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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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1 Burton Albion 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39