July 2010 News Archive
All the news stories from July 2010
(Saturday 31st July 2010)
Wanderers beat Farnborough 4-2 at Cherrywood Road on Saturday in what is now Wycombe's final friendly before the start of the Football League season. The hosts, promoted to the Conference South at the end of the 2009/2010 campaign, were behind on four minutes after Ben Strevens was fouled in the box and Kevin Betsy converted from the spot. Strevens extended Wycombe's lead on 20 minutes when he followed in an initial effort that had been saved by Michael Jordan in the home goal. The home side pulled a goal back four minutes later when Bradley Bubb thumped the ball home from close range. Wanderers made five changes at the break and took a 3-1 lead in the 54th minute when Matt Phillips shot home at the far post following a cross from Daniel Fitchett. It was then 4-1 on 58 minutes after Jon-Paul Pittman created space in the box before angling a shot past the 'keeper. Anthony Thomas scored a 79th minute consolation goal for Boro' with a curling effort from the corner of the penalty area. With Monday's scheduled friendly at Maidenhead now cancelled at the request of the home club, Wanderers will now begin to focus on the opening League game versus Morecambe at Adams Park next Saturday (7th August). Wycombe: Arnold, McCoy (sub 63 Foster), Winfield (sub HT Bennett), Johnson (sub HT Westwood), Westlake (sub 75 Belcher), Phillips (sub 75 Ainsworth), Bloomfield (sub 75 Green), Montrose (sub HT Murtagh), Betsy (sub HT Rendell), Strevens (sub HT Fitchett), Pittman (sub 72 McClure) - sub not used: Brennan - Att: 334
(Thursday 29th July 2010)
Jon-Paul Pittman scored a four minute second-half hat-trick as Wanderers beat a Chelsea XI 5-1 at Adams Park on Thursday evening. The victory came after the visitors had taken a 13th minute lead when Aliu Djalo followed up Scott Sinclair's shot. However, Wanderers equalised on 24 minutes when Scott Rendell struck home from around eight yards after the ball broke loose in the Chelsea penalty area. Ben Strevens then put Wanderers into the lead on 36 minutes when he tucked the ball home from a tight angle. It was then left for Pittman to steal the limelight after being introduced as a 66th minute substitute. The Wycombe striker scored on 76, 77 and 79 minutes - with the final goal a delightful chip over Samuel Walker in the Chelsea goal.Wycombe: Bull (sub 83 Arnold), Westwood (sub 74 McCoy), Winfield, Bennett, Foster, Ainsworth (sub 85 Westlake), Montrose (sub 66 Bloomfield), Murtagh, Betsy, Rendell (sub 60 Matt Phillips), Strevens (sub 66 Pittman) - sub not used: Johnson - Chelsea: Samuel Walker, Billy Clifford, Rohan Ince, Aziz Deen-Conteh, Ryan Bertrand, Scott Sinclair, Jack Cork, Conor Clifford, Milan Lalkovic (sub 59 Dan Philliskirk), Franco Di Santo, Aliu Djalo (sub 59 Philipp Prosenik) - subs not used: Gokhan Tore, Jamal Blackman, Ben Sampayo - Att: 5,875
(Tuesday 27th July 2010)
A young Wanderers side, including new permanent signing Marvin McCoy and trialist Rene Steer, won 2-1 at Burnham on Tuesday evening. Youth teamer Lee Weemes gave Wanderers the lead in the 27th minute when he nudged the ball past the home 'keeper following a through ball from Daniel Fitchett. However, the hosts were gifted an equaliser on 33 minutes when Leon Johnson managed to head the ball over Steve Arnold as he back peddled to goal. Wanderers grabbed the winner two minutes into the second-half when Weemes crossed from the left for Stuart Green to turn in. Wanderers continue their friendlies on Thursday (29th July KO 7.45pm) when they take on a Chelsea XI at Adams Park.Wycombe: Arnold, McCoy, Stewart, Johnson, Rene Steer (trialist), Green, Kewley-Graham, Belcher, Harris (sub 80 Olukanmi), Weemes, Fitchett
(Tuesday 27th July 2010)
Wanderers have secured the signing of Wealdstone right-back Marvin McCoy on a one year deal. The 21 year old has featured heavily in Wycombe's pre-season campaign and had allegedly attracted the interests of Leeds United, Charlton Athletic and Southampton before Gary Waddock managed to convince the youngster to join his revamped squad at Adams Park. McCoy began his professional football as a trainee with Watford but moved to non-League football with Harrow Borough before switching to the Stones where he was Players' and Supporters' Player of the Season in 2009/10.
