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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Karlan Ahearne-Grant (33')
  • Panutche Camara (83')
  • Mark Connolly (90'+1')
  • Nathan Tyson (25')
  • Adebayo Akinfenwa (39')
  • Sido Jombati (62')

Wycombe boost automatic promotion hopes with victory at Crawley

Wycombe climbed into the Sky Bet League Two automatic promotion places with a 3-2 win over Crawley.
Striker Adebayo Akinfenwa scored his 18th goal of the season, equalling his best-ever tally, as the Chairboys clinched their sixth win in the last seven away games.
Matt Bloomfield should have hit the target for Wycombe early on when he wastefully shot over after racing through following a slip by Joe McNerney.
Wanderers broke the deadlock on 26 minutes when Luke O'Nien played a corner from Joe Jacobson back across goal and Nathan Tyson bundled the ball in from close range.
Crawley levelled on 35 minutes when Karlan Ahearne-Grant rifled his seventh goal in eight games from 15 yards following a knock down by skipper Jimmy Smith.
But Wycombe regained the advantage five minutes before the interval through Akinfenwa, who headed in from six yards following a cross by Tyson.
Wanderers made it 3-1 after 62 minutes when, following a free-kick from Jacobson, Akinfenwa crossed for Sido Jombati to fire his first league goal of the season from close range.
Tyson later drove a left-footed shot just wide from Akinfenwa's pass before O'Nien had a goal-bound shot tipped over by keeper Glenn Morris.
Panutche Camara reduced the deficit for Crawley seven minutes from time by tucking in a cross from substitute Jordan Roberts.
But Crawley finished with 10 men after defender Mark Connolly was dismissed in stoppage time for a second bookable offence.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Milton Keynes Dons 18 +16 37
2 Lincoln City 17 +17 36
3 Newport County 18 -2 32
4 Colchester United 18 +13 31
5 Mansfield Town 18 +13 31
6 Exeter City 18 +9 30
7 Tranmere Rovers 18 +8 30
8 Bury 18 +14 29
9 Stevenage 18 +1 28
10 Forest Green Rovers 18 +8 27
11 Carlisle United 18 +1 26
12 Oldham Athletic 18 +5 24
13 Crawley Town 18 -6 23
14 Northampton Town 18 -1 22
15 Crewe Alexandra 18 -2 22
16 Port Vale 18 -5 22
17 Yeovil Town 16 +5 21
18 Swindon Town 18 -7 21
19 Morecambe 18 -11 20
20 Grimsby Town 18 -11 18
21 Cambridge United 18 -13 18
22 Cheltenham Town 17 -10 14
23 Notts County 18 -19 14
24 Macclesfield Town 18 -23 7