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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Barnet

All you need to know.

29 September 2017

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Barnet
Saturday 30th September 2017, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park
Referee: Ross Joyce

It’s been nine months since the Chairboys last recorded three back-to-back victories, but Gareth Ainsworth’s men have momentum behind them and are on the hunt for three more points to put the icing on the cake of a superb week so far.

Victories over Colchester and Crewe have highlighted the strength of Wanderers’ weaponry but also the determination in the character of the squad to recover from setbacks to see the job through.

Next in their sights are Barnet, who’ve only ever lost once at Adams Park in the EFL but arrive on the back of a tough run of form, not aided by a spate of injuries which have hindered Rossi Eames’s side from reaching a consistent level of performances and results.

However, their three defeats in the last four games have all been by the narrowest of margins and they’ll hope to have fortune fall on their side this time around as they seek a repeat of their 2-0 win in south Bucks last season.

Team news
Dan Scarr is being assessed after leaving the pitch in Tuesday’s win due to an injury, while Matt Bloomfield, Paris Cowan-Hall and Luke O’Nien were unavailable in midweek along with the long-term absentee Scott Kashket.

Barnet are missing strikers John Akinde and Dave Tarpey, as well as keeper Jamie Stephens, full-backs Elliott Johnson and Richard Brindley, and midfielder Curtis Weston.

Man in the middle
There’ve been 49 yellow cards, one red card and a whopping 38 goals in Ross Joyce’s 10 games as referee so far this season.

He was last involved in a Chairboys fixture in March, when he officiated the 1-0 defeat to Notts County at Adams Park.

It’s Quid-A-Kid day at Adams Park, where all juniors can watch from any area of the stadium for just £1 each.

Chairboys fans can benefit from a £2 discount on standard tickets 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).

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.

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.

Regular 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 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 at the terrace end of the car park.

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.

Nathan Tyson stars on the cover after his heroics in midweek, which are covered in an interview and match report inside while there’s also a feature of late, great winners from Adams Park history.

Bob Massie takes part in the Me and my Wycombe feature, while Tom Hancock introduces the Bees and Keith Higgins re-lives Wycombe Sound’s recent success at the Community Radio Awards.

Pick up a copy for £3.50 around the ground, and don’t forget to scan the cover using the Layar app, which this week will unlock a special competition!

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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