October 2020 News Archive
(Saturday 31st October 2020)
A first half stoppage time header from David Wheeler was enough to see Wanderers earn their first ever Championship victory - overcoming Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 at Adams Park. The result came with an unchaged staring XI for Wycombe from the one that had drawn midweek to Watford but who saw Richard Dobson take on the caretaker Manager role after Gareth Ainsworth was ruled out from attending due to recovering from a back operation. The decisive goal came following another assist from a Joe Jacobson corner. The result leaves Wycombe on 4 points from their opening 9 Championship games and sitting one place above bottom placed Wednesday who have minus 4 points following their 12 point deduction at the start of the season.
Wycombe: Allsop, Grimmer, Jacobson, Stewart, Wheeler (sub 71 Onyedinma), Kashket, Knight, Horgan, Thompson, Akinfenwa (sub 72 Ikpeazu), Adeniran (sub 55 Bloomfield) – subs not used: Stockdale, Samuel, Mehmeti, Tafazolli
Wycombe 1 Sheffield Wed 0 - @GasManCOTN - Twitter summary
(Tuesday 27th October 2020)
Wanderers finally recorded their first ever Championship point with a deserved 1-1 draw with Watford in the live Sky Sports game at Adams Park. Ismaila Sarr had headed the visitors into the lead against the run of play seven minutes into the second period, but the point was earned when Anthony Stewart headed home Joe Jacobson's corner on 66 minutes. Wycombe, captained by Adebayo Akinfenwa and making his first start of the season, were then denied a late winner when Alex Samuel was adjudged to have fouled Watford 'keeper Ben Foster who had deflected Jacobson's corner into his own net.
Wycombe: Allsop, Grimmer, Jacobson, Stewart, Wheeler, Kashket (sub 88 Samuel), Knight, Horgan (sub 86 Onyedinma), Thompson, Akinfenwa (sub 85 Ikpeazu), Adeniran – subs not used: Stockdale, Pattison, Bloomfield, Phillips
Wycombe 1 Watford 1 - @GasManCOTN - Twitter summary
(Monday 26th October 2020)
News came through on Monday 26th October 2020 that Wanderers striker Uche Ikpeazu had been called up for the Ugandan international side for their forthcoming coming international games with South Sudan on 12th and 16th November 2020. Ikpeazu is waiting his Uganda debut having previously been called up for the March 2020 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying games but those fixtures were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
(Saturday 24th October 2020)
Wycombe's defeat at Norwich was their seventh straight League loss and is now the worse run of consecutive League defeats for the Wanderers in their Football League history - surpassing the run of six consecutive losses in League Two during the tail end of the 2005/6 season.
(Saturday 24th October 2020)
A hugely disputed stoppage-time free-kick netted by Mario Vrancic saw Wycombe fall to a cruel 2-1 defeat at Norwich City. The seventh straight League defeat came after Wanderers had conceeded a third minute goal from Teemu Pukki following a slip by Ryan Allsop in the Wycombe goal. It looked ominous then for Gareth Ainsworth's side but an equaliser by Scott Kashket on 12 minutes followed by an encourging rear-guard action looked to have been enough to earn a first point at this level. However, Fred Onyedinma was adjudged to have tripped Vrancic on the edge of the box in the first minute of stoppage time at the end of the 90 and the same player stepped up to steal all three points for the former Premier League side. City's Adam Idah was red-carded in the fifth minute of stoppage-time for rasing his arms at Joe Jacobson.
Wycombe: Allsop, Grimmer, Jacobson, Stewart, Knight, Adeniran, Thompson, Wheeler (sub 90+3 Akinfenwa), Onyedinma, Horgan (sub 84 Bloomfield), Kashket (sub 69 Ikpeazu) - subs: Stockdale, Phillips, Samuel, Mehmeti
Norwich 2 Wycombe 1 - @GasManCOTN - Twitter summary
(Tuesday 20th October 2020)
Wycombe lost for a sixth consecutive time in the Championship after Reading scored with their only shot target throughout the 90 minutes. Wanderers had more than held their own in the opening hour before Lucas Joao's spark of individual brilliance saw him net the only goal of the evening on 63 minutes. Substitute Fred Onyedinma came closest to equalising for Wycombe during stoppage time. Wycombe now face relegated Premier League sides Norwich City and Watford in their next two Championship games.
