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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.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 17 +17 36
2 Milton Keynes Dons 17 +14 34
3 Colchester United 17 +15 31
4 Tranmere Rovers 17 +9 30
5 Exeter City 17 +9 29
6 Newport County 17 -4 29
7 Mansfield Town 17 +12 28
8 Stevenage 17 +5 28
9 Forest Green Rovers 17 +9 27
10 Bury 17 +10 26
11 Carlisle United 17 -3 23
12 Crawley Town 17 -5 23
13 Port Vale 17 -4 22
14 Yeovil Town 16 +5 21
15 Oldham Athletic 17 +3 21
16 Northampton Town 17 -1 21
17 Swindon Town 17 -3 21
18 Crewe Alexandra 17 -3 19
19 Cambridge United 17 -11 18
20 Morecambe 17 -12 17
21 Grimsby Town 17 -12 15
22 Notts County 17 -16 14
23 Cheltenham Town 16 -13 11
24 Macclesfield Town 17 -21 7