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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Accrington

All you need to know.

6 August 2021

Team news and more...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Accrington Stanley
Saturday 7th August 2021, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park
Sky Bet League 1
Referee: Charles Breakspear

A new adventure begins at Adams Park for the visit of Accrington Stanley on the opening day of the 2021/22 League 1 season - a day more hotly anticipated than most due to the long overdue return of fans for competitive football in HP12.

Excitement has been rising throughout the summer and last Wednesday's stunning friendly victory over Leicester City - coupled with the unveiling of star striker Sam Vokes - has only helped to boost the feelgood factor around the club ahead of the weekend.

Accrington have been a regular thorn in the side of the Chairboys, who haven't tasted victory in this fixture since January 2009, but the Blues are confident they have what it takes to launch a bid to return to the second tier, and will give everything they have to start with a bang.

A whole new experience awaits all visitors at Adams Park with brand-new wifi, PA systems, LED advertising, giant screen, catering opportunities and much more to enjoy around the stadium - and the Wanderers can't wait for it all to begin.

Please remember Adams Park is now a cashless stadium!

Team News
Gareth Ainsworth will make late decisions on a handful of players who've been nursing minor injuries and featured sparsely in pre-season, but there could be a handful of debuts for the likes of Josh Scowen, Sullay Kaikai and Sam Vokes.

Accrington have been hit with the blow of losing club captain Seamus Conneely to injury in pre-season, but they too have bolstered their ranks in the summer and John Coleman could put his faith in young new arrivals who've impressed in under-23 leagues previously.

Tickets
There's still time to grab a seat; click here for details! Fans of both clubs can buy on the day; home supporters should head to tickets.wwfc.com to secure their seat to avoid queues at the stadium, and Accrington fans are able to buy from Ticket Office 1 on arrival (cashless only).

Parking
Make use of the brand-new Park and Ride scheme from West Wycombe, which runs regular shuttles from Cowleaze Park before and after the game. There is no parking available on-site for on-the-day purchases, so please do not arrive at the gates unless you have a pass, or have pre-booked.

Bars
Head to the Chairboys Village from 11am to begin soaking up the atmosphere, with live sport on TV, and this fan zone will also be abuzz with beer, BBQ food, live music from Dan Pryde. The Village is open to both home and away fans, and requires cashless payments at the bar. We also welcome Brat-Bros Catering - a food truck truck based in London and founded in 2020 by duo Frederick and Alexandros, serving a series of hotdogs including bratwurst and bockwurst accompanied by fries.

The Caledonian Suite is also open from 12pm for home fans, with a bar open and the opportunity to order food via the FETCH app.The Honours Lounge and Woodlands Lounge are reserved for members only.

Click here for all the bar details.

WiFi
Simply connect to Adams Park WiFi once you're in the stadium and away you go; you won't need to login with a password on this occasion.

Programmes

Pick up a copy of BluePrint for £3 (cashless) from all retail outlets around the ground, including shop, bars and kiosks. If you can't make the game, you can buy it online and have it delivered to your home. Click here to learn more.

Season Ticket Collection/Digital Tickets
If you ordered a physical season ticket card, and/or upper tier seasonal parking pass, and these haven't arrived, then you can collect these from reception before the match. If you bought a digital ticket (without a card) then you can find details on how to access your ticket here.

Shop
The shop is kitted out with the brand-new gold away kit, goalkeeper strips, training kits and other items of kit, merchandise and leisurewear. Also open after the game.

Food and Drink
Inside the stadium, scan the QR code on the nearest seat - or download the FETCH app - to order your food and receive a notification once it's ready to collect from the nearest pick-up point. Click here to learn more.

Man in the middle
Charles Breakspear has overseen 14 Wycombe matches in his career, the first of which came in 2014 with a 1-0 defeat to Portsmouth. More recently, he was in the middle for the League Cup clash with Brentford – showing a straight red card to Dominic Gape – and oversaw the 3-1 win over Tranmere in the last home game before the pandemic.

Can't make it?
You can listen live on iFollow with an audio match pass, or watch live from overseas. Click here to buy your pass.

Other
The club will no longer be running the 50/50 matchday draw, or issuing teamsheets other than to hospitality guests in media, as it moves towards a fully cashless and paperless stadium. Fans can learn the team news on social media, giant screen, digital display screens and tannoy announcements. Wanderers have also ceased its partnership with the Wyc Picks app and this will not be in operation this season.

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Match Reports

Report: Wycombe 2-1 Accrington Stanley

The Chairboys started life in League One with a win.

7 August 2021

Garath McCleary’s brace in the first-half ensured that Matt Butcher’s deflected goal for the away side in the second wasn’t enough to rob any points.

Both teams struggled to get a hold of the game, as the first five minutes passed with rain lashing down over Adams Park. However, it was Wycombe that made their intentions for the season clear as Garath McCleary opened the scoring in the 10th minute. 

