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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Gillingham

All you need to know.

8 October 2021

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Wycombe Wanderers vs Gillingham
Saturday 9th October 2021, KO 3pm
Adams Park
Sky Bet League 1
Referee: Kevin Friend

Chairboys are back in action at Adams Park looking to extend their perfect home start to the season in League 1, taking on Gillingham in just one of four games taking place in the third tier over the international weekend.

With the Premier League and Championship taking a break, there'll be plenty of eyes on Wanderers' efforts in overcoming a Gills side who've won just twice so far in the league, but boss Steve Evans' teams have always proved a tough obstacle in meetings down the years.

Adebayo Akinfenwa and Brandon Hanlan could face their former club for the Blues as they bid to replicate their goalscoring heroics of last week's dramatic 4-3 victory over Morecambe, though boss Gareth Ainsworth will no doubt have been sharpening up the squad's defensive shape in training throughout the week.

The visitors won 2-0 at Cambridge on their last away day and were victorious at Adams Park on their most recent visit in February 2019.

Team news
Nick Freeman (knee) remains the only long-term absentee for the Chairboys, while young defenders Jack Wakely, Max Ram, James Clark and Chris Forino are all carrying knocks that kept them out of the midweek game at MK Dons in the Papa John's Trophy. Dominic Gape is fit again, having come through Tuesday's game unscathed, while many first-team regulars were rested in readiness for the league battle. Sullay Kaikai and Daryl Horgan are away on international duty.

Ryan Jackson and Mustapha Carayol could return for Gillingham after injury, but Dan Phillips is still out.

Man in the middle
Premier League official Kevin Friend has refereed two top-flight games this term, and returns to Adams Park for the first time since overseeing the hotly-debated 2-1 loss to Derby County last season.

He first refereed a Wycombe game in 2004, and had teeth knocked out in an accidental collision with Matt Bloomfield the following season.

Tickets can be purchased online up until kick-off and Ticket Office 1 will be open from 12-3pm for sales. Any tickets that have been ordered for collection can be collected in the club reception.

Please remember Adams Park is a cashless stadium.

Parking passes must be purchased in advance for £10 until 3pm on Friday. There are no parking passes available on the day at the stadium.

You can make use of the Park and Ride scheme from West Wycombe (Cowleaze Field) for a cost of £5 per vehicle. There is also a bus service running from the High Wycombe train station with fares of £3.

The Park and Ride from Cowleaze Field will depart every 15 minutes between 1:00pm and 2:45pm, and dropping fans off at the end of Hillbottom Road. The services for the return journey will be available to board from 4.45pm, and continue as required until 6.15pm at the latest.

The bus service running from the station departing from bay X3 will run at 12:45pm, 1:30pm and 2:15pm, heading direct to Adams Park with no stops. Return journeys will run from 5:15pm and 6pm.

Full parking and travel options are here.

Food and drink
There will be the usual Hellfire BBQ in the Chairboys Village, which is open for both home and away fans, with live music from Tom Dulieu. The Away Fans Village is closed for this game.

The Caledonian Suite is open from 12pm for home fans, with a bar open. Please note that FETCH will not be in operation inside the Caledonian Suite, but fans will be able to get a wristband which will allow them to exit and re-enter in order to purchase food from the village.

The Honours Lounge and Woodlands Lounge are reserved for members only.

You can connect to Adams Park WiFi once you're in the stadium. You will not currently be prompted to login.

Our matchday programme BluePrint will be available to purchase from Sandie's Hut as you enter the ground. If you can't make the game, you can buy it online and have it delivered to your home. Click here to learn more.

Remembering Naz
Wanderers will pay tribute at half-time to season ticket holder Naz Bajwa, who died suddenly last weekend. Naz's friends and family will be at the game in the Family Stand.

No musical instruments
Wanderers have placed a ban on musical instruments being brought into the stadium; click here for full reasons.

Can't join us?
If you can't make it down to Adams Park, you can listen along on iFollow. Passes can be purchased here.

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Match Reports

Report: Wycombe 2-0 Gillingham

Two strikes in the first ten minutes secure all three points against Gillingham.

9 October 2021

A first half howitzer from Garath McCleary and a strike from Brandon Hanlan against his former club sealed a solid victory over Gillingham.

Gareth Ainsworth made just the one change from last week’s thriller- Brandon Hanlan making his first league start since joining, replacing Daryl Horgan who’s away on international duty.

Wycombe opened the scoring after just two minutes of play. David Stockdale’s long pass was flicked on by Sam Vokes to Garath McCleary, who nutmegged the defender with his first touch before firing in an emphatic finish to bring his tally to five for the season.

Just a few minutes later, it was two. Thompson’s initial shot wasn’t dealt with properly by the Gillingham defence and Hanlan was on hand to sweep the ball home at the back post.

Just after 25 minutes, Gillingham were handed a way back into the match. Scowen’s crunching tackle on Dempsey was deemed to have been inside the box, but to the delight of the Chairboys fans, Oliver’s penalty ended up in The Terrace.

The Gills nearly pulled a goal back five minutes before the interval, but a combination of Stockdale at full stretch and a last ditch clearance from Jacobson forced the ball out for a corner.

Half-time: Wycombe 2-0 Gillingham.

A slow-starting second half was almost kicked into life by Joe Jacobson, but his free-kick narrowly flashed over the visitors’ crossbar.

A mix-up in defence for the Chairboys nearly gifted Gillingham a goal, but Stockdale managed to claw Stewart’s wayward header away from goal.

Vokes nearly bagged Wycombe’s third, but Jamie Cumming managed to reach the number 9’s header to force a corner.

The striker was involved in nearly grabbing a third for Wycombe- putting ‘keeper Cumming under immense pressure before Hanlan unleashed an effort but Gills’ No.1 managed to tip it onto the post.

Adebayo Akinfenwa and Anis Mehmeti were introduced with ten to play, with the former instantly contributing at the back with a couple of stern headers from Gills set-pieces.

A solid display at the back ensured that the Chairboys kept their third league clean sheet of the season, as well as maintaining the 100% winning record at Adams Park.

Full-time: Wycombe 2-0 Gillingham.

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Ticket News

Tickets on sale: Gillingham (H), 09/10

See the Wanderers take on Gillingham at Adams Park on Saturday 9th October (kick-off 3pm).

7 September 2021

Tickets for the Sky Bet League 1 game against Gillingham at Adams Park are now on sale!

Wanderers take on the Gills at Adams Park on Saturday 9th October, kicking off at 3pm, and you can now book your place by logging onto

Gareth Ainsworth's men have won all four of their home games so far, seeing off Accrington, Lincoln, Charlton and most recently Morecambe, in dramatic fashion.

The entertainment kicks off at noon with live sport and local food and drink served up in the Chairboys Village, before the action gets underway on the pitch at 3pm.

Head to to buy your tickets; match tickets can easily be downloaded to your smartphone wallet, or printed out at home and brought with you.

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

  • Go to 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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