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Jonathan Cordingley 27th Mar 2014 - 17:05

League Two Opta Facts | 29th March

Bristol Rovers   v   Morecambe

  • After winning their first two Football League games against Morecambe, Bristol Rovers have won none of their last three (D1 L2).
  • Morecambe won the reverse fixture 2-1, courtesy of goals from Jack Redshaw and Padraig Amond.
  • Rovers have scored just 24 goals from inside the area this season in open play, a joint-league low with Northampton.
  • The Shrimps haven't won any of their eight away league games in 2014 so far (D3 L5). Their current run of nine away games without a victory is second only to Rovers themselves (11 games).
  • Morecambe haven't kept a clean sheet in any of their last 16 league games, the longest run of its kind in England's top four tiers.

Dag & Red v Oxford

  • Dagenham's only league victory over Oxford United came away from home (3-2) in November 2012.
  • Oxford have won four of their five league games against the Daggers (L1).
  • The Daggers haven't won any of their last eight home games, the longest current run of its kind in League Two (D5 L3).
  • Only Newport and Torquay (7) have picked up fewer points from their last 10 games than Oxford (W2 D3 L5).
  • Dagenham are one of two League Two sides yet to lose when leading this season, the other is Wimbledon (W12 D6).

Exeter v Accrington

  • Exeter have won their last three league games against Accrington, keeping two clean sheets in the process.
  • Accrington last beat Exeter in the league in March 2009 (2-1).
  • Exeter have been shown just 37 yellow cards this campaign, fewer than any other team in the division.
  • Stanley's Tom Aldred is one of only three defenders this season to play every minute of his side's league campaign (3510).
  • Eliot Richards has scored three goals in his last two games for the Grecians.

Fleetwood v Rochdale

  • Fleetwood have been shown two red cards in their three previous league meetings with Rochdale.
  • Rochdale won this exact fixture last season 3-0, with Ian Henderson, George Donnelly and Jason Kennedy registering for Dale.
  • Rochdale have recorded four successive victories in League Two, keeping clean sheets in each of the last three games.
  • Antoni Sarcevic has scored in three of his last four games for Fleetwood.
  • Scott Hogan has scored a goal every 135 minutes in League Two this season, the best rate of any player to have scored more than three times.
  • Both of these sides have lost just seven points when leading this season, a league-low figure.

Hartlepool v Cheltenham

  • Hartlepool have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last eight league meetings with Cheltenham.
  • Cheltenham have kept four clean sheets in their five previous league trips to Hartlepool.
  • Hartlepool have been adjudged offside just 57 times this season. Only York have been caught offside fewer times (53).
  • No team has lost as many points when leading this season than Cheltenham (28).
  • Marlon Harewood has found the net in each of his last three home games for Hartlepool.

Mansfield v Wimbledon

  • Mansfield have failed to score in their last two home league games (D1 L1).
  • The Dons have gone four away league games without defeat, though have drawn each of their last three fixtures on their travels.
  • The Stags have conceded 499 fouls in League Two this season, more than any other side.
  • However, only Newport (347) have won fewer fouls than Wimbledon this season (352).
  • Mansfield have picked up a league-high 72 yellow cards.
  • Wimbledon have scored just once in the opening 15 minutes this season, though this goal did come in the last fixture against Northampton.

Newport v Portsmouth

  • Newport have lost just once in their last nine league games against Portsmouth, winning five (D3).
  • Portsmouth have scored in each of their last seven league games at Newport, winning three (D1 L3).
  • The Exiles have taken just seven points at home in 2014 (W1 D4 L4). No side has collected fewer.
  • Pompey have scored just once in their last six games, winning none of those fixtures (D3 L3).
  • Newport have won fewer fouls than any other side in the division (347).

Northampton v Bury

  • Northampton have failed to win any of their last five league games against Bury, drawing four (L1).
  • Bury are unbeaten in three at Northampton in league competition (W1 D2).
  • Northampton have scored a goal every 106 minutes, the worst rate by any League Two side.
  • The Shakers have gone seven games without a victory, the longest current wait in League Two.
  • Darren Carter has been involved in four of Northampton's six goals in March so far, scoring three and assisting another.

Scunthorpe v Wycombe

  • The Iron have won their last two home league games versus Wycombe, scoring six and keeping one clean sheet.
  • Wycombe have gone six games without a clean sheet against Scunthorpe in league competition.
  • Scunthorpe have now gone 23 league games without a loss, the best such run by any side in the four tiers this season (W12 D11).
  • Wycombe have conceded a league-high 12 times in the opening 15 minutes of the second half, while Scunthorpe have score the most in this period (14).
  • The Iron have kept a joint-league high of 18 clean sheets this season, while Wycombe have kept just six, a low along with three other teams.

Southend v Torquay

  • Southend have scored in each of their last seven home league games against Torquay, losing just once (W3 D3).
  • Torquay won the reverse fixture earlier this season thanks to a 50th minute strike from John Marquis.
  • Southend have been caught offside 135 times, more than any other side in League Two.
  • The Gulls have lost their last four away fixtures, scoring just once in that run.
  • Torquay's games this season have seen just three penalties awarded (2 won, 1 conceded), fewer than any other League Two club.
  • Southend's Daniel Bentley has made more saves than any League Two keeper (176).

York v Burton

  • York City have won their last six league games. Their best ever winning streak in their league history was in 1964, when they notched up seven consecutive victories.
  • Only Scunthorpe (36) have picked up more points away from home than Burton this season (31).
  • The Minstermen have gone 511 minutes without conceding in League Two.
  • Burton have let in just 10 first-half goals this season, a league low.
  • York have scored just four goals in the final 15 minutes of games this season, fewer than any other side.

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