March 2008 News Archive
All the news stories from March 2008
(Thursday 27th March 2008)
Wanderers have signed striker Delroy Facey on an emergency loan until the end of the season from Gillingham. The move comes after a failed bid from Wycombe for Luton Town veteran striker Paul Furlong. Facey, who will be 28 years old on 22 April, comes to Adams Park with a host of clubs under his CV. He was originally a trainee with Huddersfield Town, making his League debut in March 1997. He moved to Premiership Bolton Wanderers in the summer of 2002 but made just one League start while also being loaned out to Bradford City and Burnley. January 2004 saw a move to West Brom but he left the following summer for Hull City. Nine months later he was on his way to Oldham, via a loan return to Huddersfield, before a summer 2005 switch to Tranmere Rovers where a season long spell produced 8 goals from 37 League appearances. The 2006/7 season was spent with Rotherham where he bagged 10 League goals in 40 appearances during The Millers relegation season. The striker then moved to The Gills in the summer of 2007 and made 32 appearances in League One, netting 3 times before Paul Lambert decided to take a gamble on the nomadic six footer.
(Monday 24th March 2008)
Wanderers battled out a 0-0 stalemate with fellow promotion chasers Stockport County at Adams Park on Easter Monday. The result stopped County from setting a Football League record of nine consecutive away wins in the League. Wanderers came closest to breaking the deadlock when Scott McGleish saw a goal bound header deflected a away for a corner three minutes into the second half. Stefan Oakes also saw a low free-kick from the right blocked in the six yard box as Wanderers produced a late flurry in an attempt to grab all three points. Wanderers remain 6th in the table - next game home to Peterborough United on Saturday 5th April. Wycombe: Fielding, Martin, Williamson, Johnson, Woodman, Herd (sub 65 Torres), Holt, Doherty, Oakes, McGleish, Knight (sub 65 Sutton) - subs not used: Young, Stockley, Lennon - Att: 5,381 (away end 691)
(Saturday 22nd March 2008)
A beautifully struck 36th minute free-kick from Stefan Oakes was enough for Wycombe to gain a 1-0 victory at Morecambe on Easter Saturday. Wanderers, making their first trip to Christy Park in 15 years, gave a first start of the season to Mike Williamson following his long term injury, while Sergio Torres was introduced as a second half sub after missing through injury since the end of February. Wanderers remain 6th in table ahead of Easter Monday's home meeting with 5th place Stockport County. Wycombe: Fielding, Martin, Williamson, Johnson, Woodman, Herd (sub 79 Torres), Holt, Lennon, Oakes, McGleish (sub 65 Sutton), Knight - subs not used: Young, Stockley, Doherty - Att: 2,524 (away end 300 approx)
(Tuesday 18th March 2008)
Rotherham United have entered into administration and will receive a 10 point penalty in 'League Two', sending them down from 7th to 11th place - 12 points behind the Wanderers. BBC online reports that the Club were in court on Tuesday morning hoping to get an extension to their repayment plans. The Millers were saved from liqudation two years ago by an CVA arrangement but suffered a ten point deduction for the start of the 2006/7 season and were subsequently relegated to League Two by the end of that season. Official Press Release
(Tuesday 18th March 2008)
A 90th minute goal from Daniel Fitchett earned Wanderers a point from a 1-1 draw with Leyton Orient in the Football Combination game at Adams Park on Tuesday afternoon. After an uneventful first half, the visitors took the lead in the 63rd minute when Efe Echanomi stabbed the ball home after a mix-up in the Wanderers defence. The last gasp equaliser came when Scott Shulton's pass found Fitchett who finished with a low shot from just inside the penalty area. Next game for the Reserves is on Wednesday 26th March away to Brighton. Wycombe: Young, Christon, Massey (sub 59 Phillips), Boucaud, Antwi, Cadmore, Rice, Gregory (sub 79 Shulton), Daly (sub 66 Botham), Fitchett, Duncan - subs not used: Reading, Pearce
(Tuesday 18th March 2008)
Matt Bloomfield and Wanderers were dealt a blow this week when it was confirmed that the midfielder has had his recent injury confirmed as cruciate knee. Bloomfield, who is out of contract with Wanderers in June, will have surgery next month and will be out of action for several more months, with a typical recovery period usually being in the order of six months. The 24 year old, who is currently Wycombe's longest serving player having signed from Ipswich Town in December 2003, picked up the injury in the meeting with Darlington on 8th March.
(Saturday 15th March 2008)
Wanderers went down to a 72nd minute headed own goal from Russell Martin in their meeting with third placed Hereford United on Saturday. With 18 year old Aston Villa loanee Chris Herd making his Wanderers debut, Paul Lambert's side will think themselves unfortunate to come away empty handed. Herd went close on a couple of occasions to scoring on his debut before former Wanderer Clint Easton sent across a free-kick from the left on 72 minutes that Martin could only direct past Frank Fielding and into the far corner of the net. Stefan Oakes saw a late free-kick hit the crossbar and the follow hit the post as Wanderers left Edgar Street frustrated. Wanderers drop to sixth in the table after Stockport leaped frogged by winning at Lincoln. Next game for Wycombe is at Morecambe on Easter Saturday (22nd March), then on Easter Monday it's home to Stockport - both kick-off 3pm. Wycombe: Fielding, Martin, McCracken (sub HT Williamson), Johnson, Woodman, Herd, Holt, Lennon (sub 77 Stockley), Oakes, Knight (sub 70 Sutton), McGleish - subs not used Young, Bullock - Att: 3,126 (away end 418)
(Friday 14th March 2008)
Wanderers have signed 18 year old Aston Villa midfielder Chris Herd on an one month loan spell. He will go straight into the squad to face Hereford United on Saturday and will assist with cover for the injured Sergio Torres and Matt Bloomfield and the suspended Tommy Doherty. Austrailian born Herd has just completed a loan spell with Port Vale where he made 11 appearances in two months, scoring twice. He has yet to make his First Team debut for Villa after signing a three year contract.
