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Sixfields Stadium (ATT 4,764) 17th November 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: P Tierney

Northamptn Northampton Town vs Wycombe Wanderers Wycombe

Northamptn 3

A Akinfenwa (24, pen 61)
C Hackett (65)

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Wycombe 1

J Grant (pen 72)

Akinfenwa at the double for Town

Last Updated: 17/11/12 7:34pm

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Adebayo Akinfenwa: Bagged a brace

Adebayo Akinfenwa: Bagged a brace

Adebayo Akinfenwa bagged a brace as Northampton extended their unbeaten run with a 3-1 victory over struggling Wycombe.

The visitors started well and Charles Dunne twice went close, hitting the post and firing just wide. But it was Cobblers who broke the deadlock in the 24th minute when Akinfenwa powerfully headed home a Chris Hackett cross at the far post.

Dunne headed wide from Dean Morgan's cross but Akinfenwa went close to doubling Northampton's advantage from close range.

But Wycombe stepped up a gear after the break and Morgan went close to an equaliser when he headed into the side-netting.

And the miss proved crucial in the 61st minute when Akinfenwa doubled his tally from the penalty spot after substitute Clive Platt was upended in the box by Dave Winfield.

Northampton increased their lead in the 65th minute from a quick break when Lewis Horby, Ben Harding and Akinfenwa combined to set up Hackett who scored with a fierce drive.

Joel Grant reduced the arrears in the 72nd minute from the penalty spot after East fouled Dunne but the woodwork denied Akinfenwa his second hat-trick of the season when he headed against the bar. Dunne was again out of luck late on when Lee Nicholls saved well as Wycombe looked to get back into the contest.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 27 44
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 Cambridge United 26 36
13 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 26 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 27 27
23 Carlisle United 27 27
24 Hartlepool United 27 18