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??? WILLIAMS OFF TO POSH
(Monday 31st December 2007)
Wanderers' out of favour midfielder Tom Williams will join 'League Two' rivals Peterborough United during the January 'Transfer Window'. The Club announced on New Year's Eve that a free transfer had been agreed for the 27 year old and that a short 'Emergency Loan' had also been arranged to allow Williams to play in Posh's New Year's Day fixture with Shrewsbury. Williams joined Wanderers in the summer from Swansea City and made nine starts before his attempt to join Peterborough in November were turned down by Wanderers and he failed to be selected again. It will be Williams' third spell at London Road. Elsewhere, Jermaine Easter will complete his permanent move to Plymouth Argyle in what is expected to be a 210,000 deal.
Matchday SHREWSBURY 0 WYCOMBE 1
(Saturday 29th December 2007)
Wycombe won for the fourth consecutive time in 'League Two' as they beat Shrewsbury Town 1-0 in their first ever visit to the New Meadow. The kick-off had been delayed 15 minutes due to a floodlight problem but when the match started it was Wycombe who struck the earliest with John Sutton netting in the 8th minute for what turned out to be the only goal of the game. The goal came after Shrews 'keeper Glynn Garner could only push away a Scott McGleish shot at the far post and Sutton was on hand to tuck the ball into the net. The home side went closest at the start of the second period but Wanderers survived and hung on for the three points. Wycombe remain 7th in the table with 39 minutes but are now just one point behind all three clubs above them and four points behind third placed Rotherham. The holiday programme is completed on New Years Day with the visit of the Barnet to Adams Park (kick-off 3pm). Wycombe: Fielding, Martin, McCracken, Johnson, Woodman, Bloomfield, Oakes (sub 65 Holt), Doherty (sub 89 Boucaud), Torres, Sutton, McGleish (sub 74 Daly) - subs not used: Bullock, Stockley - Att: 6,208 (away end 415)
Matchday BRENTFORD 1 WYCOMBE 3
(Wednesday 26th December 2007)
Three second half goals saw Wanderers come from behind for the second consecutive game to defeat Brentford 3-1 in the 1pm Boxing Day kick-off at Griffin Park. Glenn Poole gave The Bees the lead on 23 minutes with an effort from 25 yards but Wanderers fight back started on 55 minutes with Sergio Torres curling in a shot after John Sutton's pass had found its way across the Brentford box. Six minutes later Wycombe were ahead when Scott McGleish scored from close range after Bees 'keeper Simon Brown dropped a cross from Craig Woodman. And the scoring spree was completed in the 65th minute when Sutton headed in Wanderers' third to push Paul Lambert's side back into the play-off zone. 17 year old Youth Teamer George Daly came on as a late substitute to make his Wanderers First Team debut. Wycombe: Wycombe: Fielding, Martin, Stockley (sub HT Doherty), McCracken, Johnson, Bloomfield, Holt, Torres(sub 89 Bullock), Woodman, McGleish (sun 87 Daly), Sutton - subs not used Christon, Oakes - Att: 5,841 (away end 1,076)
Matchday WYCOMBE 2 MACCLESFIELD 1
(Saturday 22nd December 2007)
Wanderers came back from a goal down to beat Macclesfield Town at Adams Park on Saturday. Francis Green had given the visitors the lead in the 17th minute when he chipped the ball over Frank Fielding but Wanderers struck level on 32 minutes when Scott McGleish converted from the spot after Matt Bloomfield has been adjudged to have been fouled by Carl Regan. It was McGleish who got the winner with 17 minutes of normal time remaining when he turned in a Russell Martin cross from close range. Wycombe: Fielding, Martin, McCracken, Johnson, Stockley (sub 61 Bullock), Bloomfield (sub 82 Doherty), Holt, Torres, Woodman, Sutton, McGleish - subs not used: Oakes, Christon, Daly - Att: 3,867 (away end 60)
Reserves QPR 2 RESERVES 0
(Tuesday 18th December 2007)
A Wanderers reserve XI went down 2-0 to QPR at Loftus Road on Tuesday evening in a match that was marred by a controversial incident in the dying minutes. Rangers, under the guidance of the coaching staff of ex-Wanderers Steve Brown and Keith Ryan, were 2-0 up thanks to a brace from Daniel Nardiello when a late challenge on Tom Cadmore sparked a stand-off. The Wanderers youngster ended up with a black eye and needing stitches due to an alledged head-butt from Stefan Bailey that went unnoticed by the match officials. Wycombe: Reading, Rice, Massey (sub 77 Ellams), Boucaud, Christon, Cadmore, Phillips (sub 69 Botham), Gregory (sub 68 Savage), Daly, Fitchett, Palmer - subs not used: Shulton, Brathwaite
Rueben Reid REID BACK TO PLYMOUTH
(Tuesday 18th December 2007)
The Club have confirmed that Reuben Reid has returned to Plymouth Argyle after his loan deal at Wycombe 'didn't work out'. The 19 year old joined Wanderers on 1st September in what was reported at the time as a 'season long deal'. On his return to Plymouth, Wanderers Assistant Ian Culverhouse told the official website "He would have returned to Plymouth in January anyway and it's unfortunate that things didn't quite go as we hoped because it leaves us short of strikers, but we're working hard to sign one when the transfer window opens." Reid made just one Football League start for the Wanderers, plus ten appearances fromt the bench, His solitary goal during his loan spell at Wycombe came in the 2-1 victory at Macclesfield in September.
