April 2010 News Archive
All the news stories from April 2010
(Tuesday 27th April 2010)
Wanderers Reserves lost their final Combination match of the season - going down 1-0 at Norwich City on Tuesday afternoon at Carrow Road. The only goal of the game came from a 73rd minute penalty when George Francomb converted after Charlton trialist Harry Pell pulled back Patrick Drmola. Other trialists in the Wanderers line-up were Adrian Clifton, Tom Dunford (Southampton) and Aaran Raccine (Southampton) - the latter making his second appearance after appearing in the previous week's draw with Colchester. The result at Norwich sees Wanderers finish fourth out of ten teams in the Eastern Division of the Combination with 28 points. Champions are Watford with 40 points and still one match to play. A Wanderers Reserve XI will play in the final of the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup on Holiday Monday (3rd May) - taking on Maidenhead United at Marlow FC (Kick-off 3pm). Extra-time and penalties will be used to settle the tie if required. Wycombe line-up: Arnold, Green, Spence, Cox, Raccine, Pell, Westlake, Dunford (sub 85 Scowen), Federico, Clifton (sub 60 Harris), Harrold (sub 55 Fitchett) - subs not used: Williams, Kewley-Graham
(Monday 26th April 2010)
Two relegation spots remain outstanding after Southend confirmed their relegation to 'League Two' following a 2‑2 draw at now safe Oldham. Wanderers travel to Leyton Orient on Saturday (1st May) knowing that only victory will give them any chance of remaining in 'League One' for another season. As important will be the results from other games involving the sides threatened with relegation; they are Tranmere v Millwall, Gillingham v Southampton and Exeter v Hartlepool. If Wanderers manage three points at Brisbane Road, then Gillingham or Exeter need to lose to keep Wanderers hopes alive going into the final day of the season. The final day (8th May), then sees Wanderers take on Gillingham at Adams Park, Exeter host Huddersfield and Tranmere travel to already relegated Stockport.
League One - bottom 9
up to and including 24 April 2010
                 PL  W  D  L GF GA Pts GD
16.Hartlepool    44 14  9 21 58 66 51  -8 
17.Yeovil        44 12 14 18 52 58 50  -6 
18.Leyton Orient 44 12 12 20 51 62 48 -11 
19.Exeter        44 10 17 17 45 58 47 -13 
20.Gillingham    44 11 14 19 46 60 47 -14
21.Tranmere      44 12  9 23 40 72 45 -32 
22.Wycombe       44  9 15 20 53 74 42 -21 
23.Southend      44  9 13 22 48 68 40 -20 
24.Stockport     44  5 10 29 34 90 25 -56 
(Saturday 24th April 2010)
A 2-2 home draw with Swindon Town has kept Wanderers' 'League One' survival hopes hanging on for at least another week following a pulsating game at Adams Park. Wycombe twice led as they aimed for a fourth consecutive victory but were eventually pegged back by an 80th minute equaliser from play-off bound Swindon. A tense but even first half ended on a massive high for Wycombe when Matt Bloomfield weaved in from midfield before curling home the ball from the edge of the penalty area. However, the visitors hit back two minutes into the second period when Billy Paynter headed home at the far post from J-P McGovern's cross. With the latest scores from other games in 'League One' almost as much interest as events at Adams Park, Wanderers hit another gear and took the lead again on 75 minutes in dramatic circumstances after McGovern fouled Kevin Betsy to give Wycombe a penalty. Alex Revell stepped up to take the kick but it was pushed away by David Lucas in the Town goal only for Craig Woodman to chip the ball from the right of goal to the far post where Revell's header was adjudged to have cross the Valley End goalline and send the home support into raptures. It was then Swindn's turn to press on and with just ten minutes left on the clock Scott Cuthbert directed the ball through to Alan Sheehan who beat Tom Heaton in an one on one to spark equally manic celebrations at the away end. The result leaves Wanderers needing to win next week's game at Leyton Orient and hope that results involving Tranmere, Gillingham and Exeter contrive to give hope going into the final day's game at home to The Gills. Wycombe: Heaton, Woodman, Mousinho, Westwood, Hunt, Bloomfield, Betsy, Ainsworth, Montrose (sub 69 McLeod), Revell, Pittman (sub 55 Phillips) - subs not used: Keates, Oliver, Harrold, Arnold, Beavon - Att:7,549 (away 2,026)
