FANS HELP GET GAME ON
(Saturday 27th January 2001)
A Wanderers fan helping to clear the pitch - picture Paul DennisA massive snow clearing operation helped ensure that Wycombe's Fourth Round FA Cup tie with Wolves went ahead as scheduled.
Freak weather in the High Wycombe area on Friday afternoon meant that Club officials were desperately trying to get the Adams Park surface up to scratch prior to the 3pm kick-off. Four hours of torrential rain followed by early evening snow and then an overnight frost caused the panic ahead of the sell-out cup tie.
Club staff awoke early on Saturday morning to assess the damage before making an appeal on local radio for volunteers to help clear the pitch of a layer of snow.
Pitch clearing begins - picture Paul Dennis The call for fans was relayed in the 'gasroom' shortly after the radio appeal and the club were delighted when close to 100 fans turned out to help out. A pitch inspection was provisionally arranged for 11am but this was abandoned after the army of volunteers took the pressure off Club staff and the game was never in any serious doubt from there on. Some of the snow was carted off into the Club Car Park while the rest was left around the edge of the pitch, allowing a never to be forgotten goal celebration from Andy 'snowman' Rammell.

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