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Adams Park
Wycombe Wanderers v
AFC Wimbledon
League Two
, September 22nd 2012, 3pm
By Declan Wyatt
(AFC Wimbledon fan)

After a long journey from Wallington, including a familiar car park scene on the M25, we arrived at Adams Park at about 1:30pm for Wycombe Wanderers vs AFC Wimbledon.

Prior to this match we had lost manager Terry Brown after a poor run of results early in the season, this was (caretaker manager) Simon Basseys first game in charge.

Getting to the ground was easy enough, a 10-15 minute drive from the M40 into the industrial estate on which Adams Park is located. The ground is located at the far end of the industrial estate. Though there is not adequate parking on the estate itself, the car park at the stadium is of a reasonable size. Some of the 200 or so cars were parked on a hillside beside the ground. I got a match programme (3) and entered the ground.

When inside the ground, I visited the toilets, which weren't that clean to be honest! Wycombe were celebrating their 125th anniversary, and had an array of old players and managers on the pitch prior to kick-off. The ground is a typical lower league ground. It is also used for rugby. There was a Grandstand to the left of the away end and a small stand to the right where the teams enter and where the dugouts are. Opposite the away end (which is all seated) is another home stand which is terraced.

The first half was good for AFC Wimbledon, Sammy Moore scored just after 30 minutes to make it 1-0 at half time to the Dons. During the interval I went to the tea bar where they sold a range of hot food, sweets and drinks. There were no goals during the second half, and in my opinion, the away crowd were louder than the home support which was pretty poor. The game ended 1-0 with a vital three points going back to Surrey.

Getting out of the ground was easy enough, with more than one route leading back to the M40. The stewards let the car park out first then all the cars on the hill.... It took us about 20 minutes to get out of the industrial estate, by 7pm we were back within the M25.

To my knowledge there was no trouble at the game or outside and I think both sets of supporters conducted themselves well. All in all it was a great, cheap away day to watch the mighty Dons, and I look forward to visiting Adams Park again next year providing we don't get relegated!

My Rating: 9.5/10

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