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The Big Match Preview: Gillingham vs Wycombe

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13 September 2019

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Gillingham v Wycombe Wanderers
Saturday 14th September 2019 (kick off 3pm)
Priestfield Stadium
Referee: James Adcock

Top of the league Wycombe take their longest League 1 unbeaten stretch in 24 years to Priestfield on Saturday, to meet a Gillingham side who've made a slower start to the new campaign than new boss Steve Evans might have liked.

The former Leeds and Peterborough manager has overseen one win in eight league and cup matches so far after a busy summer of recruitment, but their last league game at Priestfield - a 5-0 win over Bolton - showed signs of the potential they're capable of, particularly in front of goal.

Wanderers' phenomenal home record of four wins and 12 goals hasn't quite been matched on the road, where they've drawn all three matches and scored and conceded just once.

A draw was also the outcome on their last visit to Kent, when they held a two-goal lead at half-time before the Gills bounced back to force a 2-2 result, with Josh Parker - now of Wycombe - netting the equaliser.

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Tickets are now off sale from the ticket office at Adams Park, with 447 snapped up in advance. Pre-booked tickets can be collected from Priestfield Stadium from 1.30pm on the day of the game.

Prices are as follows; tickets are in the uncovered Brian Moore Upper Tier.

Adults: £22
Over 65s: £18
Students: £8
Under 18s: £8
Under 12s: £2 with a paying adult (£8 otherwise)

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A late call will be made on the availability of Matt Bloomfield following his withdrawal through injury last weekend, but Fred Onyedinma could feature after returning from injury. Paul Smyth remains sidelined, but Sido Jombati and Curtis Thompson are back in contention.

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

Man in the Middle
James Adcock has shown 26 yellow cards and two red cards in five matches in the middle so far.

His last involvement in a Wycombe fixture was the 2-0 win over Hartlepool at Adams Park in November 2016.


By Adrian Wood


Using the car? These are the recommended road directions
Take the southbound M25 (s/p Heathrow). Continue forward at J5 onto the M26 (s/p Maidstone, Channel Tunnel). After 10 miles, continue forward onto the M20. Exit at J6 taking the A229 s/p Chatham. Ascend Bluebell Hill and at the junction with the M2 follow signs to Margate, Dover to join the M2. Exit the M2 at junction 4 onto the A278. Follow signs for Gillingham driving over two roundabouts before taking the first exit off the third roundabout onto the A2. Continue until you come to the next roundabout (Premier Inn to your left) and take the third exit onto the A289. At the first roundabout take the first exit onto Cornwallis Avenue. Continue along Cornwallis Avenue over the traffic lights before turning right into Toronto Road. Take the second left off Toronto into Redfern Avenue, where you will see the Priestfield Stadium on your left.

Mileage from High Wycombe = 89 (approx. journey time one and a half hours)

Recommended area for car parking
There is a residents only parking scheme in operation around Priestfield Stadium. There is a cheap pay and display car park on Railway Street near Gillingham station, which is less than 10 minutes’ walk from the ground. Another option is at Our Lady of Gillingham Catholic Church on Ingram Street (ME7 1YL). Again, it is only a ten-minute walk from the church to the stadium.

Using the train?
Gillingham is served by trains from London Victoria (every 15mins), Charing Cross (every 30mins), St Pancras and Stratford International (both located on the same line, every 30mins). On leaving Gillingham station turn left on to Balmoral Road. Walk for about five minutes down Balmoral Road until you come to the end. Straight opposite Balmoral Road you will see Priestfield Road. The away turnstiles are located at the top of Priestfield Road. The walk from the station should take no longer than 10 minutes.

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Facilities for away fans
The ground capacity is 11,582 (all seated). We have received an allocation of 600 tickets on one side of the Brian Moore Stand (on the Medway Stand side). The stand is of the temporary variety although it is of a good size and height - the views of the playing action are fine. As our supporters found out last December this stand is uncovered. Although the Club hands out free rain macs be prepared to get wet! Away supporters must walk down a very narrow terraced street to reach the away entrance.

Time on your hands?
Apparently the “Fleur De Lis” pub on Gillingham Road (a 10-minute walk away) has been designated by the local Police as an away fans pub. This pub has hot and cold snacks and is family friendly. Otherwise, the ground is walkable from the town centre, where there are a fair few pubs to be found. Otherwise, alcohol is made available to away fans to buy inside the stadium. 

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