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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 Scunthorpe United 42 76
2 Rochdale 42 75
3 Chesterfield 42 74
4 Fleetwood Town 42 69
5 Burton Albion 42 68
6 Southend United 42 62
7 Oxford United 42 62
8 York City 42 61
9 Plymouth Argyle 42 58
10 Mansfield Town 42 56
11 Bury 42 54
12 Dagenham & Redbridge 42 54
13 Newport County AFC 42 53
14 AFC Wimbledon 42 52
15 Cheltenham Town 42 52
16 Portsmouth 42 51
17 Accrington Stanley 42 50
18 Hartlepool United 42 49
19 Morecambe 42 49
20 Exeter City 42 48
21 Bristol Rovers 42 47
22 Wycombe Wanderers 42 46
23 Northampton Town 42 46
24 Torquay United 42 39