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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Adebayo Akinfenwa (14')
  • Paris Cowan Hall (24')
  • Luke O'Nien (74')
  • Sammie Szmodics (78')

Wycombe close in on automatic promotion after beating Colchester

Luke O'Nien's fantastic volley sealed a 3-1 Sky Bet League Two victory for Wycombe over Colchester that lifted them to within goal difference of the automatic promotion places.
The Chairboys are up to fourth after producing an excellent performance against the Us, who have slipped to three points behind the play-offs after a second straight defeat.
Wycombe led in the 14th minute when Craig Mackail-Smith bent in a superb cross from the left that Adebayo Akinfenwa met with a stooping header.
Ten minutes later, the Chairboys doubled their lead as Mackail-Smith gathered Dan Scarr's hopeful ball before laying off for Paris Cowan-Hall, whose deflected effort trickled into the bottom corner.
It was effectively game over with 16 minutes left as O'Nien unleashed a sensational strike into the top corner past a static Sam Walker after Joe Jacobson's corner was cleared his way.
But Colchester were able to pull a goal back as Sammie Szmodics swapped passes with Courtney Senior before placing a good effort into the bottom corner from the edge of the area.

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English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Accrington Stanley 46 +30 93
2 Luton Town 46 +48 88
3 Wycombe Wanderers 46 +19 84
4 Exeter City 46 +10 80
5 Notts County 46 +23 77
6 Coventry City 46 +17 75
7 Lincoln City 46 +16 75
8 Mansfield Town 46 +15 72
9 Swindon Town 46 +2 68
10 Carlisle United 46 +8 67
11 Newport County 46 -2 64
12 Cambridge United 46 -4 64
13 Colchester United 46 +1 62
14 Crawley Town 46 -8 59
15 Crewe Alexandra 46 -13 56
16 Stevenage 46 -5 55
17 Cheltenham Town 46 -6 51
18 Grimsby Town 46 -24 51
19 Yeovil Town 46 -16 48
20 Port Vale 46 -18 47
21 Forest Green Rovers 46 -23 47
22 Morecambe 46 -15 46
23 Barnet 46 -19 46
24 Chesterfield 46 -36 38