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The Big Match Preview: Bristol Rovers v Wycombe

All you need to know ahead of the visit to the Memorial Stadium.

9 August 2019

Team news, tickets and more!

Bristol Rovers v Wycombe Wanderers
Saturday 10th August 2019 (kick off 3pm)
Memorial Stadium
Referee: Paul Marsden

The Chairboys are on the road again! It's been a long pre-season, but it's time for our first away trip of the season. Supporters were treated to a 1-0 win at the Memorial Stadium back in January courtesy of a header from Sido Jombati, and fans will be hoping for more of the same this weekend.

Fresh from last week's opening day victory over Bolton Wanderers, Gareth Ainsworth's men will be looking to capitalise on their good start to the campaign. Whilst Graham Coughlan's Rovers need to pick themselves up following their defeat to Blackpool last time out and will be hoping to make a winning return on home turf.

Living long in the memory of Chairboys supporters surely has to be Gareth Ainsworth’s last goal as a professional footballer. It came against the Gas in December 2012’s 2-0 win at Adams Park, which was also his second game as permanent manager.

Between the two sides, there hasn’t been a draw in any competition for 25 straight games, a record which spans from November 1999. Draws in this fixture have only ever come at Adams Park, with only one of them being goalless.

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Tickets are now off sale from the ticket office at Adams Park. Pre-booked tickets can be collected from the Memorial Stadium from 1pm on the day of the game.

Tickets will also be available to purchase on the day of the game with no price increase:

Adults: £23
Seniors (65+): £19
Young Adults (16-21): £19
Under 16s: £10
Under 11s: £5

Adults: £19
Seniors (65+): £15
Young Adults (16-21): £15
Under 16s: £10
Under 11s: £5

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The Chairboys have a fully-fit squad, and only those players who are yet to feature this season are set to miss out.

Wycombe will be in their yellow change strip for this fixture.

Man in the Middle
Paul Marsden has only taken charge of one fixture this season. He was the referee for Oldham versus Liverpool Under-21s last Wednesday evening

The Lancashire-based official spent last season predominantly refereeing League Two matches, following his promotion from National League officiating.


By Adrian Wood


Using the car? These are the recommended road directions

The Memorial Stadium is located on Filton Avenue, just off the Gloucester Road (A38) and is approximately two miles from the centre of Bristol. Take the A404 south, leading to the A404(M) and the westbound M4. Exit the motorway at Junction 19, taking the M32 signposted Bristol. After 3.1 miles, exit at Junction 2 and take the 3rd exit signposted Horfield and Southmead. Follow the road through a division and a roundabout both of which have clear signs to “The Memorial Stadium”. Once through this area you join Muller Road. Drive along here for 1.4 miles until you come to signal-controlled crossroads. Signposted right is Horfield Health Centre and Library. At this junction, ignore the sign and turn left into Filton Avenue. The ground is almost immediately on the left.

Mileage from High Wycombe = 101 (approx. journey time 2 hours)

Recommended area for car parking

Finding a space within a five to ten-minute walk is usually relatively easy - parking on Muller Road is a popular choice as is Gloucester Road. If Muller Road and Gloucester Road are busy then there are many other roads across the other side of Gloucester Road - travel past the Wellington pub along Kellaway Avenue and you'll find another area of roads often used for match day parking. Although there is plenty of on-street parking available, it is a predominately residential area so please ensure that private driveways are not obstructed.

Using the train?

Bristol Parkway is about two miles from the ground and buses 73/73A/73B run from the railway station past the Memorial Stadium. Another option is to take a local train from Temple Meads to Montpelier. From there the ground is about a 30-minute walk.

Facilities for away fans

The ground capacity is 12,300. Away supporters are mostly housed in an open terrace on one side of the East Stand. This area is open to the elements so be prepared to get wet. In addition, seats are made available to away fans in the South Stand at one end of the ground. The official programme costs £3.

Spare time on your hands?

There is a bar behind the clubhouse terrace at the ground that usually admits away fans. Alcohol is not made available to away fans inside the stadium. There are plenty of food outlets in the Gloucester Road area. As regards hostelries, not far from the Memorial Stadium on Gloucester Road is “The Wellington”. This serves food and normally has a mix of home and away fans on matchdays. Also on Gloucester Road is a recently opened micropub called “The Drapers Arms”. Also coming recommended is “The Annexe Inn” on Seymour Road.

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