August 2015 News Archive
All the news stories from August 2015
(Saturday 29th August 2015)
Wanderers maintained their unbeaten start to the 2015/16 League Two campaign following a 0-0 draw at Crawley Town. However, Wycombe had 'keeper Matt Ingram to thank for a string saves to keep the home side at bay in the first ever Football League meeting between the two sides. Wanderers are now third in League Two, with 11 points from their opening five games. Leyton Orient remain top with a 100% record from their opening five games. Plymouth Argyle are third on 12 points. Next match, home to Hartlepool United on Saturday (5th September).
Crawley 0 Wycombe 0 - report, stats and reaction
(Tuesday 25th August 2015)
Wanderers visit Crawley Town on Saturday in what will be the first ever senior League meeting between the two sides. The Red Devils were promoted to the Football League in 2011 and gained a straight promotion to League One the following season - at the same time as Wycombe were relegated from League One. has prepared a Quick Guide to the Red Devils, including a list of more than a dozen player connections and look back at a FA Trophy clash back in January 1986 at Crawley.
Crawley Town - new Quick Guide
(Tuesday 25th August 2015)
There was an injury blow for Wanderers on Tuesday when the Club revealed that central defender Anthony Stewart is expected to be out for an estimated four months following the results of a scan of the knee injury he picked up in the cup tie with Fulham on 11th August. However, the news was tempered by the expected return of Danny Rowe who hasn't played since being injured in the recent victory at Barnet.
(Monday 24th August 2015)
A crowd of only just over 1,000 were there to see it but Saturday 24th August 1985 goes down as an historic day in the story of Wycombe Wanderers. The visit of Runcorn in a 'Gola League' match at Loakes Park was the first ever national League game for the Wanderers in what was close to their 100th year in existence.
Wanderers debut in a national league - COTN special
(Saturday 22nd August 2015)
A last gasp goal from Aaron Pierre salvaged a point for Wanderers against previously pointless Dagenham & Redbridge at Adams Park. With Villa loanee Janoi Donacien making his Wycombe debut, it was former Wanderer Matt McClure who gave the visitors the lead in the 7th minute after taking advantage of a poor clearance. However, the former Wycombe youth teamer was sent off on 77 minutes for a second yellow card. It was in the very final minute of stoppage time that a Harriman cross saw Pierre power home a header and spark mass celebration amongst the home following.
Wycombe 1 Dag & Red 1 - report, stats and reaction
(Friday 21st August 2015)
Wanderers announced the loan signing of Aston Villa defender Janoi Donacien on Friday afternoon (21st August 2015). The 21 year old joins on an initial one month deal to cover for the injured Anthony Stewart and Danny Rowe. The St Lucia born player moved to the UK in 2001 and played youth football for Luton Town and Spurs before joining the Aston Villa Academy in 2010. He went on to be allocated a First Team squad number for the 2013/14 season, playing his first game in the pre-season friendly against Wycombe on 22nd July 2013. Having been made to wait for his competitive senior debut, was loaned to Tranmere Rovers for the majority of the 2014/15 season, making 37 appearances (mainly as centre-half but also on the right wing) during a season where Rovers were relegated from the Football League. He has been allocated No.22 in the Wanderers squad and will be available for the home game with Dagenham & Redbridge until Saturday 19th September inclusive.
(Thursday 20th August 2015)
Morecambe players Kevin Ellison and Ryan Edwards have both been banned for three games following an FA investigation into the altercation with Wycombe players after the final whistle of the League Two meeting with Wanderers on Tuesday evening. The incident occurred after Marcus Bean reacted to having his hair pulled. The incident was missed by the officials but video invidence was used to prove the charge of violent conduct. Ellison and Edwards will now miss the League Two games versus Portsmouth, Notts County and Yeovil Town.
(Tuesday 18th August 2015)
Wanderers secured a third consecutive League victory at the start of a Football League season for the first time after Aaron Pierre's 74th minute goal was enough to win at Morecambe on Tuesday evening. Despite the victory, Wanderers drop to 2nd place in the table after Leyton Orient beat Stevenage 3-0 to take the top spot on goal-difference.
Morecambe 0 Wycombe 1 - report, stats and reaction
(Saturday 15th August 2015)
Garry Thompson scored his first competitive goals for the Wanderers as Gareth Ainsworth's opened the League season with a second successive victory following a 2-0 win at Barnet. Thompson turned and shot home from 20 yards eight in the 53rd minute and then sealed victory with a 90th minute penalty after he had been felled in the area. The victory pushed Gareth Ainsworth's to the top of the League Two table on goal difference from Leyton Orient.
