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Sixfields Stadium (ATT 4,235) 8th September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Duncan

Northamptn Northampton Town vs AFC Wimbledon AFC W'don

Northamptn 2

A Nicholls (60)
C Hackett (72)

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Cobblers ease past Wombles

Last Updated: 08/09/12 7:05pm

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Nicholls: On target

Nicholls: On target

Second-half goals from Alex Nicholls and Chris Hackett earned Northampton a 2-0 success at home to AFC Wimbledon.

Following a first half short on quality but full of good chances, Clive Platt had the ball in the net shortly after the restart but was ruled offside, while at the other end Stacy Long saw a penalty appeal waved away after his shot struck Danny East.

But the introduction of Adebayo Akinfenwa paid dividends for the hosts on the hour. Akinfenwa's neat lay-off from Joe Widdowson's pass enabled Nicholls to race into the box and beat Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz with a cool finish.

Nicholls almost doubled Northampton's advantage moments later when he skipped past three defenders before seeing his shot blocked.

But Hackett did just that in the 72nd minute, picking the ball up 40 yards out and racing past two defenders before beating Jaimez-Ruiz.

Platt and Akinfenwa could have wrapped the game up but the outcome was never in doubt as the visitors wilted under Northampton's late pressure.

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1 Scunthorpe United 43 77
2 Chesterfield 43 75
3 Rochdale 43 75
4 Fleetwood Town 43 72
5 Burton Albion 43 71
6 Southend United 43 65
7 York City 43 64
8 Oxford United 43 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 43 58
10 Bury 43 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 43 57
12 Mansfield Town 43 57
13 Newport County AFC 43 54
14 Portsmouth 43 54
15 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
16 Cheltenham Town 43 52
17 Accrington Stanley 43 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 43 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 43 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39