced through the Imp’s defence before being hacked down, with Jacobson’s free-kick hitting the wall.

Then came the full-time whistle, as Wycombe celebrated moving to the top of League 1 for the first time in their 132-year history.

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