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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Karlan Ahearne-Grant (33')
  • Panutche Camara (83')
  • Mark Connolly (90'+1')
  • Nathan Tyson (25')
  • Adebayo Akinfenwa (39')
  • Sido Jombati (62')

Wycombe boost automatic promotion hopes with victory at Crawley

Wycombe climbed into the Sky Bet League Two automatic promotion places with a 3-2 win over Crawley.
Striker Adebayo Akinfenwa scored his 18th goal of the season, equalling his best-ever tally, as the Chairboys clinched their sixth win in the last seven away games.
Matt Bloomfield should have hit the target for Wycombe early on when he wastefully shot over after racing through following a slip by Joe McNerney.
Wanderers broke the deadlock on 26 minutes when Luke O'Nien played a corner from Joe Jacobson back across goal and Nathan Tyson bundled the ball in from close range.
Crawley levelled on 35 minutes when Karlan Ahearne-Grant rifled his seventh goal in eight games from 15 yards following a knock down by skipper Jimmy Smith.
But Wycombe regained the advantage five minutes before the interval through Akinfenwa, who headed in from six yards following a cross by Tyson.
Wanderers made it 3-1 after 62 minutes when, following a free-kick from Jacobson, Akinfenwa crossed for Sido Jombati to fire his first league goal of the season from close range.
Tyson later drove a left-footed shot just wide from Akinfenwa's pass before O'Nien had a goal-bound shot tipped over by keeper Glenn Morris.
Panutche Camara reduced the deficit for Crawley seven minutes from time by tucking in a cross from substitute Jordan Roberts.
But Crawley finished with 10 men after defender Mark Connolly was dismissed in stoppage time for a second bookable offence.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Forest Green Rovers 16 +10 31
2 Bradford City 16 +9 30
3 Swindon Town 17 +8 30
4 Crewe Alexandra 16 +8 30
5 Exeter City 17 +3 29
6 Cheltenham Town 15 +13 28
7 Newport County 16 +4 27
8 Colchester United 17 +6 26
9 Northampton Town 17 +4 25
10 Port Vale 17 0 25
11 Salford City 17 -4 24
12 Cambridge United 17 +5 23
13 Plymouth Argyle 16 +4 23
14 Mansfield Town 17 +1 20
15 Macclesfield Town 16 -3 20
16 Leyton Orient 17 -4 20
17 Crawley Town 17 -5 20
18 Grimsby Town 15 0 19
19 Carlisle United 17 -11 18
20 Oldham Athletic 17 -8 16
21 Scunthorpe United 17 -4 15
22 Walsall 17 -13 15
23 Stevenage 17 -9 13
24 Morecambe 17 -14 13