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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Adedeji Oshilaja (47')
  • Matt Grimes (8' PEN)
  • Matty Crooks (62')
  • Daniel Powell (72')

Northampton claim much-needed victory at relegation rivals Wimbledon

Daniel Powell's second-half goal sealed three vital points as Northampton claimed a 3-1 victory on the road over fellow League One strugglers AFC Wimbledon.
This was the Cobblers' fourth win in six games and it allowed them to move three points clear of the relegation zone and above the Dons, who are now just one point above fourth-bottom Oldham.
Northampton were awarded an early penalty when John-Joe O'Toole was judged to have been brought down by Dons goalkeeper George Long, with Matt Grimes slamming his spot-kick into the top corner.
The home side drew level just two minutes into the second half when Lyle Taylor's corner found its way to Deji Oshilaja, who headed in at the far post from close range.
But Northampton restored their lead just after the hour mark when O'Toole flicked the ball back for Matt Crooks, who finished neatly into the bottom corner.
The Cobblers then gave themselves breathing space as excellent move up the pitch ended with O'Toole finding Powell, who passed a precise effort past Long.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wycombe Wanderers 17 +13 36
2 Ipswich Town 15 +15 33
3 Coventry City 17 +3 29
4 Peterborough United 17 +16 28
5 Blackpool 17 +5 28
6 Rotherham United 16 +12 27
7 Oxford United 16 +14 26
8 Fleetwood Town 15 +8 26
9 Sunderland 15 +6 25
10 Bristol Rovers 16 0 25
11 Shrewsbury Town 16 -2 24
12 Doncaster Rovers 14 +8 23
13 Portsmouth 15 +4 21
14 Gillingham 17 +1 21
15 Burton Albion 14 +3 20
16 Rochdale 18 -9 19
17 Lincoln City 17 -4 18
18 Tranmere Rovers 16 -10 16
19 Accrington Stanley 17 -10 15
20 AFC Wimbledon 17 -8 13
21 Milton Keynes Dons 17 -13 13
22 Southend United 17 -31 5
23 Bolton Wanderers 14 -21 1