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The Big Match Preview - Stevenage

11 March 2016

All you need to know ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet League 2 clash with Stevenage at Adams Park (k.o. 3pm).

Wycombe Wanderers vs Stevenage
Saturday 12th March 2016, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park, HP12 4HJ
Referee: Mr Andy Woolmer

Putting aside the disappointment of back-to-back away defeats, Gareth Ainsworth's side can take a positive approach on their return to Adams Park knowing they have the opportunity to capitalise on their recent successes on home turf against Exeter and Bristol Rovers.

To notch up a third straight home success, they'll need to overcome a Stevenage side who hold an impressive record in south Bucks, even if their current form is showing signs of struggle.

Boro have won two and drawn one of their three Football League visits to Adams Park, and collected all three points in the reverse fixture in October thanks in no small part to a freak goal by keeper Jesse Joronen, but under caretaker manager Darren Sarll they've lost their last three games without finding the net.

Each of Wycombe's last five matches have finished 1-0 to the home side, and the team which has scored first has won every league game involving the Wanderers since mid-December, which places extra importance on finding the opening goal on Saturday.

Rowan Liburd will hope to be the man to break the deadlock if he makes his home debut after joining on loan from Reading, having impressed on his debut at Newport last week.

Stevenage have used 43 players this season and only two of the side which started in their win over Wycombe in October were on the field at the start of their last match (at home to Portsmouth).

Kick It Out
Saturday is Wanderers' designated match of action in support of the Kick It Out campaign which tackles discrimination in football.

To mark the occasion, the players will warm up in special Kick It Out t-shirts, and representatives of Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust will be handing out stickers and other goodies to young fans to raise their awareness of the campaign.

Meanwhile, the front cover of the matchday programme Quarters has been designed by a young fan, whose artwork was selected from over 150 entries by manager Gareth Ainsworth.

First Time Fans
Read our guide for first-time fans here.

Tickets start at £15 for adults and £7 for juniors, while under 7s go free in the family stand. The £15 ticket in the Bucks New Uni Stand (terrace) is officially the cheapest adult ticket in Sky Bet League 2.

Click here for all the details and call 01494 441118 or go online to book.

Stevenage fans are accommodated in the Panache Stand.

Wycombe fans can either book online, call 01494 441118 or visit the ticket office at Adams Park.

You can travel to the game by bus thanks to the Arriva service.

Adult return: £3
Adult single: £2
Concession return: £1.50
Concession single: £1

Fares are charged at the same rate regardless of where passengers board the service. Concessions are classed at under 16s and over 60s.

The service timetables are as follows.

Saturday service (for 3pm kick-offs)
  • Wycombe Railway Station – 13.05 and 14.05
  • Eden Bus Station – 13.15 and 14.15
  • Handy Cross Park & Ride – 13.25 and 14.25
  • Adams Park – 13.35 and 14.35
  • End of Hillbottom Road – 17.10
  • Handy Cross Park & Ride – 17.20
  • Eden Bus Station – 17.30
  • Wycombe Railway Station – 17.40


There will be no parking for the general public in the lower tier - spaces in the upper tier are £5 per car. There is also a new car park behind Origin Global (on the left before the Adams Park gates), priced at £5 a car, the proceeds of which are split between the club and the Rennie Grove charity.

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.

The club reserves 10 disabled parking spaces for blue badge holders in close proximity to the entrances to the stadium, which are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Where to go
Buying tickets - ticket offices 1&2 (open from 1pm)
Collecting pre-booked tickets (WWFC fans) - collection pod opposite Ticket Office 1
Collecting pre-booked tickets (away fans) - marquee
Ticket enquiries - shop (far-left)
Shop - through the arch
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 opposite Ticket Office 1
Staff/deliveries - delivery entrance to the left of the shop

Food and drink
The bars in the stadium open at 12pm and remain open after the match.
  • Vere Suite - home fans only. Also open at half-time for fans in Beechdean & Bucks New Uni stands.
  • Scores - home fans only.
  • Woodlands - members only. Hot food available.
  • Honours - VIP hospitality.
  • Marquee - away fans only. Serves bottled and canned drinks and food is available from the adjacent Food Shack.
All bars show Sky Sports and BT Sport on the TVs around the walls, with the exception of the marquee.

Inside the stadium, each stand is serviced by a kiosk serving hot and cold food and drink.

The Vere Suite will host a Q&A with a Wanderers player after the game.

This week's matchday programme includes a catch-up with new striker Rowan Liburd, a recap of the last three games plus the views of Gareth Ainsworth and Matt Bloomfield, while Phil Slatter and Robbie Cortez tell their stories of following the Chairboys and Boro fan Connor Gladwin gives us the lowdown on his side.

This edition is 64 pages and costs £3.

50/50 matchday draws
The club operates two matchday draws giving fans the chance to win a cash prize. Purchase your blue £1 or orange £2 tickets from our vendors around the ground to be entered into the draw, where 50% of the takings go into the prize fund and the other 50% goes to support club projects.

Matchday timetable
12pm - car park, bars, shop and ticket office open.
1.30pm - turnstiles open for access to stadium bowl.
2.05pm - teams announced via Twitter.
2.15pm - teamsheets distributed around the bars.
3pm - kick-off.
3.45pm - half-time. Fans in Beechdean & Bucks New Uni stands have access to the Vere Suite.
4pm - second half commences.
4.45pm - full-time. Vere Suite and Scores bars open.
5.15pm - Q&A in the Vere Suite.

Live commentary
Tune in to Chairboys PlayerHD for live commentary from 2.55pm. Click here for details of how to subscribe.

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