(Tuesday 27th July 2010)
Wanderers boss Gary Waddock has confirmed that Gareth Ainsworth will take the role of 'Club Captain' for the 2010/2011 campaign. The 37 year old in contract with Wanderers until June 2011 having joined on a permanent basis in January 2010 following two earlier loan appearances from QPR.
(Saturday 24th July 2010)
Matt Phillips was the England U19 hero on Saturday evening as he scored a goal three minutes into second-half stoppage time to force a draw against hosts France and confirm a passage through to a semi-final meeting with Spain. Phillips had been introduced as a 76th minute substitute after France had taken a 56th minute lead through Yannis Tafer. News then came through that Austria had scored a late winner versus Holland, meaning England were already set to qualify before Phillips made sure when he rose to head the ball through the hands of France goalkeeper Abdoulaye Diallo. The semi-final against Spain will take place on Tuesday (27th July) with a 3pm kick-off (UK time).
(Saturday 24th July 2010)
Wanderers went down 2-1 to Reading at Adams Park on Saturday in the first of only two home friendlies prior to the start of the 2010/11 campaign. Jon-Paul Pittman had given Wycombe the lead in the 8th minute when he nipped in to get on the end of a Chris Westwood free-kick. However, the Royals equalised with a penalty converted by Gylfi Sigurdsson in the 65th minute after trialist Liam Bridcutt had been adjudged to have pushed Jobi McAnuff. Five minutes later Sigurdsson saw a penalty saved by Nikki Bull after new signing Alan Bennett had tripped the Icelander in what may have been punished with a red card in more competitive circumstances. But the visitors got their winner in the 78th minute when Hal Robson-Kanu turned the ball in from close range following a cross from Noel Hunt. Wanderers next friendly is away to Burnham on Tuesday (27th July KO 7.30pm). Wycombe: Bull, Foster (sub HT McCoy), Johnson (sub HT Winfield), Westwood (sub HT Bennett), Westlake; Ainsworth, Montrose (sub HT Murtagh), Bloomfield (sub HT Bridcutt), Betsy (sub 77 Federico [sub 86 McClure]), Rendell (sub HT Strevens), Pittman - sub not used: Arnold - Att:2,242
(Saturday 24th July 2010)
Gary Waddock has signed Brentford central defender Alan Bennett on a one year deal as a replacement for the retired Adam Hinshelwood. The 28 year old returns to Adams Park after spending two loan spells on at Adams Park last season - the latter being interrupted by injury.
(Friday 23rd July 2010)
Wanderers First Team Physio Shay Connolly is set to leave the Club after six years at Adams Park. Connolly moved to the Wanderers during the reign of Tony Adams, having enjoyed a lenghty spell in the coaching team at Watford where he first worked alongside Peter Taylor. His earlier career path included a seven year spell in the Royal Navy. It's understood that Connolly is planning to move away to Colombia.
