November 17, 2012
Akinfenwa at the double
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.
|Northampton Town||Wycombe Wanderers|
|21 Lee Nicholls||36 Jordan Archer|
|5 Kelvin Langmead||6 Leon Johnson|
|12 Ben Tozer||2 Danny Foster|
|3 Joe Widdowson||5 Dave Winfield|
|23 Danny East||18 Charles Dunne|
|11 Chris Hackett||11 Sam Wood|
|8 Ben Harding||17 Joel Grant|
|7 Ishmel Demontagnac||8 Stuart Lewis|
|22 Lewis Hornby||28 Josh Scowen|
|10 Adebayo Akinfenwa||20 Dean Morgan|
|17 Jake Robinson||15 Dennis Oli|
|1 Shane Higgs||Lee Harrison 21|
|6 Anthony Charles||Gareth Ainsworth 7|
|9 Clive Platt||Bruno Andrade 12|
|16 Lewis Wilson||Jesse Kewley-Graham 26|
|15 Henoc Mukendi||Matt McClure 29|
|29 David Moyo||Olly Taylor 33|
|27 Ivan Toney||Junior Morias 32|
|Clive Platt for Ishmel Demontagnac (58)||Bruno Andrade for Sam Wood (66)|
|David Moyo for Adebayo Akinfenwa (79)||Matt McClure for Dennis Oli (69)|
|Anthony Charles for Jake Robinson (90)|
|· Squads: Northampton Town | Wycombe Wanderers|