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Eden Jon 10th Sep 2014 - 12:09

League 2 Opta Facts: Sept 13

Accrington Stanley v AFC Wimbledon

  • Accrington Stanley are unbeaten in six previous Football League meetings with the Dons, winning five and drawing once.
  • AFC Wimbledon have conceded two or more goals in all three of their trips to Accrington, losing all three.
  • Accrington have shipped two or more goals in each of their last five games in league competition (12 in total).
  • Adebayo Akinfenwa has committed more fouls without receiving a card than any other player this season (21).
  • Matt Tubbs has scored in five of his six league games this term for AFC Wimbledon. Indeed, Tubbs has netted six league goals this term, more than any other player.
  • James Gray has bagged three goals in his last three matches for Stanley.

Burton Albion v York City

  • Burton Albion have won only one of their four matches against York City in the Football League (D2 L1).
  • The Minstermen have only failed to score against Burton once in those four games, though this did occur in their last meeting in March.
  • The Brewers have won six of their last seven home league contests, losing the other.
  • York City are unbeaten in 23 league games (excluding playoffs), winning 12 and drawing 11.
  • Burton have kept five clean sheets in their last seven home games.
  • Both clashes between the two sides last season ended in draws.

Carlisle United v Bury

  • Carlisle have won their last four home matches against Bury, always scoring two or more goals in the process.
  • Bury have gone nine games against the Cumbrians without a victory (D2 L7).
  • After failing to score in his first eight appearances for Carlisle, Kyle Dempsey has scored three goals in his last two (all comps).
  • Ryan Lowe has gone 11 league games without a goal.
  • However, Lowe has provided three assists this season, a figure beaten only by Dagenham's Jamie Cureton (4).

Dagenham and Redbridge v Cambridge United

  • This will be the first meeting between the two sides in the Football League.
  • However in the Conference, Dagenham and Redbridge were the victors in three of their four encounters (L1).
  • No side have scored more goals than Cambridge this season (11, along with Shrewsbury and AFC Wimbledon).
  • Jamie Cureton has provided a league-high four assists so far this season.
  • Cambridge have scored six-headed goals, more than any other League Two club.

Exeter City v Oxford United

  • Exeter City have gone three home matches against the U's without a win (D2 L1).
  • Oxford have won only one of their previous 13 league games against the Grecians (D7 L5).
  • Oxford's Danny Hylton has scored four goals in his last four games (all comps) and six in nine overall this season.
  • Oxford are winless in their last 10 league games, losing eight and drawing two.
  • Both sides have yet to keep a clean sheet in the league this season.
  • Exeter have fired in a league-low 14 shots on target so far this term. Their opponents Oxford have registered twice as many in 2014/15, though have scored only two more than the Grecians.

Hartlepool United v Tranmere Rovers

  • Hartlepool have failed to score in their last two home games against Tranmere, losing both.
  • Tranmere have lost only once in their last five against Pools (W2 D2), though this was their most recent clash in April 2013.
  • Tranmere's Abdulai Bell-Baggie has scored three goals from just three shots on target this season.
  • Tranmere have conceded two or more goals in five of their last six away league games.
  • Pools have lost six and won two of their last eight home league clashes.

Luton Town v Cheltenham Town

  • Luton have lost only one of their six Football League meetings with Cheltenham Town, though this will be their first game since March 2008 (W2 D3).
  • The Robins have scored exactly one goal in their last three visits to Kenilworth Road, never winning (D1 L2).
  • Cheltenham have kept four clean sheets from six games this season, this after keeping just one from the previous six last term.
  • The Hatters have won just one of their last 13 games in the fourth tier (D6 L6).
  • No player has been shown more yellow cards this term than Luton's Paul Connolly (3).

Morecambe v Plymouth Argyle

  • Morecambe have scored two goals in each of their three home games against Plymouth (W1 D1 L1).
  • Plymouth put five past the Shrimps in their last meeting in March. Lewis Alessandra scored twice in a 5-0 win at Home Park.
  • The Shrimps have faced 85 shots from their opponents this season, a joint-league high with Cambridge.
  • The Pilgrims have kept one clean sheet in their last eight away games, though it came in their most recent clash versus Luton (1-0).
  • Morecambe have lost only once in their last 10 home games in League Two, winning four (D5).

Newport County v Northampton Town

  • Newport County lost both of their matches against the Cobblers last season.
  • Northampton Town have scored in each of their last 14 matches against Newport.
  • Having lost their opening three, Newport are now unbeaten in three (W1 D2).
  • Marc Richards' brace against Dagenham & Redbridge has meant he's scored three in his last two for Northampton Town.
  • No side has conceded as many as Newport in the opening 15 minutes of the second half (3).

Southend United v Portsmouth

  • Southend have won their last three league games against Portsmouth by a 2-1 scoreline.
  • Pompey have been victorious only once in their last six visits to Southend (D1 L4).
  • After failing to score in his first 17 appearances in all competitions for Southend, teenager Jack Payne has netted three in his last two for the Shrimpers.
  • Southend have kept six clean sheets from their last nine home league fixtures, conceding just three goals in the process.
  • Portsmouth have lost their last two league games without reply, this after going 11 unbeaten between March and August.

Stevenage v Shrewsbury Town

  • Stevenage have never kept a clean sheet against Shrewsbury Town in the top four tiers.
  • In fact, Shrewsbury are unbeaten in six games against Stevenage in the Football League (W4 D2).
  • Stevenage have kept just one clean sheet in their last 12 games in league competition.
  • Shrewsbury have gone 11 away matches without a win, losing five and drawing six. Indeed, the Shrews have picked up just three victories from their last 30 away clashes in league competition (D13 L14).
  • Andy Mangan has scored three goals from just three shots on target in 2014/15.

Wycombe Wanderers v Mansfield Town

  • Wycombe have won just once in their last six home matches against the Stags (D3 L2).
  • Ollie Palmer scored the winner for Mansfield in their last visit to Wycombe in August 2013, his first goal for the club.
  • Wycombe have failed to score in their last two league games. Should they fail to score against Mansfield it will be the third time in 2014 that they've managed three in a row without a goal.
  • The Chairboys have picked up just eight cards (all yellow) from their opening six matches this season, eight fewer than after six games in 2013/14 (14 yellow, 2 red).
  • Rakish Bingham scored Mansfield Town's first away league goal of the season by netting against Exeter City last weekend.



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