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20 July 2019 Venue Adams Park Attendance

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Wycombe Wanderers
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Brentford

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Match Previews

Match Preview: Wycombe Wanderers vs Brentford

All the details ahead of tomorrow's trip to Adams Park

19 July 2019

After victory over AFC Wimbledon and a Dymano Kyiv draw, Thomas Frank's side return to action tomorrow afternoon away at Wycombe Wanderers. Below you will find all the info ahead of our visit to the Sky Bet League One side.

Wycombe Wanderers vs Brentford

Adams Park, Kick-off 3pm

THE OPPOSITION

Following promotion in May 2018 months ago, The Chairboys successfully consolidated their position in the third tier this year. Gareth Ainsworth's side ended the season 17th in the table, three points above the drop zone. 

So far this summer, it has been quite on the transfer front in Buckinghamshire with Alex Pattison arriving on a free from Middlesbrough while Paris Cowan-Hall departed for Colchester United. 

THE BOSS

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Following a distinguished playing career at all four levels of English football with Preston, Wimbledon and QPR, Ainsworth began his coaching career with Wycombe in 2011, having earned legendary status in his final years as a player. The former QPR caretaker boss was handed the reins at Adams Park in September that year and steered the club away from relegation before hanging up his boots after his 600th career appearance against Port Vale.

Despite financial restraints, Ainsworth successfully kept Wanderers in the EFL the following season before guiding The Chairboys to the Play-Off final 12 months later. After 13th and 9th placed finishes, the 46-year-old clinched his first promotion as a manager in April 2018 and is currently the second longest serving manager in the top four divisions.

LAST MEETING

TICKET INFO

Supporters can join us at Adams Park tomorrow with Pay on the Day, cash and card, available.

Adults
(26-59)
Seniors
(60+)
Young Persons
(19-25)
Junior
(18 and under)
£12 £10 £10 £7

 

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Match Reports

Wycombe Wanderers 2 Brentford 2

Bees come from behind to draw in Buckinghamshire

20 July 2019

Brentford and Wycombe Wanderers shared in the spoils – and four goals – in a pre-season friendly in Buckinghamshire. The League One side took a 2-0 lead before the half hour mark but a resilient Brentford side hit back. Frederik Hammar reduced the deficit before the break and Emiliano Marcondes levelled it up after the interval.

It was a well-earned draw by a Brentford team with many players lacking EFL experience. With The Bees involved in a behind closed doors game against a Premier League side 24 hours previously – that the Club has been asked not to disclose details of, many of those that featured in the First Team last season were unavailable. Players from Brentford B came in to the group and did their part as The Bees earned a draw.

An inexperienced Brentford team found the opening stages of the game tough. Wycombe had a high intensity in the early minutes, they did not allow The Bees to build any momentum and forced the visitors on to the back foot. They scored an early goal and had complete control of the early exchanges.

The goal came when Paul Smyth, on loan at Wycombe from Queens Park Rangers, beat Tom Field to a bouncing ball in the right-wing area and burst forward. He got to the by-line and waited for the right moment to pick out a Wycombe trialist at the far post and he converted from close range. The finish was very simple once the right pass had been played and the hosts had the lead.

Even 12 minutes in, it was a lead they deserved. An early corner had caused problems that another trialist was unable to make the most of at the far post, but it was Wycombe’s work off the ball that impressed. Brentford were incredibly deep, playing largely on the edge of their penalty area and unable to find forward momentum.

The Bees almost crated something when Jan Žambůrek found space in the inside right channel and picked out Field, on the burst from the back, he cut the ball back to Hammar but the shot on the stretch failed to trouble Ryan Allsop. That chance was the first sign of Brentford growing in to the game and they improved as the half went on. Josh Dasilva and Mathias Jensen, in the centre of the midfield, were higher up the pitch, and Marcondes was able to link the play.

But The Bees failed to create a chance and Wycombe struck a second just before the half hour. Smyth was again involved, creating space on the edge of the penalty area and letting fly with a shot that was blocked by Pontus Jansson. The hosts recycled it and when a cross came in from a trialist at left back, Akinfenwa found a remarkable amount of space to head home. He got between Field and Canice Carroll to head past Daniels and give Wycombe a two-goal lead.

