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2016/17 English League Two, 2016/2017 English League Two
  • Adebayo Akinfenwa (24')
  • Paris Cowan Hall (90')
  • Paris Cowan Hall (90'+2')

Wycombe close on play-off places with win at Hartlepool

Adebayo Akinfenwa netted his 17th goal of the campaign as Wycombe closed the gap on the League Two play-off places with a 2-0 win at Hartlepool.
The veteran striker's effort was added to by a late strike from substitute Paris Cowan-Hall, whose stoppage-time dismissal did not prevent Wanderers securing a deserved win that moved them to within three points of the top seven.
Akinfenwa displayed all his class to put Wycombe ahead, showing great control before playing a one-two with Dayle Southwell and finding the bottom corner.
The hosts' frustration ratcheted up a notch soon after as referee David Webb missed a clear handball against Max Muller in the Wycombe box.
Wanderers continued to look the more dangerous side, Pools goalkeeper Joe Fryer producing fine saves to deny Myles Weston, Southwell and Dominic Gape.
However, he was helpless in the 89th minute when Cowan-Hall coolly slotted into the corner.
The winger's joy proved short-lived as he was shown a second yellow card for an altercation with Scott Harrison, although that did not stop Wycombe extending their unbeaten run to five games.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Doncaster Rovers 39 +30 78
2 Plymouth Argyle 39 +19 75
3 Portsmouth 39 +26 68
4 Stevenage 39 +12 62
5 Blackpool 39 +21 60
6 Luton Town 39 +19 60
7 Exeter City 39 +16 59
8 Carlisle United 39 -2 59
9 Mansfield Town 39 +5 58
10 Colchester United 39 +4 57
11 Wycombe Wanderers 39 0 55
12 Cambridge United 38 +6 54
13 Grimsby Town 39 -2 52
14 Barnet 39 -3 51
15 Accrington Stanley 38 -1 49
16 Crewe Alexandra 39 -9 48
17 Crawley Town 39 -13 48
18 Yeovil Town 39 -9 46
19 Morecambe 39 -15 46
20 Notts County 39 -22 46
21 Hartlepool United 39 -16 41
22 Cheltenham Town 39 -16 39
23 Newport County 39 -21 33
24 Leyton Orient 39 -29 32

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