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Race for promotion RACE FOR PROMOTION
(Monday 30th March 2015)
Wanderers are three points behind leaders Burton Albion following The Brewers 1-1 home draw with Stevenage on Monday evening. Burton travel to 6th placed Plymouth on Good Friday while 2nd placed Shrewsbury host Dagenham & Redbridge. Wycombe entertain Oxford United at Adams Park, with 4th place Bury travelling to Cambridge United. Elsewhere, Southend are home to Mansfield, while Luton will look at ending a run of six consecutive defeats when they take on Exeter City at Kenilworth Road. The pick of the Easter Monday games is Wanderers' visit to Burton Albion, while Shrewsbury travel to Mansfield, Bury host Morecambe and Southend travel to a rejuvenate Hartlepool side.
League Two table
Sido Jombati JOMBATI OUT FOR SEASON
(Saturday 28th March 2015)
Gareth Ainsworth has revealed that Sido Jombati is likely to be ruled out for the remainder of the 2014/15 season through injury. The right-back, signed on a free from Cheltenham Town in the summer of 2014, had played every minute of Wanderers' opening 39 games this season before an ankle injury sustained in training prior to the home meeting with Shrewsbury Town on 14th March ruled him out. Since then scans have revealed the extent of the injury, with Ainsworth revealing the news to the press following Wanderers' victory at Dagengham & Redbridge.
Matchday DAG & RED 0 WYCOMBE 1
(Saturday 28th March 2015)
An Aaron Pierre goal on 64 minutes was enough for Wanderers to win on the road again as Dagenham & Redbridge were beaten 1-0. Wycombe are now seven points clear of 4th placed Bury whose home game with Southend was abandoned after just ten minutes due to a waterlogged pitch.
Dag & Red 0 Wycombe 1 - report, stats and reaction
Race for promotion RACE FOR PROMOTION
(Friday 27th March 2015)
Wanderers remained third in 'League Two' after Tuesday's 3-2 victory at Luton Town. 4th placed Bury are now four points behind Wycombe and entertain 5th placed Southend on Saturday (28th March), with Wanderers travelling to in form side Dagenham & Redbridge. Shrewsbury visit Portsmouth, with leaders Burton hosting Stevenage on Monday (30th March) in a live TV game.
League Two table
History AWAY WIN RECORD BROKEN
(Wednesday 25th March 2015)
Wanderers’ victory at Luton took the away win tally for the 2014/15 season up to 11 and surpassed Wanderers’ best ever away victory total since joining the Football League in 1993. Wanderers’ previous best away form in the Football League came during the 2010/11 season when the final away record read 10 wins, 8 draws and 5 defeats. That season promotion was achieved from a 3rd place finish having clocked up a total of 80 points. The 4th placed club that season, Shrewsbury, finished with 79 points.
Matchday LUTON 2 WYCOMBE 3
(Tuesday 24th March 2015)
Wanderers scored their 11th away win of the season as they consolidated their 3rd place in 'League Two' with a 3-2 victory in the live TV game at Luton Town. All the goals came in a scintillating first half. Wanderers are now four points clear of 4th placed Bury in the table.
Luton 2 Wycombe 3 - report, stats and reaction
History 1000 UP AT LUTON
(Tuesday 24th March 2015)
As previously featured on chairboys.co.uk, Wanderers will play their 1000th Football League game when they take on Luton Town at Kenilworth Road on Tuesday evening. See our updated feature with extensive stats and the background leading up to this historic landmark for the Club.
chairboys.co.uk - special feature and stats
News BEES DUO LOANS EXTENDED
(Monday 23rd March 2015)
The Club confirmed on Monday morning that Brentford loan pair Sam Saunders and Nico Yennaris had agreed extensions to stay at Adams Park until the end of the current season. Both players joined on loan from The Bees on 27th February on initial one month deals and have featured in all games since, with Yennaris also covering at right-back for the injured Sido Jombati. The terms of the loans allow Brentford to recall either player providing the Championship side give 24 hours notice.
Race for promotion RACE FOR PROMOTION
(Saturday 21st March 2015)
Wanderers remain third in 'League Two' after Saturday's game saw wins for Burton (4-1 at Tranmere) and Shrewsbury (2-0 at home to Oxford). Bury are now a point behind Wycombe following their 2-1 stoppage victory at home to Northampton, although Wanderers have a game in hand ahead of Tuesday's live TV game at 6th placed Luton Town. Meanwhile, Southend's 0-0 draw at home to Cambridge has them five points behind Gareth Ainsworth's side. Bury entertain Southend next Saturday (28th March), while Wanderers travel to Dagenham & Redbridge. Shrewsbury visit Portsmouth, with leaders Burton hosting Stevenage the following Monday in another live TV game.
League Two table
Matchday WYCOMBE 2 ACCRINGTON 2
(Tuesday 17th March 2015)
Wanderers missed the chance to go top of 'League Two' as the midweek home hoodoo continued in a 2-2 draw with Accrington Stanley at Adams Park. Wycombe, playing their 500th home game in the Football League, fielded the same starting XI that had beaten Shrewsbury the previous Saturday.