Berks & Bucks Senior Cup THRO TO B&B FINAL
(Wednesday 12th March 2008)
Wanderers are through to the Final of the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup after a 3-0 victory over Franchise in the semi-final at Milton Keynes on Wednesday evening. Wanderers will now meet Chesham United in the Final at Adams Park on Monday 5th May. The game at the home of Franchise saw Wycombe dominate but after George Daly had headed Wanderers into the lead a minute before the break it wasn't until goals from Daniel Fitchett (87) and Matt Phillips (89), that the route to the final was sealed. Wycombe: Young, Rice, Christon, Cadmore, Massey, Phillips, Gregory, Shulton, Duncan, Daly, Fitchett - subs: Reading, Braithwaite, Botham, Lumsden, Pearce
(Tuesday 11th March 2008)
Wanderers clung on to take all three points in a 2-1 victory over bottom placed Wrexham on Tuesday evening. With a strong wind behind them in the first half, Wanderers raced into a 2-0 after Leon Knight had struck home from 20 yards in the 14th minute, followed by Scott McGleish capitalising on a poor back pass seven minutes later to round 'keeper Gavin Ward. McGleish should have made it 3-0 on the half hour mark too but contrived to hit the cross bar from just over six yards from goal. The visitors grabbed their lifeline eight minutes into the second period when Michael Procter knocked the ball in after a free-kick from the left. Wrexham pressed for an equaliser and were encoraged too when Tommy Doherty was sent off for a second bookable offence on 79 minutes. The visitors came closest from the resulting free-kick when a low shot from Paul Hall from the left of the box took a couple of deflections before Frank Fielding managed to tip the ball wide. There was also a scare in the final minute of normal time but Wanderers held on to remain fifth in the table and seven points behind third placed Hereford United who Wanderers visit on Saturday. Wycombe: Fielding, Martin, Johnson, McCracken, Woodman, Holt, Doherty, Oakes (sub 66 Williamson), Stockley, Knight (sub 81 Lennon), McGleish (sub 76 Sutton) - subs not used: Young, Bullock - Att: 4,002 (away end 219)
(Tuesday 11th March 2008)
Wanderers away game with Grimsby Town scheduled for Saturday 29th March has now been re-arranged for Tuesday 15th April. The rescheduling was necessary because The Mariners had reached the final of the Football League Trophy (v Franchise) which is due to take place on Sunday 30th March at Wembley Stadium. It means Wycombe will now play six Football League games in March and five in April. The trip to Blundell Park will come three days after Wanderers visit Franchise at 'Stadium MK'.
(Saturday 8th March 2008)
Wanderers jumped to fifth place in the table after a deserved victory over third placed Darlington at Adams Park on Saturday. Wycombe took the lead in the 24th minute when Leon Knight sent a spectacular overhead kick into the right corner of the net after Russell Martin's knock down. Wanderers had further chances to extended their lead but had to wait until six minutes from time when Scott McGleish converted when one on one with Darlington 'keeper David Stockdale. Wycombe now have 60 points from 36 games but are eight points behind third placed Darlington who have also played a game less. Looking down the table, Wycombe are being chased by Stockport (59 points, played 35), Rotherham (58, played 36) and Chesterfield (57, played 36). Next game is on Tuesday (11th March) at home to bottom placed Wrexham - kick-off 7.45pm. Wycombe: Fielding, Martin, Johnson, McCracken, Woodman, Holt, Doherty, Oakes, Bloomfield, Knight (sub 89 Bullock), McGleish - subs not used: Lennon, Young, Williamson, Sutton - Att: 5,185 (away end 223)
(Tuesday 4th March 2008)
Will Antwi scored as a strong Wanderers Reserve XI beat Millwall 3-0 in a Combination match at Adams Park on Tuesday evening. Antwi gave Wanderers the lead in the 25th minute with a looping header. The lead was doubled on the hour mark when Daniel Fitchett slotted home after Chris Palmer had squared. The third and final goal came four minutes later when Martin Bullock finished neatly, again from a Palmer assist. Wycombe: Young, Stockley, Massey, Williamson, Antwi, Bullock, Oakes, Boucaud, Palmer, Sutton, Fitchett - subs not used: Reading, Cadmore, Christon, Gregory, Rice
(Saturday 1st March 2008)
Wycombe's seven game unbeaten run away from home in 'League Two' came to end on Saturday as they went down 1-0 to Lincoln City. The decisive goal came on 66 minutes when Louis Dodds struck a 25 yarder past Frank Fielding in the Wycombe goal. Wanderers remain 6th in the table with eleven games remaining. Wycombe: Fielding, Martin, Johnson, McCracken, Woodman (sub 85 Sutton), Holt, Doherty, Lennon (sub 77 Bullock), Bloomfield, Knight, McGleish - subs not used: Boucard, Young, Williamson - Att: 4,002 (away 200 approx)

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