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Reserves WATFORD 1 RESERVES 2
(Monday 25th February 2008)
Chidi Ogubuagu scored twice as Wanderers Reserves beat Watford 2-1 at Boreham Wood FC on Monday. The younsgter opened the scoring in the 15th minute - finishing from close range following a left wing cross from Callum Botham. The home levelled shortly before the break when Billy Gibson picked up a loose ball before slotting past Jamie Young in the Wycombe goal. But Wanderers regained the lead a minute into the second period when Ogubuagu finsished from short distance again, this time a cross from the right. Wycombe: Young, Stockley (sub 62 Daly), Cadmore, Boucaud (sub HT Turley), Christon, Williamson (sub HT Pearce), Phillips, Rice, Fitchett, Ogbuagu, Botham - subs not used: Reading, Braithwaite
Matchday ROCHDALE 0 WYCOMBE 1
(Saturday 23rd February 2008)
A Leon Knight goal in the 14th minute was enough to secure all three points from Wanderers' visit to Rochdale on Saturday. The result extends Wycombe's unbeaten run away from home in 'League Two' to seven games - the last defeat coming in the 6-0 drubbing at Stockport on 8th December. The only goal of the game came when Knight angled a shot home from the right channel following Russell Martin's through ball. Wycombe remain in the sixth place in the table after all nearest challengers for promotion also picked up three points. Next game for the Wanderers is next Saturday (1st March) at Lincoln City - kick-off 3pm. Wycombe: Fielding, Martin, Johnson, McCracken, Woodman, Torres (sub HT Williamson), Doherty, Lennon, Bloomfield, Knight (sub 80 Sutton), McGleish - subs not used: Boucard, Young, Bullock - Att: 2,616 (away 200 approx)
Reserves RESERVES 1 SOUTHAMPTON 2
(Wednesday 20th February 2008)
Wanderers Reserves went down 2-1 to Southampton in the Football Combination at Adams Park on Wednesday afternoon. The Saints, second placed in the Combination, had beaten Wanderers 5-0 in the reverse fixture earlier in the season and led 2-0 at the break at Adams Park following goals from Cedric Baseya (20 mins) and Mario Licka (40 mins). It was Robert Rice who scored Wanderers' goal on 68 minutes from the penalty spot before Daniel Fitchett and Martin Bullock went close to snatching a draw. Next game for the Reserves is on Monday 25th February when they visit Watford. Wycombe: Young, Stockley, Palmer, Boucaud, Christon, Williamson, Bullock, Rice, Sutton (sub 57 Fitchett), Shulton (sub 57 Daly), Botham (sub 63 Phillips) - subs not used: Cadmore, Reading
Matchday WYCOMBE 1 ROTHERHAM 0
(Saturday 16th February 2008)
A 50th minute headed goal from David McCracken was enough to earn Wanderers a 1-0 victory over fifth placed Rotherham at Adams Park on Saturday. The goal came after Russell Martin's corner from the right was directed home by the former Dundee United defender. Wanderers stay sixth in the table with 54 points - nine points behind leaders MK Dons and just five points behind third placed Darlington. Next match is on Saturday (23rd February), away to Rochdale. Wycombe: Fielding, Martin, Johnson, McCracken, Woodman, Torres, Doherty, Lennon, Holt, Knight (sub 64 Bloomfield), McGleish (sub 89 Sutton) - subs not used: Young, Williamson, Palmer - Att: 4,610 (away end 325)
New Stadium WASPS PLEA
(Thursday 14th February 2008)
London Wasps Chairman John O'Connell has pleaded with supports of the Rugby Club to help influence Wycombe District Council in their quest for a bigger stadium in the area. Writing in an email newsletter, O'Connell said "Off the field, we continue to work closely and fruitfully with Wycombe Wanderers regarding our stadium plans, and our dialogue with Wycombe District Council (WDC) regarding a prospective Community Stadium continues." He added, "An important session is coming up in February, at which it is vital for us to impress upon all concerned the advantages of a continued connection between WDC and Wasps: our image, connection with the area and the potential for income generation. Therefore, any personal contact or influence you feel you can bring to bear on council members regarding this matter will be greatly appreciated by all at the club." O'Connell went on to compare Munster's 30,000 capacity stadium as 'the standard we will have to match' and therefore, 'making it all the more important we have your and the local authority support for a bigger new stadium'. The meeting is expected to take place on 21 February, meanwhile, Wanderers officials are now playing down talk of a new stadium and insist that, as yet, no firm plans have been drawn up and any such move is years away. WDC have yet to publicly comment on the situation but have recently targeted Handy Cross as the 'preferred site' for the replacement Wycombe Sports Centre having originally targetted the 'Hughenden Quarter'.
