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WYCOMBE 0 ACCRINGTON 1
(Saturday 30th April 2016)
Wanderers finished their home 2015/16 season with a 1-0 defeat to automatic promotion chasing Accrington Stanley. The only goal of the game came on 78 minutes after Josh Windass's free-kick struck the left-hand upright and Mark Hughes was first to the rebound to tuck the ball into the net and delight the near 600 Stanley following. It's now onto the final game of the season away to Oxford United. United need a win to ensure automatic promotion to 'League One'. A draw or a defeat to Wanderers could let in Bristol Rovers who are at home to Dagenham & Redbridge. Anything less than a win for Wycombe could see Gareth Ainsworth's side slip to 14th in the table ahead of what is sure to be a tough rebuilding close-season for the Wanderers boss.
Wycombe 0 Accrington 1 - report, stats and reaction
Race for promotion RACE FOR PROMOTION
(Tuesday 26th April 2016)
Wanderers have pride alone to play for in their final two League games of the 2015/16 season but will still have a significant say in who will be promoted. The final home game of the season will see 2nd placed Accrington Stanley come looking for the win that will take them within touching distance of an automatic promotion slot. Stanley sat on 81 points before their trip to Adams Park, with Oxford United, Bristol Rovers, Plymouth and Portsmouth all with a mathematical chance of claiming 2nd or 3rd spot behind Champions Northampton Town. Cambridge and Wimbledon are the only other sides capable of reaching the final 7th placed play-off spot, with Cambridge needing victory at home to Plymouth on Saturday (30th April) to keep their hopes alive. Meanwhile, Wanderers poor run of form since the turn of the year could see them finish as high as 8th but as low as 14th.
PORTSMOUTH 2 WYCOMBE 1
(Saturday 23rd April 2016)
Wanderers' play-off hopes for 2015/16 were finally ended following a 2-1 loss at Portsmouth. Defeat left Gareth Ainsworth's side seven points adrift of the play-off zone with just two games remaining. Meanwhile, Pompey virtually guaranteed their play-off spot as they aim to return to the third tier following three seasons in the bottom division. Goals from Gary Roberts and Conor Chaplin had put the home side 2-0 up before a Sido Jombati free-kick made the closing stages tense for the home support.
Portsmouth 2 Wycombe 1 - report, stats and reaction
O'NIEN CONTRACT EXTENDED
(Friday 22nd April 2016)
The Club announced on Friday (22nd April 2016) that Luke O'Nien had signed a contract extension running until June 2019. The 21 year old joined Wanderers in the summer of 2015 following his release from Watford and he went on to become a key player in Gareth Ainsworth's squad - making 35 League and 5 cup appearances, plus netting five times, until injury ruled him out at the end of March 2016. O'Nien commented: " This place is home to me now and I never had any doubts about wanting to stay here. Iíve loved every minute from the first day that I came into training and everyone made me, my friends and family feel welcome."
Luke O'Nien - updated player profile
Race for promotion RACE FOR PROMOTION
(Tuesday 19th April 2016)
Wanderers fell four points behind the play-off places after the full programme of League Two fixtures on Tuesday (19th April 2016). While Wycombe were drawing 0-0 with Yeovil, Wimbledon took advantage by winning 2-0 at already relegated Dagenham & Redbridge. However, there was surprise for 6th placed Portsmouth as they lost 3-1 at all but relegated York City. There's a massive fight building up for the 2nd and 3rd automatic promotion places. Accrington kept up their head of steam with a 2-1 win at Hartlepool to go 2nd, with Oxford United faltering again with 1-1 draw at Newport County. Plymouth Argyle kept up the pressure on the teams above with a 3-1 win at Leyton Orient, while Bristol Rovers drew 0-0 at Stevenage.
Saturday's key games:
Accrington v York
Wimbledon v Leyton Orient
Bristol Rovers v Exeter City
Luton v Newport County
Mansfield v Barnet
Notts County v Cambridge
Oxford United v Hartlepool
Plymouth v Dagenham
Portsmouth v Wycombe
2ND FRIENDLY ANNOUNCED
(Thursday 21st April 2016)
Wanderers will play Maidenhead United in a pre-season friendly at York Road on Saturday 30th July 2016 (KO 3pm). Wanderers last met United in the Final of the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup on 2nd May 2011 held at Chesham, with Wycombe running out 3-2 winners. Wycombe had lost to United in the previous season's final. The previous meeting between the two sides at Maidenhead was a pre-season friendly in July 2008 when a Matty Phillips goal was enough to see Peter Taylor's Wycombe claim victory.
