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PREVIEW: YEOVIL TOWN v. WYCOMBE WANDERERS

7 October 2016

All you need to know ahead of Town’s Sky Bet League Two match against Wycombe Wanderers at Huish Park.

Despite consecutive defeats away from home in League Two, the Glovers will be buoyed by taking a point from a trip to Bristol Rovers in midweek in the Checkatrade Trophy. 

Darren Way’s side drew 0-0 with the League One outfit despite going down to ten-men, edging Town closer to qualification from the group stage.

Having enjoyed a 4-2 win last time out at Huish Park against Cheltenham Town, Yeovil will be hoping for a repeat performance against a Wycombe side who are yet to win away from home in the league. 

The Chairboys do come into the match after winning their last three games, all of which came at Adams Park. 

Gareth Ainsworth’s side saw off Crewe Alexandra 5-1 a fortnight ago, before sending Exeter City back to Devon empty handed last weekend with a 1-0 win. 

Also in Checkatrade Trophy action in midweek, Wanderers completed a hat-trick of home wins with a 3-0 demolition of West Ham United’s Under-21’s. 

However, Wycombe have picked up just a single point away from home in League Two, drawing 0-0 with Blackpool back in August. 

Defeats Luton Town, Portsmouth and Carlisle United have followed, with a 3-0 win over a much-changed Northampton Town in the Checkatrade Trophy sandwiched in-between. 

Head-to-head
The Glovers enter the match dominating the head-to-head record, losing just once in nine competitive meetings. 

The Chairboys’ sole win came last season at Huish Park when Luke O’Nien’s strike 20 minutes from time earnt the visitors all three points, with a 0-0 draw the result of the reverse fixture at Adams Park.

Prior to that, Town have won the last five meetings, most notably recording high scoring wins during the 2009/10 season with a 4-0 win at Huish Park (Kieran Murtagh, Jean-Paul Kalala, Jon Obika, Sam Williams) and 4-1 win at Wycombe (Dean Bowditch x2, Andy Welsh, Owain Tudur-Jones). 

Referee
Lee Probert (Wiltshire) will be the man in the middle on Saturday, having taken charge of matches throughout all four divisions. 

In May 2014, Mr Probert was in charge of the FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Hull City at Wembley, which the Gunners won 3-2 after extra-time. 

So far this season, Mr Probert has officiated 10 matches across League One, League Two, the EFL Cup and Checkatrade Trophy, issuing just one red card and 18 yellows in the process.

In his last two matches – Walsall v. Milwall in League One and Cheltenham v. Everton U23 in the Checkatrade Trophy – he’s failed to issue a single card. 

Mr Probert will be assisted by Adam Bromley (Devon) and Michael Webb (Surrey), with Adam Nunn (Wiltshire) acting as fourth official. 

Coverage
Minute-by-minute updates will be provided on our official Twitter account which can be found here, with additional updates available via our official Facebook page

If you’re unable to attend the game a full match report will follow on ytfc.net at full-time with post-match reaction from manager Darren Way and a member of the playing staff following soon after.

Tickets
Ticket information can be found by clicking here. Supporters wishing to attend the match can benefit from saving £2 if they purchase tickets prior to midday on Saturday. 

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