Matchday BURY 2 WYCOMBE 2
(Tuesday 12th February 2008)
Wanderers threw away a 2-0 lead at Bury on Tuesday evening - drawing 2-2 and conceeding an equaliser in the 88th minute. Wanderers went ahead in the 14th minute when Sergio Torres struck home from around 18 yards and the lead was doubled six minutes before the break after Steven Haslam fouled Leon Knight in the Bury penalty area and Scott McGleish did the honours from the spot. Wycombe were comfortable at this stage but the home side got a lifeline on 65 minutes with a penalty of their own awarded for handball against Russell Martin - Andy Bishop beating Frank Fielding from the spot. Spurred on by the goal, Bury snatched their point after David McCracken handled on the edge of the box and Brian Barry-Murphy converted the free-kick from 20 yards. Wanderers stay sixth in the table. Next match is on Saturday (16th February) at home to Rotherham. Wycombe: Fielding, Martin, McCracken, Johnson, Woodman, Torres, Holt, Lennon, Doherty (sub 61 Bloomfield), Knight (sub 72 Sutton), McGleish - subs not used: Young, Palmer, Williamson - Att: 1,895 (away approx 150)
??? WASPS SWITCHED OFF
(Sunday 10th February 2008)
Embarassment for London Wasps officials on Sunday when their scheduled game with Sale on Sunday was called-off just 15 minutes before the 5.15pm kick-off. The last minute cancellation was caused by an area of the pitch alongside the Woodlands Stand being deemed frozen and too dangerous to play. Speaking after the game to Sky Sports News, Wasps CEO Tony Copsey suggested that the situation had been 'unavoidable' dispite undersoil heating being available at Adams Park. The situation had not been helped by the shift of kick-off to accomodate TV schedules and Copsey went on to add in an official statement on the Wasps website that the state of the pitch had been down to a 'cold sink effect' and added that this had 'prompted Wycombe Wanderers to install undersoil heating when a new pitch was laid on Wasps arrival at Adams Park in 2001 (sic)'. For the record, Wasps moved to Wycombe for the 2002/2003 season and paid an estimated 250,000 towards half the cost of a new 'desso' surface and undersoil heating as part of the tenancy agreement.
Matchday WYCOMBE 1 MANSFIELD 2
(Saturday 9th February 2008)
A disappointing display at Adams Park saw Wycombe lose 2-1 to bottom of the table Mansfield Town on Saturday, with the winning goal coming in the final minute. Wanderers were behind in the 9th minute when Gary Holt tripped Jefferson Louis in the penalty area and Michael Boulding converted the spot kick. Wycombe equalised three minutes before the break when Scott McGleish nodded the ball home via the crossbar after Craig Woodman had crossed from the left. Wycombe came closest to taking the lead on 62 minutes when John Sutton saw an effort tipped onto the crossbar. But it was Louis who grabbed a later winner for the visitors with a goal knocked in at the right hand upright after he had broke from midfield. Next match is away to third from bottom Bury on Tuesday (12th February). Wycombe: Fielding, Martin, McCracken, Johnson (sub 88 Williamson), Woodman, Torres (sub 62 Bloomfield), Holt, Lennon, Doherty, Sutton (sub 63 Knight), McGleish - subs not used: Young, Boucaud - Att: 5,963 (away approx 150)
Wycombe Wanderers Founders and Supporters Trust TRUST MERGER AGREED
(Thursday 7th February 2008)
Members of both the Wycombe Wanderers Supporters' Trust and Founders' Trust voted overwhelmingly in favour of the proposals to merge both organisations. A further Special General Meeting of the Supporters' Trust will take place on 27th February to ratifer the decision and this will be followed by an EGM of the PLC to vote on the necessary changes to PLC 'Articles'. This latter meeting has provisionally been arranged for 19th March where an EGM of the Founder Shareholders will also take place followed, provisionally, by a Fans Forum. More info at wwst.org
Wycombe Wanderers Founders and Supporters Trust TRUST MERGER MEETING
(Wednesday 6th February 2008)
Members from both the Wycombe Wanderers Supporters' Trust and Founders' Trust will meet on Thursday evening (7th February) to vote on the proposals to merge both organisations. An information meeting took place on 23rd January, where the mood of the 50 members present was described as 'supportive of the unification'. Members of either Trust are entitled to a proxy vote but are also being encouraged to attend the meeting which starts at 7.30pm. Furthermore, the legal process for the unification requires that a minimum of 50% of the total membership of the Supporters Trust vote otherwise unification can not proceed, even if it receives the necessary support from those who do vote.
More info at wwst.org
Reserves RESERVES 1 BRIGHTON 0
(Tuesday 5th February 2008)
Wanderers Reserves registered a rare victory in the Football Combination with 1-0 success over Brighton & Hove Albion at Adams Park on Tuesday afternoon. Daniel Fitchett grabbed the only goal of the game two minutes into the second half when struck home after Andre Boucaud's through ball. It is only Wanderers second win in the Combination this season - the previous win coming at Millwall back in October. Wanderers remain at the foot of the table with 6 points from 10 games. Charlton Athletic lead the table with 27 points from 13 games. Next game for the Reserves is on Wednesday 20th February when second placed Southampton are the visitors to Adams Park - kick-off 2pm. Wycombe: Young, Turley, Palmer, Boucaud, Williamson, Cadmore, Bullock, Shulton (sub 48 Phillips), Daly (sub 53 Ogbuagu), Fitchett, Botham - subs not used: Braithwaite, Cattell, Reading
Matchday ACCRINGTON 0 WYCOMBE 2
(Saturday 2nd February 2008)
Wycombe got their push for promotion back on track with a 2-0 victory at a snowy Accrington Stanley on Saturday. Neil Lennon made his debut for Wanderers and replaced Martin Bullock in the line-up from the side that had lost to Dagenham & Redbridge the previous Tuedsay. Wanderers took the lead in the 13th minute when Scott McGleish struck home from a central position following a ball in from the right from Tommy Doherty. McGleish could have a second ten minutes before the break when he saw a penalty saved after Sergio Torres had been fouled by Andrew Proctor. Substitute Leon Knight sealed the points for Wycombe in the 75th minute when he ran on to score following a long clearance from Frank Fielding. Wycombe jump back to sixth in the table. Next match is home to Mansfield Town on Saturday (9th February). Wycombe: Fielding, Martin, Woodman, McCracken, Johnson, Lennon, Doherty, Holt, Torres (sub 78 Bloomfield), Sutton, McGleish (sub 71 Knight) - subs not used: Young, Stockley, Boucaud - Att: 1,200 (away approx 200)

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