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Stuart Dalgleish 8th Dec 2011 - 18:34

League 2 Opta Facts - 9-10 December

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Torquay v Barnet

 

  • None of the last six clashes between the Gulls and the Bees have ended in home wins, with the away side winning three and three ending 1-1.
  • Torquay have only won once in 12 home league games against Barnet.
  • Izale McLeod has scored five goals in his last four league appearances for Barnet.
  • The Gulls have found the net in all 10 home league games this campaign.
  • Barnet have managed just one clean sheet in their last 11 league games.

 

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AFC Wimbledon v Accrington Stanley

 

  • This will be the first Football League meeting between AFC Wimbledon and Accrington Stanley.
  • Stanley have scored a league-high 45% of their goals in the closing 15 minutes and 75% of their goals in the second-half.
  • On the other hand, Stanley have conceded a league-high 78% of their goals before the half-time break.
  • AFC Wimbledon have now gone seven league games without a win.
  • The Dons have also taken just two points from the last 12 available at home.

 

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Aldershot v Shrewsbury

 

  • Shrewsbury have failed to win any of their last 11 trips to Aldershot in all competitions, not tasting victory there since December 1957.
  • The Shots have kept three consecutive home clean sheets against the Shrews, winning two of those games and drawing the other 0-0.
  • Shrewsbury have netted a league-high 11 goals in the closing 15 minutes this season.
  • None of Aldershot's last 12 league games have ended in draws.
  • Shrewsbury have kept four clean sheets in their last five league games.
  • Mark Wright has scored three goals in his last two league games for Shrewsbury.

 

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Bradford v Plymouth

 

  • This is the first time these sides have been in the same division since 1994/95. In that campaign, Bradford defeated the Pilgrims home and away.
  • In the last two campaigns Bradford and Plymouth have been in the same division, the first game has ended 5-1 to the away team.
  • Simon Walton has netted in five of the last seven league games Plymouth have scored in, though four of his five goals have come from the penalty spot.
  • Plymouth have conceded just six goals in the first-half this season (only two teams have conceded fewer) but have shipped a league-high 32 goals after the break.

 

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Bristol Rovers v Swindon

 

  • The Pirates have won three of their last four clashes with Swindon.
  • Only one of the last 10 meetings between Bristol Rovers and Swindon has ended in a draw.
  • The Robins have now gone eight league games since their last defeat.
  • Swindon have the best defensive record in League Two having shipped just 16 goals so far.
  • The Pirates have alternated between victory and defeat in their last five league games at the Memorial Stadium. For this to continue, they must win against Swindon.

 

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Cheltenham v Southend

 

  • The away side was 2-0 up within 15 minutes in both clashes between the Robins and the Shrimpers last season.
  • Southend are unbeaten in seven trips to Whaddon Road in all competitions.
  • The Shrimpers have taken more points from their last six games (16) than any other League Two side.
  • Cheltenham are the only League Two side to have won their last four league games.
  • Southend, however, have won their last five on the road.

 

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Crawley Town v Burton Albion

 

  • None of the last 13 league games (all outside the Football League) between Crawley and Burton have ended in away wins.
  • Tyrone Barnett has netted three goals in his last two league games for the Red Devils.
  • The Brewers have won their last three league games, they haven't won four on the bounce all season.
  • Crawley are unbeaten in 11 league games.
  • Crawley have scored more goals in the opening 15 minutes than any other League Two team this season (eight).

 

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Dag & Red v Port Vale

 

  • Both previous clashes between Dagenham and Port Vale at the home of the Daggers have ended 1-1.
  • Indeed, the away side has netted exactly once in all four previous meetings between Dagenham and Vale.
  • Dagenham are the only team in League Two to have lost each of their last six league games.
  • Vale have failed to score in their last three league games.
  • The Stoke based side have netted a league-high 66% of their goals before the half-time break.

 

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Hereford v Rotherham

 

  • Only one of the past eight meetings between Hereford and Rotherham has seen over 2.5 goals, with six of them seeing just one goal or fewer.
  • The respective away side has only scored four goals in the last 11 clashes between the Bulls and the Millers combined, and hasn't scored more than once in a game since September 1977.
  • Lewis Grabban has scored seven goals in Rotherham's last eight games in all competitions.
  • The Millers have lost more points from winning positions on the road (nine) than any other League Two side in 2011/12.
  • Hereford have lost three and drawn one of their last four league games.

 

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Macclesfield v Gillingham

 

  • Both meetings between the Silkmen and the Gills last season ended 4-2 to the away team.
  • Gillingham have won two of their three previous trips to Moss Rose.
  • The Gills haven't managed a clean sheet on the road all season.
  • Macclesfield have scored exactly once in five of their last seven league games, failing to find the net in the other two in this run.
  • The Silkmen have only conceded more than twice in one of their 19 league games this season (0-3 v Torquay in September).

 

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Morecambe v Oxford Utd

 

  • None of the four previous league clashes between the Shrimps and the U's have seen both sides net.
  • James Constable netted a hat-trick for Oxford at home to Morecambe last season.
  • Morecambe have conceded a league-high 43% of their goals in the closing 15 minutes, but a league-low of just 5% in the opening 15 minutes.
  • The Shrimps have lost a league-high 15 points from winning positions this term.
  • The U's have lost their last three away league games, conceding seven and netting just two.

 

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Northampton v Crewe

 

  • The last six meetings between the Cobblers and the Railwaymen have seen 29 goals scored, an average of nearly five per game.
  • Adebayo Akinfenwa has netted four goals in the last six meetings between Northampton and Crewe.
  • Akinfenwa has netted in his last two league games for the Cobblers.
  • Northampton have conceded 21 goals in their last six league games - a League Two-high.
  • Crewe have won three of their last four away league games, losing the other 1-3 at Aldershot.

 

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