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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Adedeji Oshilaja (47')
  • Matt Grimes (8' PEN)
  • Matty Crooks (62')
  • Daniel Powell (72')

Northampton claim much-needed victory at relegation rivals Wimbledon

Daniel Powell's second-half goal sealed three vital points as Northampton claimed a 3-1 victory on the road over fellow League One strugglers AFC Wimbledon.
This was the Cobblers' fourth win in six games and it allowed them to move three points clear of the relegation zone and above the Dons, who are now just one point above fourth-bottom Oldham.
Northampton were awarded an early penalty when John-Joe O'Toole was judged to have been brought down by Dons goalkeeper George Long, with Matt Grimes slamming his spot-kick into the top corner.
The home side drew level just two minutes into the second half when Lyle Taylor's corner found its way to Deji Oshilaja, who headed in at the far post from close range.
But Northampton restored their lead just after the hour mark when O'Toole flicked the ball back for Matt Crooks, who finished neatly into the bottom corner.
The Cobblers then gave themselves breathing space as excellent move up the pitch ended with O'Toole finding Powell, who passed a precise effort past Long.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Portsmouth 17 +14 38
2 Sunderland 16 +19 35
3 Peterborough United 17 +11 33
4 Barnsley 16 +15 31
5 Luton Town 17 +8 29
6 Charlton Athletic 17 +6 28
7 Accrington Stanley 17 +2 28
8 Coventry City 17 +2 28
9 Blackpool 16 +3 25
10 Doncaster Rovers 17 +1 25
11 Walsall 17 -5 25
12 Fleetwood Town 17 +5 23
13 Southend United 17 -1 23
14 Burton Albion 16 0 21
15 Wycombe Wanderers 17 -1 21
16 Rochdale 17 -9 20
17 Gillingham 17 -3 18
18 Shrewsbury Town 17 -4 18
19 Scunthorpe United 17 -11 18
20 Bristol Rovers 17 0 17
21 Oxford United 17 -7 15
22 Plymouth Argyle 17 -11 13
23 AFC Wimbledon 17 -15 11
24 Bradford City 17 -19 10