Daryl Horgan was the provider, as his drive down the left-hand side allowed him the space and time to cut the ball back across the box. McCleary made no mistake in slotting the ball past Accrington Stanley’s number one James Trafford.

Wycombe 1-0 Accrington Stanley

It didn’t take long for the Chairboys number 12 to complete his brace as he latched on to a looped ball over the top and belted a shot from outside the 18-yard-box into the top of the net, as Trafford was again left flailing.

Wycombe 2-0 Accrington Stanley

Anthony Stewart commanded the Chairboys back line, being called upon a number of times to win aerial battles and deny any real goal scoring threats - a double block just after the 20 minute mark summed up his excellent performance.

At the other end, McCleary continued to cause problems with the half ticking on - winning a free-kick tight to the touch line, but McCarthy’s curled delivery was blocked.

New signing Sam Vokes was also slotting into the team nicely, and looked dangerous as he chested down a Joe Jacobson delivery from the right-hand side to tee up Jack Grimmer who’s shot flew wide just after the half-hour mark.

Accrington weren’t without their chances in the first-half however, and David Stockdale in his new number 13 shirt was called into action to deny a shot from close range just after the Chairboys chance.

Moments later, there were sharp intakes of breath from Wycombe fans, as set-piece maestro Jacobson whipped a free-kick onto the top netting following a nasty foul on Josh Scowen as the half drew to a close.

Half time: Wycombe 2-0 Accrington Stanley

The second half kicked off with much the same intensity from the Chairboys as the first. Despite a half-chance for the away side in the opening moments, it was again Wycombe who saw the first potential goalscoring opportunity. With some tidy footwork, Daryl Horgan was able to break and slide Jordan Obita down the left-hand side. McCleary, already with his brace secured, got hold of the through ball from Obita, but his ball across the box was blocked.

Horgan was at the finishing end of another link up, as McCleary and Vokes knocked the ball between them before unleashing the Chairboys number 17, who’s shot flew well over the bar.

A messy period after the 50 minute mark for the Accrington defence saw the Chairboys run riot in the away end. Vokes and Scowen both had opportunities to notch a third goal for Wycombe, but Accrington did just enough to ice them out.

The 60 minute mark saw Gareth Ainsworth make his first substitution of the game, as Adebayo Akinfenwa replaced new signing Sam Vokes. The big man up top had a near instant impact, bringing down the ball and forcing a save to deny his hard and low shot.

Less than 10 minutes later, Anis Mehmeti replaced Garath McCleary, providing more fresh legs going forward. The young Chairboy made excellent runs down the left-hand side, forcing Accrington to make some last-ditch tackles as the half wore on.

Jason McCarthy, who had been pelting it up and down the right wing all game, was given a reprieve as Nick Freeman made his first appearance of the new season.

Despite having the better chances of the second half, it was Accrington who were able to hit the back of the net, with a deflected shot from Matt Butcher flying past David Stockdale in the 85th minute.

The Chairboys didn’t let the goal faze them, and continued to push to net another, with Mehmeti again racing up the pitch, only to be brought down for a free-kick just outside the 18-yard-box.

Neither side was able to add to their tally before the referee blew his whistle for full-time, as Gareth Ainsworth’s side started their lives back in League One with three points on the board.

Full time: Wycombe 2-1 Accrington Stanley

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Ticket News

Accrington tickets on sale!

Book your place for the first league game.

29 July 2021

Tickets for the opening game of the 2021/22 Sky Bet League 1 season are now on sale!

Wycombe Wanderers take on Accrington Stanley at Adams Park on Saturday 7th August, kicking off at 3pm, and you can now book your place by logging onto tickets.wwfc.com. Tickets are only available to buy online at this stage; over-the-phone sales will commence in due course.

If this is your first time using the ticketing site, you'll need to create an account - here's how:

  • Go to tickets.wwfc.com and click ‘Create Account’ (for mobile users, this is the icon with the silhouette+ symbol)
  • The club asks that each ticket holder has his/her own account, with one email address per ticket holder, which ensures that each fan will be assigned the correct ticket type
  • You can buy multiple tickets for other fans provided they have an account which is linked to yours; just scroll to the Friends and Family Bubble section in your account and add the email addresses of your linked accounts
  • You can choose to create an account by selecting ‘Continue With Facebook’, and this will auto-complete many of your details based on your Facebook account
  • Alternatively, enter your email address, hit Next, and follow the steps to fill in your:
    • First name
    • Last name
    • Password
    • Confirm Password
    • Address, Postcode First (this is so that your details will be saved for future occasions where you may choose to have tickets posted to you)
    • Phone Number
    • Date of Birth (this is so we can assign the correct price type to your ticket)
    • Accept the club’s privacy policy and terms and conditions
  • You will then receive an email to the address provided; you’ll need to click the link in this email to activate your account

Ticket prices for all home league games can be found here.

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