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Sixfields Stadium (ATT 4,090) 19th January 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Bond

Northamptn Northampton Town vs Burton Albion Burton Alb

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Akinfenwa wins it for Cobblers

Last Updated: 19/01/13 6:16pm

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Akinfenwa: Scored solitary goal

Akinfenwa: Scored solitary goal

Adebayo Akinfenwa scored the only goal of the game as Northampton climbed into the play-off places with a 1-0 win over Burton.

The Cobblers created the better chances throughout the game but had to wait until midway through the second half to make the breakthrough.

Akinfenwa, who earlier headed against a post, nodded home Ben Tozer's cross after 69 minutes for his 15th goal of the season.

Clive Platt tested Dean Lyness with an early header and Jake Robinson flashed a shot across the face of goal.

The influential Chris Hackett went close with a curling effort, Akinfenwa twice headed wide and Ben Harding's close-range effort was blocked before Luke Gutteridge saw an acrobatic volley flash wide.

It was not until early in the second half that Burton produced their first effort on goal when Lee Bell fired over.

Jacques Maghoma should have done better following a promising move but Northampton still looked the more likely to score and Harding had another effort blocked.

The breakthrough finally came when Tozer's cross found Akinfenwa who headed over the stranded Lyness.

Maghoma was denied a quick equaliser when his shot was deflected over and Damien McCrory was denied by Lee Nicholls as Albion finally showed some urgency in the final third, but it came too late for them to get anything out of the game.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
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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 26 41
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
13 Cambridge United 25 35
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 25 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 Carlisle United 27 27
23 Dagenham & Redbridge 26 26
24 Hartlepool United 27 18