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Eden Jon 3rd Oct 2014 - 11:34

League 2 Opta Facts: Oct 3 - 4


Burton V Cambridge

  • This will be the first meeting between these two sides in the Football League.
  • Cambridge won the most recent clash with Burton back in the Blue Square Premier in 2008/09 (2-0).
  • Burton have been shown a red card in each of their last two matches (incl. conference) versus the U's.
  • Cambridge United have yet to keep a clean sheet on the road this season.
  • The Brewers have won their last five at the Pirelli Stadium in league competition.
  • Cambridge United have won just two of their last 27 away matches in the Football League (D12 L13).

Dag & Red V Exeter

  • The Daggers are unbeaten in their last four against Exeter, though three have been draws (W1).
  • Exeter have lost only once in their previous eight against Dagenham and Redbridge (W3 D4), though Dagenham have scored in every match.
  • Jamie Cureton has been directly involved in 62% of Dagenham's goals this season, the most of any player in League Two.
  • Exeter City have shipped just five goals in the second half this season, eight fewer than opponents Dagenham and Redbridge.
  • The Daggers have dropped 10 points from leading positions this season, no side has squandered more.

Bury V Tranmere

  • Bury have kept four clean sheets in their last six at home to Tranmere, conceding just two goals in the process.
  • Tranmere have won four of their last five league encounters with Bury, losing the other.
  • Bury have netted 11 times in the second half, the most in the division.
  • Former Tranmere player Ryan Lowe has scored three goals in his last four games for Bury.
  • Tranmere have shipped 77% of their goals in the second half, a league-high proportion.

Cheltenham V Wimbledon

  • Cheltenham have yet to lose at home to Wimbledon in the Football League, winning two (D1).
  • Wimbledon have only ever recorded one shutout against the Robins - it was the first meeting between the two sides at Whaddon Road (0-0).
  • Adebayo Akinfenwa has scored four times in his last three league appearances.
  • In fact, Akinfenwa has scored nine league goals against the Robins in his career, more than against any other team.
  • Cheltenham haven't registered a single goal in the opening 30 minutes of matches in 2014/15.

Hartlepool V Carlisle

  • Pools have netted in nine of their last 10 home fixtures with Carlisle, winning five (D3 L2).
  • Carlisle have won their last two against Hartlepool, they've not won three in a row since December 1998.
  • Hartlepool have fired in just 21 shots on target in 2014/15, nine fewer than any other team.
  • Pools have scored just twice on home soil this term, fewer than any other League Two outfit.
  • Former Hartlepool defender Matty Robson has netted three times against his former employers for Carlisle United (league only), against no other side has he bagged more.

Mansfield V Accrington

  • Mansfield have gone six games without a win against Accrington, losing four (D2).
  • Accrington have scored in each of their last seven against Mansfield.
  • The Stags are the only side in League Two yet to claim any points from losing positions this season.
  • Accrington have also enjoyed an unbeaten run against the Stags at Field Mill, avoiding defeat in each of their last four there (W2 D2).
  • No side has scored more goals in the opening 15 minutes this season than Mansfield (4).
  • Stanley have scored nine times in the first half this term, a joint-league-high with Wimbledon.

Oxford Utd V Newport

  • After conceding in each of their first six at home to Newport County, Oxford have kept a clean sheet in in their last two (W1 D1).
  • Newport are unbeaten in three against Oxford United, drawing two and winning one. They've never gone four without loss to Oxford.
  • Danny Hylton has scored five of Oxford's nine league goals this term.
  • Newport County have scored five times from outside the box term, the most in the division.
  • Joe Pigott scored twice for Newport last weekend, doubling his professional goal tally in his 26th game.

Plymouth V Shrewsbury

  • Plymouth have lost just once in their last 14 at home to Shrewsbury in league competition, winning seven (D6).
  • Shrewsbury's last league victory away at Plymouth came back in August 2001, 1-0.
  • Plymouth have been shown a joint-league-high 21 yellow cards this season but are yet to see a player dismissed.
  • Shrewsbury are one of three sides yet to win on the road this season (Oxford and Carlisle the other teams).
  • The Shrews have netted just one goal in their last 470 minutes of league football.

Southend V Morecambe

  • Southend have lost three of their four home matches against Morecambe (D1).
  • Morecambe have won seven and drawn one of their eight previous encounters with Southend United. Morecambe have scored more free kicks than any other bottom tier side (3).
  • Morecambe's Andy Fleming has bagged three goals in seven appearances versus Southend, more than against any other team in the Football League.
  • No side has kept more clean sheets this season than Southend (5).

Stevenage V Luton

  • Chris Whelpdale has scored four goals in five home games for Stevenage this season.
  • Indeed, Whelpdale scored as many goals in Stevenage's win (2) last weekend as he had in his last 25 competitive appearances as a professional footballer.
  • The away side has won all four meetings between these two teams in all competitions (incl. Conference).
  • Mark Cullen has scored three times this season and on each occasion Luton have won by a single goal to nil.
  • Stevenage have scored in all but one of their last 14 home league games.

Wycombe V Northampton

  • Wycombe have won just one of their last 10 clashes with the Cobblers, drawing seven (L2).
  • Northampton have gone six games without defeat away to Wycombe, though five of those fixtures have ended level (W1).
  • No side has scored more headed goals this season than the Cobblers (8).
  • Marc Richards has scored seven goals in his last five appearances for Northampton Town.
  • Paul Hayes' winning strike last weekend against Cambridge United was his 100th career league goal.
  • No side has claimed more points from losing positions than the Chairboys (6).

York V Portsmouth

  • York City have won their last three against Portsmouth, scoring six and keeping two clean sheets in the process.
  • Portsmouth have lost five of their previous six trips to York in the league (W1).
  • The Minstermen are the only League Two side yet to win at home this season (D4 L1).
  • There have only been two first half goals scored in Portsmouth's last seven league games, with Pompey scoring once and conceding once.
  • Since the start of last season, York City have drawn more games 0-0 than any other League Two team (11).



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