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Kenilworth Road (ATT 6,553) 21st April 2009 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: M Russell

Luton Town Luton Town vs Wycombe Wanderers Wycombe

Wycombe boost promotion bid

Akinde goal allows Taylor's men to close on leaders

Last Updated: 21/04/09 10:55pm

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Akinde: Hit Wycombe's winner

Akinde: Hit Wycombe's winner

Wycombe moved up to second and closed the gap on leaders Brentford to two points with two games left to play after a 1-0 victory over already-relegated Luton.

On-loan Bristol City striker John Akinde struck his seventh goal for the Chairboys 11 minutes after the interval to move Peter Taylor's men a step closer to automatic promotion.

A dreadful first half saw both sides struggle to create openings with Ian Henderson's weak header at Wycombe keeper Jamie Young in the 45th minute the only effort on target.

The visitors stepped up a gear after the break and Akinde wastefully planted a free header over from six yards after Gary Holt's 48th-minute cross before substitute Stuart Beavon fired a cross-shot just wide two minutes later.

The breakthrough came in the 56th minute when Akinde outmuscled Sol Davis to reach a long ball before cutting inside and beating Dean Brill at his near post with a 15-yard left foot shot.

Luton piled on the pressure as the game wore on with Chris Martin forcing a smart save from Young five minutes from time.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Morecambe 4 12
2 Portsmouth 4 10
3 Cheltenham Town 4 10
4 Burton Albion 4 10
5 Wycombe Wanderers 4 9
6 Shrewsbury Town 4 8
7 Bury 4 7
8 Southend United 4 7
9 AFC Wimbledon 4 7
10 Dagenham & Redbridge 4 6
11 Mansfield Town 4 6
12 Luton Town 4 5
13 Northampton Town 4 5
14 Plymouth Argyle 4 4
15 Tranmere Rovers 4 4
16 York City 4 4
17 Cambridge United 4 4
18 Stevenage 4 4
19 Hartlepool United 4 3
20 Carlisle United 4 2
21 Exeter City 4 2
22 Newport County AFC 4 1
23 Accrington Stanley 4 1
24 Oxford United 4 0

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