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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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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