(Wednesday 21st July 2010)
Matt McClure scored four times as a youth based Wanderers side won 6-3 at Uxbridge on Wednesday evening. Sam Kamani put the home side in front on 18 minutes when he slotted past Steve Arnold but Wycombe were level on 27 minutes later when Stuart Green converted a penalty after Dan Fitchett had been fouled. Youth team trialist Daniel Bailey then gave Wanderers the lead ten minutes into the second half after Uxbridge had failed to deal with a corner. McClure opened his account on 66 minutes as he rounded the home 'keeper following a pass from Sam Belcher. McClure made it 4-1 on 77 minutes with a lob before Uxbridge pulled one back a minute later through Kevin Warner with looping volley. McClure completed his hat-trick on 84 minutes when he nipped in to score from the byeline from Stuart Green's pass. Darran Crane headed home from close range a couple of minutes later to make it 5-3 but McClure had the final say when scored his fourth following a through-ball from Ian Westlake on 89 minutes. Wanderers continue their friendlies at home to Reading on Saturday (24th July KO 3pm). Wycombe: Steve Arnold, Sam Byles (sub 62 Miles Smith), Ian Westlake, Chris Westwood, Daniel Bailey, Liam Bellamy, Stuart Green, Sam Belcher, Jerome Federico, Matt McClure, Dan Fitchett - subs not used: Matt Ingram (GK), Anthony Stewart, David Styles, Jess Graham, Josh Scowen, Archie Lloyd, Lee Weemes
(Tuesday 20th July 2010)
Wanderers returned from their midweek friendly at Brentford with a 1-1 draw. Wycombe's goal came through Kevin Betsy in the 41st minute when he ran through to score from Lewis Montrose's pass. Betsy's strike levelled the scores after David Hunt had given the home side the lead in the 26th minute with a 25 yard free-kick. Gary Waddock's side continue their pre-season friendlies with a game at Uxbridge on Wednesday (21st July KO7.45pm), followed by a home game with Reading on Saturday (24th July KO 3pm). Wycombe: Bull, Foster, Sansara (sub 60 McCoy), Winfield, Phillips, Ainsworth (sub 67 Pittman), Betsy, Murtagh, Montrose, Rendell, Strevens - subs not used: Arnold, Westwood, Johnson, Green, Westlake, Federico, Fitchett, McClure - Att: 984 (away end 99).
(Tuesday 20th July 2010)
Council officials will discuss a detailed report of the proposed 'Community Stadium' to be shared by Wanderers and London Wasps at a Special Cabinet meeting to be held on Monday 26th July. The report in the agenda says 'The clubs are not currently viable financial concerns and are heavily subsidised by the current benefactor. This is not a viable long term business case and risks the future of both clubs' It goes on to suggest a list of 19 possible sites for the stadium, including Wycombe Air Park and extending Adams Park. Consultation on the project is planned for September and October 2010 and expected to be included on the dedicated page on
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(Saturday 17th July 2010)
Wanderers recorded a 3-1 victory at Hayes & Yeading on Saturday afternoon with Scott Rendell scoring one and assisting for the two other Wycombe goals both netted by Kevin Betsy. The opening goal came on 8 minutes when Betsy slotted home after a one-two with Rendell. It was 2-0 four minutes later when Rendell tapped home from close range following a run through ftom trailist Marvin McCoy. Besty made it 3-0 on 37 minutes from another Rendell assist before Wanderers took the foot of the gas. The home side scored a consolation goal on 69 minutes through a Hayes trialist following a miss hit pass from Sam Belcher. WW line-up - 1st half: Bull, McCoy, Sansara, Westwood, Phillips, Ainsworth, Collins, Murtagh, Betsy, Rendell, Strevens - 2nd half: Bull (sub 58 Arnold), Foster, Sansara (sub 62 Westlake), Westwood (sub 58 Winfield), Phillips (sub 58 Johnson), Federico, Murtagh (sub 58 Belcher), Collins (sub 58 Montrose), Pittman, Rendell (sub 64 McClure), Fitchett (sub 78 Green) - Att: 182.
(Wednesday 14th July 2010)
Wanderers' defender Adam Hinshelwood has been forced to retire from football due to injury to his right knee. An exploratory operation earlier in the week resulted in medical advice to the 26 year old to 'never play football at any level again'. Hinshelwood joined Wanderers on a free from Aldershot Town in the January 2010 transfer window. He made 13 appearances, scoring once before the end of the season. Hinshelwood has said that he expects to be on crutches for a further six weeks before aiming to take up a coaching role within the game.
