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Late show puts Shrewsbury top thanks to Akpro strike; Championship round-up League II.

SHREWSBURY headed back to the top of League Two thanks to Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro's late winner at Newport.

Akpa Akpro came off the bench to score with 13 minutes left in a 1-0 win, which saw County's ninematch unbeaten run at home come to an end. It sent the Shrews back to the top of the division as Wycombe were held to a 0-0 draw at home by Portsmouth.

Joe Jacobson hit the bar the the Chairboys, who have now drawn six of their last eight league games and slip to third as Burton beat Bury 1-0 thanks to Phil Edwards' goal.

Cambridge head to Old Trafford on the back of a 3-2 defeat at Luton, but it could have been much worse.

The U's face Manchester United tomorrow evening in a fourth-round replay in the FA Cup and their players may have had one eye on keeping fit for the Theatre of Dreams as the Hatters ran riot in the first half.

Andy Drury, Luke Wilkinson and Jonathan Smith all netted in the opening period to leave Richard Money's men reeling.

But Johnny Hunt and Robbie Simpson both scored in the second half to restore some pride in the second half.

Luton remain ahead of Southend on goal difference after the Shrimpers beat York 1-0 thanks to Shaquile Coulthirst's late penalty.

Jonathan Franks scored two and Scott Fenwick added the other in a 3-2 home win for bottom side Hartlepool against Plymouth while Carlisle climbed out of the relegation zone after coming from behind to beat Mansfield 2-1, who are now 23rd.

Dagenham also recorded a much-needed win, beating fellow strugglers Cheltenham 3-1 thanks to goals from Jamie Cureton, Ashley Hemmings and Alex Jakubiak, while Tranmere moved up four places to 17th with a 2-1 win at Exeter.

Elsewhere, Oxford were 2-0 winners at Stevenage, while Morecambe and AFC Wimbledon played out a 1-1 draw.

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Feb 2, 2015
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