WYCOMBE 0 YEOVIL 0
(Tuesday 19th April 2016)
Wanderers lost more ground on their outside chance of reaching the play-offs after playing out a goalless stalemate with Yeovil Town in front of the lowest crowd of the season at Adams Park. Wycombe travel to Portsmouth on Saturday in a last ditch effort to save their chances of reaching the play-offs.
Wycombe 0 Yeovil 0 - report, stats and reaction
Race for promotion RACE FOR PROMOTION
(Saturday 16th April 2016)
Northampton Town were crowned Champions of League Two after they drew 0-0 at Exeter City and closest rivals Oxford United lost 3-2 at home to Luton Town. Wanderers remain on the edge of the play-off places and will play three of the top seven sides in the final three games of the season (Portsmouth - away, Accrington Stanley - home and then Oxford United - away).
WYCOMBE 1 BARNET 1
(Saturday 16th April 2016)
Wanderers are now two points outside the play-off places after having to settle for a 1-1 home draw with Barnet. Wycombe had taken the lead in th 58th minute when Paul Hayes bundled the ball home. However, the visitors hit back on 72 minutes after a ball in from the left found an unmarked Andy Yiadom on the edge of the six yard box who converted despite the best efforts of Ryan Allsop. From Wycombe's point of view it was a poor goal to concede and has made the task of sneaking into the final play-off point that much harder. Next game for Wanderers - at home to Yeovil Town on Tuesday (19th April).
Wycombe 1 Barnet 1 - report, stats and reaction
FA TROPHY - 25 YEAR RETRO
(Wednesday 13th April 2016)
COTN continues the 25 year retro feature celebrating the FA Trophy winning season of 1990/91 with a look back at the momentous 2nd Leg semi-final victory at Altrincham on Saturday 13th April 1991 - the day when Wanderers got the result that would take them to Wembley for the first in 34 years.
Altrincham v Wycombe - FA Trophy - 25 year special
QPR FRIENDLY ANNOUNCED
(Wednesday 13th April 2016)
The first pre-season friendly before the 2016/17 season has been announced. Wanderers will host Queens Park Rangers on Friday 22nd July 2016 with a 7.45pm kick-off. The meeting will reunite Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth, winger Michael Harriman and midfielder Marcus Bean with their former club - while ex-Wanderer Matt Ingram could appear in goal for The R's. Ticket details will be released at a later stage.
YORK CITY 1 WYCOMBE 1
(Saturday 9th April 2016)
Matt Bloomfield snatched a late goal as Wanderers took a point from a 1-1 draw at one-from-bottom placed York City. Gareth Ainsworth's side are now a place outside the play-off slots after Wimbledon took advantage of Wycombe's dropped points' with a 2-1 victory at a faltering Plymouth Argyle side. Wanderers now have two home games, Barnet (Saturday 16th April), then Yeovil Town (Tuesday 19th April), for the chance to claw their way back into the promotion race.
York City 1 Wycombe 1 - report, stats and reaction
LIBURD EXTENDS STAY
(Thursday 7th April 2016)
Wanderers confirmed the loan extension of Reading striker Rowan Liburd on Thursday (7th April 2016). The 23 year old will remain with Wycombe until the end of the 2015/16 campaign, with the option to extend into the play-offs. Liburd arrived at Adams Park on an initial one month deal at the start of March and had made 6 appearances (3 from the bench) before the loan extension was announced - but had yet to find the net.
FA TROPHY - 25 YEAR RETRO
(Wednesday 6th April 2016)
COTN continues the 25 year retro feature celebrating the FA Trophy winning season of 1990/91 with a look back at the 1st Leg of the semi-final tie at home to Altrincham on Saturday 6th April 1991. A day when Wanderers went a goal behind after just five minutes but came back to take a slim lead to the 2nd Leg in Cheshire the following week.
Wycombe v Altrincham - FA Trophy - 25 year special
WYCOMBE 1 WIMBLEDON 2
(Saturday 2nd April 2016)
Wanderers play-off hopes remained hanging in the balance after a lethargic 2-1 home defeat to Wimbledon. The Dons, 10th place and five points behind Wycombe before the meeting at Adams Park, out fought, out thought and more importantly out scored Gareth Ainsworth's side. The result saw Wimbledon move within two points of Wanderers, although Ainsworth's troops remain in 7th spot in the table ahead of the trip to one from bottom York City next Saturday (9th April).
Wycombe 1 Wimbledon 2 - report, stats and reaction

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