Wycombe 2 Accrington 2 - report, stats and reaction
Alex Lynch 'KEEPER RETURNS FROM LOAN
(Tuesday 17th March 2015)
Young goalkeeper Alex Lynch has returned from his loan spell at Southern Premier Division side Burnham. The 19 year old joined Wanderers on a two year deal in July 2014 following a free transfer from Peterborough United. He was loaned to Burnham in September 2014 and was a regular in their First Team, making more than 30 League and Cup appearances. However, a winless run of 14 games and Burnham rooted to the foot of the table culminated in Lynch returning to Adams Park. Meanwhile, fellow goalkeeper Charlie Horlock remains on loan at Hitchin Town, keeping clean sheets in each of his last three games for the side who sit ninth in Southern Premier table. Horlock, also 19, joined Hitchin on loan in November 2014 following an earlier loan spell with Harrow Borough. His loan deal with Hitchin was extended to the end of the 2014/15 season in February 2015.
History 500 & 1000 FL LANDMARKS
(Monday 16th March 2015)
Wycombe Wanderers will hit two significant landmarks in their Football League history during March 2015. The home game with Accrington Stanley scheduled for Tuesday 17th March 2015 will be Wanderers' 500th home game in the Football League, while the away game at Luton Town the following Tuesday will be the 1000th Football League encounter for Wanderers since they made their debut back in August 1993 at Carlisle United. .
chairboys.co.uk - special feature and stats
Matchday WYCOMBE 1 SHREWSBURY 0
(Saturday 14th March 2015)
A Sam Wood header after just 39 seconds was enough for Wanderers to gain a deserved 1-0 victory over promotion rivals Shrewsbury at Adams Park. The result sees Wycombe leapfrog The Shrews into 2nd place in the table, with Burton remaining in top spot, three points in front of Gareth Ainsworth's side. Wycombe now entertain Accrington Stanley on Tuesday evening, knowing that victory would lift them to the top of the League Two table, ahead of Burton's game at home to 4th placed Southend United the following day.
Wycombe 1 Shrewsbury 0 - report, stats and reaction
Matchday SOUTHEND 2 WYCOMBE 2
(Saturday 7th March 2015)
Alfie Mawson scored an 85th equaliser for Wanderers as they salavaged a 2-2 draw at 6th placed Southend United on Saturday. The result came after Wycombe had to deal with a last minute change to the starting line-up when Fred Onyedinma aggrivated a calf strain in the warm-up at Roots Hall and had to replaced by Steven Craig. The match marked the 100th consecutive appearance for Matt Ingram. The draw keeps Wycombe in third spot in the table with 64 points from 35 games. Burton are the new leaders following a later winner in their game at bottom club Hartlepool. Shrewsbury (Wanderers opponents next Saturday) are second after conceeding a 90th minute equaliser in their home game with Cambridge United. Southend are now 4th, five points behind Wycombe. Luton are 5th on 68 points after losing 3-2 at home to Morecambe.
Southend 2 Wycombe 2 - report, stats and reaction
News FRANCE PRE-SEASON PLANS
(Friday 6th March 2015)
Wanderers are planning to play two pre-season games in France before the start of the 2015/16 campaign. Club Chairman Andrew Howard revealed the plans during an interview with the Bucks Free Press, although no official plans have been released. It's understood the Club will fund the trip and the games will be open to the general public. The previous time Wanderers played pre-season games outside of England was in July 2007 when they played SC Verl in Germany. Prior to that, Wycombe played a pre-season tournament in Ibiza in July 2005 while two games took place in Scotland in July 2002. There were also two trips to Dublin in July 2000 and July 2001.
Chairboys Gas CHAIRBOYS GAS - 25 YEARS ON
(Thursday 5th March 2015)
Chairboys on the Net concludes the digital re-issue of supporters' fanzine 'Chairboys Gas' with the publication of what turned out to be final edition. Published in March 1990, issue No.4 from the 1989/90 season has a front cover that bemoans the lack of coverage for the Wanderers in the local press. Meanwhile inside, the departure of Jim Kelman is high on the topic agenda.
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Matt McClure McCLURE APPEAL REJECTED
(Thursday 5th March 2015)
The FA have rejected the Club's appeal against the red card shown to Matt McClure in the 2-1 win at Tranmere Rovers. The news was received at around 4pm on Thursday afternoon and will mean that McClure will now face the statutory automatic three match ban for violent conduct. The speed of McClure's sending-off has stirred several comments in the media. The time between the player entering the pitch and being red-carded was around 70 seconds but the time from when the ball entered play and McClure's challenge on Adam Dugdale was clocked at just shy of 4 seconds. The red-card is Wanderers' first of the season, compared to nine in the whole of the previous season.
Matt McClure McCLURE RED CARD APPEAL
(Wednesday 4th March 2015)
The Club announced on Wednesday afternoon that they had appealled to the FA against the red card shown to Matt McClure in the 2-1 win at Tranmere Rovers the previous evening. A statement on the official website read: "Having reviewed footage of the incident, particularly in comparison to similar challenges which went unpunished by the referee, the Club feel the decision to issue a red card was unfair and have therefore submitted a case for the Football Association to consider."
Matchday TRANMERE 1 WYCOMBE 2
(Tuesday 3rd March 2015)
Wanderers made it ten wins on the road in the League during 2014/15 following a hard fought 2-1 victory at Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday evening. However, Wanderers finished the game with ten players after substitute Matt McClure was red-carded on 69 minutes for an alleged elbow on Tranmere's Adam Dugdale. McClure had only been on the pitch for around a minute having replaced Sam Saunders in an unchanged starting Wycombe XI. Wycombe remain third in table, with Shrewsbury the new leaders after a late goal saw them beat Accrington Stanley and jump ahead of Burton who were without a game. 4th placed Luton lost 1-0 at Bury (who are now 5th). The Hatters are now five points behind Wanderers.
Tranmere 1 Wycombe 2 - report, stats and reaction

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