Tuesday, 17 April 2018

333 adams park wycombe (v reading u23s)

Ground number 333
Date of First Visit: 16th April 2018
Adams Park, High Wycombe

Reading U23s 1
Newcastle United U23s 4 (Wilson, Bailey, Yarney, O Conner)

Premier League 2

Attendance: 150 (est) (6 NUFC mad sad groundhoppers + a few other exiles) (ie: 1 from London and 1 from Hong Kong!) (Honest!)
NUMBER 6 OWEN BAILEY (with the lang hair!) SCORES WOR 2nd GOAL!
'GEORDIE TIMES EXCLUUUSIVE!'

"FROM WHICKHAM TO WYCOMBE!"

3 of us set off from Geordie Times HQ at high noon bells for the lang trek to High Wycombe where wor U23s were playin Readings equivelent in a leegue game! (That's Biffa the Beer, Glennn from Ashington and Fink (me!)

I got the 'short straw' and woz drivin' on this 500 mile plus roond trip to deepest Buckinghamshire!
We have ne idea just why Reading play their resorve games at Wycombe Wanderers groond, but it woz a 'new one' for us and we wornt complainin'!

After hittin a traffic jam coz of an accident on the M1 near Sheffield we eventually arrived at wor destination at 5 30 bells some 5 and a half hours and 280.1 miles after leavin Tyneside!

The groond woz at the very end of an industrial estate in the middle of 'ne where' and woz surronded by a forest of trees!

We parked up and heeded for 'Monty's Bar' which woz the  name of the clubhouse situated underneath the main stand! (Shandy for me coz I woz the driver!)
And then 3 othaa 'saddos' came in, namely Dave from York, hiz 'sidekick', Alex of St George (who looked in a bit of an 'inebriated' state!) and Bysey!

Their wasnt one Reading fan in the bar, which woz virtually empty (apart from us!) just 30 mins before kick off, which gave us an indication of the size of the crowd!
"IZ THERE ANYBODY THERE!?"
THE 'PACKED' CLUBHOOSE!---30 MINS BEFORE KICK OFF!

It woz soon time to gan in and pay the £3 entrance fee and we took up wor places at the back of the tiny main stand!

The Toon were playin in their aall black change strip and went for 'the jugular' and were on top from the start az we attacked the left hand goal and took the lead in the 15th minute when Adam Wilson scored with a scrambled effort!
NUMBER 3 MACAUAY GILLESPHEY TAKES A THROW IN (1st half)

There woz ne more scorin til half time but Toon goalie Nathan Harker made 2 excellent saves to keep us in the lead!

The 2nd goal came came in the 52nd minute when Owen Bailey heeded home from a Barlaser free kick aa caught on mee bottom of the range camera phone! (see top picture!)

3 mins later it woz 3-0 when from anothaa Barlaser free kick, Josef Yarney heeded past the Reading keeper!
NUMBER 10 DAN BARLASER GETS READY TO TAKE THE FREE KICK
WHICH LED TO THE 3rd OR 4th GOAL (can't remember!?)

The 'home side' (Reading iz miles away!) then pulled one back on the hour mark throuh Tyler Frost but we regained wor 3 goal advantage 7 mins later from yet anothaa Barlaser free kick which this time foond the heed of Stefan O Conner to complete the scorin!

It woz then homeward which took nearly SIX hours due to roadworks and diversions and we completed wor roond trip at 2 45am bells and 560.5 miles later!


Footnote: This woz the 2nd 'Wycombe' groond I have been te! 
The othaa one woz a junior game at 'WHICKHAM' near Gatesheed many moons ago! when we won 6-0 in a friendly!




History lesson:
Adams Park, Wycombe woz the 82nd current Leegue groond that The Toon have played on oot of the 92
And 'The Geordie Times' haz been to everyone of them az well!😊

For the record the 10 groonds NUFC have nevaa played on are az follows:
Fleetwood, Rochdale, Newport, MK Dons, AFC Wimbledon, Northampton, Shrewsbury, Barnet, Bristol Rovers and Forest Green Rovers!
PS: We have seen NUFC play on the old groonds of Shrewsbury, Barnet and Bristol Rovers plus the old Wimbledon who played at Plough Lane!

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