Wycombe Wanderers Trust STADIUM Q&A AT TRUST AGM
(Tuesday 20th April 2010)
The proposed new stadium for Wanderers and London Wasps will be a hot topic on the evening of the Wycombe Wanderers Trust AGM to be held this Thursday (22nd April) at Adams Park - starting at 8pm. Following the AGM, there will be a presentation and question and answer session with Lesley Clarke, Leader of Wycombe District Council, Karen Satterford, CEO of Wycombe District Council and Charles Brocklehurst, Head of Service for Property for Wycombe District Council. The AGM and Q&A session will take place in the Vere Suite and will only be open to Trust members although it will be possible to join the Trust, on the evening of the AGM, provided a completed membership form and the relevant payment are submitted.
(Monday 19th April 2010)
The intriguing battle against relegation at the foot of the 'League One' table continues after another round of results on Saturday. Wanderers' last ditch victory at MK Dons keeps hopes alive for Gary Waddock's side while Gillingham's 3-2 home victory over Leeds and Leyton Orient's 2-0 home success over Stockport County has thrown Exeter City back into trouble following their 2‑1 defeat at Tranmere. Tranmere play their game in hand on Tuesday evening when they travel to Brentford. Meanwhile the key fixtures next Saturday (24th April) are: Colchester v Tranmere, Exeter v Charlton, Millwall v Leyton Orient, Norwich v Gillingham, Oldham v Southend, Walsall v Hartlepool and most significant for Wanderers, the visit of Swindon Town to Adams Park where a fourth straight Wycombe victory would keep the survival dream alive for at least another week.
League One - bottom 11
up to and including 17 April 2010
                 PL  W  D  L GF GA Pts GD
15.Hartlepool    43 14  9 20 57 63 51  -6 
16.Oldham        42 13 11 18 37 50 50 -13 
17.Yeovil        43 12 13 18 51 57 49  -6 
18.Leyton Orient 43 12 12 19 50 60 48 -10 
19.Gillingham    43 11 14 18 46 58 47 -12 
20.Exeter        43 10 16 17 44 57 46 -13 
21.Tranmere      42 12  8 22 38 69 44 -31 
22.Wycombe       43  9 14 20 51 72 41 -21 
23.Southend      43  9 12 22 46 66 39 -20 
24.Stockport     43  5 10 28 34 84 25 -50 

(Saturday 17th April 2010)
A last gasp winner from Kevin Betsy has Wanderers still hoping for a miracle escape from relegation following a 3-2 victory over MK Dons in Milton Keynes on Saturday afternoon. Wycombe's third consecutive victory saw them leapfrog Southend United in the table to 22nd place but still 5 points behind 20th place with just three games remaining. At Stadium MK, Wanderers thoroughly deserved the three points after Alex Revell had given them the lead on 29 minutes when he guided the ball home from Betsy's assist. The home side snatched an equaliser on the stroke of half-time when Aaron Wilbraham curled the ball home from the left of goal but Revell restored Wycombe's lead on 64 minutes when he finished off a rapid breakaway, with Betsy ket again in the build-up. However, Franchise were fortunate to grab an equaliser on 75 minutes after Gareth Ainsworth was harshly adjudged to have fouled in the box and despite Tom Heaton pushing away Sam Baldock resulting spot kick, Wilbraham reacted first to force the ball home despite more attempted heroics from Heaton. But Wanderers had the last say when Betsy capped a remarkable performance by angling the ball in from the right of the box to send the travelling support of 1,300 plus into hysterics. It's now onto Swindon at home next Saturday (24th April) where victory again would keep the miracle dream alive. Wycombe: Heaton, Woodman, Westwood, Hunt, Bloomfield, Betsy, Ainsworth, Mousinho, Montrose (sub 81 Beavon) , Revell, Pittman (sub 65 Phillips) - subs not used: Keates, Oliver, Harrold, Arnold, McLeod - Att:10,561 (away 1,317)