That did not, however, affect The Bees and they continued to hold the upper hand, starting to take control in terms of possession and territory. They got a goal back when Jensen wriggled free and found Žambůrek, the Czech Republic youth international recovered after a brief slip to get of a shot that Allsop saved but could not hold and Hammar arrived to tap in. The Bees could have equalised before the break when a corner from Jensen was just too far ahead of Jansson, who arrived quickly but could not meet the delivery.

That left The Bees behind but in the game at the interval and with a score line that was probably a fair reflection. Jensen was withdrawn from his first appearance in red and white at the break but Ali Coote, his replacement, stamped his mark on the game. He attacked from the centre of midfield, running at pace with the ball and was at the centre of things as Brentford levelled ten minutes in to the centre half.

Coote found space to get on to a Josh Dasilva past and surged in to a gap, he cut back and let fly with a shot that beat Allsop but cannoned off the post. It did, however, bounce perfectly for Marcondes to convert from close range. The Bees probably deserved to be level by that point. Allsop had saved well to his right from a wicked Marcondes free kick and Wycombe had been pushed back.

The hosts had also made changes, replacing seven players in total by the hour mark, and Brentford’s seamless introduction of the B Team players in to the line-up gave them the upper hand. Even when the experienced Jansson was withdrawn, The Bees had command and looked like the team most likely to get the winner. Josh Clarke started to torment the hosts on the right, stretching the second half left back, who was getting little support from a fellow trialist in front of him, who’s main contribution was two shots from distance that troubled the corner flag more than Patrik Gunnarsson.

That attacking trialist did almost created a goal with a nice turn but he dragged his shot wide. He also blasted a free kick over the bar later on. At the other end, a superb pass from Žambůrek gave space for Coote to dart in to the box but a home defender, another trialist, tracked the run and blocked the shot.

As more and more substitutions were made, the game lost all pattern. Alex Samuel could have converted a cross from Nick Freeman for the hosts and the attacking trialist forced Gunnarsson in to a high save at his near post. The Bees could also have taken the win when Cole Dasilva got in behind on the right, he picked out Gustav Mogensen but the striker failed to control and the chance was gone.

The game ended, appropriately, with Wycombe’s attacking trialist once again saw the chance to make his name from 30 yards. However, he once again was nearer to knocking over the corner flag than winning it for the hosts and the game ended all square.

Wycombe Wanderers: Allsop; McCarthy (sub Trialist 62 mins), Stewart, Trialist, Trialist (sub Trialist h/t); Smyth (sub Kashket h/t), Gape, Pattison (sub Freeman h/t), Trialist (sub Trialist h/t); Bloomfield (sub Mackail-Smith 62 mins); Akinfenwa (sub Samuel h/t)

Brentford: Daniels (sub Gunnarsson h/t); Clarke (sub Mogensen 84 mins), Jansson (sub O’Connor 62 mins), Carroll, Field; Oksanen (sub Onen 84 mins); Žambůrek, Jensen (sub Coote h/t), J. Dasilva, Hammar (sub C. Dasilva 84 mins); Marcondes

Attendance: 1,595 (591 Bees fans)

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Ticket News

Pay on the Day available this afternoon

Join us at Adams Park

20 July 2019

Supporters can join us at Adams Park this afternoon as Thomas Frank and the boys continue their pre-season build up with a game against Sky Bet League One side, Wycombe Wanderers.

Full allocation: 1,000

Prices

Adults
(26-59)
Seniors
(60+)
Young Persons
(19-25)
Junior
(18 and under)
£12 £10 £10 £7

Wheelchair Tickets are priced as above with free assistant/helper and available from our Ticket Office. ID required for all concession tickets. 

How to buy tickets 

  • In person on Matchday, cash and card payments available

Customer Charter

More information can be found online here.

Note: All tickets are subject to the Terms and Conditions of issue. The purchase of a ticket constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions and acceptance of the Ground Regulations. Members discount does not apply to away games.

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