Barnet 0 Wycombe 2 - report, stats and reaction
(Tuesday 11th August 2015)
A spirited Wanderers performance ended in a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Fulham in the First Round of the Football League Cup on Tuesday evening at Adams Park. The only goal of the game came on 70 minutes when a Fulham breakaway down the left flank saw Ben Pringle set up Alex Kacaniklic who drove the ball past Matt Ingram. Wanderers return to League action on Saturday at Barnet.
Wycombe 0 Fulham 1 - report, stats and reaction
(Tuesday 11th August 2015) continues to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the opening of Adams Park with a new instalment of our attendance survey first published in 2010. This third part adds a round up of the last five season's at Adams Park.
25 years of attendances at Adams Park - COTN special
(Saturday 8th August 2015)
Wanderers got their 2015/16 Football League season off to a flyer with a 3-0 victory over York City at Adams Park. Goals from Anthony Stewart, Aaron Amadi-Holloway and a bizarre 25 yard own goal from City's Stephane Zubar saw Wycombe equal their best opening scoreline in the Football League.
Wycombe 3 York 0 - report, stats and reaction
(Friday 7th August 2015)
This week marks the 25th anniversary since the first ever game at Adams Park. On Thursday 9th August 1990 Nottingham Forest were the visitors for a friendly game that attracted a crowd approaching 5,000. It marked the culmination of a 3m project to build a new home for the Wanderers and open a new chapter for the Club who had first seriouly looked at a move away from Loakes Park as long ago as the 1963. We've taken a look back on the day and also the history of the move to Sands.
Adams Park 25 years ago - retro special
(Thursday 6th August 2015)
Goalkeeper Alex Lynch has signed for Conference South side Wealdstone on a one month loan deal as cover for the injured Jon North. The 20 year old, who signed for Wycombe in the summer of 2014 from Peterborough United, hit the spotlight at the tail end of last season after stepping in for the injured Matt Ingram and playing in the play-offs games with Plymouth and Southend. Last season he also had loan spells at Hayes and Burnham, returning to Wanderers in March 2015. The deal with Wealdstone runs until Saturday 5th September inclusive.
(Wednesday 5th August 2015)
Season Ticket sales figures released by the Club on Wednesday 5th August have the total sold to date as just over 2,100 - up 13.5% on the total sold last season. The figure does not include employee or staff passes. Wanderers kick-off their Football League campaign on Saturday (8th August) at home to York City.
See the updated COTN season ticket price archive
(Tuesday 4th August 2015)
The Club have agreed contract extensions with Joe Jacobson and Sido Jombati. Both players, signed in the summer of 2015, had contracts running until June 2016 but the new deals now extend to June 2018. Jacobson made 50 appearances for the Wanderers last season, scoring three times, while Jombati made 39 apps before his season was cut short by injury in March 2015.
(Tuesday 4th August 2015)
26 year old midfielder Stephen McGinn has taken up the offer of a two year deal with the Wanderers after he impressed in pre-season. The Glasgow born player scored against Wealdstone and featured in the matches against Aston Villa, Basingstoke Town and Aldershot Town. Starting his football career at St.Mirren, he moved to Watford in January 2010, going on to make 38 League appearances before a move to Sheffield United in the summer of 2013. After 30 appearances for The Blades he returned to Scotland on loan with Dundee in early 2015 where he remained until the end of the 2014/15 campaign. His experience also includes appearances for the Scotland U19 and U21 side. He has been alocated the No.4 in the Wycombe squad.
(Monday 3rd August 2015)
Wanderers have been given a bye into the Second Round of the Football League Trophy. The draw for the first round takes place next Saturday (8th August) on Soccer AM at around 10.15am, with matches set for w/c 31st August 2015. The 2nd Round takes place w/c 5th October 2015. The draw is grouped in four regions for the first two rounds and then north and south until the area final. The final is scheduled for Wembley on 3 April 2016.
(Saturday 1st August 2015)
Substitute Aaron Amadi-Holloway scored on 80 minutes for Wanderers as Gareth Ainsworth's side salvaged a 1-1 draw at Conference National side Aldershot Town. The final run out before the start of the campaign proper on Saturday 8th August, saw the Wycombe boss give more of his squad minutes on the pitch, while Paul Hayes and Ryan Sellers were both rested. Trialist Stephen McGinn was given his third game to impress.
Aldershot 1 Wycombe 1 - report, stats, reaction

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