(Thursday 15th April 2010)
The Mike Keen Charity Cup proved a memorable evening with the Kevin Keen All Stars victorious 5-4 over a Wanderers Legends XI managed by Hakan Hayrettin. Tommy Mooney opened the scoring for the Wanderers with a 17th minute strike but Gianfranco Zola fired in the equaliser for All Stars five minutes later. Teddy Sheringham then put the All Stars ahead on the 30 minute mark and scored again three minutes into the second half to make it 3-1 when he cleverly chipped Paul Hyde in the Wanderers goal. The goal of the night came from Dennis Greene shortly afterwards when he volleyed home a Mo Harkin cross from the left. However Zola on 57 minutes and then former Wanderer Rob Lee made then score 5-2 to the All Stars when he nut-megged Hyde. And the goal flurry continued when Mooney forced the ball home from six yards range and then converted a Glyn Creaser cross two minutes later to complete his hat-trick and make the final score 5-4 in favour of Kevin Keen's side. A crowd of just over 1,700 attended the game with all proceeds being donated to Cancer Research UK.
Wycombe XI: Paul Hyde, Jason Cousins, Simon Stapleton, Glyn Creaser, Matt Crossley, Keith Ryan, Steve Brown, Mo Harkin, Steve Thompson, Simon Garner, Tommy Mooney - subs: Mark West, Steve Whitby, Andy Baird, Dennis Greene - Kevin Keenís All Stars: Alec Chamberlain, Tim Breacker, Steve Clarke, Malky Mackay, Phil Parkinson, Kevin Keen, Rob Lee, Alan Pardew, Clive Allen, Teddy Sheringham, Gianfranco Zola - subs: Paul Allen, Martin Allen, Alex Dyer, Gary Waddock, Kevin Hitchcock, David Oldfield - Att:1,724
(Thursday 15th April 2010)
Joint Wanderers and London Wasps Chief Executive Officer Paul Harrison has left his position at the Club after less than six months, with joint owner Steve Hayes claiming that things hadn't worked out. Read more - Yet another CE departs
(Wednesday 15th April 2010)
Midfielder Ian Westlake returned from injury as Wanderers Reserves drew 0-0 with Colchester United on Wednesday evening in the Combination. Westlake, who had not played since December, came through sixty minutes before being substituted in a match where Wanderers took a look at trialists Miles Smith (West Ham) and Aarron Racine (Southampton). The Reserves have one more Combination game to play this season when they travel to Carrow Road to play Norwich City on Wednesday 28th April (KO 3pm). Wycombe line-up: Shearer, Smith, Spence, Green (sub 54 Belcher), Cox, Racine, Federico, Westlake (sub 60 Scowen), McClure, Fitchett, Harris - subs not used: Brennan, Stewart, Cobb
(Wednesday 14th April 2010)
The euphoria of Wanderers 3-0 victory at Tranmere on Tuesday was jarred somewhat by the teams above them all picking up points. Leyton Orient achieved the result of the night when they beat table toppers Norwich City 2-1 at Brisbane Road. Elsewhere, Southend drew 2-2 at home with Brentford, Gillingham grabbed a home draw with Brighton after the visitors missed a late penalty, while Hartlepool registed a 3-0 home win over already relegated Stockport County. Wanderers only chance of survival would appear to be to win all their remaining four games starting with the trip to MK Dons on Saturday (17th April). Other key fixtures affecting the relegation zone that day are: Carlisle v Oldham, Gillingham v Leeds, Hartlepool v Colchester, Leyton Orient v Stockport, Southend v Brighton and Tranmere v Exeter.
