All the news stories from December 2010
CHESTERFIELD AWAY OFF
(Tuesday 28th December 2010)
Wanderers scheduled 'League Two' game at Chesterfield on Tuesday 28th December was called off because of the continuing freezing conditions. A pitch inspection took place on Monday and the pitch was deemed unsafe for play and with no sign of a thaw, the game with the current league leaders was postponed. A new date has been arranged for Tuesday 1st March 2011. Wanderers next game is now the New Years Day trip to
WYCOMBE 2 HEREFORD 1
(Sunday 26th December 2010)
A late goal from Ben Strevens saw Wanderers finally put aside bottom club Hereford United on a bitterly cold Boxing Day afternoon at Adams Park. The visitors had the better chances during the early exchanges and came closest to taking the lead in the 6th minute when Rob Purdie's shot was deflected and Nikki Bull was grateful to see the ball bounce back off the crossbar. However, Wanderers took the lead four minutes before the break when the ball broke out to Gareth Ainsworth out on the right channel and the former QPR midfielder fired home low past Adam Bartlett in the United goal. But Wanderers failed to add to the lead after the break and The Bulls got a deserved equaliser in the 79th minute when Mathieu Manset forced the ball home after substitute Joe Colbeck had crossed from the right. It was then Wanderers who grabbed the winner in the 87th minute when Strevens latched onto a Beavon cut-back from the right to fire home to the relief of the home support. With this being the only game surviving the weather in 'League Two', Wanderers move to fourth place in the table with 34 points from 20 games - four points behind leaders Chesterfield who have played one game less. Wycombe:Bull, Winfield, Westwood, Sandell, Johnson, Bloomfield, Betsy, Ainsworth, Lewis, Strevens, Beavon - subs not used: Foster, Arnold, Bennett, McCoy, Murtagh, Harris, McClure - Att:3,792 (away end 400)
FA CUP TIE DELAYED
(Tuesday 21st December 2010)
Wanderers' Third Round FA Cup tie with either Lincoln City or Hereford United has been put on hold until Tuesday 11th January after the freezing conditions caused another postponement of the replay at Sincil Bank. The replay is now scheduled for Thursday 6th January, just two days before the original Third Round date. Wanderers officials moved quickly to arrange the provisional date of Tuesday 11th January and also re-arranged the trip to Crewe Alexendra for Saturday 8th January in order to avoid a blank Saturday. The arrangements mean that Wanderers will go into the draw for the Fourth Round of the FA Cup for only the fourth time in their history.
SOUTHEND AWAY OFF
(Saturday 17th December 2010)
Wanderers 'League Two' fixture at Southend United fell foul to the weather on Saturday after a 10am pitch inspection ruled the surface unplayable due to the continuing freezing conditions in the South of England. Wycombe's next scheduled game is now at home to Hereford United on Sunday 26th December - kick-off 3pm. The undersoil heating at Adams Park should keep the surface playable, although safety concerns on the approaches to the stadium may still scupper plans to play the game unless a thaw sets in over the next few days.
RESERVES DRAW AT ORIENT
(Tuesday 14th December 2010)
Matt Mclure scored for Wanderers Reserves as they drew 1-1 at Leyton Orient on Tuesday afternoon at Brisbane Road in their first Combination outing since 13th October 2010. McClure opened the scoring on the 30 minute mark when he held off a challenge before directing the ball past Josh Millwood in The O's goal. However, the home side battled back to equalise on 56 minutes when Moses Odubajo knocked home from close range.
Reserves info 2010/11
Wycombe:Arnold, Foster, Federico, Stewart, Bennett, Trialist (sub 60 Olukanmi), Murtagh, Kewley-Graham, Harris, Strevens, McClure - subs not used: Brennan, Scowen, Ware, Weemes
GASP COUNCIL PROTEST
(Monday 13th December 2010)
A crowd estimated in excess of 200 protested outside the Wycombe District Council offices on Monday evening to show opposition to the proposals of building a 'Community Stadium' for use by Wanderers and London Wasps. The protest, which coincided with the Full Council meeting was organised by the newly formed coalition group, GASP (Groups Against the Stadium Proposals). The group, who claim to represent more than 13,000 residents, have also set-up a website at www.gasp-no.org. A report on the Bucks Free Press website say that following the meetingCouncil Leader Lesley Clarke 'batted away questions about the air park location, by reiterating the council had not declared any support for this site and saying it was too early still to make such judgements'. However, it's widely assumed that Booker Air Park will be the chosen site come the announcement of the next phase of the process in January 2011.
WYCOMBE 1 BURY 0
(Saturday 11th December 2010)
Wanderers recorded an impressive 1-0 victory over Bury at Adams Park - Scott Rendell getting the decisive goal with 20 minutes of normal time remaining. Gary Waddock named an unchanged starting XI to the one that had beaten Chelmsford City two weeks previous and in a sometimes frantic encounter the main talking point of the first half was an alledged elbow on Stuart Beavon from Efe Sodje that went unseen by the officials. Waddock apparently delivered a stirring half-time talk for his team and it paid off with a more powerful second half showing and the reward of a winning goal on 70 minutes when the ball was delivered out wide right where Gareth Ainsworth worked the ball down the wing with Matt Bloomfield eventually taking the ball into the box and laying the ball off to Rendell who slotted past the Bury 'keeper. Wanderers move to 6th in the table after this victory with the next game scheduled to be on Saturday (18th December) at Southend United. Meanwhile, Wanderers will have to wait even longer to find out who their opponents will be the Third Round of the FA Cup after the Lincoln v Hereford replay was postponed again and a new date set for 20th December. Wycombe:Bull, Westwood, Sandell, Winfield, Johnson, Ainsworth (sub 74 Strevens), Lewis, Bloomfield, Betsy, Beavon, Rendell (sub 87 Montrose) - subs not used: Arnold, Bennett, Johnson, McClure - Att:3,673 (away end 300)
(Tuesday 7th December 2010)
Wanderers have rearranged the postponed away game at Crewe Alexendra for Tuesday 25th January with a 7.45pm kick-off. The home game with Burton Albion has also been rearranged for Tuesday 22nd February at 7.45pm. The original date of Saturday 8th January was postponed as both Wanderers and Burton are involved in the FA Cup Third Round on that day. Wanderers still await news of their opponents after the Lincoln v Hereford Second Round replay was called off on Tuesday evening due to a frozen pitch at Sincil Bank. The second attempt to play the tie will now take place on Tuesday 14th December.
CREWE AWAY FROZEN OFF
(Thursday 2nd December 2010)
With no sign of a thaw in the north-west, Wanderers scheduled 'League Two' fixture at Crewe Alexendra has been called off due to a frozen pitch at Gresty Road. A pitch inspection was initially made on Tuesday where the warning of an earlier postponement was announced. With more bad weather overnight, a further inspection took place on Thursday afternoon and deemed the pitch unplayable.
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