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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Exeter

All you need to know.

13 October 2017

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Exeter City
Saturday 14th October 2017, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park
Referee: Robert Jones

Fan-owned football is back at Adams Park with two supporter-owned clubs going head-to-head almost a year to the day since they last met in south Bucks – though the feeling is very different this time around.

Last October both sides were struggling at the wrong end of the table and City’s gloom was deepened by Adebayo Akinfenwa’s late winner which secured a 1-0 win for the Chairboys.

This time around, the Grecians arrive sitting top of League 2 following a phenomenal run of form which has laughed off any suggestions that they might suffer a hangover from last season’s agonising play-off final defeat to Blackpool.

They come up against the top scorers in the EFL, with Gareth Ainsworth’s side looking for a fifth consecutive victory to keep up their own superb sequence of results, having seen off Colchester, Crewe, Barnet and Cambridge in the past three weeks.

Team news
Nathan Tyson misses out for the Chairboys after suffering knee ligament damage last weekend, joining Michael Harriman (broken leg) and Scott Kashket (pelvis) in the treatment room. Luke O’Nien, Paris Cowan-Hall and Matt Bloomfield are all close to a return, however.

Exeter hope to have Luke Croll available after his knock to cover for the injured Jordan Moore-Taylor, while Ryan Harley is also out.

Man in the middle
Rob Jones officiated two Chairboys games last season, awarding a penalty to either side in the 1-1 draw with Yeovil, as well as the 1-0 loss to Mansfield.

So far this season he’s shown 31 yellow and two red cards in his 12 matches in the middle.

Chairboys fans can benefit from a £2 discount when they book before 5pm on Friday; click here for all the details including prices and how to book. Phone lines open from 10am on the day of the game, while tickets can be bought on arrival from Ticket Office 1 and 2 (both open at noon).

There is a new set of caps in-store, while shirts are priced at £42 in adult sizes and £35 in junior sizes; visit the shop from 10am on Saturday. Note that shirts will be printed during the match, so fans can make their purchase before the game and collect it afterwards.

Please note that there are traffic lights on Lane End Road on the approach to Hillbottom Road, which may cause delays, so fans are advised to allow extra time for their journeys.

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

Effective from October 2017, Arriva operate a revised matchday service at a standard fare of £3 single or £4 return, irrespective of where passengers join or leave the service. Children aged 11 and under are charged half price (£1.50 single or £2 return). 

Saturday 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 11 and under.

There will be no parking for the general public in the lower tier - spaces in the upper tier are £5 per car.

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.

Where to go
Buying tickets for this game - Ticket Office 1 (from 12pm).
Collecting pre-booked tickets - collection pod opposite Ticket Office 1
Ticket enquiries - Ticket Office 1, window 4
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 opposite Ticket Office 1
Staff/deliveries - delivery entrance to the left of the shop
Kids zone - the WWSET inflatable target practice will be outside the marquee.

Food and drink
The bars in the stadium open at 12pm. 

  • Caledonian Suite - home fans only. Ale festival in operation. Also open at half-time for fans in Beechdean & Bucks New Uni stands.
  • Monty's - no away colours. Open after the game.
  • Woodlands - members only. Hot food available.
  • Honours - VIP hospitality.
  • Marquee - open to home and away fans, with music, a BBQ and selection of alcoholic and soft drinks available.

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.

Prostate Cancer UK matchday
Wycombe Wanderers are delighted to welcome Prostate Cancer UK to Adams Park for Saturday’s clash with Exeter City.

Volunteers will be collecting money outside the ground this afternoon and with your generosity will be raising vital funds to help relegate the most common cancer in men.

Mana Cheerleaders
The Mana Cheerleaders are back at Adams Park; look out for their display at half-time!

Scan the cover using the Layar app for the chance to win a prize in our exclusive competition, while you can also enjoy extra video content by scanning the match report and Bodger’s Corner pages.

There’s columns from Phil Catchpole, Ian Baker and Nick Tunney, while Tom Hancock introduces the Grecians and John Bartlett tells his tale of volunteering at the club.

Pick up a copy for £3.50 around the ground.

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 £ tickets from our vendors around the ground to be entered into the draw, where 50% of the takings go into the prize find and the other 50% goes to support club projects.

Matchday timetable
10am - phone lines and shop open.
12pm - Ticket Office 1 open.
12pm - Caledonian Suite, Monty's and marquee open.
1pm - collection point at blue pod open.
1pm - players begin to arrive.
1.30pm - turnstiles open for access to stadium bowl.
2pm - teams announced via Twitter.
2.10pm - teamsheets distributed around the bars.
2.55pm - teams emerge from the tunnel.
3pm - kick-off.
3.45pm - half-time. Fans in Beechdean & Bucks New Uni stands have access to the Caledonian Suite.
4pm - second half commences.
4.45pm - full-time. Caledonian Suite and Monty's open.
5.15pm - Q&A in the Caledonian Suite.

Can't make it?
Listen live on iFollow with Phil Catchpole on the club's new and improved audio and video service, while overseas fans can watch the game live for the first time. Click here for details.

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