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Preview: Wycombe Wanderers v Leatherhead

Preview: Wycombe Wanderers v Leatherhead


Wycombe Wanderers entertain Leatherhead on Sunday in the second round of the FA Cup.

The Chairboys returned to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Yeovil Town at Adams Park on Saturday.

The star of the show was Eberechi Eze who scored the opener and played a big part in the build up to the penalty from which Joe Jacobson bagged the second.

QPR will not permit Eze to be cup-tied, so Wanderers will be without him as they attempt to reach the third round of the competition for a third consecutive season.

Having secured trips to Villa Park and White Hart Lane in the last two campaigns, you can expect Wanderers' manager Gareth Ainsworth to field a full strength side, as he targets the chance of another plum draw.

Standing in the Chairboys' way are a Leatherhead side who currently lie 13th in the Isthmian Premier League, albeit with a few games in hand on the sides around them.

The Tanners have already played six FA Cup ties to get to this stage, and pulled off something of a shock when they won 3-1 at big spending Billericay in the last round.

Their top scorer is striker Jack Midson who has bagged 18 goals in all competitions this season, and who Wanderers' fans will remember from his days at Oxford United and AFC Wimbledon.

The Tanners' player manager Sammy Moore also played for Wimbledon, and is best known to Wycombe fans for scoring the Dons' winner in the 1-0 defeat that finally signalled the end of Gary Waddock's reign.

Spookily, both the Chairboys and the Tanners have scored 43 and conceded 37 goals in their 25 matches in all competitions this season.

Hopefully the three division gap between the two sides will be enough to swing it for the Blues on Sunday.

Here are some stats...


Tanners Away Record (all comps).........W 5 - D 1 - L 7 - GF:20 - GA:28

Wycombe Home Record (all comps).....W 6 - D 3 - L 4 - GF:26 - GA:23


This season's cup results

Leatherhead

FAC: Cray Valley (H)...........Won 6-0

FAC: Ware (A)......................Won 5-2

VTR: Chipstead (A)..............Lost 0-5

FAC: Ashford (A).................Won 2-1

FAC: Margate (A)................Won 2-1

FAT: Hythe (H)....................Won 1-0

FAC: Billericay (H)..............Drew 1-1

FAT: Royston (A).................Lost 2-3

FAC: Billericay (A)...............Won 3-1


Wycombe

LGC: Fulham (H)...................Lost 0-2

FLT: Bristol Rovers (H).........Lost 1-5

FLT: Swindon (A)...................Lost 0-1

FAC: Solihull Moors (A)........Won 2-0

FLT: West Ham U21 (H).......Won 2-0


League positions & comparison with last season

Leatherhead (Isthmian Premier) - (10 points better off)

After 16 games this season the Tanners are 13th with 22 points

After 16 games last season they were 22nd with 12 points


Wycombe (League Two) - (2 points better off)

After 20 games this season the Chairboys are 5th with 33 points

After 20 games last season they were 6th with 31 points


Leatherhead's last five games (All Competitions)

FAT: Royston Town (A).........Lost 2-3

FAC: Billericay Town (A).......Won 3-1

IPL: Wingate & .Finch (H).....Won 4-0

IPL: Lowestoft Town (A)........Lost 1-3

IPL: Enfield Town (H)............Won 2-0


Wycombe's last five games (All Competitions)

Lg2: Morecambe (A).............Lost 1-2

Lg2: Crawley (H)...................Won 4-0

Lg2: Accrington (A)................Lost 0-1

Lg2: Yeovil (H).......................Won 2-1

FLT: West Ham U21 (H).......Won 2-0


Leatherhead Goal Scorers - (All Competitions)

Midson.......................18 (inc 3 pens)

Kandi..........................6

Nash...........................5 (inc 1 pen)

Minshull.....................3

Blackman...................2

McManus...................2

Moore.........................2

Ambroisine.................1

Gallagher....................1

Nnamani.....................1

Theobalds...................1

Williams-Bowers........1


Wycombe Goal Scorers - (All Competitions)

Adebayo Akinfenwa...........10

Craig Mackail-Smith...........6

Eberechi Eze.......................5

Joe Jacobson.......................4 (inc 2 pens)

Paris Cowan-Hall................3

Nick Freeman.....................3

Luke O'Nien........................2

Nathan Tyson.....................2

Josh Umerah.......................2

Will De Havilland................1

Michael Harriman..............1

Sido Jombati........................1

Sam Saunders.....................1

Dayle Southwell..................1

Anthony Stewart.................1


Wycombe Assists - (All Competitions)

