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Sky Bet League 2

Crown Ground (ATT 1,441) 10th November 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Madley

Accrington Accrington Stanley vs Northampton Town Northamptn

Accrington 2

G Miller (37)
R Boco (57)

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Northamptn 4

A Akinfenwa (17, 69, 76)
J Robinson (67)

Akinfenwa treble flattens Stanley

Last Updated: 10/11/12 6:57pm

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Adebayo Akinfenwa: Hat-trick hero

Adebayo Akinfenwa: Hat-trick hero

Adebayo Akinfenwa scored his first Northampton hat-trick to take his tally to 10 goals this season and seal a 4-2 win at Accrington.

After early Stanley pressure the Cobblers took the lead with their first real attack on 17 minutes. A short corner found Joe Widdowson on the left and he played a perfect ball in for Akinfenwa to head home.

Lewis Wilson rifled an effort against the crossbar minutes later and Stanley made the visitors pay after 37 minutes when Lee Molyneux cut the ball back for George Miller on the edge of the area, and he curled through a body of players to nestle into the bottom of the net.

Stanley's Rommy Boco then gave his side the lead after the break when he raced through from midfield and unleashed an effort which flew into the top corner and gave Lee Nicholls no chance.

Aidy Boothroyd introduced striker Jake Robinson for Clive Platt just after the hour mark and within four minutes he had changed the game. Akinfenwa got the ball in the area and, with bodies around him, powered his way through before squaring for Robinson to fire home.

The Cobblers were ahead just two minutes later when Emyr Huws' looping cross caught the Reds static waiting for offside but the unmarked Akinfenwa headed home his second of the game. Akinfenwa completed his treble on 76 minutes when a long throw caused chaos in the Reds' area and the powerful striker chested the ball down before volleying home, with Robinson then hitting the outside of the upright as the visitors took complete control.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 38 76
2 Shrewsbury Town 39 74
3 Wycombe Wanderers 39 74
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Newport County AFC 39 61
7 Plymouth Argyle 39 60
8 Luton Town 39 58
9 Stevenage 38 57
10 Northampton Town 39 56
11 Exeter City 39 55
12 AFC Wimbledon 39 53
13 Morecambe 39 50
14 Portsmouth 39 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 39 49
16 Oxford United 39 46
17 Accrington Stanley 39 46
18 Mansfield Town 39 45
19 Cambridge United 39 44
20 York City 39 41
21 Carlisle United 39 41
22 Hartlepool United 39 39
23 Tranmere Rovers 39 38
24 Cheltenham Town 39 37