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The Big Match Preview: Chesterfield

2 December 2016

All you need to know ahead of the Emirates FA Cup second round clash at the Proact Stadium on Saturday (k.o. 3pm).

Chesterfield vs Wycombe Wanderers
Saturday 3rd December 2016, k.o. 3pm 
Proact Stadium, S41 8NZ
Referee: Michael Salisbury

With four consecutive league wins under their belts, Gareth Ainsworth's men turn their attentions to the challenge of reaching the third round of the Emirates FA Cup for the second year running - and ending a nasty hoodoo at the same time.

The Chairboys have made four visits to Chesterfield's new Proact Stadium, and lost on each occasion, conceding 13 goals in the process - all in league competition.

This time they head north looking for a cup upset against a League 1 outfit, just as they did last season at Millwall, coming up against a Spireites side which sits 22nd in the third tier, having lost 10 of their last 15 games.

They've won their last two, however, building confidence as they come towards the end of an injury crisis which has seen star striker Ched Evans sidelined.

Dangerman Jay O'Shea remains one to watch though, having scored eight goals from midfield already this season for Danny Wilson's men.

Wycombe ended their long wait for an away win at Cambridge a fortnight ago and backed it up with another triumph at Newport, but a cup triumph would eclipse those achievements and have the Wanderers fans dreaming once again of another famous cup adventure.

Tickets
Wanderers have been given an initial allocation of 500 tickets in the North Stand (all-seated and under cover), with more available on request.

Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for concessions (ages 20 and under, and 65 and over).

Note that all ticket prices increase by £2 if purchased on the day. Advance ticket sales will cease at 1pm on Friday.

Call 01494 441118, book online or visit the ticket office/shop at Adams Park to buy in advance. Tickets can be posted or made available for collection from Adams Park until 1pm on Friday 2nd December, or from the Proact Stadium from 1.30pm on the day of the game.

Travel
By Adrian Wood

POST CODE: S41 8NZ

Recommended road directions
Take the normal route to the northbound M1 (M40 to Junction 10, then A43 towards Northampton). Carry on the M1 to Junction 29. Exit here and take 2nd exit onto the A617 (signposted Chesterfield). After 5.2 miles at roundabout take the 4th exit onto the A61 (signposted Sheffield, Worksop). At the next roundabout take the 1st exit at the Tesco’s roundabout (Lockoford Lane). At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Sheffield Road, B6057. The stadium is on the left just past Tesco’s entrance.

Mileage from High Wycombe = 145

Recommended area for car parking
Note that the club car park is for permit holders only. There is nearby street parking available on side roads off the Sheffield road - if you arrive early enough. Don't think about parking in the nearby Tesco store, as the car park is patrolled on match days and you may end up having your car towed away.

Travelling by coach?
OWWSA will be running a coach that will leave Adams Park at 09:30. Travel prices are £21 for adults, £20 for seniors, and £19 for juniors. The price for non-members is £25 (No refund if game is cancelled). Note that OWWSA has added card payment to their methods of payment.  Members will be able to pay at the Vere Suite, on the coach or by telephone. Non members are required to pay before travelling, so this means either by telephone or in the Vere Suite.  If you wish to book by phone (Rena 01494 520179, Graham 07876 267301) or by e-mail (bookings@owwsa.co.uk) you need to do so by Thursday 1st December at 5pm.

Using the train?
There is a regular service from London St Pancras International, fastest journey time 1hr 45mins. Possible return timings are at 17:41 (arriving back in the capital at 19:31, 18:01 (20:00), 18:41 (20:34) and so on. Chesterfield railway station is walkable from the stadium, although it does take between 20 and 30 minutes. If you wish to travel to the ground by bus a 5 minute walk into the town centre will enable you to catch a bus from Cavendish Street. The Club also has a shuttle bus which departs from Rose Hill by the Town Hall.

Facilities for away fans
The ground capacity is 10,400 (all seated). Away supporters are normally housed in the Rubicon Print Stand at the North end of the stadium. If there is only a small following then only part of the East Stand is allocated and not the North end. Fans are housed pretty close to the pitch, ensuring good views of the playing action. The leg room is good too. The concourses are built to a high standard. Entrance is by ticket only - away fans can purchase their tickets from the small portakabin located outside the Rubicon Print (North) Stand.

Around the stadium
Nearest hostelry to the away end is the ‘Derby Tup’, a five minute walk along Sheffield Road. This is featured in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. Further on the same road you come to the handily located North Sea Fish and Chip shop and also the Red Lion pub. Note that the ‘Rose and Crown’ and ‘Crown and Anchor’ do not admit away fans and the nearby ‘Donkey Pub’ is predominantly for home supporters.

Can't make it?
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