Ipswich Town Football Club IPSWICH
Ground: Portman Road,
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Know your History - The first competitive meeting between Wycombe and Ipswich, at First Team level, was at Portman Road on 26th November 2019, but the two sides had met previously in Friendly and Reserve team football.

The first ever meeting was a pre-season friendly at Adams Park on 25th July 1995 for Alan Smith's first game in charge of Wanderers at Adams Park. Alex Mathie gave the visitors the lead on nine minutes but Mickey Bell levelled on 24 minutes after being put through by Steve Brown. Desouza then gave Wycombe the lead on 31 minutes when he struck home from the edge of the box following an assist from Steve McGavin. Town, who included 'veteran' John Wark in their side, equalised after the break when Lee Chapman won the ball in the air for Mathie to set up Gus Uhlenbeek for a shot that Paul Hyde got a hand to but couldn't keep out.
Wycombe: Hyde, Cousins, Hardyman, Crossley, Howard, Brown, Carroll, Bell (sub 60 Hemmings), Desouza (sub 71 Garner), McGavin, Soloman - subs not used: Thompson, Clark
Ipswich: Pears (sub HT Tarrico), Yallop, Thompson, Sedgley, Wark, (sub HT Vaughan), Williams, Uhlenbeek, Thompsen (sub 72 Tanner), Mathie, Marshall, (sub HT Chapman), Milton (sub 55 Slater) - subs not used: Wright, Gregory, Mason
Attendance 2,132.

All other meetings prior to the Football League meeting on 26th November 2019 were Reserve team fixtures in the Football Combination.
28th October 1998 - a Wycombe team made their first ever trip to Portman Road - Town running out 1-0 winners.
29th March 2000 - Wanderers thrashed 7-0 at Portman Road.
After a break from being opponents in the Football Combination, the two sides then met home and away during the 2008/9 and 2009/10 seasons in what had become the Eastern Division of the Football Combination.
Tues 16 Sep 2008 - Ipswich 3 Wycombe 4
Tues 13 Jan 2009 - Wycombe 2 Ipswich 1
Weds 24 Feb 2010 - Ipswich 1 Wycombe 2
Tues 2 Mar 2010 - Wycombe 1 Ipswich 2

Chairboy Connections
A selection of players who have played for both Clubs.

Matt Bloomfield - Midfielder who joined Ipswich as a 13 year-old, signing pro forms at the start of the 2001/2 season. Made what would be his solitary First Team appearance for Town at the start of the 2003/4 season before being signed by Tony Adams at Wycombe in December 2003. Has since gone on to make over 500 Wanderers appearances during a 16 year plus spell at Adams Park.

Darren Currie - A flair midfielder who originally played for Shrewsbury Town and Plymouth Argyle before a three year spell at Barnet. Joined Wycombe in the summer of 2001 for 200,000. Left Wanderers in the summer of 2004 and eventually joined Brighton before a move to Ipswich Town where he scored 9 goals in 89 appearances.

Gus Uhlenbeek - Dutch born defender whose first English club was Ipswich Town - making over 100 appearances during a three year spell in the late 1990's. Went on to play for Fulham, Walsall, Sheffield United, Bradford City and Chesterfield before Tony Adams bought him to Wycombe in June 2004. Made 46 appearances for Wycombe before opting to leave in the summer of 2005. Spent a season with Mansfield Town before ending his pro career at Halifax Town.

Other player connections

Dean Bowditch
Stephen Bywater
Chris Casement
Aidan Collins
Sieb Dijkstra
Janoi Donacien
Richard Logan
Steve McGavin
Antonio Murray
Sam Parkin
David Stockdale
Steven Taylor
Ian Westlake

Managerial connection between the two sides.

Paul Lambert
- Wanderers Manager between June 2006 and May 2008.
Famously took then League Two Wycombe to the Semi-Finals of the Football League Cup in January 2007 - losing to Premiership Chelsea over two-legs after holding Jose Mourinho's side to a 1-1 draw in the 1st game at Adams Park.
Quit Wycombe after seeing his side lose in the League Two Play-Off Semi-Finals to Stockport County in May 2008.

Went on to manage Colchester United, Norwich City, Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers, Wolves and Stoke City before being appointed as boss at Portman Road in October 2018 but was unable to prevent them from being relegated to the Third Tier of English football for the 2019/20 season.
Chairboys all-time record against The Blues
Tue, Jul 25, 1995 Fr H D 2-2 2,132
Tue, Nov 26, 2019 FL2 A D 0-0 19,215
Wed, Jan 1, 2020 FL2 H D 1-1 8,523
Tue, Nov 1, 2021 FL2 H L 1-4 6,943
Wed, Dec 29, 2021 FL2 A L 0-1 26,456
Sat, Dec 17, 2022 FL2 H W 1-0 7,602
Fri, Apr 7, 2023 FL2 A L 0-4 28,511
Fr = Friendly
FL2 = Football League Division Two/'League One'
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