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The L.B Barking & Dagenham Stadium (ATT 1,429) 18th September 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: M Russell

Dag + Red Dagenham & Redbridge vs Northampton Town Northamptn

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Akinfenwa strike sinks Daggers

Last Updated: 18/09/12 11:50pm

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Akinfenwa: Netted on 50 minutes

Akinfenwa: Netted on 50 minutes

Northampton secured a priceless 1-0 away victory at Dagenham in League Two on Tuesday night, thanks to Adebayo Akinfenwa's second-half goal.

It was tough on the Victoria Road hosts, who battled until the end, but John Still's struggling side remain without a win so far this season.

Dagenham had the better of an entertaining but goalless first half. Brian Woodall fizzed an early shot narrowly wide, before the Cobblers replied with veteran Akinfenwa seeing a close-range header just miss the target.

Northampton's on-loan Wigan goalkeeper Lee Nicholls then produced a couple of great saves. He dived to beat away Medy Elito's well-struck shot, then similarly got down well to keep out Mike Spillane's drive from the edge of the box.

Akinfenwa broke the deadlock for the visitors five minutes after the restart. The big striker slid in to guide Chris Hackett's cross past Chris Lewington from close range.

Akinfenwa then came close to making it 2-0 in the 67th minute when he guided a header onto the post.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 27 44
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 Cambridge United 26 36
13 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 26 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 27 27
23 Carlisle United 27 27
24 Hartlepool United 27 18