Wycombe: Allsop, Grimmer, Jacobson, Stewart, Knight, Thompson, Bloomfield (sub 80 Memehti), Adeniran, Kashket (sub 64 Onyedinma), Horgan, Samuel (sub 68 Akinfenwa) – subs not used: Stockdale, Wheeler, Charles, Freeman
Reading 1 Wycombe 0 - @GasManCOTN - Twitter summary
(Saturday 17th October 2020)
Wanderers bagged their first Championship goal with a scrappy effort from Scott Kashket on 9 minutes but still ended up as the losing side as Millwall left Adams Park with a 2-1 victory. Kashket forced the ball home after an error by Millwall 'keeper Bartosz Bialkowksi but the visitors eventally hit back with a Jed Wallace penalty on 48 minutes after Matt Smith had been adjudged to have been pushed over. Wycombe then controversially saw a 'goal' ruled out when Joe Jacobson's corner went straight in at the far post but the effort was ruled out for what was believed to be an infringement on Bialkowksi. That decision was made to look even worse for Wanderers when Ryan Leonard struck home from the edge of the box on 63 minutes for the winner. Wycombe included new signing Josh Knight in their starting line-up, while 38-year-old Adebayo Akinfenwa was given his Championship debuts as a second-half substitute, along with 19-year-old Anis Mehmeti making his Wanderers debut.
Wycombe: Allsop, Grimmer, Jacobson, Stewart, Wheeler, Kashket, Knight, Thompson, Onyedinma (sub 66 Horgan), Adeniran (sub 77 Mehmeti), Samuel (sub 64 Akinfenwa) – subs not used: Stockdale, Bloomfield, Charles, Freeman
Wycombe 1 Millwall 2 - @GasManCOTN - Twitter summary
(Friday 9th October 2020)
News came through on Friday 9th October 2020 that Wanderer' striker Daryl Horgan had been called into the Republic of Ireland squad for their UEFA Nations League matches with Wales (Sunday 11th October) and Finland (Wednesday 14th October). Horgan subsequently came on substitute during the meeting with Wales and thus become the first Wycombe player to gain a full international cap since Aaron Pierre appeared for Grenada in 2015. The Irishman then gained a further cap after starting for Ireland in their game away to Finland on 2020.
(Tuesday 6th October 2020)
The 6th October 2020 marked the 20th anniversary of BBC Watchdog broadcasting live from Adams Park prior to Wycombe Wanderers' home Football League meeting with Notts County. @GasmanCOTN took to Twitter to remind all of the occasion when Lionel Richie sang in the Woodlands Lounge.
(Monday 5th October 2020)
The club confirmed on Monday 5th October 2020 the signing of 23-year-old Josh Knight on loan from Leicester City until 3rd January 2021. Knight had spent the 2019/20 on loan in League One with Peterborough United – scoring against Wanderers in the 3-3 draw at Adams Park exactly a year previous. He was allocated the No.12 in the Wycombe squad.
(Saturday 3rd October 2020)
There was still no joy for Wanderers on their Championship debut as second-half goals conceded at Luton Town saw a 2-0 defeat. Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu curled in the opener on 59 minutes but Wycombe survived further damage and thought they had grabbed an equaliser on 87 minutes – but Scott Kashket’s effort was ruled out for a marginal offside. Elliot Lee sealed victory for the hosts two minutes later with a tap-in from Kazenga LuaLua's assist.
Wycombe: Allsop, Grimmer, Jacobson, Stewart, Horgan (sub 69 Parker), Thompson, Charles, Freeman, Wheeler (sub 61 Onyedinma), Adenerin, Samuel (sub 64 Kashket) – subs not used: Stockdale, Bloomfield, Phillips, McCarthy
Luton 2 Wycombe 0 - @GasManCOTN - Twitter summary

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