League One - bottom 11
up to and including 13 April 2010
                 PL  W  D  L GF GA Pts GD
14.Yeovil        42 12 13 17 51 56 49  -5 
15.Brighton      42 12 13 17 52 59 49  -7 
16.Hartlepool    42 13  9 20 54 62 48  -8 
17.Oldham        41 12 11 18 35 49 47 -14 
18.Exeter        42 10 16 16 43 54 46 -11 
19.Leyton Orient 42 11 12 19 48 60 45 -12 
20.Gillingham    42 10 14 18 43 56 44 -13
21.Tranmere      41 11  8 22 35 68 41 -33 
22.Southend      42  9 12 21 46 65 39 -19 
23.Wycombe       42  8 14 20 48 70 38 -22 
24.Stockport     42  5 10 27 34 82 25 -48 

(Tuesday 13th April 2010)
Wanderers' hopes of 'League One' survival are still hanging by a slender thread following an exhilarating 3-0 victory at fellow strugglers Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday evening. A 15th minute strike from Alex Revell after he saw Gareth Ainsworth's effort blocked, set Gary Waddock's side on their way victory. Revell added a second in the 69th minute when he capitalised on a poor clearance from home 'keeper Luke Daniels - Revell sending the ball back over Daniels and into the net from around 30 yards. Wanderers biggest away League win since January 2008 was completed with four minutes of normal time remaining when Matt Bloomfield nodded in Kevin Betsy's cross following a quick break. Despite the valuable three points, Wanderers are still six points behind the safety of 20th place with four games remaining - starting with the trip to MK Dons on Saturday (17th April). Wycombe: Heaton, Woodman, Westwood, Hunt, Mousinho, Betsy, Bloomfield, Montrose, Ainsworth (sub 87 McLeod), Pittman (sub 65 Phillips), Revell (sub 89 Harrold) - subs not: Arnold, Oliver, Keates, Beavon - Att:4,956 (away 167)
(Monday 12th April 2010)
With Stockport County already relegated to 'League Two' after a 3-1 home defeat to Yeovil Town, the three other relegation spots look to be between the eight teams above County. That situation will be shaped further after a full programme of midweek fixtures. Exeter, recently drawn back into relegation fears, travel to promotion chasing Swindon on Monday evening. Meanwhile, Wanderers maximum points haul remains at the predicted safety target of 50 points and travel to Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday knowing that victory could spark a late run for relegation survival. However, anything but a win at Prenton Park for Wycombe would mean that Wanderers could be relegated as early as after next Saturday's result at MK Dons. Elsewhere on Tuesday the other games afecting the relegation battle are: Gillingham v Brighton, Hartlepool v Stockport, Leyton Orient v Norwich, MK Dons v Oldham, Southend v Brentford and Yeovil v Millwall.
League One - bottom 11
up to and including 10 April 2010
                 PL  W  D  L GF GA Pts GD
14.Yeovil        41 12 12 17 50 55 48  -5 
15.Brighton      41 12 12 17 51 58 48  -7 
16.Oldham        40 12 10 18 35 49 46 -14 
17.Hartlepool    41 12  9 20 51 62 45 -11 
18.Exeter        41 10 15 16 42 53 45 -11 
19.Gillingham    41 10 13 18 42 55 43 -13 
20.Leyton Orient 41 10 12 19 46 59 42 -13 
21.Tranmere      40 11  8 21 35 65 41 -30 
22.Southend      41  9 11 21 44 63 38 -19 
23.Wycombe       41  7 14 20 45 70 35 -25 
24.Stockport     41  5 10 26 34 79 25 -45 

(Sunday 11th April 2010)
Gary Waddock has reacted to Adam Hinshelwood's injury by recalling central defender Luke Oliver from his loan spell at Bradford City. The loan deal had recently been extended until the end of the current season but Wanderers had a 24 hour recall option in place. Oliver has recently netted twice for The Bantams to register his first ever Football League goals in a sporadic career that saw him make his senior debut as a Wanderers player back in April 2003. City boss Peter Taylor has since said that he hopes to sign Oliver in the summer when his contact at Wycombe expires. In the meantime, he will go straight into the Wycombe squad for the crucial game at Tranmere on Tuesday evening.
