All the news stories from October 2015
MANSFIELD 0 WYCOMBE 2|
(Saturday 31st October 2015)
Wycombe ended their winless run of five games with another now trademark away win - this time a 2-0 victory at Mansfield Town. Matt Ingram returned to the side in the only change to the side that had drawn with Carlisle the previous week and the Wanderers 'keeper pulled off another string of top class saves that left the home following stunned yet again. Wycombe survived some early home pressure before taking an 8th minute through Luke O'Nein. Wycombe's 4th win on the road this season was sealed during four minutes of stoppage time when Aaron Amadi-Holloway rifled the ball home from the right side of the box.
Mansfield 0 Wycombe 2 - report, stats and reaction
COUNTY GAME POSTPONED|
(Friday 30th October 2015)
Wanderers' 'League Two' meeting with Notts County, originally scheduled for Saturday 14th November at Adams Park, - has been postponed due to The Magpies having three players called up for international duty during the same week. The players are Northern Ireland goalkeeper Roy Carroll for the friendly with Latvia, Toga defender Mawouna Amevor for World Cup qualifying games with Uganda and Northern Ireland U21 Rhys Sharpe for an UEFA qualifier with France. A new date for Wycombe/County game yet to be announced.
FA CUP TIE TO BE SUNDAY|
(Wednesday 28th October 2015)
Wanderers' FA Cup First Round tie at FC Halifax Town has been confirmed to be played on Sunday (8th November) with a 2pm kick-off at the request of the BBC. The tie will feature in the BBC's Final Score programme on Sunday afternoon where they will bring live updates from the tie at The Shay, along with seven other ties. Both Wycombe and Halifax will receive £12,500 for agreeing to the move. A full list of the ties selected for TV coverage is available at the thefa.com. Wanderers' home tie with Wimbledon in last season's FA Cup Second Round received similar coverage. In a surprise move, Barnsley refused to move their tie at Altrincham, thus denying the non-League side valuable income. If the tie had been on a Sunday, Barnsley would have had the hardship of playing three games in six days.
HALIFAX IN FA CUP|
(Tuesday 27th October 2015)
Wanderers will face FC Halifax Town in the First Round Proper of the FA Cup after The Shaymen beat Guiseley 2-1 after extra-time away from home in their 4th Qualifying replay on Tuesday evening. This will be the first time Wanderers have met a team from Halifax - FC Halifax Town being formed in 2008 following the financial demise of Halifax Town. 'FC' still play at the 10,000 capacity Shay ground in West Yorkshire. The original Halifax Town club lost their Football League status in 1993 - and were replaced by the Wanderers. They regained their Football League place at the end of the 1997/98 season but were relegated again in 2001/2. The tie with Wycombe will be played on the weekend of 7th November. At least ten ties are subject to move from the usual Saturday 3pm slot due to TV coverage and these will be announced before the end of the week.
AWAY IN FA CUP|
(Monday 26th October 2015)
Wanderers will travel to either Guiseley or FC Halifax Town in the First Round Proper of the FA Cup following the draw made live on BBC2 on Monday evening. Wanderers' opponents will be decided after Guisley (17th in the Conference National) and Halifax (24th in the Conference National) replay their 4th Qualifying tie on Tuesday evening, with the resulting meeting with Wycombe being played on the weekend of 7th November. One tie from the First Round will be selected for live coverage on BBC on the Friday evening (6th November), while eight ties will be chosen for updates on BBC Final Score to be shown with 2pm kick-offs on Sunday (8th November). Another tie will be shown live on BT Sport on Monday (9th November).
Full First Round draw available BBC online
WYCOMBE 1 CARLISLE 1|
(Saturday 24th October 2015)
A 90th minute goal from Paul Hayes rescued a point for Wanderers as they drew 1-1 with 10-man Carlisle United at Adams Park. The result came after the surprise team news that an injury to Matt Ingram would mean the Wanderers 'keeper would miss his first League since making his debut in March 2013. Alex Lynch came into the side to make his first Wanderers appearance since stepping out at Wembley in May.
Wycombe 1 Carlisle 1 - report, stats and reaction
FA CUP DRAW ON MONDAY|
(Friday 23rd October 2015)
Wanderers will discover their opponents in the First Round Proper of the FA Cup when the draw is made live on BBC2 on Monday evening between 7pm and 7.30pm. Winners in the First Round tie, that will played on the weekend of 7th November, will receive £18,000 in sponsorship money. Last season Wanderers were knocked out in the Second Round at home to Wimbldeon. News of the draw can be found at www.thefa.com
Wanderers' complete record in the FA Cup proper
WYCOMBE 0 NEWPORT 2|
(Tuesday 20th October 2015)
Wanderers dropped to 10th place in the 'League Two' table after slumping to their third successive league defeat following a 2-0 reverse at home to bottom side Newport County. The Welsh side, managed by former Plymouth Manager John Sheridan, grabbed their victory via a 62nd minute own-goal from Marcus Bean who could do little to avoid being hit by Michael Harriman's clearance. The visitors sealed only their second League win of the season with an 89th minute goal from Scott Boden who slipped past McCarthy on the left flank before slamming the ball past Matt Ingram. Wanderers entertain 9th Carlisle United on Saturday as they look to avoid four straight League defeats for the first time since September 2012.
Wycombe 0 Newport 2 - report, stats and reaction
TERRACE CAPACITY REDUCED|
(Tuesday 20th October 2015)
The Club issued a statement through the official site on Tuesday (20th October 2015) stating that the capacity of the Valley End terrace had been reduced. The statement read: "The capacity of the [Valley End terrace] at Adams Park has been reduced from 1,974 to 1,494 to comply with the regulations laid out by the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA). The original capacity of the all-standing terrace at the stadium was calculated in 1992 and a review of the previous report revealed a miscalculation of both the measurements of the stand and the formula by which its capacity is determined." The statement concludes: "The new capacity of Adams Park has therefore been calculated to be 9,617". The statement has caused confusion amongst fans familiar with the history of Adams Park.
