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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 20 41
2 Burton Albion 21 39
3 Shrewsbury Town 20 37
4 Luton Town 20 37
5 Plymouth Argyle 20 34
6 Newport County AFC 20 34
7 Exeter City 21 34
8 Southend United 20 34
9 Bury 20 30
10 Morecambe 20 30
11 Accrington Stanley 20 29
12 Cambridge United 20 28
13 AFC Wimbledon 20 27
14 Portsmouth 20 26
15 Stevenage 20 25
16 Northampton Town 20 24
17 Oxford United 20 24
18 Cheltenham Town 20 24
19 Mansfield Town 20 23
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 20 21
21 York City 20 19
22 Tranmere Rovers 20 18
23 Carlisle United 20 18
24 Hartlepool United 20 12