(Saturday 10th April 2010)
Wanderers gave themselves a faint flicker of hope of avoiding relegation following a 2-0 home victory over Hartlepool on Saturday. With Gary Waddock bringing in Alex Revell, John Mousinho and Lewis Montrose into the starting line-up, Wanderers were again rocked by an injury - this time to Adam Hinshelwood who was forced off after just 18 minutes to be replaced by injury recovering Lewis Hunt - however Wycombe went on to dominate large spells of the game and eventually took the lead in the 66th minute when Craig Woodman's ball from midfield to the right of the box was picked out by Jon-Paul Pittman who controlled before stabbing the ball past Scott Flinders in the Hartlepool goal. The result was sealed in the 88th minute when Revell's through ball found Matt Phillips to the right of goal and the youngster took a touch before slotting the ball low into the Valley End net. The result leaves Wanderers seven points adrift from escaping the relegation zone and with the news that Hartlepool themselves could be drawn closer to the relegation zone following a charge from the FA for fielding an ineligible player in their recent victory over Brighton, Wycombe go to to Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday evening knowing that only a victory will keep those slim hopes of survival alive. Wycombe: Heaton, Woodman, Hinshelwood (sub 18 Hunt), Westwood, Bloomfield, Betsy, Ainsworth, Mousinho, Montrose, Revell, Pittman (sub 80 Phillips) - subs not used: Keates, Harrold, Arnold, Beavon, McLeod - Att:4,342 (away end 114)
(Wednesday 7th April 2010)
After two defeats over the Easter weekend, Wanderers now looked doomed to relegation back to League Two. A nine point gap seperates Gary Waddock's side from 20th place with just six games remaining. Looking ahead, the Saturday (10th April) programme sees Wycombe take on Hartlepool at Adams Park, with anything but a victory taking Wanderers maximum points potential to below the predicted safety target of 50 points. Elsewhere on Saturday, Tranmere travel to Walsall, Southend go to Leeds, Oldham host Bristol Rovers, Leyton Orient travel to Exeter and Gillingham make the trip to Millwall. Meanwhile, Stockport will effectively be relegated if they lose at home to Yeovil, or Tranmere and Leyton Orient both match or better Stockport's result.
League One - bottom 11
up to and including 6 April 2010
                 PL  W  D  L GF GA Pts GD
14.Brighton      40 12 12 16 50 56 48  -6 
15.Yeovil        40 11 12 17 47 54 45  -7 
16.Hartlepool    40 12  9 19 51 60 45  -9 
17.Exeter        40 10 14 16 42 53 44 -11 
18.Gillingham    40 10 13 17 42 51 43  -9 
19.Oldham        39 11 10 18 33 48 43 -15 
20.Leyton Orient 40 10 11 19 46 59 41 -13
21.Tranmere      39 11  8 20 34 63 41 -29 
22.Southend      40  9 11 20 44 61 38 -17 
23.Wycombe       40  6 14 20 43 70 32 -27 
24.Stockport     40  5 10 25 33 76 25 -43 

(Tuesday 6th April 2010)
Wanderers Reserves lost 4-0 away to Luton Town on Tuesday evening. Two goals from Mark Nwokeji and one each from Matthew Barnes-Homer and Asa Hall secured the victory for The Hatters in a match played at Barton Rovers FC. The Reserves have two more Combination matches this season, at home to Colchester on Wednesday 14th April and away to Norwich on 28th April. Wycombe: Ingram; Smith, Clark, Cox, Lampe (sub HT Saku), Scowen (sub 70 Weemes), Kewley-Graham (sub 60 McClure), Wallace, Federico, Harris, Fitchett - subs not used: Brennan, Ware
(Monday 5th April 2010)