(Tuesday 13th July 2010)
Wanderers began their programme of friendlies prior to the start of the 2010/11 campaign with a 3-0 victory at Chesham United on Tuesday evening. Manager Gary Waddock gave run outs to five of of his seven summer signings, as well as looking at triallists Mark Phillips (former Brentford central defender), Netan Sansara (Walsall left-back) and Marvin McCoy (Wealdstone right-back). The scoring saw Ben Strevens open his Wanderers account with a headed goal on 39 minutes from a Stuart Green corner. Jon-Paul Pittman doubled Wycombe's lead on 42 minutes before the obligatory mass changes at the half-time break. Another new signing, Keiran Murtagh, sealed Wanderers' victory with an 85th lob over Chesham 'keeper Bobby Smith following a poor clearance from the General goalminder. Wycombe continue their friendly fixtures with a trip to Hayes and Yeading on Saturday (17th July). An additional friendly has also been added to the list with a game at Farnborough Town scheduled for Saturday 31st July. WW line-up v Chesham - 1st half: Arnold, Sansara, Foster, Mark Phillips, Johnson; Harris (sub 30 Federico), Ainsworth, Green, Bloomfield, Strevens, Pittman - 2nd half: Arnold, Westlake, McCoy, Winfield, Westwood, Betsy, Federico (sub 62 Belcher), Montrose, Murtagh, Rendell, Fitchett (sub 72 McClure)
(Saturday 10th July 2010)
Jon-Paul Pittman scored twice as Wanderers drew 3-3 with Yeovil Town in a 'behind closed-doors' match at the Booker Training Ground on Saturday. Garry Waddock fielded most of his First Team squad in a match that saw Danny Hutchins give the visitors a 4th minute lead. However, Pittman equalised on the quarter hour and then added another before Matt Phillips put Wanderers ahead 3-1 at the break. However, The Glovers forced a draw via goals from Sam Williams and Lloyd Matthews.
(Wednesday 7th July 2010)
Wanderers' League Two fixture away to Torquay United scheduled for Saturday 23rd April 2011 has been brought forward 24 hours to the Good Friday (22nd April) with a 3pm kick-off. The reason for change has been given as, 'to give both sides an extra 24 hours to prepare for their Easter Monday matches'. Wanderers take on Crewe Alexandra at Adams Park on Monday 25th April.
(Tuesday 6th July 2010)
Matt Phillips has been called up for the England Under 19's squad to play in the European Championships in northern France later this month. England U19 coach Noel Blake named the 18 man squad which will start their campaign on Sunday 18th July against Austria in Fleurs. They continue against The Netherlands on Wednesday 21st July at Bayeux and conclude their group games on Saturday 24th July when England take on hosts France at St-Lo. All group games kick-off at 5pm BST and are likely be shown live on Eurosport. The top two nations from each group will progress to the Semi-Final on Tuesday 27 July and then the winners of those games will contest the Final in Caen on Friday 30 July. The other group in France will be made up of Spain, Portugal, Italy and Croatia. Full squad: Nathan Baker (Aston Villa), John Bostock (Spurs), Matthew Briggs (Fulham), Reece Brown (Man Utd), Stephen Caulker (Spurs), Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace), Thomas Cruise (Arsenal), Nathan Delfouneso (Aston Villa), Ryan Donaldson (Newcastle Utd), Matthew James (Man Utd), Jacob Mellis (Chelsea), Frank Nouble (West Ham), Dean Parrett (Spurs), Matt Phillips (Wycombe), Declan Rudd (Norwich), James Severn (Derby), Josh Thompson (Celtic), Andros Townsend (Spurs)
(Monday 5th July 2010)
Wanderers Head of Finance Neil Patterson has been removed from the Club's contact listings, thus adding to reports from those close to the situation that he had left his position at Adams Park towards the end of May 2010. Patterson took up the role at Adams Park in January 2006 and is now understood to be on 'Gardening leave' as he serves his notice period. The position of London Wasps' Financial Director Peter Wear is also understood to have taken a similar route to Patterson but confirmation has yet to be have been officially reported by the respective clubs.
(Thursday 1st July 2010)
The now regular summer transfer flurry has continued at Adams Park with the arrival of striker Scott Rendell from Peterborough Utd for an 'undisclosed fee'. The 23 year old joins on a three year deal having spent two and a half years with Posh following a move from near neighbours Cambridge Utd. However, his time at London Road has mainly been spent away on loan, including the second half of the 2008/9 season back at Cambridge where he scored 13 times in 26 Conference games. In the summer of 2009 he then agreed a season long loan with Torquay Utd, where he managed to hit the net 12 times in 35 League Two games.

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