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Jon Riley 16th Aug 2012 - 10:03

League Two Opta Facts – Opening Weekend

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League Two Opta Facts - Opening Weekend

AFC Wimbledon v Chesterfield

  • This will be the first ever meeting between Wimbledon and Chesterfield.
  • Wimbledon won five of their last six home league games last season, scoring at least twice in each victory.
  • Chesterfield were shown just 39 yellow cards last season, the lowest total in League One, and were also the only team not to have a man dismissed.
  • The Spireites won just one of their last nine away games last season; a 2-1 triumph at Hartlepool.


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Bristol Rovers v Oxford

  • Oxford are unbeaten in six meetings with Bristol Rovers in all competitions, winning four home games and drawing two on the road.
  • Despite that, the Pirates are unbeaten in four at home to Oxford, and last lost to them in Bristol back in December 2002.
  • James Constable has scored four goals in his last three games against Bristol Rovers.
  • The Pirates remained unbeaten in their last 10 games at the Memorial Stadium last season.
  • Oxford failed to win any of their last seven league games last season, taking just three of the 21 points available.


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Cheltenham v Dagenham and Redbridge

  • Dagenham have never beaten the Robins, losing four and drawing one of five previous attempts.
  • Cheltenham banged in 15 goals in total in those five games, including a 5-0 away thumping last season.
  • The Robins won their last four home games last term (inc. play-offs), netting 11 goals in total.
  • Dagenham conceded exactly one goal in six of their last eight league games last season, keeping clean sheets in the other two.


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Exeter v Morecambe

  • Including non-league games, Morecambe have only won one of their last 11 games against the Grecians, losing four. However the only win was the conference play-off final in May 2007.
  • Despite that, both previous Football League meetings, in this division back in 2008/09, ended in score draws.
  • Morecambe lost their last three away games last season, conceding at least twice in all of them.
  • Exeter were the lowest scorers in League One last season with just 46 goals.


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Fleetwood v Torquay

  • This will be the first ever clash between the Cod Army and the Gulls.
  • Torquay failed to win any of their last five league games last season as they missed out on a place in the automatic promotion spots (excludes play-offs).
  • Fleetwood Town passed 100 points (103) and goals (102) as they were promoted to the Football League for the first time last season.
  • The Trawlermen only lost five league games in the whole of last season, and two of them came when they had already secured promotion (both 0-2).


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Gillingham v Bradford

  • Bradford have only won one of their last seven trips to Gillingham; a 2-0 triumph in February 2009.
  • Going back further, the Bantams have made 19 trips to Kent to face the Gills in league competition and have only won twice.
  • Bradford picked up just 17 points on the road last season, only relegated Macclesfield picked up fewer in League Two (11).
  • Gillingham only failed to score in one of their last nine home league games last season and scored more than once in seven of them.


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Plymouth v Aldershot

  • Plymouth have won six and drawn one of their seven previous home clashes with the Shots in the Football League.
  • There hasn't been an away win in this fixture since Aldershot won 2-0 in Devon in April 1957.
  • The Pilgrims scored exactly once in each of their last six games at home last season.
  • The Shots ended 2011/2 on a five-game unbeaten run (three draws, two wins).


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Port Vale v Barnet

  • Vale have failed to trouble the scorers in four of their last six league meetings with the Bees.
  • Barnet are unbeaten in their last four trips to Vale Park, alternating between a win and a defeat. For this run to continue, this game must end level.
  • Port Vale won their last three home league games least term, scoring five goals without reply.
  • Barnet will have to do without the services of Izale McLeod this season. He finished joint-top scorer in League Two last season with 18 goals despite the Bees languishing in the bottom half of the table.


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Rochdale v Northampton

  • Rochdale are unbeaten in five against Northampton in the league (W3 D2).
  • At home, Dale have scored just just six goals in their last eight league games against the Cobblers.
  • The Cobblers failed to win any of their last six league games last season, losing the first three in this run before ending the campaign with three consecutive draws.
  • Rochdale lost seven and won just one of their last nine league games last season as they suffered relegation to the fourth tier.


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Rotherham v Burton

  • Rotherham have won two of their previous six league clashes with the Brewers, but both of them came in Burton.
  • At home, the Millers have drawn two and lost one of three previous league games against Burton.
  • Rotherham were shown just 45 yellow cards last season, a League Two-low.
  • Burton's 2-0 win at Macclesfield in their final away game ended a run of 16 away games without a clean sheet for the Brewers.


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Southend v Accrington

  • Accrington have never won at Roots Hall in the league, losing two and drawing two of four previous trips.
  • In eight previous league meetings with each other, Southend and Accrington have enjoyed just one clean sheet apiece.
  • Accrington took just eight points from their final 10 league games last season, only relegated Macclesfield (two) took fewer in League Two.
  • The Shrimpers won their last four home league games last season (exc. Play-offs).
  • Accrington didn't manage a single clean sheet in their last 19 league games last season.

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York v Wycombe

  • The Minstermen have won five of their previous six home clashes with Wycombe in all competitions, drawing the other.
  • The Chairboys have only netted one goal in 450 minutes of league football at Bootham Crescent; Terry Skiverton's consolation in a 2-1 defeat back in April 1996.
  • Wycombe conceded 88 goals in League One last season, a league-high.
  • York City won seven and lost none of their last nine league games last season (including play-offs).


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