Youth Team YOUTHS BOSS QUITS
(Monday 17th December 2007)
Wanderers' Youth set-up has been dealt a blow with the news that Youth Team Manager Greg Heald has quit his post in order to, according to the official website, take up a teaching job at a 'leading private school in London'. Heald, who only joined the Club in the summer, will leave Wycombe at the end of the December. Richard Dobson, current head of the Centre of Excellence, will take on the Youth Team Manager role, while Martin Quy is joining the Club as the Under 15 and 16's Manager. Under Heald, the Under 18 side had put together an impressive run in both League and cup compeitions this season this season - finally succumbing to Liverpool in the FA Youth Cup and losing for the first time in the League on Saturday (15th December) - going down 2-0 at Barnet.
Matchday WYCOMBE 2 MORECAMBE 0
(Friday 14th December 2007)
Wanderers bounced back from their 6-0 defeat at Stockport with a relatively comfortable 2-0 victory over Morecambe at Adams Park on Friday evening. Scott McGleish gave Wycombe the lead in the 19th minute when he headed home a right wing cross from Russell Martin. John Sutton made it 2-0 on 69 minutes, with a superb curling left footed effort from 18 yards into the top corner after he had been set up from the right by Sam Stockley. Next game, home to Macclesfield on Saturday 22nd December. Wycombe: Fielding, Martin, McCracken, Johnson, Woodman (sub 80 Oakes) , Stockley, Torres, Holt, Bloomfield (sub 77 Bullock), McGleish, Sutton - subs not used: Boucaud, Rice, Christon - Att: 3,821
Youth Team YOUTHS OUT TO LIVERPOOL
(Wednesday 12th December 2007)
Wanderers Under 18's went down 5-0 to holders Liverpool in the Third Round of the FA Youth Cup at Adams Park on Wednesday evening. However, the scoreline did not do justice to the Wycombe performance. Wanderers had the better of the opening exchanges before falling to a breakaway goal from David Amoo in the 26th minute. Calum Botham had a great chance to equalise for Wycombe on the hour mark when but he slashed the chance wide following a cross from the right. However, a mix up in the Wanderers defence three minutes later saw Michael Pourie pick up a back pass from Craig Read and convert past Adam Holloway. Liverpool then scored three times in the final eight minutes through Nathan Ecceleston (twice) and Gary Mackay-Steven to give the final score an unrealistic look. Wycombe: Adam Holloway, Jamie Turley, Darrell Ellams, Eddie Savage, Elliott Brathwaite, Craig Read, Matt Phillips, Scott Shulton, George Daly, Chidi Ogubagu , Calum Botham - subs: Daniel Fitchett, David Pearce, Jordan Lumsden, Tom O'Regan, James Reading - Att: 824
Matchday STOCKPORT 6 WYCOMBE 0
(Saturday 8th December 2007)
Wanderers crashed to their biggest ever Football League defeat, going down 6-0 at a rain drenched Stockport County on Saturday. The nightmare began to unfold on 34 minutes when Adam Proudlock opened the scoring and three minutes later it was 2-0 when Liam Dickinson beat Frank Fielding in the Wycombe goal. The score remained the same until the hour mark when Proudlock scored his second and the game was dead and burried from Wycombe's point of view four minutes later when Lewis Christon put through his own goal. Proudlock completed his hat-trick on 74 minutes before a Russell Martin own-goal on 78 minutes wrapped up a miserable day for Wycombe followers. The defeat drops Wycombe to tenth in the table, nine points from the automatic promotion slots and now with a far inferior goal difference. Next game home to ninth placed Morecambe on Friday. Wycombe: Fielding, Martin, Christon, Johnson, Stockley (sub 65 Reid), Torres, Holt, Bloomfield, Oakes (sub HT Bullock), McGleish, Sutton - subs not used: Woodman, Boucaud, Doherty - Att: 4,477 (away end 150)
Matchday WYCOMBE 2 HEREFORD 2
(Tuesday 4th December 2007)
Wanderers conceeded twice in the final five minutes as they drew 2-2 with third placed Hereford United at Adams Park on Tuesday evening. Wycombe had been ahead as early as the sixth minute when Stefan Oakes swept in a low shot from just outside the penalty area. Hereford came close to equalising a minute before the break but the woodwork came to Wycombe's rescue and within a minute Gary Holt made it 2-0 with an angled shot from the left wing that crept in at the far post. Wycombe looked comfortable for all three points until the 86th minute when Theo Robinson climbed to head back across the face of the goal and beat debutant Rab Douglas in the Wycombe goal. Then with a minute of normal time remaining, Simon Johnson (almost a Wycombe player back in January 2007) struck to disappoint the home contingent. Wanderers remain 8th in the table, seven points off the automatic promotion slots. Next game for Paul Lambert's side, at Stockport on Saturday 8th December. Wycombe: Douglas, Martin, Antwi (sub 64 Woodman), Johnson, Stockley, Torres (sub 87 Doherty), Holt, Bloomfield, Oakes (sub 76 Boucaud), Sutton, McGleish - subs not used: Bullock, Reid - Att: 4,081 (away end 399)

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