All the news stories from February 2019
WYCOMBE 0 GILLINGHAM 1|
(Saturday 23rd February 2019)
Relegation threatened Gillingham won 1-0 at Adams Park with a late goal after Wanderers squandered chances and saw visiting 'keeper Tomas Holy in top form. Adebayo Akinfenwa was guilty of missing two first-half chances including a 35th minute effort from 6 yards that cleared the 'away' end stand roof. Jason McCarthy slid in to shoot over from around 8 yards on 81 minutes as the game looked to be heading for a 0-0 finish. However, with seven minutes of normal time remaining Brandon Hanlan got the better of Sido Jombati down The Gill's right-wing and his low cross was flicked home by Regan Charles-Cook from inside the six-yard box.
Team news saw Gareth Ainsworth make four changes from the starting XI that had lost at Barnsley the previous Saturday - Anthony Stewart, Matt Bloomfield, Scott Kashket and Adebayo Akinfenwa coming in for Adam El-Abd (suspended first of three games), Luke Bolton (injured), Nick Freeman and Alex Samuel.
Wanderers' third straight defeat saw another one place drop down the table to 12th spot - sitting on 43 points and 12 games remaining. Wycombe travel to 7th placed Peterborough United on Saturday 2nd March 2019.
Final Score: Wycombe 0 Gillingham 1
SEASON TICKET INFO 2019/20|
(Wednesday 20th February 2019)
The Club released Season Ticket information for the 2019/20 campaign on Wednesday 20th February 2019 with prices 'frozen' compared to the 'Early Bird' prices for 2018/19. The prices, released at least a month earlier than has been the norm for many seasons, have an 'Early Bird' deadline of 31st March 2019, compared to 2nd July 2018 for 2018/19. The earlier deadline also appears to be the point when existing seat Season Ticket Holders can claim their existing seat. Trust Chairman Trevor Stroud commented on the shift in deadlines, saying: "Income from Season Tickets is a significant source of revenue each year and this season is no different; in fact, we have an on-going need to ease cashflow issues and your continued support of the Club by purchasing a Season Ticket will be a real help."
Season Ticket information and price archive from chairboys.co.uk
BARNSLEY 2 WYCOMBE 1|
(Saturday 16th February 2019)
Adam El-Abd was sent-off for violent conduct in stoppage-time as Wanderers sufferred a 2-1 defeat at second-placed Barnsley. It was an uphill battle for Wycombe after Luke Bolton conceded a 13th minute penalty for a lunge on Mike Bahre - Cauley Woodrow sent Ryan Allsop the wrong from the spot. Wycombe rarely threatened the Barnsley goal and the day went from bad to worse for Bolton on 55 minutes when he suffered a blow to the head and after five minutes of treatment was stretchered off to the replaced by Nathan Tyson. Four minutes later a break from the home saw Woodrow smash the ball past Allsop from 12 yards from Jacob Brown's low cross from the left to make the score 2-0. Allsop denied Woodrow a hat-trick on 79 minutes when he tipped the ball over and then in the 5th minute of ten minutes of stoppage time El-Abd was red-carded for pulling Cameron McGeehan's hair as retaliation for a hefty challenge on Alex Samuel. Wycombe scored a consolation goal on 100 minutes when Joe Jacobson netted from the spot afer Ethan Pinnock fouled Scott Kashket.
A second consecutive defeat for Wycombe came after Gareth Ainsworth made three changes from the starting XI that lost at League leaders Luton Town the previous Saturday - Nick Freeman, Luke Bolton and Alex Samuel favoured ahead of Adebayo Akinfenwa, Matt Bloomfield, Nathan Tyson (all dropping to the bench).
Th defeat saw Wanderers drop down a place to 11th in the League One table - ten points adrift of the play-off places and ten points clear of the drop zone. Wycombe entertain 17th placed Gillingham at Adams Park next Saturday (23rd February 2019). The Gills moved out the relegation after they beat Scunthorpe at home 1-0 for their first win for five games in League One.
Final Score: Barnsley 2 Wycombe 1
LUTON 3 WYCOMBE 0|
(Saturday 9th February 2019)
Two late goals made a harsh looking scoreline for Wanderers - losing 3-0 at league leaders Luton Town before a 10,000 plus gate at Kenilworth Road. Wycombe held the home side until 33 minutes when James Collins headed in at the near post from Jack Stracey's cross from the right bye-line. The scoreline remained that way until the 85th minute when substitute George Moncur netted from six yards afer Ryan Allsop could only parry Jason Cummings' shot from 12 yards. Collins grabbed his second and Luton's third two minutes later when he shot home from inside the box unamarked to consign Wanderers to a first defeat for six games.
Team news saw Gareth Ainsworth make two changes rom the starting XI that had drew at home to Bradford City the previous Saturday - Adebayo Akinfenwa and Paris Cowan-Hall returning in place of Alex Samuel (injured) and Luke Bolton (dropped to bench).
The result saw Wanderers drop to 10th place in the League One table with 43 points from 32 games. The gap to the play-off zone is seven points, while the margin to the relegation places is ten points. Wycombe travel to 2nd placed Barnsley next Saturday (16th February 2019).
At the foot of the table, Wimbledon are now ten points adrift from escaping the relegation zone. Gillingham drop into the drop places after they lost 4-1 at home to Barnsley and Oxford United lifted themselves up a place with a 1-1 draw at home to Sunderland.
Final Score: Luton 3 Wycombe 0
TRUST INVESTMENT UPDATE|
(Wednesday 6th February 2019)
The Trust have updated members again on the investment proposals for the Football Club. An email sent to members on Wednesday 6th February 2019 stated: "The new agreed timeline is that Mr Harman will submit his formal offer in the week commencing 4th March, including a meeting with the Trust Board to present his offer in detail. The Trust Board will then consider his offer alongside that of Mr Luby and Mr Collis, and call a Legacy Members meeting to update them on the situation as it stands. Further details of this meeting will be communicated in due course. It is very much the Trustís intention to hold this as soon as possible after their meeting with Andrew Harman."
Read full statement at wycombewandererstrust.com
WYCOMBE 0 BRADFORD 0|
(Saturday 2nd February 2019)
Wanderers had to settle for a 0-0 draw against relegation threatened Bradford City on a cold day at Adams Park. The visitors, on a mini revival, looked their most dangerous before the break but Scott Kashket (twice) and substitute Paris Cowan-Hall both had clear-cut chances in the second period to snatch a victory for Wanderers.
Team news for Wycombe had seen Gareth Ainsworth make three changes to starting XI compared to the previous Tuesday evening at Blackpool - Luke Bolton, Matt Bloomfield and Nathan Tyson coming in as Adebayo Akinfenwa (rested), Cowan-Hall (to bench) and Nick Freeman (injured) missed out.
QPR loanee Charlie Owens was included in the matchday squad for the first time.
The draw against The Bantams left Wanderers with 43 points from their opening 31 League games in the 2018/19 campaign. That is the same total Wanderers achieved in their entire previous season in 'League One' (2011/12) - 46 games, finishing in 21st place.
Wanderers remain 9th in the table but will be tested in the next two games as they travel to Luton Town (top) and Barnsley (2nd place).
Final Score: Wycombe 0 Bradford 0
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