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Simon Gott 19th Nov 2014 - 13:51

League Two Opta Facts November 22



Accrington V Cambridge

  • This will be the first meeting between the two sides in the Football League.
  • Cambridge lost on their last visit to Accrington back in January 2006 in the Conference (0-1).
  • Shay McCartan has scored three goals in his last two home games for Stanley.
  • No player has been involved in more goals this season than Cambridge's Ryan Donaldson (11; four goals, seven assists).
  • Only Dagenham & Redbridge (106) have faced more shots on target than Accrington this season (91).


Burton V Luton

  • This will be the first competitive meeting between Burton and Luton.
  • Only Wycombe (17) and Burton (16) have won more points on the road this season than the Hatters (15).
  • After winning the previous five, the Brewers are without a win at home in three (D1 L2).
  • Luton are unbeaten in 11 (W9 D2); their best run in the Football League since February 2005 (14).
  • Stuart Beavon has provided seven assists this season, six more than any other Burton player.
  • Mark Cullen has scored eight league goals for Luton this term, six more than any other player.


Bury V Newport

  • Bury have won four and lost none of their last seven against Newport County at home.
  • The two sides met last season for the first time since 1987; both clashes ended nil-nil.
  • In fact, the last three meetings have ended level; they've never drawn four in a row.
  • After losing on opening day to Cheltenham, Bury have won their last seven home league games.
  • In fact, the Shakers have lost just one home league game in 2014 (W11 D6).
  • The Exiles are unbeaten in six, but their last three matches have all ended level (W3).
  • These two sides have scored the most goals from outside the area this season - Newport have nine, while Bury have netted seven.


Cheltenham V Wycombe

  • Cheltenham are unbeaten in four against Wycombe, winning two and drawing two.
  • Wycombe have won only one of their previous six matches away to Cheltenham, back in January 2011 (2-1).
  • Cheltenham have lost their last three league games, scoring just once and letting in nine.
  • The Chairboys boast the best away record in the division, picking up 17 points from their eight fixtures on the road (W5 D2 L1).
  • Sam Wood has assisted a goal in three of his last four league games for Wycombe.


Dag & Red V Carlisle

  • The Daggers have won both clashes against Carlisle in the Football League back in 2010/11.
  • Carlisle failed to score in those two games, shipping five in the process.
  • No side has won fewer points at home this season than the Daggers (6, along with Hartlepool and York).
  • By contrast, the Cumbrians have collected the fewest points on the road this season in League Two (4).
  • The Daggers have lost nine of their last 11 league games at home (W2).


Exeter V Shrewsbury

  • Exeter have won just once in their last seven home games against the Shrews, losing three (D3).
  • Shrewsbury are unbeaten in five against the Grecians, winning two and drawing three.
  • The Grecians have scored in their last 12 league matches, the longest run of any side in League Two. However, that run has yielded one clean sheet.
  • The Shrews have put together six successive league wins. Only twice before have they managed to record seven consecutive victories in the Football League (October 1955 and December 1995).
  • In their winning run, Shrewsbury have scored 15 times and conceded just three. They've netted twice in each of their last three.

Hartlepool V York

  • Hartlepool have kept a clean sheet in each of their last four versus York City (W1 D3).
  • There have been just three goals scored across the last five clashes between Hartlepool and York.
  • Hartlepool have the lowest shooting accuracy in League Two (40.2%).
  • The only League Two side to score fewer goals than York this season (14) is Hartlepool (12).


Mansfield V Plymouth

  • Mansfield are without a win in eight games, losing four (D4).
  • Reuben Reid has bagged four goals in his last three appearances in league competition.
  • The Stags conceded a 90th minute goal in both games versus Plymouth last season costing them three points in the process.
  • Plymouth have kept five clean sheets in their last eight league encounters with the Stags.
  • Mansfield have gone six games without shutting out the Pilgrims.
  • Only eight of Plymouth's 30 points this season have arrived on the road (27%).


Northampton V Stevenage

  • Northampton have won both games against Stevenage in the Football League without reply.
  • In fact, Stevenage have never beaten Northampton in a competitive match (D1 L3).
  • Northampton have netted 12 times in the final 15 minutes this season, accounting for 46% of their goals this campaign.
  • Stevenage have scored seven times in the opening 15 minutes this season, more than any other side.
  • Lee Barnard has scored three in his last two league matches, having gone eight without a goal for Stevenage.


Oxford Utd V Wimbledon

  • Oxford United have won all six previous encounters against AFC Wimbledon in the Football League.
  • The Dons have failed to score in four of those six matches, shipping 13 in the process.
  • Danny Hylton has scored five times in his last six games for Oxford.
  • Indeed, the striker has had a hand in 11 of Oxford's 19 this season (58%).
  • The Dons have gone six away games without a victory (D2 L4), having won their opening two matches on their travels this campaign.


Portsmouth V Morecambe

  • Portsmouth won this exact fixture 3-0 last season, courtesy of goals from Jed Wallace, David Connolly and Patrick Agyemang.
  • Morecambe have yet to beat Portsmouth in a competitive match (D1 L1).
  • Pompey have scored just one headed goal this season, a joint-league low.
  • The Shrimps have scored three goals from direct free-kicks this season, a league high.
  • Portsmouth have lost just once at home this campaign (W5 D2).


Tranmere V Southend

  • Tranmere have won four and lost none of their last six home matches against Southend.
  • Southend have scored just two goals in that run, failing to score on five occasions.
  • Tranmere's search for a win now stands at 12 games, the longest wait of any side currently in the top four tiers this season (D5 L7).
  • Having gone 25 league games without finding the net, Southend's David Worrall has scored in three of his last four.
  • Rovers have scored just twice in November so far, having mustered two goals in October and three in September. Eight of their 15 goals this season came in August.



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