Vital Football

Latest Wycombe Wanderers News

U's v Blues - the rematch

U's v Blues - the rematch


Wycombe Wanderers travel to Colchester United on Saturday for their 2nd league game of the season.


Colchester's season so far

LG1: Preston (A)...........Won 4-2

Ccp: Wycombe (A)........Lost 3-3 (4-5 on pens)


Wycombe's season so far

LG1: Scunthorpe (H)......Drew 1-1

Ccp: Colchester (H)........Won 3-3 (5-4 on pens)


If you were fortunate enough to see Tuesday's clash between the Blues and their old rivals, the chances are you won't want to miss the rematch on Saturday.

It was a cup-tie with everything, and at the end of it, Wycombe triumphed on penalties to earn a home game against Nottingham Forest in the next round.

The U's and the Blues meet again tomorrow with three valuable points at stake, and Tuesday's result is unlikely to have any bearing on the outcome.

Wycombe may hold the bragging rights, but this is Colchester's first home game of the season and they'll be aiming to build on their great start at Preston last week while exacting a measure of revenge on the Blues at the same time.

Last season, the U's made their home a fortress where they collected 70% of their points and lost only four league games. Manager John Ward and their fans will expect nothing less this time round.

There also seems to be a feeling in the Colchester camp, that although they lost on Tuesday, they still have the measure of Wycombe.

"They got a great start in the game going 2-0 up, but without sounding biased, after their goals, there was only one team in it," said U's striker Kayode Odejayi.

Now, while that's not strictly true, there were certainly spells in Tuesday's game where the U's looked extremely dangerous going forward, and it wasn't difficult to see why they've scored seven goals in their first two games of the season.

They have however conceded five, and it's that defensive frailty which offers Wycombe hope of upsetting their Essex rivals once again.

But without the steely, tough-tackling Stuart Lewis, the Blues looked a little soft-centred the other night, and as he'll be missing again on Saturday, the odds are they'll need to score another couple of goals to take anything from this game.

Don't expect to see a goalless draw.


The U's record in League One last season....

Home - W:12 D:7 L:4 GF:38 GA:30 Pts:43

Away - W:4 D:7 L:12 GF:19 GA:33 Pts:19

Total - W:16 D:14 L:16 GF:57 GA:63 Pts:62

Final position: 10th


Last five meetings

2003/04 Lg1: Colchester 1 Wycombe 1

2009/10 Lg1: Wycombe 1 Colchester 1

2009/10 Lg1: Colchester 1 Wycombe 1

2010/11 JPT: Colchester 0 Wycombe 2

2011/12 CCp Wycombe 3 Colchester 3


The Man In The Middle

Saturday's referee is Gary Sutton from Lincolnshire who was promoted to the National List of referees in 2005. His most recent Wycombe game was last season's 1-1 draw at home to Port Vale. During the current campaign he's issued six yellow cards in two games.


Prediction

Colchester 2 Wycombe 1



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Len
Date:Friday August 12 2011
Time: 1:41AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Wycombe Wanderers Articles

Squad Update: Paris is back again

Wycombe squad reaches 15 players

Are Players Set For A Football Exit?

With the country narrowly voting to leave the European Union in Thursday's Referendum, there are certainly plenty of real questions that have to be addressed in terms...

Squad Update: Bean finally decides to stay

Squad rises to 14 players

Blues draw Bristol City in the League Cup

Wanderers at home to Robins

Archived Vital Wycombe Articles

Vital Wycombe articles from

Site Journalists

Len
Editor email
Profile
Benny
no email
Profile
Dale Jenkins
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Who was your Man of the Match against Oxford?
Suggested By:
McCarthy51%
Pierre18%
Other31%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Northampton 46 29 12 5 99 36
P Oxford 46 24 14 8 86 43
P Bristol Rovers 46 26 7 13 85 31
4 Accrington 46 24 13 9 85 26
5 Plymouth 46 24 9 13 81 26
6 Portsmouth 46 21 15 10 78 31
7 Wimbledon 46 21 12 13 75 14
8 Leyton Orient 46 19 12 15 69 -1
9 Cambridge 46 18 14 14 68 11
10 Carlisle 46 17 16 13 67 5
11 Luton 46 19 9 18 66 2
12 Mansfield 46 17 13 16 64 8
13 Wycombe 46 17 13 16 64 1
14 Exeter 46 17 13 16 64 -2
15 Barnet 46 17 11 18 62 -1
16 Hartlepool 46 15 6 25 51 -23
17 Notts County 46 14 9 23 51 -29
18 Stevenage 46 11 15 20 48 -15
19 Yeovil 46 11 15 20 48 -16
20 Crawley 46 13 8 25 47 -33
21 Morecambe 46 12 10 24 46 -22
22 Newport 46 10 13 23 43 -21
R Dag & Red 46 8 10 28 34 -35
R York 46 7 13 26 34 -36
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Wycombe Wanderers Results (view all)

Wycombe Wanderers Fixtures (view all)