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Eden Jon 21st Dec 2015 - 21:31

League 2 Opta Facts: 26 Dec

Dag & Red v Cambridge

  • These two sides have only met twice before in the Football League, though Dagenham won the most recent meeting in the Football League Trophy this season.
  • Cambridge have never lost to the Daggers in the Football League (W1 D1).
  • The Daggers have scored a joint league-low 10 second half goals this season (along with Hartlepool).
  • Only York City (16 games) have currently gone longer without keeping a clean sheet in League Two than Cambridge (13 games).

 

Accrington v Carlisle

  • Accrington have won two of their last three home meetings with Carlisle in all competitions (L1).
  • Carlisle have won three of their last four against Stanley in all competitions (L1).
  • No League Two side is currently enjoying a longer unbeaten run than Accrington Stanley (W4 D2).
  • The Cumbrians have won a league-high 17 points from losing positions this season.

 

Wimbledon v Bristol Rovers

  • Wimbledon have conceded just one goal in their last two home games against Rovers (W1 D1).
  • The Gas have kept four clean sheets in their last five games against Wimbledon (W3 D1 L1).
  • Matty Taylor has been directly involved in a higher share of his team's goals than any other player in League Two (53%).
  • The Dons are without a win in six, though four have been draws (L2).

 

Barnet v Newport

  • This is the first ever meeting between the two sides.
  • Since they re-joined the Football League in 2013, Newport have won both Boxing Day fixtures without conceding a goal.
  • No League Two side has failed to score in more matches this season than Newport (9).
  • Only three sides (Carlisle 21, Northampton 22, Notts County 22) have won more points at home this season than Barnet (20).

 


Crawley v Stevenage

  • Both of these meetings between the sides at the Broadfield Stadium in the Football League have ended 1-1.
  • In 18 meetings between the two sides (all competitions, including the Conference), Stevenage have only failed to score twice.
  • Stevenage have seen 17 different players score for them this season; a league-high spread.
  • In contrast, only Bristol Rovers (8) have had fewer scorers than Crawley this term (9).

 


Hartlepool v Notts County

  • Hartlepool are unbeaten in 12 home games against County, winning eight and drawing four.
  • The Magpies have never kept a clean sheet at Victoria Park, conceding 29 goals in 13 matches there.
  • This is Hartlepool's first home Boxing Day fixture since 2007 when they hosted Leeds and played out a 1-1 draw.
  • The Magpies have conceded more goals in the final 15 minutes than any other League Two team this season (17).

 


Leyton Orient v Portsmouth

  • Orient are unbeaten in four league games against Pompey (W3 D1).
  • Portsmouth have either scored once or not at all in nine previous league visits to Orient (nine goals scored).
  • Jay Simpson, who is the leading scorer in League Two this season (16 goals), has won 12 points with his goals so far this term (12); a joint-league-high with Matty Taylor.
  • Pompey haven't won an away Boxing Day clash since 2006 when they were in the Premier League, beating West Ham 2-1.

 


Luton v Wycombe

  • This is Luton's first home Football League clash on Boxing Day since 2002 against Cardiff. They are unbeaten in the last five Boxing Day clashes at Kenilworth Road (W3 D2).
  • Wycombe are without a clean sheet on Boxing Day in 16 games, conceding 29 goals (W4 D4 L8).
  • The Hatters have conceded at least two goals in each of their last four league games (13 in total).
  • Michael Harriman is the top scoring defender in the Football League this season with five goals.

 

Morecambe v Mansfield

  • Morecambe have won four of six meetings with Mansfield (L2).
  • Mansfield have netted exactly one goal in each of their six games against the Shrimps.
  • No side has dropped fewer points from winning positions this season than Morecambe (2).
  • The Shrimps have scored more goals via substitutes than any other League Two team this season (10). Mansfield only have three in this fashion.

 

Oxford Utd v Exeter

  • Six of the last eight games between these two sides in the Football League have been draws, with each team having one win each.
  • The Grecians are unbeaten in nine league games away at Oxford (W3 D6).
  • Oxford have scored exactly once in each of their last six matches in league competition (W3 D2 L1).
  • Exeter are without a Football League away win on Boxing Day since 1989, drawing three and losing five since then.

 


Plymouth v Yeovil

  • Plymouth's last win over Yeovil came in December 1972 in the FA Cup.
  • Yeovil have never conceded a goal to Plymouth in a league game, keeping two clean sheets in the 2010/11 season.
  • Plymouth have scored either once or twice in each of their last 14 home Boxing Day fixtures
  • Yeovil have lost three away Boxing Day fixtures in a row, twice to Bournemouth and once to Bristol City.
  • The Glovers have gone 14 games without a win; only Bolton and Aston Villa (both 16 games) are currently enduring a longer winless run in the top four tiers.

 

York v Northampton

  • York are unbeaten in four home games against Northampton despite netting just one goal in each game (W2 D2).
  • The Cobblers have netted only six goals in their last 10 trips to Bootham Crescent, never scoring more than once in a game in that run (W2 D5 L3).
  • These two sides met on Boxing Day in 1960 at Bootham Crescent, with Northampton winning 1-0.
  • Northampton haven't drawn on Boxing Day since 1999, winning five and losing the other seven since then.

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