Adams Park capacity reduction - COTN timeline feature
STEVENAGE 2 WYCOMBE 1|
(Saturday 17th October 2015)
Wanderers had a day forget at Stevenage as they lost for the first time at Broadhall Way - going down 2-1 and Matt Ingram conceeding a goal from opposing 'keeper Jesse Joronen in the 10th minute. Joronen's effort came when he hit a hopeful clearance down the middle that Ingram misjudged and saw bounce over his head. Armand Gnanduillet headed in a second for the home side on the hour mark and despite a late push from Wanderers that saw Michael Harriman return from injury as substitute and Max Kretzschmar grab a late consolation goal on 79 minutes, this was a reality check for Gareth Ainsworth's side against a side that started the day in 20th place in the table. For Wanderers, in their first defeat away from home in the League on a Saturday since 12th April 2014, it's a drop to 8th place in the table - 8 points behind leaders Plymouth but just three short of third placed Oxford United with a game in hand ahead of the visit of bottom placed Newport County to Adams Park on Tuesday.
Stevenage 2 Wycombe 1 - report, stats and reaction
BANTON TO POOLS ON LOAN|
(Friday 16th October 2015)
Surprise news revealed on Friday with confirmation that Jason Banton has been loaned to fellow 'League Two' side Hartlepool United on a deal running until 3 January 2016. The 22 year old signed for Wanderers in the close season from Plymouth Argyle but had started just three League games out of eleven. Commenting on the move. Gareth Ainsworth said: "Jason is still adapting to the way we do things at Wycombe and asked to go out on loan to get regular football. Hartlepool have offered him that opportunity to play regularly, so the move makes sense for everyone. We’ll keep a close eye on his progress."
SAINT ON LOAN|
(Tuesday 13th October 2015)
Wanderers confirmed on Tuesday the signing of 19 year old centre-half Jason McCarthy on an initial one month loan deal from Southampton. The former Saints trainee made his Premier League debut on 26 December 2014, coming on as 87th minute substitute v Crystal Palace. However, has not added to his First Team tally since, with his spell at Wycombe being first loan away from his birthplace club. Commenting on the deal, Manager Gareth Ainsworth told the official website: "Jason’s a very highly-rated defender who’s had good experience in the under-21s at Southampton and they feel he’s ready to go out and get a taste of what senior football is like at League 2 level. Our last two games haven’t reached our high standards defensively and he’s a new option who adds competition for us, with Anthony Stewart still missing for another couple of months." He has been allocated the No.22 in the squad and the deal will run until 12th November.
WANDERERS DROP TO 6th|
(Saturday 10th October 2015)
With no game at the weekend, Wanderers dropped to 6th place in the 'League Two' table. New leaders are Portsmouth who won 3-1 at Cambridge United and now have 23 points. Previous leaders Plymouth, who travel to Notts County on Sunday, are now 2nd of goal difference. Oxford United are also on 23 points in third. Wycombe, with 21 points, trail Mansfield and Accrington in 4th and 5th respectively by one point. Wanderers next opponents, Stevenage, are in 20th place, with the next visitors to Adams Park, Newport County, propping up the table on 6 points.
40 YEARS AGO RETRO|
(Thursday 8th October 2015)
COTN takes a look back on an historic day in the history of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club when 40 years ago on this day (24th September 1975) the Club played their first ever competitive match in Europe - travelling to the north of Italy to take on A.C. Monza in the 1st Leg of an Anglo-Italian Trophy tie.
Monza v Wycombe 1975 - 1st Leg special feature
ROVERS 2 WYCOMBE 0|
(Tuesday 7th October 2015)
Wanderers dropped out of the Football League Trophy on Tuesday evening at
Bristol Rovers - losing 2-0 after conceeding twice in the opening 11 minutes. Matty Taylor opened the scoring for the home side on 4 minutes when he curled the ball home from 18 yards before former Wanderer Jermaine Easter doubled their lead seven minutes later. With Saturday's scheduled game at Rovers postponed, Wycombe now have a break until travelling to Stevenage on Saturday 17th October in 'League Two'.
Bristol Rovers 2 Wycombe 0 - report, stats, reaction
ROVERS L2 GAME OFF|
(Monday 5th October 2015)
There was surprise news on Monday morning when Bristol Rovers took up their option of postponing this coming Saturday's League meeting with Wanderers at The Memorial Ground due to International call-ups. The former Football League dropouts have three players away on international duty at the weekend - Jake Gosling (Gibraltar) plus Ellis Harrison and Tom Lockyer (Wales Under-21's). A new date has since been confirmed as Tuesday 1st December. Wanderers' trip to Rovers in the Football League Trophy on Tuesday evening is due to go ahead as planned.
WYCOMBE 2 NORTHAMPTON 3|
(Saturday 3rd October 2015)
Wanderers were knocked off the top of 'League Two' after succumbing to a 3-2 home defeat to Northampton Town. Luke O'Nein got Wycombe off to a flyer when he headed in after just 75 seconds but the visitors hit back to equalise before the break and then scored twice in the opening six minutes of the second-half to lead 3-1. Danny Rowe scored a late consolation for Wanderers. New leaders of 'League Two' are Plymouth Argyle - two points clear of Wycombe on 23 points. Wanderers lead 3rd placed Leyton Orient on goal-difference. Wycombe now travel to Bristol Rovers on Tuesday in the Football League Trophy 2nd Round. Marcus Bean will miss the FLT tie through suspension.
Wycombe 2 Northampton 3 - report, stats and reaction
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