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Wycombe To Host Auld Enemy Clash
« on: February 26, 2007, 01:04:22 PM »
Wycombe Wanderers FC will host an Auld Enemy clash between England and Scotland on Sunday 11th March (12.30 kick-off), as Hope Powell’s side continue their World Cup warm-up preparations, reports TheFA.com.

The last fixture between the two sides was in April 2005 when only a last minute own goal sealed a 2-1 victory for The Three Lions at Tranmere Rovers’ Prenton Park.

England have defeated Scotland in each of the six meetings since 1993 – the year The FA took over the running of the national side – but the history between the two countries goes back to November 1972, when England beat Scotland 3-2 in Greenock in their first ever women’s international.

In September, England will compete in only their second ever FIFA Women’s World Cup in China, and next month will play Russia, Scotland and Holland in the space of seven days. Head Coach Hope Powell has therefore selected a squad of 30 players, with each country only being allowed to take 21 players to the World Cup.

After an anterior cruciate ligament injury which has ruled her out since the away World Cup qualifier victory against Holland in November 2005, Faye White returns to the squad as she continues her rehabilitation, whilst younger players such as Carly Telford, Stephanie Houghton and Corinne Yorston will also be looking to impress.

Ranked 12th in the world, England are being classed as one of the ‘dark horses’ for the sixteen team tournament, as recent draws against the world’s top two sides – Germany and USA – demonstrated.

Scotland are presently ranked 26th in the world but boast Arsenal striker Julie Fleeting in their ranks, one of the deadliest strikers in women’s football, with an incredible 93 goals in 91 international appearances.

Paul Lambert, Manager of Wycombe Wanderers was capped 40 times by Scotland in a playing career that took in St Mirren, Motherwell, Borussia Dortmund – with whom he won the UEFA Champions League in 1997 – Celtic and Livingston.

Paul said: "It's always a great occasion when England and Scotland play each other, and the fact that it's at Adams Park makes it even better.

“These ‘derby’ matches usually serve up great excitement and will be very competitive, and if there's a big fan base to cheer on both teams, I've no doubt the atmosphere will make the game even more memorable. I know who I'll be cheering for!"

Tickets for the game on 11 March are on sale now priced £5 for adults and £2.50 for concessions.

Tickets can be purchased from the Wycombe Wanderers ticket office or by calling the ticket hotline on 01494 441 118.

Special group discounts are available for groups of over 15, with tickets costing just £1 per person, and booking forms can be downloaded at www.TheFA.com/womens

England Squad
Rachel Brown (Everton), Siobhan Chamberlain (Bristol Academy), Carly Telford (Sunderland)
Rachel Unitt (Everton), Lindsay Johnson (Everton), Mary Phillip (Arsenal), Casey Stoney (Charlton Athletic), Alex Scott (Arsenal), Faye White (Arsenal), Laura Bassett (Birmingham City), Stephanie Houghton (Sunderland)
Corinne Yorston (Bristol Academy)
Anita Asante (Arsenal), Jill Scott (Everton), Fara Williams (Everton), Vicky Exley (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Katie Chapman (Arsenal), Kelly Smith (Arsenal), Emily Westwood (Everton), Kelly McDougall (Everton), Katie Holtham (Charlton Athletic)
Jody Handley (Everton), Karen Carney (Arsenal), Lianne Sanderson (Arsenal), Eniola Aluko (Charlton Athletic), Sue Smith (Leeds United), Rachel Yankey (Arsenal), Jo Potter (Charlton Athletic), Amanda Barr (Leeds United)

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Re: Wycombe To Host Auld Enemy Clash
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2007, 03:47:59 PM »
At last! :)

Was at Wycombe a few weeks ago.. excellent ground.. good facilities.. nice bars :)  but car park a bit of a bugger to get out of after game..took this pic while waiting :)

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