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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Adebayo Akinfenwa (40')
  • Paris Cowan Hall (45'+1')

Adebayo Akinfenwa inspires Wycombe

Adebayo Akinfenwa scored one and set up the other as Wycombe moved up to second in League Two with a 2-0 victory at Cheltenham.
Both goals came late in the first half, with Akinfenwa turning sharply and find the bottom-right corner in the 41st minute after good work from Craig Mackail-Smith on the left.
He then turned provider, teeing up Paris Cowan-Hall, who fired in the Chairboys' second.
Wanderers, who this week rejected an approach from an unnamed Championship club to speak to manager Gareth Ainsworth about their managerial vacancy, moved within five points of leaders Luton and above Accrington to keep their title hopes alive.
Wycombe defended well in the second half to stop Cheltenham finding a way back into the game.
Their best chance of reducing the arrears fell to substitute Brian Graham, who headed wide after a cross from Kevin Dawson.
Carl Winchester forced ex-Robins goalkeeper Scott Brown into a parry during an even start to the game, but once Wycombe took the lead they never looked in trouble.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 31 +24 61
2 Mansfield Town 32 +23 58
3 Bury 32 +23 57
4 Milton Keynes Dons 32 +18 53
5 Colchester United 32 +17 52
6 Carlisle United 32 +12 52
7 Forest Green Rovers 32 +15 51
8 Exeter City 31 +12 51
9 Stevenage 32 -4 47
10 Swindon Town 32 -3 46
11 Oldham Athletic 31 +11 45
12 Tranmere Rovers 31 +5 45
13 Crewe Alexandra 32 -3 45
14 Grimsby Town 32 -3 43
15 Newport County 31 -10 43
16 Northampton Town 32 -4 38
17 Crawley Town 32 -10 37
18 Cheltenham Town 31 -12 35
19 Cambridge United 31 -21 35
20 Port Vale 31 -11 33
21 Yeovil Town 32 -11 30
22 Morecambe 31 -18 29
23 Macclesfield Town 32 -21 28
24 Notts County 31 -29 25