Adebayo Akinfenwa...........8

Michael Harriman..............3

Joe Jacobson.......................3

Craig Mackail-Smith...........3

Sam Saunders.....................3

Paris Cowan-Hall.................2

Eberechi Eze........................2

Nick Freeman......................2

Nathan Tyson......................2

Marcus Bean.......................1

Matt Bloomfield..................1

Luke O'Nien.........................1

Dan Scarr.............................1

Jack Williams........................1


Leatherhead Goal Stats (25 games in all Competitions)

Goals Scored (Total)...........Lg: 21...Cups: 22...Total: 43

Goals Conceded (Total)......Lg: 23...Cups: 14...Total: 37

Goals Scored (Away)...........Lg: 6.....Cups: 14...Total: 20

Goals Conceded (Away)......Lg: 15...Cups: 13...Total: 28

Clean Sheets........................Lg: 5.....Cups: 2.....Total: 7

Failed to Score.....................Lg: 6.....Cups: 1.....Total: 7


Wycombe Goal Stats (25 games in all Competitions)

Goals Scored (Total)...........Lg: 38...Cups: 5...Total: 43

Goals Conceded (Total)......Lg: 29...Cups: 8...Total: 37

Goals Scored (Home).........Lg: 23...Cups: 3...Total: 26

Goals Conceded (Home)....Lg: 16...Cups: 7...Total: 23

Clean Sheets........................Lg: 4.....Cups: 2...Total: 6

Failed to Score.....................Lg: 5.....Cups: 2...Total: 7


Wycombe - miscellaneous stats

Shots on-target (for).............Lg: 109...Cups: 25...Total: 134

Shots on-target (against)......Lg: 81.....Cups: 23...Total: 104

Shots off-target (for).............Lg: 171...Cups: 32...Total: 203

Shots off-target (against)......Lg: 118...Cups: 27...Total: 145

Corners (for)...........................Lg: 110...Cups: 32...Total: 142

Corners (against)....................Lg: 86.....Cups: 23...Total: 109

Ave possession (for)...............Lg: 51.7%.....Cups: 50.2%

Ave possession (against)........Lg: 48.3%.....Cups: 49.8%


Wycombe Discipline

Wycombe.........0 Red Cards - 40 Yellow Cards

Marcus Bean..................8 yellow (inc 1 Checkatrade)

Adam El Abd..................5 yellow

Joe Jacobson..................4 yellow

Sam Saunders...............4 yellow

Dominic Gape................3 yellow

Luke O'Nien...................3 yellow

Anthony Stewart...........3 yellow

Matt Bloomfield............2 yellow

Scott Brown...................2 yellow

Paris Cowan-Hall...........2 yellow (inc 1 Checkatrade)

Craig Mackail-Smith.....2 yellow

Adebayo Akinfenwa......1 yellow

Dan Scarr.......................1 yellow (inc 1 Checkatrade)


Previous Meetings

In 27 previous meetings there have been 10 wins for Wycombe, 9 for Leatherhead and 8 draws.

In Wycombe, the tally is 7 wins for the Chairboys, 3 for the Tanners and 4 draws.

1972/73 Isth Lg: Wycombe 1 Leatherhead 2

1973/74 Isth Lg: Wycombe 2 Leatherhead 0

1974/75 Isth Lg: Wycombe 1 Leatherhead 0

1975/76 Isth Lg: Wycombe 1 Leatherhead 0

1976/77 IL Cup: Wycombe 1 Leatherhead 0

1976/77 Isth Lg: Wycombe 1 Leatherhead 1

1977/78 Isth Lg: Wycombe 1 Leatherhead 1

1978/79 Isth Lg: Wycombe 2 Leatherhead 0

1978/79 HL Cup: Wycombe 1 Leatherhead 2

1979/80 Isth Lg: Wycombe 3 Leatherhead 1

1980/81 Isth Lg: Wycombe 0 Leatherhead 0

1981/82 Isth Lg: Wycombe 1 Leatherhead 3

1982/83 Isth Lg: Wycombe 5 Leatherhead 0

1986/87 FA TR: Wycombe 0 Leatherhead 0


The Man In The Middle

Sunday's referee is Tim Robinson from West Sussex who was promoted to the National List of Referees in 2012.

Mr Robinson is normally to be found officiating in the Championship.

His last Wycombe game was a 4-2 defeat at Portsmouth in 2016 in which he booked 10 players, 7 from the Chairboys and 3 from Pompey.

During the current campaign he's issued 8 (eight) red and 67 yellow cards in 22 appearances.


Prediction

Wycombe 3 Leatherhead 1



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Writer:Len
Date:Friday December 1 2017
Time: 12:10AM

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