Relegation to League Two looks an almost certainty for Wanderers following a 2-1 defeat at Walsall on Easter Monday. At the Bescot Stadium, Wanderers found themselves on the back foot from the early stages after Manny Smith headed home a 7th minute corner from Julian Gray's corner. It was then Gray who made it 2-0 on 22 minutes when he curled the ball past Tom Heaton to leave Wycombe with another uphill climb. With Walsall content with their lead, Wanderers did press in the second period and reduced arrears to 2-1 in the 78th minute when Adam Hinshelwood headed in at the near post from Kevin McLeod's cross. A brilliant save from Rene Gilmartin denied Lewis Montrose an equaliser with six minutes left on the clock but even a point from this game is unlikely to have made any difference to Wanderers chances of survival. Next game for the Wanderers is at home to Hartlepool on Saturday (10th April), followed by a trip to Tranmere Rovers the following Tuesday (13th April). Wycombe: Heaton, Hinshelwood, Westwood (sub 79 Phillips), Woodman, Keates (sub 69 Montrose), Betsy, Bloomfield, Ainsworth, McLeod, Pittman, Beavon (sub 60 Revell) - subs not used: Shearer, Mousinho, Harris, Harrold - Att:3,618 (away 316)
(Saturday 3rd April 2010)
Wanderers were plunged closer to relegation following a 2-1 home reverse to Huddersfield Town, coupled with several of the fellow strugglers picking up points. Adding to that, news before the game revealed that defender Alan Bennett had been injured in training the previous day and had returned to Brentford, while 18 minutes into the meeting with play-off chasing Huddersfield, Julian Kelly was forced off with a hamstring injury. Both are likely to miss the remainder of the season. Against The Terriers, Wanderers starting brightly enough with Matt Harrold shooting just past the left hand upright in the opening couple of minutes but it was the visitors who snatched the lead on 22 minutes when the ball pinged around the Wycombe penalty box before Jordan Rhodes sent an overhead kick past Tom Heaton. The visitors should have doubled their lead in first half stoppage time after a stray backpass was picked up by Theo Robinson but Heaton saved the day. However, the travelling side continued to press in the opening stages of the second period and were rewarded with a superb solo effort from Robinson on 51 minutes when the 21 year old cut across from the left channel before angling a shot back past Heaton and spark the all too familiar celebrations in the away end. To their credit Wanderers responded and pulled a goal back on 73 minutes when Jon-Paul Pittman battled to pull the ball back from the right and for Dean Keates to direct a header into the top left corner of the Valley End net. It was the visitors who were then holding on for the points but Wycombe never had enough invention to break down the Huddersfield defence. It's now on to Walsall on Easter Monday in what is looking a near impossible task to avoid the drop for Gary Waddock's side. Wycombe: Heaton, Hinshelwood, Westwood, Kelly (sub 18 Bloomfield), Keates, Betsy, Ainsworth, Mousinho (sub 54 Pittman), Beavon, McLeod, Harrold (sub 54 Phillips) - subs not used: Revell, Shearer, Montrose - Att:5,288 (away end 906)
(Saturday 3rd April 2010)
Wanderers Under 18 side lost 4-1 at Northampton Town on Saturday morning in the second game to be played as a joint Youth Alliance and Combination fixture. Alex Konstantinou, Mark Withers (2) and Charlie Death scored for the home side with Kadeem Harris replying with a consolation for Wanderers. Wycombe: Ingram, Smith, Clark, Scowen, Stewart, Cox, Federico (sub 80 Ware), Wallace (sub 60 Lofters-Desport), Weemes, Graham (sub 60 Saku), Harris - subs not used: Lloyd, Olukanmi

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